BANNER STORY
Upswing for Phl Economy Seen
A top economist has expressed strong optimism that the Philippines would continue to maintain its lofty GDP growth of 7.5 to10 percent well into the next decade or so due to record-breaking figures set by several national economic in­dicators that have now seemingly christened the country as the new “sleek...


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Features
Where Manila Meets the Pope
Vatican Spokesman Says: Filipinos Have Encouraged, Inspired Pope Francis Upon Pope Francis’ arrival to the Philippines January 14, Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said that the Pontiff was inspired by the spirit and collective faith...


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News
Embassy News (January 25 – February 7)
  Norwegian Embassy Outsources Visa Applications The Norwegian Embassy in Manila re­cently announced that starting February 1, 2015 all receipt of applications for visa and other permits to Norway will be outsourced to VFS...


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News
‘Learn from Neighboring Countries’, Says JICA Disaster Expert
The significant difference in pre­paring for and responding to the onslaught of typhoon Ruby last De­cember 2014 can undoubtedly be attrib­uted to what the country had gone through when super typhoon Yolanda hit. But...


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Outside the Lines
The UFC’s Irish-Brazilian Green Stream
  “I said I was gonna’ wipe out the division, now we have one man left,” declared Conor McGregor, glass of Midleton Rare in hand, after disposing of UFC seasoned vet Dennis Siver almost...


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WTF
Weird & Trippy Finds (Edition # 7)
South American ‘Southern’ Crisis The Associated Press reported recently that a shortage of tampons in Argentina has turned the demand for the hygienic product into a public debate on what has caused the increasingly...


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Dining
Soledad Food Bar Garden: Serving up Life’s Simple, Special Moments
  It is said that the best things in life are free. And although this time-honored idiom holds true, to enjoy some of life’s creature comforts – good food and drink, rec­reation and leisure...


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Travel
Boracay Rethought: Looking Beyond the Noise and Haze of White Beach
  From the utterly pristine slice of paradise back in the ‘80s and early ‘90s where nature more than made up for the lack of the most basic utilities, Boracay has morphed into a...


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Events
Shopping Meets Giving at the Greenbelt Charity Auction
The New Year is off to a good start for the dear people of Habi­tat for Humanity, the Sto. Niño de Paz Catholic Community, and the Ayala Foundation; which supports the Sibal­tan Women of...


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