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Conrad M. Cariño

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If there is one thing special about Philippine culture, it is how we respect the elderly or senior citizens, to the point that we are willing to forgive their shortcomings or wrongdoings. “Bayaan mo na at matanda na yan [Just let the situation go for he is an elder],” was…

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Asia’s first Grandmaster Eugene Torre, 64, has met his “match” in Janelle Mae Frayna, the Philippines’ first Woman Grandmaster. Frayna, 20, bagged the third and last required FIDE norm at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku last Sunday night. The good news about the Far Eastern University graduating psychology student…

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(Second Part) Last week, I recounted how two events early on in my racing career had opened my eyes to the realities of not making it to the top. The good lessons that we learned from the Alcogas fuel and Kart tires’ brouhaha were event organizers should be fair and…

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THE Philippines’ chronic struggle to come to grips with its reliance on rice as a primary staple of both the economy and the Filipino diet heated up a bit this week with the declaration by the Duterte administration that it intended to let the quantitative restriction (QR) granted by the…

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Question: I’m planning to invest in stocks and mutual funds. I have officemates telling me on how they profited from them compared with bank deposits. What they tell me are all great stories but I know that along the way they made mistakes with their investments and probably just shy…

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The highly vaunted De La Salle Green Archers didn’t look impressive in their first game versus the defending champs Far Eastern University Tamaraws in UAAP Season 79. What would have been a rout turned into a nail-biter as the Archers squandered a 16-point lead in the third quarter before the…

Conrad M. Cariño

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Forget about the supposed marquee fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin at the moment because the promoters are still finding ways to make a killing from it. And forget about Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. squaring off for the second time because the American prefers to enjoy spending…

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Is he or is he not? Wesley So, that is, is he an American or not an American now? This question stems from So representing the United States in the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. If he can play for the US, he must be now an American…

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THE Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) is about as useful to the Philippines as a ski resort, and the country ought to stop wasting its time debating whether or not to put it into operation. In listening to the opposing views on the BNPP, it is important to realize there…

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About a year ago, during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved…

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