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Building a China-Asean community of shared future

Premier, State Council. People’s Republic of China By Li Keqiang ALL Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) members would agree that among Asean’s many dialogue partnerships, Asean plus China stands out as the most vibrant pair with the most substantial cooperation. China was the first to join the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast [...] The post Building a China-Asean community of shared future appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Ghost village perched in Jerusalem’s hills may soon vanish

JERUSALEM: Near the stone ruins of the home where he says he lived as a boy, Yacoub Odeh laments that his native village on Jerusalem’s hillside may soon be transformed forever. “I want to come back to my home, to my house, to my village, to my land,” the 77-year-old said. Lifta, an abandoned former [...] The post Ghost village perched in Jerusalem’s hills may soon vanish appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Busy diplomat Macron gets stuck into Lebanon crisis

PARIS: From global warming to Iran’s nuclear deal, France’s Emmanuel Macron has already intervened in a series of diplomatic quagmires—and now finds himself pursuing an active role in Lebanon’s crisis. He and his ministers have held a flurry of talks with players shaping the turmoil, with Macron jetting to Saudi Arabia last week for surprise [...] The post Busy diplomat Macron gets stuck into Lebanon crisis appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Who will not be the 2020 presidential nominee

N1963, the legendary Russell Baker, writing in The New York Times, explained how we in the press, years before the nation’s next presidential campaign, are miraculously able to agree upon who qualify—and, perhaps more importantly, who do not qualify—as plausible White House contenders. Baker identified the “Great Mentioner” as the mythical author of this list. [...] The post Who will not be the 2020 presidential nominee appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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What, why and how of an outcomes-based syllabus

EVER since the Commission on Higher Education issued CHED Memorandum No. 46, s.2012, the ball started rolling to convert the traditional syllabus into an outcomes-based format. The CHED issuance ruled that syllabi adopt the outcomes-based mode of instruction. Academics all over the country devoted serious time to rewrite their respective syllabi based on the suggested [...] The post What, why and how of an outcomes-based syllabus appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Baguio, Unesco’s first Philippine ‘Creative City’

AT the end of October, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) announced that Baguio City had been admitted to its Creative Cities Network. This is a singular opportunity for Baguio to be in the Unesco platform for the next four years for life-long learning, cross-cultural sharing, innovation and productive transformation of its [...] The post Baguio, Unesco’s first Philippine ‘Creative City’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Act of Goddess

LOLIT Sanchez, the patient and gracious widow of Bobbit, is gone. Bobbit was a Con-Con delegate, labor secretary and a lawyer who obtained nearly 92 percent in the bar in 1954 (eldest brother of Eddie, our Rizal Hi valedictorian, who topped the board exams in chemical engineering). Bobbit was the only one who could have [...] The post Act of Goddess appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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No one condemned DU30, will he now end the killings?

TO many’s eternal dismay, President Rodrigo Duterte won unquestionably big for hosting the just concluded 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), East Asian, and 13 other Asean bilateral (Asean-US, Asean-China, Asean-Japan, Asean-Korea, Asean-India, etc.) summits, even though it set back the Filipino taxpayers by at least P15.5 billion, according to initial reports. Aside from [...] The post No one condemned DU30, will he now end the killings? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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So unpatriotic of Filipino political partisans to badmouth their country in foreign papers

I FIND it unpatriotic when Filipino partisan writers write articles in foreign papers that are indisputably biased against President Duterte, and which badmouth the country as a land where the rule of law has collapsed. Such articles are not only in very bad taste, they reflect the fact that nationalism in this country has all [...] The post So unpatriotic of Filipino political partisans to badmouth their country in foreign papers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Hope for Rohingya

Certain groups and individuals have been spreading the false information that the recent 31st Asean summit and East Asia summit in Manila pointedly skirted the distressing Rohingya crisis (catastrophe) in Myanmar. They assumed that because Asean grapples with issues by consensus, Rohingya was forgotten in the meetings, and that Myanmar’s generals would, therefore, get away [...] The post Hope for Rohingya appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Actress Isabel Lopez appears at transport office for hearing on traffic raps

