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The name “Mai” is derived from the word “Ma-i” or “Mayi”, a maritime trading state located in the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao archipelago.* “Ma-i” was known for its unique trading practice based on honesty and trust.**

This news site seeks to emulate the practice of honesty and trust of “Ma-i” in conducting its business and performing its social function.

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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma-i. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Philippines_(900-1521)

** Wang Zenping, Reading Song-Ming Records on the Pre-colonial History of the Philippines, paper presented to the International Convention for Asia Scholars, 19-22 August 2003, Singapore, page 252.