Tuesday, June 30th 2015

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Insufficient ethanol production in the country has prompted the Department of Energy (DOE) to temporarily relax the 10-percent bioethanol-blend requirement in gasoline fuel. “Ethanol-blend requirement…may be...

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Ten companies from the Mercosur trading bloc are actively exploring opportunities in the Philippines, according to the head of the Mercosur-Asean Chamber of Commerce...

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Unstable oil prices in the world market and an ongoing territorial dispute between the Philippines and China have led to a low turnout of...

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The Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) has maintained its growth target at 7 percent to 8 percent for the rest of 2015, except for...

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By the Philippine News Agency and Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz Despite the higher excise taxes on cigarettes, Republic Act (RA) 10351, or the Excise...

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THE chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Monday said that if only the Small Town Lottery (STL) operators would remit their...

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A FILIPINO-GERMAN joint venture won the contract to maintain the largest component of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3, the Department of Transportation...

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THE Commission on Elections-Special Bids and Awards Committee 2 (Comelec-SBAC 2) declared a failure of bidding on Tuesday for the P2.07-billion contract for the...
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PHILIPPINE Realty and Holdings Corp. (PhilRealty) on Tuesday said it will diversify its business to include power, health care and education, in a move...

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THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday has opened its third satellite office in a shopping mall in Ortigas Center as the agency...

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THE Bistro Group is expanding its chain of restaurants in the country with the addition of a new international hospitality casual-dining brand by the...

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OUTGOING Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla urged the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) to stand by its decision to impose penalties against power...

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By Justine Anjanique P. Jordan SECURITY software company Trend Micro advised computer users to be wary of one of the “most sophisticated” threats to information...

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The National Food Authority (NFA) on Tuesday said it has launched an investigation into reports that fake rice is being sold in Davao City. The...
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LONDON—As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three...

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STAR begins its quest to defend the crown that is left of its grand-slam collection against top seed Alaska in Game One of their...

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BARANGAY Ginebra San Miguel Head Coach Frankie Lim failed to reach the semifinals in his maiden conference in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). And to compound...

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EARL SCOTTIE THOMPSON shook off an ice-cold start to help power University of Perpetual Help past Lyceum of the Philippines University, 70-61, for its first victory in...

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STAR Margarine shoots for its third straight win in as many games today but with a mission more meaningful than the previous two triumphs. This...

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By Chris Lehourites / The Associated Press LONDON—After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week,...
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By Omar L. Gallaga / Austin American-Statesman AS this sentence was being written, about a dozen notifications just happened. It used to take some effort to...

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By Gianna G. Maniego BACK in the day, people would rush home to catch the latest episode of their favorite TV show. Whether it was Marimar or Pangako Sa...

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By Luaine Lee  |  Tribune News Service LOS ANGELES—The secret to a happy marriage and family is to do everything backward, actress Mary McDonnell says. The...

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By Samito Jalbuena THE inside secret that many know yet are afraid or coy to discuss in the wide open, has been the tantalizing “innuendo”...

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As a beauty writer and enthusiast, I have a lot of makeup and skin-care products. Some are samples I received from brands while others...

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Nara Schoenberg | Chicago Tribune LOVE, success and juice cleanses can wait, apparently. Decluttering—as embodied in the quirky Japanese import The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying...
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Story &  photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes ACCORDING to Chinese culture, people associated with the lucky number “3” have strong personalities. They...

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Story by Patrick Tulfo / Photos by Randy S. Peregrino AFTER a glittery launch at the glitzy grand ballroom of the Marriott Hotel at Resorts...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino VEHICLE generational changes create opportunities for manufacturers to further develop their respective models.  The ninth-generation Honda Accord 3.5...

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I HAD just had a memorable weekend for three reasons. One, the weekend was spent in Baguio City. What other place in Luzon can...

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IMAGINE a vehicle with the robustness and functionality of an sport-utility vehicle, comfort and ride of a sedan, and the touch of a coupe....

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes THE Carmudi Racing Team, just like the online portal which is making waves on the...