ACTRESS Maria Isabel Lopez appeared on Thursday at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Quezon City where she is facing charges for violating traffic laws when she deliberately entered into the lane for VIPs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Summit and posted photos of her infraction on social media. The LTO summoned Lopez [...] The post Actress Isabel Lopez appears at transport office for hearing on traffic raps appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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LPA spotted in Surigao del Sur, to bring rain in parts of PH — Pagasa

A LOW Pressure Area (LPA) was spotted in Surigao del Sur early Thursday morning, the state-run weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported that the LPA was seen 355 kilometers (km) southeast of Hinatuan. It is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms in Caraga, Northern [...] The post LPA spotted in Surigao del Sur, to bring rain in parts of PH — Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Trump defends Asia trip, vows ‘maximum pressure’ on NKorea

US President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip and vowed a global campaign of “maximum pressure” on North Korea Wednesday, warning Pyongyang will not subject the world to “nuclear blackmail.” Defending an almost two week trip to Asia that was long on pomp but — critics say — short on [...] The post Trump defends Asia trip, vows ‘maximum pressure’ on NKorea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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World leaders plead for climate action at UN forum

World leaders shared the spotlight with a 12-year-old Pacific islander on Wednesday to drive home a plea for urgent climate action despite the Trump administration’s rejection of a planet rescue plan. UN chief Antonio Guterres, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel led the diplomatic push in Bonn, but it was a small [...] The post World leaders plead for climate action at UN forum appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Pia Wurtzbach to judge at Miss Universe 2017

The Philippines’ Pia Wurtzbach is crowned Miss Universe 2015 during the pageant in Las Vegas. Wurtzbach’s coronation was not without controversy after host Steve Harvey erred in announcing the winner. Harvey corrected himself after.  PHOTO FROM MISSUNIVERSE.COM MISS Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will be one of the judges in this year’s premier beauty pageant to [...] The post Pia Wurtzbach to judge at Miss Universe 2017 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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GDP grows 6.9% in Q3, beats forecasts

THE Philippine economy grew at a solid pace of 6.9 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, accelerating from the revised 6.7 percent growth in the second quarter, driven by higher exports and increased public spending, official data showed on Thursday. The third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth surpassed the 6.3 percent to [...] The post GDP grows 6.9% in Q3, beats forecasts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Up to 140 passengers evacuated from ‘detached’ MRT-3 train; no one hurt—transport official

FROM 130 to 140 passengers were evacuated from a “detached train” of the Metro Rail Transit-3 on Thursday, according to a transportation official. “Around 130 to 140 passengers were evacuated by the combined security guards from Buendia and Ayala station. Passengers were evacuated from the detached train going to [the]Ayala station platform in about eight to [...] The post Up to 140 passengers evacuated from ‘detached’ MRT-3 train; no one hurt—transport official appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Filipino-Korean illegal recruiter nabbed

A WOMAN suspected of illegal recruitment has been arrested by police. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) identified the suspect as Jenelyn Betacura, 31, a Filipino-Korean, and resident of Lanao del Norte. Betacura was arrested by elements of the CIDG Anti-Transnational Crimes Unit (CIDG-ATCU) in her condominium unit in Makati City following complaints that she [...] The post Filipino-Korean illegal recruiter nabbed appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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No backdoor listing for National Book Store

NATIONAL Book Store (NBS) withdrew its planned backdoor listing through Vulcan Industrial and Mining Corp. to pursue other growth initiatives. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Vulcan, a listed mining firm, said it received a letter on Tuesday stating the bookstore’s withdrawal of its backdoor listing plan. “After careful deliberation and many [...] The post No backdoor listing for National Book Store appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Beware of the pricing tricks that make us spend more

In last week’s MoneyMax.ph column, I discussed how our psychology could be playing a role in stopping us from spending our money wisely. One such fallacy I discussed was the lure of advertisements and promotional tactics. There is significant research available on how retailers use psychological pricing tactics to bait people to spend unnecessarily. So [...] The post Beware of the pricing tricks that make us spend more appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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