Wednesday, August 5th 2015

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The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said the generation charge for the month of July, which will be reflected in consumers’ August power bills, should...

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Local output—measured as the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)—may have accelerated in the second quarter, but likely at a pace slower than that reported...

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Changes in the United States disease-classification system this year would bode well for the local business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry, particularly the health-care information-management subsector,...

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV to appear before it and substantiate his allegations of bribery against two...

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PRESIDENTIAL Communications Secretary Herminio B. Coloma Jr. dared administration critics on Tuesday to prove that Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II is...

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AFTER bringing the case of the Canadian waste dumping in the Philippines before the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, environmental group BAN Toxics (BT)...

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been urged to consider the use of the Transparent Election System (Tapat) amid the legal and other problems...

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FOUR New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas and a soldier were killed on Monday, after the rebels ambushed a convoy of policemen and soldiers in...
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CEMENT firm Holcim Philippines Inc. on Tuesday said it is buying key assets of Lafarge Republic Inc. as part of the global merger of...

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PHILIPPINE Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan admitted that his company has “fallen off the saddle”—at least in the profitability standpoint—as...

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MAX’S Group Inc. on Tuesday said it will expand its pizza brand to the United Arab Emirates this year, the first international expansion since...

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THE Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) said on Tuesday that only two of the four interested firms pursued their bids for...

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PHINMA Corp. on Tuesday said it acquired additional stake in Southwestern University (SWU) from the school’s founders, the Aznar family. The company said it acquired...

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TWO of the largest television networks in the Philippines claimed on Tuesday that they both led the ratings war last month, with one asserting...
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TAB BALDWIN is not about to slam the door on three big-name players who already expressed doubts on their inclusion on the Gilas Pilipinas...

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COLLEGE of Saint Benilde had its guns firing from all angles to rout  San Sebastian College, 88-66, on Tuesday in the 91st National Collegiate...

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AUGUST will be a busy month for Philippine touch football with a local tournament set at the Mall of Asia Sands by the Bay...

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HOPE springs eternal goes the saying.  And so, American Coach Tab Baldwin had included June Mar Fajardo, Marc Pingris and LA Tenorio in the...

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By Beth Harris / The Associated Press KAZAN, Russia—The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden lowered her own...

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GILAS Head Coach Tab Baldwin finally bared his wish list composed of 16 of the finest players in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)—13 of...
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By Gerard Ramos / Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor WELL, that was quick. Wasn’t it only recently when it was reported in this newspaper and elsewhere that...

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By David Pierson / Los Angeles Times YAHOO! unveiled a live video texting app on Wednesday that could boost the company’s mobile presence and help it...

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By David Ng / Los Angeles Times AS the director and founder of the Comité Rodin in Paris, Jérôme Le Blay has dedicated his career...

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By Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas THE country’s rival telecommunication companies (telcos) are testing the local “electronic sports” (eSports) market by hosting their respective “Clash of...

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By Heather Somerville / San Jose Mercury News/TNS OAKLAND, California—The broken printer frayed Ross Armstrong’s last nerve. He had to make photo copies of the...

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By Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas AN Ortigas-owned gaming development company is set to create an augment reality (AR) application (app) that would allow moviegoers to...
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Story & photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes NOW, this is not about the Lannisters, Starks, Targaryans and what not. Rather, it’s about...

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THE Toyota Hilux launch theme was “impact.” And impact it was that dealers and journalists got this week at Clark, Pampanga. The stage alone...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino INDEED, the fifth-generation Ford Explorer Sport variant is packaged to be versatile, comfortable and dynamic to indulge almost...

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Story & photo By Patrick Tulfo SOLAR Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (Star Corp.), the exclusive distributor of BYD vehicles in the country, held an...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes SINCE its inception in 2008, Nissan’s GT Academy has risen to undeniable prominence. Now on...

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Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is a privately owned Chinese company wherein noted American billionaire Warren Buffet...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino FUEL is an important catalyst not only because it runs the vehicle, but mainly for the type and...

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IN April I was told I could get my renewed driver’s license in June.  Not to be mailed to my postal address but for...

