Monthly Archives: August 2010

It’s Nothing Major, Major…Already Then!

by Nelia Dingcong Bernabe

Aug 27, 2010

Reactions were swift. Com ments spread like wildfire. Tongues wagged. Some snickered, a few thought it was a dumb answer, some were sympathetic, a lot of people thought she blew her chance, and then there were those who thought it was the end of the world. …
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Coconut Oil: Good or bad?

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.

Aug 27, 2010

The controversy about the health effects of coconut oil has been going on for decades.
The question still remains: Is coconut oil ingestion beneficial or harmful to our body? The Philippines is the world’s largest exporter of coconut oil, accounting for 7% of its total export income. Those who are promoting the sale of… Continue reading

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‘HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST.’*

by Fred C. Wilson III

Aug 27, 2010

The Quirino Hostage Situation

The rogue cop who seized that bus with Hong Kong tourists took newly installed Philippine President Benigno ‘Noy Noy’ Aquino by surprise. Nobody expected that. After 11 hot hours that ended in a gun fight the streets of Manila, eight innocent Hong Kong tourists including hostage-taker sacked senior PNP Inspector Rolando…
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Slow Hiring Pace Thwarts Economic Recovery

Aug 27, 2010

by Don Azarias

Still showing a lack of confidence in the nation’s economy, compa nies didn’t do any significant hiring for a third straight month in July, making it likely that the anticipated faster growth of the economy will be slow for the rest of the year. Company job openings fell for the second straight month in June, a sign that hiring isn’t… Continue reading

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Senseless Deaths, Double Major and Identity Theft

by Arnold De Villa

Aug 27, 2010

Not a single issue in this title is connected to another. They are isolated events that have filled up the blogosphere, the boob tube, the gossip parlors and the social networking sites among Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike. No need to mention names. Caricatures are enough. Scene one: a bus in the midst of an… Continue reading

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RP growth surges to 7.9% – officials

Aug 27, 2010

MANILA – The Philippine economy surged by 7.9 percent on the back of the credible elections in May, improved investor confidence, increased capital expenditure by government, and the global economic recovery. Officials said that in the first quarter, growth was initially expected at 7 percent, an… Continue reading

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Tag-Araw at Pistang Amerikano

Aug 27, 2010

Sa Pilipinas, ang pagsapit ng Hunyo ay nagpapahiwatig ng pagwawakas ng tag-araw.

Balik-Bahay, Balik-Bukid Nagsisimula nang umulan na hudyat ng simula ng pagwawakas ng tagtuyot lalo kung may el nino na lubos na iniiinda ng mga magsasaka at pahirap sa bawat Pinoy saanmang dako ng kapuluan. Kung ang Mayo ay… Continue reading

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DA Davao assures enough rice in the region

Aug 27, 2010

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Davao has assured of rice sufficiency in the region. DA regional director Carlos Mendoza Mendoza said Davao Region is 90 percent rice sufficient, at least for this year. Mendoza, however, said that for this year, rice imports ordered by the department last… Continue reading

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PAL reelects Tan as chairman-CEO

Aug 27, 2010

MANILA- The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has elected the members of its board of directors. Alberto D. Lina has joined the 15-man PAL board as an independent director. Other members of the board are:
Lucio C. Tan, Harry C. Tan, Antonio L. Alindogan, Jr., Jaime J. Bautista, Charles C. Chante, Enrique Cheng,… Continue reading

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BSP ups 2011 inflation forecast, eyes 2012 average at 2.97%

Aug 27, 2010

MANILA – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has slightly revised upward its 2011 average inflation forecast to 3.25 percent and 2.97 percent for 2012. BSP earlier projected 2011 inflation to average at three percent while the inflation target for 2012 to range from three to five percent, the same… Continue reading

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