LET me share my unsettling experience in 2003 when, as general manager of an English-language services company, I ran a want ad for editors. Most of the 100 applicants had an AB in English or mass communication; three were magna cum laudes and six cum laudes; and 10 even had master's degrees. But their job application letters — with two or three exceptions — were written in incredibly strange, convoluted, stilted English like this one below:
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MANILA, Philippines — "Mega Star" Sharon Cuneta explained why she was not able to attend the premiere night of her daughter KC Concepcion's international film "Asian Persuasion."
On Nov. 30, 2023, Chris Nelson, British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) Executive director/trustee highlighted the Chamber’s consistent support and advocacy on ensuring food security and boosting trade and investments in the country by putting emphasis on the UK-PH meat trade and successfully celebrating its Philippine-British Meat Trade Mission Year-end Gathering at One World Butchers, Makati City.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Nearly 200 nations agreed Thursday to launch a fund to support countries hit by global warming, in a "historic" moment at the start of UN climate talks in the oil-rich UAE.
WASHINGTON – Maverick Carter, the manager and business partner of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, told federal investigators in 2021 he had bet on NBA games through an illegal bookmaker, The Washington Post reported on Thursday (Friday Manila time).
PARIS, France — Zurich and Singapore are the most expensive cities in the world ahead of New York amid the ever-rising cost of living, according to rankings published Thursday by The Economist magazine.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The UN climate conference opens in Dubai on Thursday with nations urged to increase the pace of action on global warming and phase out fossil fuels, amid intense scrutiny of oil-rich hosts UAE.
MANILA, Philippines — Studio Ghibli's "The Boy and the Heron," legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film in a decade, is now slated to come out in the Philippines on January 8, 2024.