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Rock band Franco brings back music to the hearts of the Maranaos during a solidarity caravan of Coca-Cola Philippines at the Saguiaran Gym, one of the largest evacuation centers around Marawi City.

Music finds its way back to Marawi through Coke Studio

MUSIC will once again be heard in the streets of Marawi City and in the hearts of Maranaos as the government and members of the private sector work hand-in-hand to rebuild the city, its communities, and homes. In support of various rebuilding efforts, Coca-Cola Philippines, through Coke Studio; spearheaded a hydration drive in evacuation camps, including the Maria Cristina Evacuation […]

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Future City: An Interactive Digital Park opens this weekend

Future City: An Interactive Digital Park opens this weekend

AN EXTRAORDINARY learning experience awaits the young and the young-at-heart at the Future City. Put your seat-belts on as we take off to the future and explore how we can help reshape your child’s future today through one-of-a-kind interactive installations that will put your eyes and minds in awe. Open for just one weekend, The Future Park together with NESTLÉ […]

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The modern Juan paves the way for gender equality at home with Ariel’s #JuanWash

MANILA, Philippines – PERHAPS no era has prompted a more dramatic shift in gender norms than this one; and these changes are most evident in one of the most basic facets of daily life — chores. Where household tasks were once viewed as “women’s work” decades prior, nowadays, a more equal division of tasks for cooking, cleaning, laundry duties, and […]

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PAL working to expand NAIA’s Terminal 2

THE Philippine Airlines is proposing to lease a government property adjacent to Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in a bid to expand the terminal’s building and increase its capacity. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) welcomes the proposal but noted that the said property being eyed for development by PAL is mired in a long standing legal […]

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World renowned  fashion designer Francis Libiran and J's Diamond  Jewelry, recently launched Forever Francis Libiran, a bridal fashion show featuring  distinct wedding and engagement ring collections, each piece is expertly timeless, stylish and with classy minimalist design.  In photo are Francis Libiran, J's Diamond President /CEO  Kenneth Mau, flanked by top models.The event was managed by Happy Events by Deegee Inc. with Deegee de Guzman as director/choreographer. Like J's Diamond in facebook and follow us in instagram  @jsdiamondjewellery.

Celebrate Love in Style with Forever Francis Libiran

CELEBRATE your promise of forever with world-renowned designer Francis Libiran’s new wedding and engagement ring collection-Forever Francis Libiran. Known worldwide for his stylish, trailblazing designs, Francis Libiran brings a luxurious touch to the most important and intimate events in life. In collaboration with J’s Diamond Jewelry, Forever Francis Libiran boasts of a distinct collection that is priceless and unbreakable. Each piece is […]

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New Development Bank vs International Monetary Fund?

THE failure of the International Monetary Fund to democratize its system led Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, countries with emerging economies, to form the BRICS Group and create their own New Development Bank to complement IMF’s World Bank. Specifically, the refusal of the IMF, under the leadership of the United States, to allow greater participation in the fund’s […]

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Letran, Ad Foundation hold AdSpeak ’17

Letran, Ad Foundation hold AdSpeak ’17

COLEGIO de San Juan de Letran, in partnership with the Advertising Foundation of the Philippines, will hold AdSpeak ‘17, a convention of students from different schools on values advertising. The event,will be held on March 10 at the Student Center Auditorium of Letran in Intramuros, Manila. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. AdSpeak ’17 aims to impress on future […]

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PH airport workers protest planned privatization of airports nationwide

WITH the ascension into the White House of Donald Trump as president of the United States, economic experts worldwide are of the opinion that neo-liberalism is now dying if not dead but Philippine transportation authorities seems to be oblivious of this earth shaking development as they still work within the framework of the said system and continue the privatization of […]

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WTO Amends Intellectual Property Rules to Boost Poor Countries’ Medicine Access

By Sputnik News WORLD Trade Organization members have agreed to amend the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — World Trade Organization (WTO) members have agreed to amend the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement to increase access to generic medicines in developing countries, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said in a press release on Monday. “This is an extremely important […]

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PAL increases operations in Central Luzon hub