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Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo ISUZU may pride itself in being unique in the automotive industry inasmuch as they are one of the few...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes DESPITE the differences in the world’s religions, Hinduism prevailed mostly in India and Nepal with...
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By Rizal Raoul Reyes ONE of the biggest—if not the biggest—lifetime investments of a typical Filipino family is buying a home. In response to this need...

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I RECENTLY read a piece about workplace design and it reminded me about Arch. Frank Lloyd Wright and what he did in designing a...

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By Vernon Gabrielle Velasco THE local condominium market is steadily growing and becoming increasingly competitive as evidenced by residential towers and communities being developed left...

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By Marianne Grace Sarmiento FOILACAR Industries, an innovator of car-paint protection in the country, is now planning to expand its reach, from automotive to architecture,...

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OVER the past few years, the bout with disasters and calamities has almost certainly become part of every Filipino people’s way of life. Somehow, we’ve...

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By Vernon Gabrielle Velasco THERE’S a boutique hotel nestled right exactly where the landmark Blanco Center used to be on Salcedo Village in Makati City, which reminds...
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By Mark Drajem / Bloomberg News THE Obama administration plans to offer new incentives for solar and wind energy in its plan to cut power-plant emission as...

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NEW YORK—Although four in 10 adults have never heard the phrase “climate change,” many are aware that something is amiss with local weather patterns,...

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UNITED NATIONS—Small island-nations that say climate-change threatens their very existence are asking the UN Security Council to do more to address the issue as...
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By Rizal Raoul Reyes | Contributor INNOVATIONS initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have boosted local technologies which have benefited the inventors and...

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MANILA City officials, disaster risk reduction officers and Manila residents participated in a simulated flood and storm-surge drill conducted on July 19 in Baseco, Tondo,...

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TEMELIN NUCLEAR PLANT, Czech Republic—A quarter-century after the collapse of communism, Central Europe faces a new divide: irreconcilable visions of nuclear power that pit...
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By Seth borenstein / The Associated Press WASHINGTON—The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed...

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‘WE used to cut trees and catch wild animals in the forest. Not anymore. We have learned that we are better off protecting the forest...

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BANGKOK—Activists are applauding the Thai prime minister’s order that tentatively halts a planned coal-fired power plant and seaport near popular tourist beaches in southern...
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  Mandaluyong City holds the newest Guinness World Record for having the largest Zumba class ever recorded on Sunday. A total of  12,975 participants, mostly...

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  It starts as a single cell and grows into a merciless disease that claims millions of lives year after year. Cancer, as the disease...

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  The Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute defines cancer as an abnormal growth of cells that  rapidly reproduce despite restriction of space, nutrients shared by other...

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  WHEN someone tells you breast cancer, what comes into your mind immediately?  Death sentence, that’s what.  This is especially true among women. Understandably so.  Around...

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  ‘We are poised on the brink of a climate change unlike any witnessed during the past two millenniums,” said a statement read during the...

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  The Department of Health-Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (DOH-Mimaropa), in coordination with the local government of Marinduque, on July 21 launched its “Oplan Kain...

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  The rainy season has now officially started, and it only means two things: One, bidding good-bye to shorts, swimsuits and tank tops to be...

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  Crocodile and sharks are not the deadliest living creatures.  Public enemy No. 1 is that tiny speck of a living thing that irritates many...

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  Health Secretary Janette Garin has assured the public not to panic as the agency is fully ready and capable of detecting, isolating and treating...
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By Nick Perry / The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — If it’s confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian...

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NETANYA, Israel—The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the “Israeli Riviera” and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to...

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SALT LAKE CITY—The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking...

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IN the history of the Church, heresies prevail which prompt the Church to clarify, define and defend the basic truths of the Catholic faith. As early...

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FOR Tapella Executive Chef and co-owner Robert Spakowski, it was a toss-up among radio, television and restaurant as the platform from where he would build...

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By Danielle Gabriel TRADITIONAL fabric use does not always mean outdated fashion.  Indigenous textile designers proved this during the International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE) public...
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