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The Manila Times has the distinction of being the oldest English-language daily newspaper in the country. It was established in 1898, right after the Treaty of Paris took effect, signaling the transfer of the Philippines from Spanish sovereignty to the United States of America. The paper changed ownerships several times,…

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MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is the second biggest automotive company in the country. It was originally established as the Chrysler Philippines Corporation in 1963 before Mitsubishi took control and renamed in 1987. It is one of Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s four manufacturing facilities outside Japan, and currently produces the Adventure…

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FORD Philippines (FP), a subsidiary of automobile giant, Ford Motor Company (FMC), was established in 1997 to manufacture and market Ford vehicles in the country. Since then, the company has grown tremendously, having set up a P4-billion state-of-the-art assembly plant at Sta. Rosa, Laguna in 1998. In 2012, however, Ford…

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Some advocate the belief that “Madness is next to Genius”. Others rally behind “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Which side are you on? A common excuse for all those paper piles, scattered pens, half-empty coffee cups and clutter is that behind all the chaos is a creative mind at work.…

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Photo by Rene Dilan THE government has more than a million employees and must be a model in corporate social responsibility. How is it doing this? Ensuring that each peso is well spent to ensure a healthy society, economy and environment is government’s social responsibility and such is more of…

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DESPITE challenges the Senate faced in the early years of the 16th Congress, the chamber was able to fulfill its primary function of passing new legislation that attends to the needs of the people. Since the 16th Congress opened in July 2013, members of the Senate have filed 2,952 measures,…

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Photo by Ruy Martinez THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is determined to push through with its plan to use various shopping malls all over the country as voting centers despite questions on the legality of the move. If it pushes through, the Comelec would be setting a precedent that could…

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Photo by Russel Palma THE success of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program, a scheme which adds two more years of basic education in a bid to upgrade the country’s educational system to world standards, will ensure that all school-aged children across the country are given equal opportunity to…

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THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allotted P46 billion for its flood control projects that seek to mitigate the perennial flooding problem in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, in a budget report submitted early this year, said that of the amount, P8.48 billion…

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COA wants the people to get involved in auditing public money. “Mamamayan, kasali ka sa pag-audit ng kaban ng bayan.” This message welcomes visitors of i-kwenta.com, the Commission on Audit’s (COA) citizen feedback portal. For COA, the public must play a role in ensuring that public resources are used appropriately…

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