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Apple-a-day

Apple-a-day

  FROM Russia with love and hi-tech savvy, a machine that reads how healthy one’s body is by using sound to detect what’s wrong (or could go wrong) and what’s right. Manuel Kiok, whose business (in Banawe, Quezon City) is “bringing wellness, generation to generation,” is not a doctor but after years research­ing, studying, and […]

Power over water

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Power over water

  ANGRY words they were, enough to drown the two water distributors of Manila and environs as Tisoy stormed across Luzon and the Visayas, bringing rain, wind, destruction and pushing up the water levels in Angat and Magat dams. Water, the President said in a speech aired live on the government channel last Tuesday, is […]

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Grading Teacher

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Grading Teacher

  PICTURE this. Last September, 230,000 teachers-to-be took their “entrance exams,” in a manner of speaking. Any day now, if it hasn’t happened already, the names of the successful examinees will be announced. The batch of 2019 is the biggest yet, according to a source in the Professional Regulations Commission, as they include applicants for […]

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Say ‘thank you’

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Say ‘thank you’

  LEGISLATORS and educators want our kids to learn the rudiments of good conduct and right manners. Thank you very much, let’s start with those first two words, if not all four. Why do today’s generation think “thank you” is for the birds? Blame it on their parents. The same parents who, when fetching their […]

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Duty-free ‘Pasko’

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Duty-free ‘Pasko’

  WHAT a delightful “Maligayang Pasko” feeling, to be at the formal inauguration of Duty Free Philippines’ Luxe mall in MOA! What fun everyone had finding themselves in the midst of a native and tropical Christmas, surrounded by islands of imported goods, at the crossroads where the world’s luxury brands meet the best of Philippine […]

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Towering cauldron

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Towering cauldron

  RISING to a height of 50 me­ters, straight and sharp as a letter opener, the Southeast Asian Games torch tower is the last monumental work of Nation­al Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa. Mr. Mañosa should have been named National Artist 30, 40 years earlier. Only Mr. Mañosa made a push for Philippine archi­tecture by […]

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