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There are many triggers on why someone gets into debt. They could range from paying a tuition fee, funding an overseas trip, or buying a new gadget. But what is the basic meaning of debt and how does a temporary financial solution like this affect our everyday life? Debt is…

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AFTER an unjustifiably long delay, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that construction of DMCI Homes’ controversial Torre de Manila condominium project can continue, lifting the restraining order it imposed in June 2015 after a suit was brought by the Order of the Knights of Rizal. The decision was the…

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“Make health your wealth,” not “wealth for your health.” This was one of the self-commandments I shared early this week in my commencement speech at the 69th year-end Commencement Rites of the University of the East. I was greatly elated when the university president told me I was being invited…

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ROMMEL Ablin, a reader of The Manila Times, is asking why the sales by insiders of shares they owned in Now Corp. have not been disclosed. He raised what could be a valid issue, which only the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could possibly answer. He may not be alone…

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According to the January 2017 of Forbes.com, “Completely regardless of the global political environment, corporations will continue the march toward sustainable production because it makes sense and is a business necessity.” For prominent businesses, sustainability has become a criterion for partnering and engaging with certain partners. Almost two years ago,…

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For six years now, Deloitte has been conducting a global, annual survey of working millennials to get a sense of their concerns, expectations for the future and attitudes toward businesses and their leaders. As this generation begins to make up an increasingly big chunk of the workforce—in 2015, nearly half…

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HAVE you hired someone who’s number three priority in your shortlist of job candidates, because number one and two are either too expensive to pirate, if not they’re perfectly comfortable with their current employers? Thus, you’ve no recourse but to settle with the third priority, who’s available and willing to…

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In a previous piece, Due Diligencer found it necessary to introduce ISM Communications Corp. to the readers of The Manila Times to apprise them about the company. This time, I am responding to a letter from a reader, Karl Salud, who wants to know in particular why ISM did not…

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THE row that has erupted in the past few days between the Department of Finance (DoF) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) certainly gives one the impression that Finance chief Carlos Dominguez 3rd is doing his best to stop DENR Secretary Gina Lopez’s drive to clean up…

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