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Happiness, like depression, is a state of being

There is another way, but you need to choose it. When high-profile suicides hit the news, there is an outpouring of reactions. The increase in number of suicides, especially among young adults, requires an explanation as to how we can prevent the further escalation of choosing death as an option when overwhelmed by sadness. I will refrain from using the word "depression" because many have labeled it a disease, and I am not here to argue for or against that. I would like to focus instead on states of being, and remove labels of disease or wellness. There is no diagnosis for a state of being. Your specific state of being is created by you, whether you are aware of it or not. Your ...Keep on reading: Happiness, like depression, is a state of being.....»»

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Pacquiao proves critics wrong; next fight still up in the air

KUALA Lumpur---His strength emanates from the Supreme Being but all his achievements are the fruits of hard work and dedication to his sport. A reflective, somber Manny Pacquiao on Monday said the formula to his success is not really a secret even as he declared he will defend his welterweight belt even after he turns 40 years old in December. "My next fight, I want to defend my belt," Pacquiao said. "If boxing is not my passion, I would not fight again." "It's like I'm addicted to boxing and I really love to fight and bring honor to my country." Pacquiao, his family and team arrived in General Santos City on Monday, a day after his seventh-round technical knockout victor...Keep on reading: Pacquiao proves critics wrong; next fight still up in the air.....»»

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L’Austral brings French touch to traveling

French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and Capt. David Marionneau hosted a handful of personalities from the diplomatic corps, the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, and the media to a cocktail on board L'Austral, a five-star yacht under the fleet of the French cruise company Ponant, in Manila. The event is part of an initiative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with Ponant, to promote the image and expertise of France. "France is often associated with luxury, travel and art de vivre, and these are exactly what the L'Austral offers. Ponant, after all, is a French company that carries the slogan 'L'Art de voyager,' or the 'art of traveling'," Ambassado...Keep on reading: L’Austral brings French touch to traveling.....»»

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Why every breast cancer case is different

Breast cancer remains the most common and leading cause of death among women in the Philippines, accounting for nearly 27.7 percent of deaths in 2014 alone. That same year, more than 18,000 women were also diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, one out of 13 Filipino women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. "The greatest risk of getting breast cancer is simply by being a female," said Dr. Maria Luisa Abesamis Tiambeng, consultant for medical oncology at Cardinal Santos Medical Center. While some patients notice some breast pain, breast cancer is usually a painless lump. Symptoms may include a ...Keep on reading: Why every breast cancer case is different.....»»

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Italian shows how design and social enterprise can light up the Philippines

Italian Sergio Boero was a consultant of exporter Hacienda Crafts in Bacolod in 2009 when he discovered that many artisans had to stop working before 5 p.m. because they lived in an off-grid area and had no electricity. "I was affected by the fact that people lived without electricity," recalled Boero, president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) here. Over 16 million Filipinos have no access to electricity, according to a research by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies in 2013. Most of them live in far-flung areas outside the scope of power companies. Very poor communities also could not afford electricity. The same may be true with the rest of the world as ...Keep on reading: Italian shows how design and social enterprise can light up the Philippines.....»»

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Colleagues divided on Pacquiao career path

It might be time to hang up those gloves, Mr. Senator. After his knockout victory over Lucas Matthysse of Argentina on Sunday, colleagues of Sen. Manny Pacquiao encouraged the boxer to consider quitting while he's ahead. "It is not about having enough money already. I'd say, my advice to my colleague, seat mate and friend is that it is best to leave the stage while the audience is applauding," said Sen. Panfilo Lacson. That, according to Lacson, would be the best kind of exit, "not when they have left because nothing is worth watching." "That would be both sad and tragic," he said in a text message. Sen. JV Ejercito shared Lacson's sentiments. "Manny Pacquiao is already a...Keep on reading: Colleagues divided on Pacquiao career path.....»»

