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RP’s ‘parols’ adorn Vienna’s Christkindlmarkt

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By Hector Pascua – In line with cultural promotion program of the Philippine Embassy in Vienna, parols (Philippine lanterns) from a Philippine province were again one of the main attractions of the ongoing Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market) in Vienna, Austria.

Rice in the Philippines: Promise and Neglect

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By Ian Williams Laguna, Philippines – Robert Zeigler was a terrific host, bubbling with enthusiasm as he told me about the new varieties of rice that could bring enormous relief to the world’s poor.

The Motherless Generation

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Separation anxiety: For Shyrelyn Diaz, going abroad would mean leaving her son By KRISTA MAHR / MABINI It’s almost time for dinner in little Italy. A man walks along the street in shorts, dangling a cigarette from one hand, pushing a stroller with the other. Kids mill around a Read more »

Filipino Author Syjuco Wins Man Asian Literary Prize

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Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) — Miguel Syjuco of the Philippines won the second annual Man Asian Literary Prize for “Ilustrado,” a debut novel that begins as a murder mystery and expands into a family saga spanning 150 years of his country’s history.

UnionBank of the Philippines: Making the difference as a Filipino

By Justo A. Ortiz, Chairman & CEO – We realize that the efficient allocation of resources is what drives economic growth, and economic growth is the sine qua non of improved living standards. As the primary agent for economic growth in market economies, the core responsibility of business to society Read more »

Most Filipinos indifferent on who wins the US elections

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MOST FILIPINOS say it will not matter for the Philippines who wins the 2008 US presidential elections. But for the majority of those who feel otherwise, a win by Democrat candidate Barack Obama over the Republicans’ John McCain would be preferable.

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