Friday, July 3rd 2015

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on the government to hasten the passage of the proposed Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) to allow...

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A new circular issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) is expected to earn the ire of industry players that resort to bilateral negotiation...

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The chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means on Thursday said a measure seeking to monitor the tax incentives granted by the government to...

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By Rene Acosta, with a report from AP A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the waters of Ormoc in Leyte on Thursday,...

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San Miguel Corp. said it may bid for the government’s stake in United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB), a contrast with the company’s years of...

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A venture of Thailand’s Soleq Solar Co. and Gregorio Araneta Inc. are investing $220 million to build solar farms in the Philippines, Araneta said...

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Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks on Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving...

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) on Thursday questioned the sincerity of the state-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to fully comply with the...
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LOCAL fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. said it will go slow in the establishment of its Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in China, as it plans...

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By Regina Coeli T. Aquino MEDIA conglomerate ABS-CBN reported a 4-percent increase in national television viewership last month, with its weekday and weekend prime-time block...

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By Regina Coeli T. Aquino TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Globe Telecom Inc. received the go-signal from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to create a new holding...

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FOLLOWING the successful public showcase of its vertical project in Mandaluyong late last year, Cityland Development Corp.’s (CDC) Grand Central Residences is now ready...

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UNIVERSAL Robina Corp. (URC) of the Gokongwei family has inaugurated a 46-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant in Kabankalan City, Negros Islands, marking its entry...

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OTTO Energy Ltd. of Australia has rejected an offer of Pryce Gases Inc. (PGI), a distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), to purchase a...
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LONDON—Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of...

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ALASKA guns for a commanding 2-0 lead in its best-of-five semifinal series against defending champion Star in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup...

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SAN BEDA scalped Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), 108-80, to make its intention felt even stronger in the 91st National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors’...

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WHEN the draw for the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) Asia Championship preliminary round was announced last week, there was a ripple of excitement that...

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By Bill Dwyre / Los Angeles Times THREE-QUARTERS of the men’s “Big Four” did what they were supposed to do on Tuesday at Wimbledon. They...

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NATIONAL Basketball Association (NBA) free agency opened with Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard agreeing to contract extensions to stay where they are, and the...
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By Scott Collins & Meredith Blake / Los Angeles Times FOR decades, gays and lesbians didn’t exist in film and television. It wasn’t a matter...

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By Nico Erle Ciriaco FROM Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Naci Café Lounge has retraced its steps to its original site in Greenhills, still offering...

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By Amy Kaufman | Los Angeles Times ‘OLD, but not obsolete.” That’s the refrain a graying, creaky Arnold Schwarzenegger repeats throughout the new Terminator film, attempting...

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By Gerard Ramos / Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor IN a story that was published last month on CNNPhilippines.com, the writer Paolo Taruc reports: “A Japanese...

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IN my film-criticism class, students have a prerequisite before even the introductory lecture and readings are given: Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. These films...

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By Christie D’Zurilla / Los Angeles Times BEN AFFLECK and Jennifer Garner have split, the couple announced on Tuesday, confirming rumors that had bubbled up in...
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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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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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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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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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First of four parts THIS was the decision issued by our Supreme Court (SC) almost five months ago.  In Leus v. St. Scholastica’s College Westgrove,...

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By Christian Ver A. Marcelo / Special to the BusinessMirror SMART Communications, together with the Community of Learners Foundation (COLF), launched the Smart TechnoCart, a portable...

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RELATIONSHIP is always an interesting topic to discuss. There’s the personal kind, the one that we love talking about among family and friends almost anytime...

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By Bradley Klapper | The Associated Press VIENNA—The top American and Iranian diplomats faced each other across a square table in a 19th-century Viennese palace,...

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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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