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WITH the first month of the year coming to a close, the last of the crystal balls into the state of real estate in 2018 may have just been divined. The consensus is that the sector is in for another good year. What are some of the factors fueling the…

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Developers urged to ramp up townships outside Metro Manila SHAPING a substantial portion of the commercial real estate market in the Philippines today, the dominant “live, work and play” shift continues to reflect overall effects of urbanization and dictates how space should be efficiently utilized. This transition has also spurred…

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GAMBLING in the Philippines started since the 16th century and continues to flourish until today. To help manage the country’s gambling operations, the government created the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), which aims to regulate and operate games of chance as well as to generate funds. As the prime…

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THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has joined forces with the Philippine National Police (PNP) to impose stricter penalties on government officials and employees who play in casinos in the country. On January 24, 2018, the PNP turned over warning signages to Pagcor and its licensed casinos to remind…

DR. LUCIO C. TAN

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Dr. Lucio C. Tan is a by-word is Philippine business; his rags-to-riches story, well-known. Originally from Amoy—now , Xiamen—in China, young Lucio Tan moved to the Philippines, tracing a route similar—but in reverse—to that which many Filipino emigrants take: first landing in anonymity in a foreign land; then working extra…

LEGACY OF A MAN OF SCIENCE

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LUCIO Tan is known for many of his business. Yet it is not as commonly recognized that underlying many of his interests, is a true passion for science. In college at Far Eastern University, he took a course in Chemical Engineering. His first business ventures included the production of transistor…

HONOR THY FATHER

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IT is perhaps not surprising that Dr.Lucio Tan named his charitable organization—the Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc.(TYKFI)—after his father. Tan acknowledges that his father was his best teacher, who imparted in him the value of education. Quite appropriately, the main advocacies of TYKFI are education, health services, social welfare, and…

69TH REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA

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INDIA’S relationship with Asean has emerged as a key cornerstone of its foreign policy. The relationship has evolved from the ‘Look East Policy’ enunciated in early 1990s which led India to become a Sectoral Partner of Asean in 1992, a Dialogue Partner in 1996 and a Summit-level Partner in 2002.…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Manila, Philippines from November 12 to 14, 2017 to attend the 15th ASEAN-India Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit. The three-day visit saw the Prime Minister hold a bilateral meeting with President Duterte, ink Memorandum of Agreements covering various sectors such as micro small…

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