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THE health care system in the Philippines has undergone dramatic changes in the last 20 years as the government has instituted various reforms and policies to provide easy access to health benefits for every Filipino. The Department of Health (DoH) lists 1,071 licensed private hospitals, and 721 public hospitals. The…

CMAP AT 86

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MUCH of the growth of business involves credit—extending it or borrowing against it. In the Philippines, an association was formed in April of 1932 to focus on this very process: the exchange of credit information for sound credit decisions. That industry association is now known as the Credit Management Association…

CMAP THROUGH THE YEARS

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ON APRIL 19, 1932, a Tuesday, the Manila press reprinted an interview by Walter Robb in the Chicago Daily News with then Senate President Quezon. The interview quoted Quezon as outlining a plan that the Philippines might remain permanently within the sovereignty of the United States. We know now the…

FLYING BUSINESS CLASS

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MANY full-service airlines have been revamping their business class offerings to effectively provide premium flying experience to passengers for a cheaper price. With the inclusion of bigger seats, lie-flat beds, private suites and amenity kits that are stuffed with modest luxury, the business class has given the impression of replacing…

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FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will undertake major ventures this year to sustain the four-star rating it recently received from the global aviation industry-rating firm Skytrax. The airline was recognized for its improved standards of providing service to its customers last February. The rating, according to Skytrax, was an indication…

LEGAL TRENDS

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Thinking out of the box, Divina Law rewrites the rules if need be YOU almost cannot avoid bringing up the subject of Harvey Specter when you meet Nilo Divina, managing partner at the Divina Law. Beyond the sartorial neatness, the Specter similarities are unmistakable: a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners single-mindedness immediately grabs…

GIA LAW

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A young law firm is fast making a name for itself IT’S a young law firm run by young lawyers, all right. But prospective clients do not have to think twice about paying for their services. And more so when they witness the GIA Law attorneys argue their cases in…

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KRISTJAN VICENTE GARGANTIEL Managing partner Gargantiel obtained his degree in Political Science at the University of Santo Tomas in 1999. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree in the same university in 2003 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2004. He taught at the Polytechnic University of the…

LEGAL SECTOR

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EA Law takes pride in leading the country’s education law A STABLE legal landscape is essential for the emergence of law-abiding nations. Lawyering, a craft often held in high regard, embodies the ideals of integrity, competence, public service, and continuous learning. While the Philippines’ legal industry maintains its soaring competency…

DUTERTE AT 73

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The septuagenarian chief executive shows no letup in his dogged pursuit of peace and order AS he turns 73 today, President Rodrigo Duterte remains the firebrand who belatedly burst into national politics, inevitably drawing intense emotions on either side of the political discourse. From being relatively unknown on the campaign…

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