LEGACY carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is ramping up its operations in its Central Luzon hub after opening the Clark-Boracay (Caticlan) -Cebu and Clark-Incheon flights in mid-December 2016 and first week of January 2017, respectively.  PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said on January 30 the airline will start operating non-stop flights between Clark and Cebu four times weekly (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday). She said flight PR […]

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PH ports posted profits in 2016 despite slide of the peso

MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), a government owned corporation, posted a 17% hike in net profit in the 11-month period of 2016 anchored on the strong financial performance of the agency during the last five months proving that the state, not only private firms, could run profitable enterprises. The accumulated amount was also significantly higher compared to the target for […]

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ICTSI Manila hits 2M TEU milestone

THE Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship operation and the Philippines’ largest, most technologically advanced container terminal, capped 2016 with a milestone as it reached its first year-to-date two millionth TEU move last December.  Nominated among the world’s top container terminals for several years, the MICT has an annual capacity of 2.75 million twenty-foot […]

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Philippine ports to remain open on X-mas and New Year

PHILIPPINE ports will remain open Christmas and New Year due to the traditional influx of Christmas cargoes. “Philippine ports, particularly our international gateways, will be in full commercial operations except for a couple of hours on Christmas and New Year’s Day because ships continue to come and go even during holidays,” Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago said […]

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Duterte tells local tycoons: ‘I owe you nothing,’ opening Philippines to foreign investment

By RT The populist Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to open up the economy to foreign businesses to tackle graft and protectionism. “The only way for the deliverance of this country is to remove it from the clutches of the few people who hold the power and money,” Duterte told a news conference. “I do not owe you anything, […]

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Semirara Mining to develop eco tourism project in closed Panian pit

Semirara Mining to develop eco tourism project in closed Panian pit

THE integrated energy company Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) on Monday disclosed that it has started the Panian pit final rehabilitation to “restore its ecological balance,” following the depletion of its coal reserves. “Our goal is to restore the topography of Panian and promote flora and fauna growth in the area. We are still consulting with Department of Energy (DOE) […]

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PH promotes China’s maritime silk road, urges connectivity among Asean ports  

THE Philippines has expressed its intention to be part of the China’s maritime silk road initiative (CMSRI) as it encouraged Association of Southeast Asian Nations–member ports to also join it for greater economic cooperation and connectivity in Southeast Asia. Transport Secretary Arthur P.  Tugade said the Duterte administration already expressed its desire to join CMSRI during President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent China visit. […]

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PH Economic growth on target–Dominguez

FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the third-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 7.1 percent puts the Duterte administration on target of expanding the economy by at least 7 percent in the short and medium term to generate enough resources for its priority agenda of drastically reducing poverty and creating enough jobs for Filipinos. In a statement, Dominguez said […]

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Samsung SOS: Can the Brand Come Back Strong After Note 7 PR Disaster?

By Sputnik News The recall of the self-combusting Galaxy Note 7 smart phone would have been a painful decision executives at Samsung had to make earlier this month. And the timing couldn’t have been more damaging in the run up to the competitive pre-Christmas market. But the affect on profit margins aside, can the brand recover from such a major […]

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Soft Power: China Stepping Up Its Global Economic Expansion

Soft Power: China Stepping Up Its Global Economic Expansion

By Sputnik News CHINA’S state-owned grain trading company Cofco Corp. has taken full ownership of Dutch grain trader Nidera NV. Cofco acquired 51 percent of Nidera’s stock for $1.2 billion back in 2014 and it has now bought the remaining 49 percent from another Dutch company, Cygne BV. The mutually-beneficial deal brings together two of the world’s major importers and exporters […]

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AGI to spend more than P150B for two-year expansion programs across PH businesses

AGI to spend more than P150B for two-year expansion programs across PH businesses

MANILA, Philippines, September 29, 2016 – The Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), the investment holding company of tycoon Dr. Andrew L. Tan, is allocating more than P150-billion for this year until 2017 to finance the various expansion plans of its companies. After posting record performance in 2015, Alliance Global remains upbeat over long-term prospects. “We continue to be optimistic about […]

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