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Letters my mother Luning wrote

There was a time I could not conceive of life without my beloved mother. I used to joke with myself, "Maybe I'll get lucky. Maybe I'll die first." Well, I didn't die first. But I am the fortunate owner of, and have direct access to, several boxes stuffed with letters from mom, written over the span of a quarter century. Mom was an inveterate letter writer---pen to paper, no drafts, amazingly clean final. I'd get at least one fat piece of mail every two weeks in my United States homes up to the time mom fell ill. Those letters will allow mom to continue to speak to me, and to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, into the next century. Mom was the author of several Filipini...Keep on reading: Letters my mother Luning wrote.....»»

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Dominant Beermen

San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria heaped praises on the Alaska coaching staff minutes after taking a 2-0 lead in their PBA Commissioner's Cup best-of-five semifinal series on Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. And even if they are just another win away from a sweep and a title series berth after their 105-94 victory, Austria and his Beermen are not thinking of the Finals yet. In fact, Austria feels strongly that their title-retention bid will find them crossing paths with sister team Barangay Ginebra. "I have to admire the tenacity of their coaching staff," Austria said in paying tribute to counterpart Alex Compton and his crew. "They made us work hard in the first half...Keep on reading: Dominant Beermen.....»»

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Gov’t makes quiet protests on WPS – Palace

Malacaang on Monday denied that the government had not been protesting against China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) following a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed 81 percent of Filipinos disapproved of official inaction on the sea dispute. In a radio interview, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government filed a protest every time Beijing violated Manila's sovereignty over the WPS, but it always did so quietly. Roque said all Filipinos should reject government inaction against Chinese aggression because the country could not allow its territory to be claimed by another state. "One hundred percent or 5 out 5 (Filipinos) should protest an...Keep on reading: Gov’t makes quiet protests on WPS – Palace.....»»

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Lawmaker richer by P200M in a year

Would you believe that a junior lawmaker became richer by more than P200 million in just 12 months? Leyte Rep. Vicente Veloso offers no secret formula for accumulating wealth but this: Declare your property accurately when filing your annual statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). His wealth surged by 826.8 percent to P228 million in 2017 from P24.6 million in 2016, easily topping the list of House members whose net worth more than doubled in a year's time. The retired Court of Appeals justice, however, explained that when he filed his SALN for 2017, he declared the current "assessed value" of his decades-old properties instead of their acquisition costs. T...Keep on reading: Lawmaker richer by P200M in a year.....»»

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More contractual workers in gov’t

(Editor's Note: President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 23. The Inquirer looks back at promises he made in Sona 2016 and Sona 2017, and how he and his administration performed on those promises. We will also look at major issues that marked his two years in office in our #Sona2018 series.) "The moment I assume the presidency, contractualization will stop." But more than 800 days since President Rodrigo Duterte made this promise during the campaign, what has happened is the reverse: The number of contractual workers in the government has risen by more than 65,000. In the private sector, thousands of workers remain contractua...Keep on reading: More contractual workers in gov’t.....»»

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Ex-President Aquino, 2 others face charges for Dengvaxia fiasco

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed graft charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and two members of his Cabinet over the P3-billion Dengvaxia fiasco. Charged with Aquino in the complaint filed in the Office of the Ombudsman on Friday were former Health Secretary Janette Garin and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. There was no immediate comment from the three former officials on Monday. Officials of the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health were also charged. Compounding the troubles of Garin, the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) has brought another criminal complaint against the ...Keep on reading: Ex-President Aquino, 2 others face charges for Dengvaxia fiasco.....»»

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Admin to step up info drive on charter change, federalism

Malacaang on Monday promised to double down on an information campaign to counter worsening public rejection of its proposal to amend the Constitution for a shift to federalism. Refusing to be disheartened by the Pulse Asia poll finding that 67 percent of Filipinos opposed moves to amend the Constitution, the Palace picked through the survey results and settled on the awareness figures to defend the proposal. "We would like to point out that 55 percent of respondents have heard, read or watched anything about the proposals to change the 1987 Constitution before the survey was conducted or only during the time the survey was held," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a sta...Keep on reading: Admin to step up info drive on charter change, federalism.....»»

