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US-Iran conflict would send PH prices zooming

  THE United States has been involved for months now in disputes with various nations around the world, all of which affect us in different ways. When the US and North Korea traded threats of nuclear attack, we had fears that any such war was bound to affect us, first because we are seen as […]

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8 ways to avoid credit card debt

    EVERYBODY loves to save. We all have so many good intentions. However, you could have a great start but sometimes the going gets tough. When things do not go according to plan. When we are challenged by so many financial obligations and unforeseen expenses. We are forced to borrow and get into debt. […]

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So much for Chinese-Filipino friendship

  IT is ironic that the F/B Gem Ver was rammed by a Chinese vessel on June 9, the 44th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China. In fact, under Presidential Proc­lamation No. 148 issued by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2002, June 9 is celebrated as “Filipino-Chinese Friend­ship […]

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Pana-panahon lang yan

  ANG column na ito ay ginawa para sa mga taong may suliranin sa buhay na gusto ng agarang solusyon! Walang maliit o malaking problema, lahat dito, pantay-pantay! Huwag niyo nga lang seseryosohin kasi hindi lahat ng mababasa niyo dito totoo! Good vibes lang! Simulan na natin! *  *  * Hi Alex, Tumitingin ako sa […]

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Planting taklobo to clean the ocean

  GIANT clams, also known as taklobo in Filipino, used to be “killer clams” since they were once thought to bite divers’ limbs off. In truth, they can only gently grip a diver’s limb when they slowly close their shells as a defensive reaction. The taklobo were once common in coral reef areas, but during […]

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Manila Day – continuing our search of the past

  MANILA celebrates Manila Day today, June 24, in observance of that day in 1572 that Spanish Governor-General Miguel Lopez de Legaspi declared Manila the cap­ital of the Philippines and center of the Spanish colonial government. On this day, he organized the Ayuntamiento, the city government, and ordered the construction of a fort to defend […]

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