Tuesday, May 26th 2015

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan Just how much the government gained from the rebidding of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) deal will be known today (Tuesday), when...

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Although the government intended to spend as much as it could in the first three months to optimize this year’s growth, fiscal officials on...

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By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz The House of Representatives on Monday approved on final reading a measure renewing for another 25 years the franchise of Aliw...

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PRESIDENT Aquino is not heeding the suggestion of senators for him to convene the National Security Council (NSC), preferring to let a Cabinet cluster—composed...

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PRESIDENT Aquino wants Congress to rush approval of the controversial Bangsamoro basic law for Muslims in Mindanao, not for his “legacy” but to give BBL-transition...

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THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved two vital transmission projects proposed by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) aimed at providing...

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BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan—Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement could further support the regional economic integration of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) regions. US Trade...

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South African businessmen will hold a business mission in the Philippines on Thursday to seek opportunities in the domestic market through partnerships with Filipino...
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By Lenie Lectura CONGLOMERATE San Miguel Corp. (SMC) could hit P1 trillion in revenue next year given the strong performance of its various business interests,...

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Manuel T. Cayon / Mindanao Bureau Chief DAVAO CITY—The Floirendo group  plans to shell out P4 billion to upgrade the port in Panabo City, to continue to...

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THE industrial park unit of Lopez-owned First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPHC) said it will spend some P1.4 billion in capital expenditures for the year...

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By Henry Empeño / Correspondent SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp.-Philippines (HHIC-Phil), the biggest shipbuilding company in the country, has passed the stringent standards of...

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By Roderick L. Abad THE proposed P25-billion fixed-rate retail bonds by the Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) was given the highest possible grade, so far,...

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By Vernon Velasco | Special to the BusinessMirror EPSON Precision Philippines Inc. (EPPI) foresees the hike in the number of its workers to as many...
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PLDT Home Ultera and Cagayan Valley switch rivals on Tuesday, seeking a follow-up to a contrasting pair of five-setters in the semifinal opener as...

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KIA and Talk ‘N Text hope to join Alaska at second spot with a win against separate foes in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)...

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WHO is this guy? Does his name ring a bell? What does he do? The mere mention of this man’s name will elicit a “Huh?”...

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By Mike Bresnahan / Los Angeles Times HOUSTON—Stephen Curry keeps making threes and the Golden State Warriors keep getting closer to their first National Basketball Association...

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ALYSSA Valdez put on a Most Valuable Player (MVP)-like performance as PLDT Home Ultera got back at Army and essayed a 25-16, 25-22, 19-25,...

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JOSEPH Yeo unleashed his best game of the season, pouring 28 points to lift Barako Bull to a come-from-behind 105-99 win over Meralco to...
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By JT Nisay SCHOLARLY lectures and articles both in print and online have time and again celebrated the Manila of decades past—the utopian version of...

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By Kenneth Turan / Los Angeles Times THE perennial bridesmaid became the bride on Sunday night at the Festival de Cannes. French director Jacques Audiard,...

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Tre’vell Anderson / Los Angeles Times IN the battle at the Friday box office, new release Tomorrowland is holding its own against last week’s crowning...

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By Mary Carol Garrity / Tribune News Service AFTER a long day at work, my bedroom is my retreat. I snuggle up in bed and...

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There are too many questions surrounding controversial celebrities, events and projects that have remained unanswered. This week we try to ask them one more...

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Think of Italy and all things luxurious come to mind—Ferragamo, Gucci, Armani, Prada, Valentino. When an item is “Made in Italy,” there is the...
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Story and photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF the Mitsubishi Mirage was a person, this writer would fancy this elfin car as...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes THE Queen City of the South was roused by a fun and electrifying vibe as...

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By Tet Andolong FOLLOWING its successful launch in Bangkok just a couple of months ago, the all-new Ford Everest finally rolled out in Manila on...

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Story and photos by Randy S. Peregrino NOTHING is more engaging than driving around the country’s well-known sugarbowl with BMW’s initial multipurpose vehicle and its...

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FOR two scorching days, Cebu was heroically wrapped in history as it basked in the glory of its first taste of a unique street...

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WHEN the Jaguar XF was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the North American International Auto Show in 2007, it won many fans...

