Monday, July 6th 2015

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First of two parts IT is said that in solving a problem or confronting a challenge, identifying the cause is already halfway through its solution. So...

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GREECE is really a small, barely significant country with a population of 11 million and makes up about one-and-a-half percent of the total annual European...

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OUR Asean neighbor, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is all set to remove by September the current 49-percent cap on ownership of many listed companies...

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LAST week my hometown Baler played host to the country’s 13th celebration of Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day on June 30. The day officially commemorates General Emilio Aguinaldo’s...

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Conclusion Communication    TO be effective, the government must keep the public informed of its activities, programs and policies, and citizens must be able to communicate...

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I am writing to file a complaint on a news article that was published online in your web site dated June 15, 2015. The...

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THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is calling on flour millers to reduce flour prices by at least P40 per bag to reflect...

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By Recto Mercene CHINA assured the Philippines on Monday that it will not go to war over the contested isles and shoals on the West...
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By Mary Grace Padin & Manuel T. Cayon | Mindanao Bureau Chief THE National Food Authority (NFA) on Monday asked canteens and carinderias (eateries) all over...

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A local program that aims to improve the productivity of sugarcane farms has drawn the interest of other sugar-producing countries, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA)...

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LIVESTOCK feed maker Philippine Foremost Milling Corp. (PFMC) bagged top honors from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) for strict adherence to international manufacturing and...

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THE European Central Bank (ECB) may choose to buy time for politicians to discuss the referendum that has left Greece’s finances hanging by a thread. While...

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IT should not have gotten this far. That is the view of equity managers overseeing more than $3.7 trillion, who say the game of...

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  BUDGET airline Cebu Pacific has no plans to relinquish its foothold in the local aviation market, strengthening its position as the Philippines’s new “eagle.” Cebu...
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LONDON—About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova,...

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  ALASKA again rode on its teamwork down the stretch and completed a 3-0 sweep of defending champion Star in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)...

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A FEW weeks ago I was in Paris for a week of touring and sightseeing. One day, after visiting historic Normandy, our tour bus...

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By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press LONDON—Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring,...

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LONDON—Marathon man John Isner is at it again at Wimbledon. The winner of the longest match in tennis history found himself involved in another never-ending one...

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NATIONAL Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) stars Baser Amer of San Beda College and Earl Scottie Thompson of University of Perpetual Help have several things...
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By Alison Bowen / Chicago Tribune MOST people start a house hunt with a wish list. Must-haves might be a garage, a yard, plenty of natural light or...

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By Mary Carol Garrity / Tribune News Service A FAVORITE part of my job is helping customers turn their houses into homes, truly unique dwellings that reflect...

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By Saba Hamedy LOS Angeles Times Male strippers and the return of the Terminator were not enough to excite moviegoers, who instead flocked to leftovers,...

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Fashion designers are being accorded significance by major museums around the world. Guo Pei, Anna Sui and Vivienne Tam are featured in China: Through...

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Piolo Pascual is definitely on a roll. His latest movie, Star Cinema’s The Break-Up Playlist, is reportedly doing very well at the box office. It’s...

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A hairstylist once told me never to settle for hair color that’s safe because looking “normal” didn’t suit me. So when she was doing my...
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By Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes | Photos by Randy Peregrino FROM a small village northeast of Ulm in southern Germany, playing with his...

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Story & photos by Tet Andolong ONE of the most common topics among families and friends nowadays is traffic in Metro Manila. I learned that...

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THIEVES abound.  Whether in public or in private domain, they are all over. But some of the most pathetic are the fakers, those wicked,...

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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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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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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—About a third of the world’s polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse-gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a...

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By Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco / Correspondent THE Wattah! Wattah! Festival in San Juan City should not be remembered only as the dousing of water, but should be a...

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By Manuel T. Cayon / Mindanao Bureau Chief DAVAO CITY—New structures that would be finished in the next two to five years would now showcase the...
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii—A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking, five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot...

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FOUR successful scientists and alumni of the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Philippine Science High School (PSHS) will give career-related talks in celebration of...

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THE Philippine Agricultural Journalists Inc. (PAJ)—in partnership with Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), Smart Communications and Philex Mining Corp.—will conduct four regional seminar-workshops for journalists,...
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FISH harvest among small fishermen in the Philippines continues to shrink for decades now. Experts attributed this to overfishing, illegal and destructive fishing practices and...

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NINETEEN officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are taking part in a three-day Experiential Learning Program in Hanoi, Vietnam, to learn...

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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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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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DES MOINES, Iowa—Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa have called on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope...

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By Corazon Damo-Santiago A sea of humanity that came to attend the canonization of Maria Goretti cannot be accommodated in Saint Peter’s Basilica, the biggest church...

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PHILADELPHIA—A prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his US trip houses a former Church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse...

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By Leony R. Garcia Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. An increasing number of individuals are choosing to put off this...

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INGENUITY and a clear understanding of consumer needs and demands are vital in developing and advancing a start-up brand in the contemporary market. This...

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan Eduardo’s Peri-Peri, a casual-dining restaurant in the Philippines, is planning to expand its branches to as much as 200 in a...
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