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Born into a family amctively involved in the maritime industry, Capt. Nino Elson Orola Salabas as a young boy found his feet into seafaring as he regularly encountered merchant marine students in the family-run maritime school, VMA Global College in Bacolod. He recalled joining his mother Dr. Elizabeth O. Salabas…

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When people talk about life insurance, many would only be familiar with its death benefits. There are, however, a lot of nice living benefits or uses that life insurance can offer. Here are some of the very useful ones you may want to take into consideration when choosing the right…

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SINCE Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. did not have a general information sheet (GIS) posted on the website of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Due Diligencer went over various postings for the names of the stockholders of the oil company. Luckily, other disclosures provided the information that Due Diligencer is sharing today…

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More thrilling than the upcoming Pacquiao-Horn fight in Brisbane, Australia, is the latest show in town: Congressmen VS Justices. The House of Representatives’ committee on good government and public accountability has issued a show-cause order to three Court of Appeals (CA) justices, asking them to explain why they should not…

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Dramatic shifts are underway on how entertainment and media (E&M) companies compete and generate value, as the quality of the experience they deliver to consumers becomes their primary basis for strategic differentiation and revenue growth. To thrive in a marketplace that’s increasingly competitive and crowded, companies are developing strategies and…

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On June 15, I delivered a speech during the one-day “Conference on The Effects of Climate Change on Food and Water Sustainability: Challenges and Prospects” held at the Manila Elks Club in Makati City. I discussed why the Philippines is not “water secure” and how to address the issue of…

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Getting a product out there on the market tends to pose the biggest challenge for businesses. For some of them, the thought of attending a convention to network or introduce a new product could be daunting, sometimes even dreadfully boring. Conventions can be outrageous, days-long events that end up with…

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In one of then-United States Senator and eventual President John F. Kennedy’s campaign speeches in 1960, he said,“(but) efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” At that time, he was appealing to all Americans to help the country rebuild its strength and become the catalyst for peace…

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WHAT do the public investors expect from the two listed oil companies in their financial disclosures? Will they rejoice over the huge net profits disclosed in these companies’ quarterly reports? Those who trade on listed shares of either Petron Corp. or Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. may find themselves in a…

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Australia has been most helpful to our country’s social development for quite some time now. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics as of June 2016, there are 246,400 Filipino residents in Australia. As the third largest diplomatic mission in the Philippines, its support has been evident in programs by…

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