Tuesday, June 30th 2015

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Thinning power reserves, which could result in power outages, forced the Department of Energy (DOE) to place Luzon on red alert on Monday afternoon. Despite...

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The country’s economic growth, measured in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), could still breach 7 percent this year, on the back of “massive”...

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President Aquino, aiming to fast-track government efforts to spur economic activity in the countryside, on Monday personally checked on progress of ongoing projects seen to boost...

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Leading online job site JobStreet.com has revealed the top 10 companies in the Philippines where Filipinos aspire to work. In the second year of JobStreet.com’s...

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The National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) is seeking a new feed-in-tariff (FiT) rate of P7.93 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for wind projects. According to Energy Secretary...

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Even as shoppers flock to the Internet to get the skinny on everything they want to buy, many wealthy patrons still prefer the traditional...

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Second of two parts THE Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) declared Boracay as the Favorite Beach Destination 2015 during the annual Matta Fair...

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BASED on the e-mails I receive on a daily basis, stock-market investors generally fall into two major camps. There are those who are confused...
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MAX’S Group Inc., the country’s largest casual dining-chain operator, expects fewer store closures this year as its consolidation efforts following its acquisition of the...

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PRYCE Gases Inc. (PGI), a distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is interested to acquire a 10-percent participating interest in Service Contract (SC) 55. In...

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THE cellular unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) continued to outpace its competitor in the postpaid space of the mobile-services market, a...

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PUBLICLY listed firm DFNN Inc. is seeking a change in the amount of liquidated damages to be paid by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office...

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WHOLESALE grocery-distribution company Suy Sing Commercial Corp. expects to sustain its 10-percent year-on-year growth, on the back of its continued expansion nationwide. Tina Tan, president...

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have identified the “most stable” improved rice varieties in a trial,...
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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 Bill Dwyre / Los Angeles Times LONDON—The Wimbledon story lines came into clearer focus here on Saturday, as many of the leading players met...

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THE Philippines found itself in an unfamiliar situation in the draw for the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) Asia Men’s Championship in August. But no one’s...

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MORE than 3,000 runners—wearing issued clip-on LED headlights—answered the gun for this year’s Energizer Night Race last Saturday night at Filinivest City in Alabang. The...

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TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR. should consider adding the words “The Controversial” or “Controversy” to his name so either it would be The Controversial Timothy Bradley...

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By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press SERENA Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam. If it were up to her, no one would notice. Williams...
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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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By Saba Hamedy  | Los Angeles Times SETH MACFARLANE’S comedy Ted 2 fell short of tracking expectations with a $32.9-million launch as Jurassic World and Inside Out...

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OFTENTIMES, I catch myself pondering about the state of the country. Will it ever become better? What will the next generation be witness to?...

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Pat Santos transports us to Sicily, the Mediterranean’s most alluring destination. Once settled since ancient times by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Greeks, the...

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No doubt, Jett Pangan is having the best of both worlds at this point in his career. Jett continues to be in a league...
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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 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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IT’S a known fact that the kind of lifestyle, enjoyment and inspiration we derive from where we live or where we work has a...

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INTERNATIONAL property portal Lamudi recently acquired MyProperty.ph to strengthen its position in the country’s online real-estate market. “The partnership enables Lamudi to expand its position...

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ARCA South, a sprawling property launched by Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) in 2014, is on track to complete phase-one development by the end of...
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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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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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SALT LAKE CITY—The top legislative body of the Episcopal Church is reviewing its policies on alcohol and addiction as part of the churchwide soul-searching...

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CORAZON DAYRO ONG, the entrepreneur behind Foodsphere Inc., manufacturer of CDO food products, recalls that, 40 years ago, she and her husband Jose “Pepe”...

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has set training sessions for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon (CL) this year...

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan MATHEMATICS learning centers that teach speed and accuracy in calculations are sprouting like mushrooms from here and there. But there is another...
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