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More Pinoys oppose amendment of Constitution, says Pulse Asia

Senators on Monday warned the administration against forcing the amendment of the Constitution and federalism on the nation after the latest Pulse Asia poll showed that 67 percent of Filipinos opposed President Rodrigo Duterte's priority political enterprise. Conducted from June 15 to 21, the poll found that 67 percent of the 1,800 adult respondents opposed amending the Constitution now, a 3-percentage-point increase from 64 percent in March. About three in five, or 62 percent, rejected a shift to federalism, down 4 percentage points from 66 percent three months ago. Majorities across geographic areas and socioeconomic classes, except in Mindanao, disapproved of the efforts to a...Keep on reading: More Pinoys oppose amendment of Constitution, says Pulse Asia.....»»

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‘Henry’, monsoon to dump more rain in many parts of Luzon

  Heavy rainfall is likely to persist in Metro Manila, Cavite, Zambales, Batangas and Bataan in the next two hours amid the prevailing southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Depression Henry.   Yellow and orange rainfall warnings were issued at 6:20 a.m. for these areas, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.   Batanes remained under Signal No. 1 due to Henry, which was last spotted 75 kilometers west-southwest of Calayan, Cagayan. The tropical depression was blowing maximum sustained winds of 60 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 75 kph. Henry was moving 20 kph west-northwest.   Rai...Keep on reading: ‘Henry’, monsoon to dump more rain in many parts of Luzon.....»»

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Amazon’s Prime Day runs into early snags

  NEW YORK --- Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.   Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links after the 3 p.m. ET launch in the U.S. got only images of dogs --- some quite abashed-looking --- with the words, "Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our end." People took to social media to complain that they couldn't order items.   By about 4:30 p.m., many Prime Day links were working, and Amazon said later Monday that it was working to resolve the glitches.   In an email to The Associated Press, it said "many are shopping successfully" ...Keep on reading: Amazon’s Prime Day runs into early snags.....»»

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US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

NEW YORK, United States --- The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. "For me, it's personal. I almost lost one of my children from it," Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. told the annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The AP viewed a video of his speech, which he delivered Thursday in New Orleans. Redfield declined to speak about it Monday, except to say in a statement: "It's important for society to embrace and support families who are fighting to ...Keep on reading: US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son.....»»

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Classes still suspended in northern Cagayan due to heavy rain

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- Heavy rain brought on by Typhoon Henry continued to pummel northern Cagayan, prompting officials to again suspend classes on Tuesday from pre-school to senior high school. Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba said the suspension covers the towns of Sta. Ana, Gonzaga, Sta. Teresita, Buguey, Camalaniugan, Lal-lo, Aparri, Gattaran, Lasam, Allacapan, Ballesteros, Abulug, Pamplona, Sanchez Mira, Claveria, Rizal, Sta. Praxedes and Calayan, and the Babuyan Group of Islands. /cbb...Keep on reading: Classes still suspended in northern Cagayan due to heavy rain.....»»

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Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO, United States --- Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The person insisted on not being identified because the inquiry is considered confidential. The Wall Street Journal first reported the ongoing investigation. The EEOC declined to comment Monday. Uber said it has already revamped its compensation practices and introduced other measures designed to ensure its male and female employees are treated ...Keep on reading: Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination.....»»

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MMDA reports flooding in Metro Manila

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has monitored flooding in several areas in the National Capital Region due to heavy rain Tuesday. As of 8 a.m. of Tuesday, flooding was reported in the following places: EDSA-Taft Metro Rail Transit station, northbound section, gutter deep (passable to all types of vehicles) Ortigas La Salle gate 6, gutter deep. (passable to all types of vehicles) EDSA Ortigas POEA, southbound section, gutter deep (passable to all types of vehicles) Quirino Guazon, gutter deep (passable to all types of vehicles) Roxas Boulevard, Kalaw area, southbound section, half tire deep (not passable to light vehicles) The Philippine Atmospheric, Geoph...Keep on reading: MMDA reports flooding in Metro Manila.....»»

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