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VOLKSWAGEN has been around as early as 1937. Just like the English meaning of its name, Volkswagen been known as the “People’s Car” the...

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THE much-anticipated sequel is here.  Brace up for the second Vios Cup, which roars off on May 16 and 17 in Cebu City, boasting of more...

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ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) now has a new president in the person of Hajime Koso, who officially took over from Nobuo Izumina during a...

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SOMETIMES we wonder how a car manufacturer comes up with a name for an upcoming model. We may get an idea by reading the...
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IMAGINE a vast amount of land dedicated to providing its residents a thriving lifestyle center, a secure and stylish neighborhood, and an innovative business...

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CONTINUING its commitment to be on a par with global development trends, Filinvest Development Corp., with its leading township project, Filinvest City, has brought...

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  IF country living is your preference, General Trias, Cavite can offer just that. You will take pride in its history and heritage and wake...

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  AFTER a hard day’s work, you seek solace in the comforts of your home where you can relax in the knowledge that you are in...

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By CenSEI / Special to the BusinessMirror WHAT'S better than a one-trick pony? The kind that with two, three or more gimmicks up its hooves, of course. So...

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By CenSEI / Special to the BusinessMirror IF leading developers are mixing up residential buildings with office and retail developments, one good business reason to do so...
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SEATTLE—The arrival in Seattle on Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks...

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A scientist has warned that the planet is inexorably choking itself and drifting steadily to self-destruction, all because 90 companies, from multinationals to state oil...

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RIO DE JANEIRO—The Atlantic Ocean is Brazil’s last frontier to the east. But the full extent of its biodiversity is still unknown, and scientific...
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FILIPINO experts working on boosting climate resilience and green growth in major watersheds visited several eco-town centers in Japan to learn how to harmonize ecological...

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Geraldine Bulaon-Ducusin / S&T Media Service ‘YOUR skill is enough capital to start a business.” A religious brother from Don Bosco Mandaluyong Technical College said this...

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Gerardo Palad / S&T Media Service SCIENCE Secretary Mario G. Montejo tours Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to the Department of Science and Technology Food (DOST)...
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By Gregg Yan FISHKEEPING is part art, part science. The world’s most popular hobby after photography.  It comes in many forms—a prized Arowana gliding languidly in...

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A GIANT panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside. A genetic analysis of 121 samples...

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DECADES of abuse and the indiscriminate harvesting of marine animals that caused the decline of marine population in Panguil Bay have prompted concerned government agencies...
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By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz A lawmaker on Monday scored Malacañang’s justification over the recent round of increase in tuition and other school fees...

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The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), extended a new P500-million grant for community development in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. The grant...

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan DELAYS on the end-to-end evaluation of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2’s stations have stalled the commercial rollout of the...

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  Marianne (not her real name) is only 18 years old but she’s already involved in the world’s oldest profession—prostitution, that is.  She was only...

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  TV host Paolo Ballesteros has gained international fame recently as Hollywood celebrities extolled his make-up skills for transforming himself into Katy Perry, Ariana Grande...

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Long before we came to know about stem-cell therapy, or regenerative medicine, this procedure has been making medical wonders for the last seven decades. The...

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  Summer brings out the heat of the sun and what have you—these include, of course, skin breakouts,  dryness of bodily parts, and irritation to...

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  It was summer in the interim to high school, and I was lying supinely in some rural hospital, just about ready to be circumcised. I...

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  Do not judge a book by its cover.  This adage comes to mind when it comes to broccoli.  It may not be the most...
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By Rizal Raoul Reyes Richprime Global Inc.  Founder and CEO Myrna Yao enjoys her role as a female executive and entrepreneur. She believes women are...

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By Mary Grace Padin NUMBERWORKS n’ Words, a learning center that has perfected the right combination of fun and play and continues to propagate love...

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MANAGING the country’s cyberspace requires legislation, an information technology (IT) security analyst said. A law would compel strategic industries to take highest level of safeguards...

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POLL officials see local Filipinos as not ready to vote online.“When you speak of the Philippines, you actually have to distinguish at this stage,...

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NEW research from Oracle reveals that nearly 55 percent of millennials say a poor mobile application (app) experience would make them less likely to...

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EDGAR Zavala doesn’t own any form-fitting bike attire. He doesn’t know the brand name of his bike. He has never heard of “Bike to Work...
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