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Fifteen finalists for the Saguitarius Mines Inc. (SMI) Regional Art Competition (SRAC) were selected at SM City General Santos recently. The finalists were selected among 222 young artists from 74 public and private high schools across Regions XI and XII. This year’s finalists are Louie Vic Loquino and Clark Marvin…

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Summer is over and the rains have started, so we begin our indoor activities. For June, Haribon’s Membership Division will once again hold the Biodiversity Conservation (BC) Learning Sessions, running for third year in a row. Learning Sessions are held on the last Saturdays of each month starting on June…

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Dozens of high-wattage, high bay lights illuminate indoor arenas such as basketball venues while high-intensity floodlights provide the glow in outdoor sports such as football pitches. At Bonifacio Gobal City on Saturday, it was more than 3,000 Energizer headlights that lit up the street as athletes, health buffs and running…

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I just came from a seminar on entrepreneurship sponsored by the Philippine Embassy in London (correctly, I should say the PHL Embassy in the UK) co-presented by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC). I met many interesting OFWs, successful entrepreneurs and some inspired soon-to-become…

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JAPAN’S largest convenience store chain, Family Mart, opened its first ever branch in the Philippines at Glorietta 3, offering fun, future-savvy and fuss-free shopping for the whole family. Brought in by the country’s leading retail groups, Stores Specialists Inc. and Ayala Land Inc., together with foreign partners Itochu Corporation and…

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Cinco and Andrada’s homecoming showstoppers As the proverbial curtain rose and fell at the style extravaganza that was the Philippine Fashion Week (PFW) Holiday 2013 from May 22 to 25, The Manila Times was ever present for the all-important opening and closing shows at the SMX Convention. For these, PFW…

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Nina Garcia inspires Manila It was Nina Garcia’s priceless fashion advice that made an almost two-hour wait definitely worth it. The Project Runway judge, Marie Claire creative director and fashion expert was in Manila on May 24 for the Jag Origins fashion show and forum, which was part of Philippine…

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A very good friend Elsie and I rekindled our decades-old friendship a few months back. With busy lives, we have kept in touch over Facebook, until one day it felt strange when I read a post she wrote: “It’s been a year without Manny.” Curiously I wrote her back to…

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The season for French cinema in the Philippines has arrived as the annual French Film Festival presented by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, the Alliance française de Manille and Institut Français, under the French cultural program, FrancoPhil, opens to the public from June 7 to 9 at the…