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WHEN it rains, it pours. That’s a tired cliché, as tired as the corruption charges hurled left and right at the haplessly woeful Binay...

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ONE’S dominance, or anything else for that matter, can only go the distance if one knows how to balance work and play, with the...

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Story & Photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes A “DADBOD” is a newly coined term now trending in media. It was introduced to...

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AFTER three successful road trips to summer destinations, like Zambales, Boracay and Baler, Caltex Lubricants Philippines held the fourth and final leg of Havoline’s...
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By Issa Quirante CENTURY Properties Group Inc. (CPGI), a forerunner of premium real-estate developments in the country, has forged a strategic partnership with AccorHotels, the...

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OVER the past few weeks, my Facebook timeline has been flooded by news and reactions stemming from a recent ruling handed down by the...

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THE Filinvest Group’s bid to gain a strong foothold to the high-end market is most apparent in Filinvest City, the premier business district of...

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By Issa Quirante WHAT is a residential Eden? Leading Philippine real estate firm Century Properties has the answer in Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong City—a rare...

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IT is a fact that, for the past several years now, the booming business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry has been a major driver of real-estate...

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WITH its unparalleled expertise through decades of experience in the housing industry, Camella, the flagship brand of Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc., has redefined...
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WASHINGTON—Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100,...

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NEW DELHI—Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action...

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By Thalif Deen | Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations, which is tasked with the protection of the global environment, has asserted that climate...
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By Rizal Raoul Reyes | Correspondent JANELLA MAE SALAMANIA is one of the Philippines’s promising scientists. She distinguished herself during her undergraduate years as a...

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‘TONIGHT, I would like to look back to where I came from and look forward to where I am going. I am a son...

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AFTER the successful and initial implementation of recycling fishing nets in the Philippines, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is ready to export the program...
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Story & photos by Manuel T. Cayon | Mindanao Bureau Chief CORON, Palawan—Nineteen Filipino youths from across the Philippines were awarded grants to implement individual marine-conservation...

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming—Scientists are putting tracking devices on an unusual species—people—as they try to learn more about how their movements affect ecosystems in national parks. Park...

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UNITED NATIONS—The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday giving a green light to develop a new treaty for the conservation of marine...
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By Hazel Sartorio With the modern busy lifestyle of the Filipinos, it is very hard to keep a healthy and balanced lifestyle. From the wonders...

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By Andy Leuterio / Special to Health&Fitness, Photo by Iking Dalusong KOBE PARAS has his work cut out for him, and he knows it. Only 17-years...

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The various social-media platforms have popularized many health-and-fitness practices and routines. Everyone who has Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or whatever you have on the worldwide...

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By Henrylito D. Tacio We are living in an age of increased toxicity in our society. Poor digestion; reduced liver function; poor elimination practices through...

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By Nazarene Leyco Most successful young people would love to trade places with this young lass who travels the world just to know what people...

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By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to...

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 What’s in store when you give in to Cadbury’s smooth and chocolatey goodness? You’ve probably already watched and enjoyed the adorably sweet four-part Cadbury Dairy...

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By Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco In observance of June as No-Smoking Month, the Department of Health (DOH) has reminded partner-agencies, schools, universities, colleges and parents to religiously...

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By Henrylito D. Tacio Vanessa, 48, wants to talk to a friend about some problems she’s been having lately: She can’t sleep, she frequently breaks...
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First of four parts THIS was the decision issued by our Supreme Court (SC) almost five months ago.  In Leus v. St. Scholastica’s College Westgrove,...

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By Christian Ver A. Marcelo / Special to the BusinessMirror SMART Communications, together with the Community of Learners Foundation (COLF), launched the Smart TechnoCart, a portable...

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RELATIONSHIP is always an interesting topic to discuss. There’s the personal kind, the one that we love talking about among family and friends almost anytime...

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By Bradley Klapper | The Associated Press VIENNA—The top American and Iranian diplomats faced each other across a square table in a 19th-century Viennese palace,...

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VATICAN CITY—The Vatican signed a treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help...

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By Corazon Damo-Santiago FAITH is a theological virtue. A gift from God. “It is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain...
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