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A phrase I would hear often enough growing up was “Jack of all trades, Prince of nothing” or “Master of None.” It is meant to encourage people to focus on and gain deep expertise in certain fewer things rather than dabbling on several things on a shallow level. I was…

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You would have heard of common insurance claims such as accidental damage or theft. But sometimes, insurance claims can be rather funny or weird. For example, one woman in the US made a claim for personal accident coverage on finding a mouse in her soup – her claim was rejected…

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FAR Eastern University Inc. (FEU) paid its top five executives P59.475 million in the last two years. Including the pays and perks estimated at P31.592 million the group will receive in 2017, their total compensation will be P91.067 million in three years. “All other officers and trustees of a group,”…

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Three hours. That’s how much time I spend on the road with my wife for our daily commute. Just the two of us. We are, therefore, each other’s captive audience for whatever we have to say. Three hours each day. Other people see that as a complete waste of time,…

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FOREIGNERS often think we, Filipinos, are voracious eaters – something that is, at times, interpreted as a cultural oddity. Many of us eat five times a day, excluding the midnight snack. It appears like we can’t control our appetite, even during a time of mourning (it wouldn’t be unusual to…

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In Greek drama, hypocrites are part of the play. “Hypokrites” literally means “an interpreter from underneath.” Actors wear large masks to interpret the characters underneath the masks. Today, a hypocrite is “any person who wears a figurative mask and pretends to be someone or something they are not.” On an…

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Due Diligencer received two letters regarding a column about SM Development Corp. (SMDC), a member of the group of companies owned by businessman Henry Sy Sr. and his family. I am only waiting for the letter senders to email me again if they would want to be identified in one…

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The hallmark of a thriving economy is innovation. Take the Philippines of the 1950s and its jeepneys. Out of the remnants of war came a mass transit system that survives to this day. The old US Army Willys Jeep became today’s ubiquitous jeepney. Sadly, the innovation stopped at the increase…

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It’s an oft-asked question, a debate that endures partly because we see strong arguments for both sides all around us: In your younger years, you may have had that schoolmate who seemed destined to be student body president, who headed most – if not all – the clubs and school…

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Last week, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 316 Declaring the month of September as Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA MO). This proclamation demonstrates the importance this government gives to the country’s maritime character. The direction is clearly stipulated in the said presidential issuance, i.e. to harmonize, integrate…

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