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GETTING together with family and friends can be more enjoyable when you know you’re hearing what’s going on. Now, thanks to the latest technology—that may be easier. For people who would like to hear better, large gatherings can be challenging. Hearing loss occurs mostly at higher pitches, so they rely…

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WHEN the holidays, a birthday, anniversary or other occasion comes your way, you can be seen as someone with a gift for giving-and you don’t have to break the bank to do so. Here’s how: Give a gift that they can always have with them. For example, a great way…

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SHARING the vision of powering up the country through clean, efficient and sustainable energy systems, the Department of Energy (DoE) is planning to promote the Philippines as a location for businesses that are ready to invest in renewable energy. A report from multinational business consulting firm Capgemini revealed that the…

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THE Department of Energy turns 25 today, and as it celebrates its silver anniversary, it renews its commitment to empowering the growth of the country through energy–and doing so, sustainably. The DoE was created in 1992, during the Presidency of Fidel Ramos, by virtue of Republic Act (RA) No. 7638…

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CUSTOMS Commissioner Isidro “Sid” Lapeña was a long-time policeman. A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy, Class of 1973, he spent over three decades in the police service before retiring in 2007. These days, Lapeña is reprising his role, policing a government agency to arrest public perception of the bureau…

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EQUIPPED with humility, truthfulness and 34 years of public service, Isidro Lapeña, a retired policeman, embarked on a new voyage as the 39th commissioner of the 115-year-old Bureau of Customs (BoC) in August 2017, amid multiple controversies linked to the agency. Right after he assumed office, the commissioner vowed to…

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President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking for the Philippines, chair of the recently-concluded 31st Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, gave his summary statement at the conclusion of a series of meetings among the 10-member regional trade and political bloc. Apart from enumerating the Acts of Asean in Manila, Duterte…

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HIS family name is one of the more recognizable ones in the Philippines; his entrepreneurial rise, a tale often told. His businesses are among the most successful; their brands, certainly among the most familiar to us. John Gokongwei Jr., 91, is founder and chairman emeritus of JG Summit Holdings, a…

MAP THEME FOR 2017

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IN a world of diversity and disruption, there is an urgent call for the ‘noble vocation’ of businesses to help create a more inclusive and humane economy. Inspired by the need to provide more and better jobs, broader prosperity and lasting ways to help the less fortunate, the M.A.P. encourages…

NATION-BUILDING AND VALUES FORMATION

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ALIGNED with the mission of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) to promote management excellence, the annual Management Man of the Year (MMY) Award is held in high regard by top executives in the Philippine business community. The MAP launched the MMY Award in 1967 and bestowed it to…

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