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INVESTOR confidence in the certainty and stability of local investment laws may have been damaged by the recent finding by the Commission on Audit (COA)...

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First of three parts IN the decades that spanned four administrations, including the government of Fidel V. Ramos, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) was...

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BUSINESSES across the country look to hiring more employees—not just for the July-to-September period, but in the final three months—as the entire archipelago ramps up...

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THE results of last week’s nego-tiations for an expanded air-services agreement between the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were “more or less fair”...

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A MILITANT labor group chided President Aquino for allegedly tolerating the “incompetence” of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis N. Tolentino to address the...

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THE camp of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay slammed the Aquino administration for misleading the public and claiming that there are no budget cuts...

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SEN. Grace Poe is in hot water after publicly supporting the protest of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members against Justice Secretary Leila de Lima...

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THE Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is on pace to meet its 2015 target of 175 information...
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CARGILL Inc., a global producer and supplier of feeds and agricultural goods, will invest $200 million to put up feeds manufacturing and chicken-growing stations...

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THE biggest semiconductor and electronics  manufacturer in the country, Texas Instruments (TI) Philippines, is set to infuse $10 million for the expansion of its...

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PROFITS of tugboat operator Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc. tumbled during the first half of the year on weaker revenues as it had to...

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THE consumer broadband brand of Globe Telecom Inc. is still the fastest growing broadband brand in the country after it sustained a strong performance...

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LAST WEEK THE local equities market suffered its biggest decline since 2013 during the start of the week as it tracked global sell-off. The benchmark Philippine...

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THE country’s lenders look more and more toward the provinces for new markets and increasingly less in the urban centers as competition from foreign banks...
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NATIONAL University (NU) held off University of Santo Tomas (UST) in a tight first-set duel, came from behind to snatch the second frame then...

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GILAS Pilipinas takes on Asian nemesis South Korea on Monday in the annual William R. Jones Cup invitational basketball tournament at the New Taipei...

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DENVER Nuggets star Kenneth Faried took the long hard route to the National Basketball Association, and among the factors that contributed to his success was...

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WHEN Dennis Rodman first came over to Manila with some retired National Basketball Association (NBA) players for a game in 2006, I was working...

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By Eddie Pells / The Associated Press BEIJING—Usain Bolt’s final gold medal at the Bird’s Nest came gift-wrapped. With a red-white-and-blue bow, too. The world’s fastest man made...

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By Pat Graham / The Associated Press BEIJING—This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton. To get where the American decathlete wanted to...
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ONE film that we are excited to watch is Jerrold Tarog’s Heneral Luna, which opens in select cinemas on September 9. We have always made time...

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WHENEVER I am out of the country, drugstore shopping is one of my favorite things to do. My non-Filipino friends are amused at how much...

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AND I say what about breakfast at Tiffany’s...” goes the lyrics of a song inspired by the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn and George...

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By Carol Crotta / Los Angeles Times IF you don’t know the term “integrative veterinary medicine” and you have pets, you might want to become familiar...

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CHARLES EDWARDS planned to earn a black belt by the time he was 50, but in the three years since he’s been studying the...

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By Tyrone Beason / The Seattle Times JUST as I set foot into a busy intersection on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle, a sport-utility vehicle appears in the...
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RECENTLY introduced in the country, the new generation Toyota Hilux Pickup boasts of more daring and commanding characteristics compared to its predecessor.  Now with...

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A WORD of warning to those who are planning to buy the Volkswagen Beetle. If you’re paranoid or suffering from inferiority complex or simply just...

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IMAGINE a ride to heaven and back. Well, not exactly the kind of paradise you have in mind, wherein you meet Saint Peter at...

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THE good news for the common tao is fuel prices continue to go down to the eternal joy of motorists from virtually all walks...

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By Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino A REWARDING trip begins with a great vehicle and ends with a spectacular destination. There are also...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF the Volkswagen Golf GTI blew your mind in more ways than one, then, it...

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ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) continues to enjoy stellar performance for the first seven months of 2015, selling 4,876 units more compared to the same...

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By Patrick Tulfo / Photos by Ronald Rey de los Reyes IT seems that Mazda is on a roll nowadays. It has been launching one...

