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MVP to youth during RVR award acceptance, 'Be bold because you're young enough to fail' 30-Jul-15, 9:22 AM | Jose Bimbo Santos, InterAksyon.com

JESSICA ZAFRA | Uber is the new 'lechong manok' 09-Aug-15, 4:12 PM | JESSICA ZAFRA

MARIE YUVIENCO | Les précédents dangereuses 22-Aug-15, 12:09 PM | MARIE YUVIENCO | Les précédents dangereuses

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PAL letting go of ground handling, non-core services in domestic station restructuring PAL letting go of ground handling, non-core services in domestic station restructuring Philippine Airlines (PAL) management said Thursday it will undertake a business restructuring of its domestic station effective November 9, 2015, in line with efforts to…

Cignal TV posts 1-M subscribers goal as exec announces mobile streaming service Cignal TV posts 1-M subscribers goal as exec announces mobile streaming service Pay-TV provider Cignal TV reached its 2015 target of one million subscribers in August, making it the first pay-TV provider to do so in the…

VIDEO, SPEECH | At business forum, Binay vows: Cha-cha, better infra, sanctity of contracts VIDEO, SPEECH | At business forum, Binay vows: Cha-cha, better infra, sanctity of contracts UPDATE2, 11:58 PM-Promising a more consultative, inclusive and facilitative presidency, Vice President Binay told foreign and local businessmen Thursday he will champion policies and programs…

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COMMENTARY | New #UPMaroons logo mere fashion statement, not reflection of UP radicalism 9:41 am | Merck Maguddayao, InterAksyon.com COMMENTARY | New #UPMaroons logo mere fashion statement, not reflection of UP radicalismThe new UP Maroons logo has created a lot of buzz, including this one from Merck Maguddayao, who said it does not reflect the radicalism that the university stood for in the previous decades.

MARIE YUVIENCO | Les précédents dangereuses 12:09 pm | MARIE YUVIENCO | Les précédents dangereuses MARIE YUVIENCO | Les précédents dangereusesIn the exercise of its prerogative to enact laws, Congress deemed it wise to declare that certain crimes are so grave that, if convicted, an accused deserves capital punishment, and such crimes are non-bailable particularly if the evidence of guilt is strong. Enrile v. Sandiganbayan up-ends that.

COCKTALES | Rockwell commands highest condo lease rates, says survey 11:34 am | Victor C Agustin COCKTALES | Rockwell commands highest condo lease rates, says surveyResidential condos at the Fort may command the highest rent per square meter, but condos in Rockwell get leased faster than their counterparts in Makati's Ayala Center and the Fort, according to a new survey of Colliers.

SPEECH | PNoy extols Robredo as public service exemplar, lists tragedies of August 11:12 pm | InterAksyon.com SPEECH | PNoy extols Robredo as public service exemplar, lists tragedies of AugustPeople refer to August as the Ghost Month, a time deemed bad for business and other ventures. To President Benigno Aquino III, it brings memories of death and sadness, and he listed them Tuesday as he recalled his crisis three years ago when death claimed a member of the Cabinet, Jesse Robredo.

COCKTALES | Estrada ignores De Lima, as SM battles Manila's 'confiscatory' tax hike 11:23 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Estrada ignores De Lima, as SM battles Manila\The SM Group like many Chinoy businesses is not known for taking City Hall to court, especially when the mayor not only happens to be the former president whose political reach still extends to the Senate and, of course, neighboring San Juan.

COCKTALES | US embassy will have China govt hotel partner as Army-Navy neighbor 2:40 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | US embassy will have China govt hotel partner as Army-Navy neighborFans of cold war, espionage and conspiracy theories will seize on this: With the destruction and redevelopment of the Army-Navy Club, the US embassy has overnight found itself cheek-by-jowl neighbor to a local partner of a Chinese state-owned hotel operator.

EMPOWERED OR EXPLOITED? 'Sharing economy' surge creates labor conundrum 7:49 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse EMPOWERED OR EXPLOITED? \They drive for Uber, deliver groceries for Instacart, run errands for TaskRabbit, and rent spare rooms on Airbnb. Are these the new, empowered participants in the "sharing economy," or workers being exploited by well-funded technology companies?

KONTRA SONA | Daang Matuwid is a straight path - leading directly to the abyss 1:33 am | Makabayan Bloc, House of Representatives KONTRA SONA | Daang Matuwid is a straight path - leading directly to the abyssIn essence, Makabayan said the vaunted Daang Matuwid is a straight path, indeed - but directly leading to the abyss of deeper poverty, nonstop shenanigans, foreign exploitation, industrial collapse and joblessness, human rights violations, a breakdown in public services.

OPINION | The reality of global warming: We're all frogs in a pot of slowly boiling water 11:36 am | Roz Pidcock, Reuters OPINION | The reality of global warming: We\Climate change won't treat all countries the same. Often the most serious and damaging effects will happen in the countries that are least able to cope.

JESSICA ZAFRA | Uber is the new 'lechong manok' 4:12 pm | JESSICA ZAFRA JESSICA ZAFRA | Uber is the new \The fleets of new cars meant for Uber arrive without new roads to drive them on, further congesting our streets. Sudden downpours and flashfloods further complicate matters.

Will China lose historic opportunity as rising benevolent power, natural world leader? Part 4 of 4 10:12 am | Cesar Polvorosa Jr., Special to InterAksyon.com Will China lose historic opportunity as rising benevolent power, natural world leader? Part 4 of 4Cesar Polvorosa Jr., a professor of economics and world geography in Canada, details key aspects of China's history that can help produce insights into the dynamics of the rising superpower's possible future relations with its neighbors, specifically the Philippines.

COCKTALES | Lucio Tan, Ayala Land battle for control of Gatchalian's Plastic City 3:03 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Lucio Tan, Ayala Land battle for control of Gatchalian\Taipan Lucio Tan's Philippine National Bank and Ayala Land have been quietly wrestling over the 21-hectare Plastic City complex in Valenzuela, with PNB managing so far to scuttle an initial condominium project of debt-saddled property owner William Gatchalian and his new ally, Ayala's Avida unit.

JESSICA ZAFRA | Fantastic Four: They forgot the fun 1:47 pm | JESSICA ZAFRA JESSICA ZAFRA | Fantastic Four: They forgot the funIt's about a botched experiment that turns the leads into a guy with stretchable limbs, an invisible girl, a guy on fire, and a pile of rocks. Does anyone see the comic possibilities inherent in the material? The filmmakers don't. They're too busy over-explaining their pseudo-science.