LEA MANTO-BELTRAN

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Traditionally, the eve of October 31 until November 2 in the Philippines have been about remembering dearly departed loved ones. In the past, Filipinos would spend the holiday going to the cemetery and praying with the family. But today, with the influence of the West, trick-or-treating has also become part…

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FOR 119 years, The Manila Times has been trusted by its faithful readers. The broadsheet daily has lived through many adversities, including national financial upheavals, natural disasters and the most trying was caused by the dictatorial and authoritarian Marcos government. Trusted since 1898, it firmly stands as it has been,…

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TAIWAN has approved visa-free status for Filipinos, according to Lin Song-huann, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines. Lin made the announcement at the opening of the first Taiwan Expo at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia, on Friday. The decision was made…

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SEPTEMBER marks the beginning of the Philippine Christmas holiday season. The hundred-day countdown starts on September 16. Indeed, September signals Christmas shopping in almost all the malls in the country. While giving gift is a very good Filipino tradition, shopping for gifts and other holiday stuff can also damaged one’s…

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FOREIGN ministers from 27 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have reached a landmark decision with China to adopt the framework of a code of conduct (COC) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) on August 6 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. According…

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JUST a two-hour and 15-minute plane ride from Manila, Taiwan has all the charm that traveling Filipinos are fond of—a rich culture and history, unique night markets, mouth-watering street food, efficient mass transport system, the four seasons, and most of all, amazing people. However, a survey done by a global…

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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ECONOMIC experts of the country report that the Philippines remains on track to meet its full-year growth target of 6.5-percent to 7.5-percent, after the National and Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported a first-quarter GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of 6.4-percent. “GDP expansion in the year’s first three months illustrates that…

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MARTIAL LAW declaration has no impact on Philippine growth momentum, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd as stated in the official statement of the Department of Finance posted on Facebook on May 25. Dominguez said, “The economy is in no way threatened by the imposition of martial law. The…

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