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WAS it in 1989 that the Lexus ES 350 first saw the light of day in the US? It’s been 26 years, indeed, when...

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SOME animals are compared to cars because of their behavior, power, style and speed.  In Thailand, the elephant was chosen as the country’s national...
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By Issa Quirante THE morning air is always crisp, the afternoons are often a mixture of subdued warmth and a laid-back atmosphere, and the sun...

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I’VE always had a huge fondness for the kind of heritage structures we have here in the Philippines. I’ve had the unique opportunity to...

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THE best way to describe him would be simply this: He is a rock star in the Philippine real-estate industry. A businessman by profession but a...

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By Marianne Grace Sarmiento ROCKWELL Primaries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Land, continues to reach a bigger market with its newest integrated vertical village...

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By Vernon Velasco EARNING itself the moniker “Quezon City’s University Belt (U-Belt),” Katipunan Avenue feeds into three of Metro Manila’s, and the Philippines’s, top learning institutions—Ateneo...

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FOR 10 straight years, the Philippine property sector experienced good times and, according to a leading property expert, the good news is that it...
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By Kitty Stapp / Inter Press Service NEW YORK—Following in the footsteps of Pope Francis, who has taken a vocal stance on climate change, Muslim leaders and...

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MANAGUA—Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people—almost half of the population—out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable...

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BILLINGS, Montana—United States and China officials took a major step on Tuesday toward an agreement to advance “clean coal” technologies that purport to reduce...
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By Story & photos by  Stephanie Tumampos | Special to the BusinessMirror HOW does one foster art and creativity in teaching astronomy and space science?  In...

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FILIPINO fishermen are catching less from the Philippines’s depleted oceans due to decades of overfishing, catching of juvenile fish, and use of illegal fishing methods,...

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BENHAM Rise Region, the newly acquired territory of the Philippines, may provide a wealth of marine resources and biodiversity when properly explored and documented. In order...
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By Courtney Quirin / The Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa—They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But...

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CINCINNATI—A zoo that has the last Sumatran rhino in the United States on Tuesday announced plans to send him to Southeast Asia on a...

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MARATHONERS and fun runners will have a chance to test their running skills in an undulating race course in Mount Makiling during the Second Asean...
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There’s no shortage of health myths out there, but I believe the truth is slowly but surely starting to seep out there and get...

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  As they say, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We may have heard this once or...

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  Health Secretary Janette L. Garin recently expressed alarm that “tobacco has been identified as the primary risk factor in the Philippines for the range...

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  A side from posting a drastic decline in malnutrition prevalence rate to less than 1 percent, the city of Taguig had been given the prestigious...

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Skilled and licensed Filipino doctors are now available to give you medical assessment and advice, including basic health care and permissible medication over the...

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 The Turf Company’s president and Coo,  Mario Lopez, receives Toro Bull Award Mario Lopez, president and COO of The Turf  Company (middle) receives the 25...

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  Aging is inevitable. No matter how attractive a person looks, no one can be saved from the “wear and tear” ideology of our bodies...

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  Ever wonder how your skin talks back at what you do with it? Face:  What the hell is that! Ahhhh ouch that is burning! ...

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  ‘You ask, ‘What is life?­’” asked Russian author and playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in a letter to his wife, Olga Knipper.  “That is the...
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By George Jahn & Mohamed Ben Khalifa / The Associated Press VIENNA—Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis on Friday as Austrian police said...

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By Dalton Bennett & George Jahn / The Associated Press NICKELSDORF, Austria—An overpowering stench of death came from the truck on Austria’s border with Hungary as...

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By David Rising & Frank Jordans / The Associated Press BERLIN—German authorities braced for possible far-right violence in the eastern state of Saxony at the weekend,...

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By Vic Sevilla ON her shopping day, a busy working mom normally heads to the meat section first to get her hands on the choicest...

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by Himaya F. Perez ‘In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore.” When hymn writer Fillmore Bennett wrote these well-loved lyrics...

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by Stanley Baldwin O. See August 6, 1945, at exactly 8:15 in the morning may have very well been the day the Earth stood still...
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