Sunday, February 7th 2016

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TRANSPORTATION Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya should face the reality that the government really neglected the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3, and “should...

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DESPITE its cautious stance, the Bangko Sentral is still likely to fire one policy move for the year. Singapore-based bank DBS Bank economist Gundy...

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THE country’s manufacturing sector likely slumped at the end of 2015, as the drag in the Philippines’s agricultural sector weighed in on the production...

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Local currency • Previous week: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) research officer Nicholas Antonio Mapa said in the middle of the week that the peso...

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CONGRESS could still cram to confirm the appointees of President Aquino, and possibly even pass pending administration priority bills when the Senate and the House...

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A FIRE at a hotel in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Friday killed 17 people, including 14 Filipinos, a Philippine Embassy official said. “We have just...

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is likely to delete the name of Party-list Rep. Roy Señeres of OFW Family Club from the ballot for...

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THE provincial government gave its full support for the decongestion of Metro Manila to improve the quality of life in the metropolis, as well...
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THE country’s foreign currency reserves helping shield the economy from imbalances in the external sector inched lower in January. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on...

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THE quality of assets held by the country’s regular commercial, as well as universal banks remained broadly unchanged in October last year, the Bangko Sentral...

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MEMBER-ECONOMIES of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) have finally published details of how they are fully implementing tariff reductions on more than 50 environmentally friendly...

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has extended the suspension of its policy requiring companies to secure permits and licenses when importing, handling and transporting certain...

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TEN of the country’s aerospace industry players are participating in the Singapore Airshow taking place this month to shore up interest in the Philippines as...

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THE board of casual-dining restaurant operator Max’s Group Inc. has approved the company’s P350-million stocks-repurchase program, which will be implemented over a two-year period. The company...
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DE LA SALLE downed University of the Philippines (UP), 25-14, 25-13, 19-25, 25-20, to take the solo lead in University Athletic Association of the Philippines...

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FAR Eastern University (FEU) starts its quest for three peat against University of the Philippines (UP) in the opening day of University Athletic Association...

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THE first-ever Quezon City Pride Volleyball Cup, presented by Philippine Superliga (PSL) and SportsCore Event Management and Cosultancy Inc. (Score), kicked off on Saturday...

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CLEVELAND—Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Bradley’s...

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NEW ORLEANS—Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, hitting three pivotal three-pointers in the last six-plus minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight,...

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NONITO “THE FILIPINO FLASH” DONAIRE JR. defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight title against Hungary’s Zsolt Bedak on April 23 at the Smart...
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By Gianna Maniego THE Year of the Fire Monkey ushers in a year of opportunities and challenges. Not surprisingly, energies and trends that would dominate...

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By Maria Ulansa Tagarao EVERY first New Moon of the Chinese Lunar Calendar sets the emotional tone for all of the year’s 12 months. Interestingly,...

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I have a friend whom I will call Lino. He is gay, and he is no spring chicken. Lino is a smart, funny, middle-aged gay...

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By Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times Editor’s note: For those looking to planning their vacation prospects over the coming months, here are the rest...

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By Glenn Whipp / Los Angeles Times ONCE again, it looks to be a three-way race for the best picture Oscar. Spotlight won the Screen Actors...

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By Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco THIS was how Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach described a moment she had while waving to the people who had come out...
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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino WHEN the Nissan Juke was launched in October last year, most of the attention was generated by its...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF there was one person five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo should truly be grateful for,...

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AS I keep saying, there is no saying that isn’t true. Like this one: “Time flies.” It seems only like yesterday that the Lexus Invitational had had...

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By Tet Andolong WHILE famous tennis champions were being driven by a fleet of Kia vehicles to their practice sessions and matches at the Rod...

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By Patrick Tulfo DUE to the abuse of some motorists, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently issued a vague memo instructing the apprehension of vehicles...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MANY cars’ abbreviated names, when translated, determine its function or build.  Just like the Mitsubishi ASX, its name...

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IT’S been said before, but let me say it again because it’s worth retelling:  The industry sold more than 320,000 units in 2015, or...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey de los Reyes LEGENDARY singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye truly had a profound message when he wrote the piece...

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Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo DID you know that multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) are basically station wagons reinvented?  Back in the 1990s where the sport-utility...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino THE all-new Toyota Fortuner has finally arrived, as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently unveiled the second generation of...
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By Reni Salvador IMAGINE living in a residential enclave where you wake up, mesmerized, to a splendid naturescape of lush greenery and colorful blooms with...

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IN the emerging property markets around the globe, sustainable home design has become a popular initiative, although admittedly more as a necessity than anything...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes THERE is no doubt living in a condominium is gaining popularity in highly urbanized areas such as Metro Manila. However, living...

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BEFORE the end of every year, Colliers International brings together the future thoughts and plans of real-estate investors in a document they refer to...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes ASIDE from education, judiciary, economy, agriculture and security, the next administration must address the infrastructure to enhance the country’s competitiveness. In a...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes ELANVITAL Enclaves Inc. (EVE), the property-development arm of the Ng family, is set to launch the Tradizo Enclave, a P1.3-billion, 500-unit...
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  Linda de Guzman (not her real name) goes to work at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City in Metro Manila every day. She...

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  Using his pedicab, Gerry Ignacio, not his real name, buys junks inside a subdivision in a town in Cavite. He buys old newspapers, empty...

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WASHINGTON—Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show. The spine-chilling polar vortex is...
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By Rolando T. Dy / Special to the BusinessMirror In the past few weeks, a lot has been written about the recent ruling on the Supreme...

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Public places all over the country—including the rural areas—will soon have free Wi-Fi access. The Free Wi-Fi in Public Places project will install wireless Internet...

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On the banks of an ancient lagoon in Kenya, researchers have found evidence of what is thought to be the oldest massacre involving hunter-gatherers. The...
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ENVIRONMENTAL groups urged the House of Representatives to pass the proposed Expanded National Integrated Protected Area System (E-Nipas) Act that will strengthen the protection...

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USING the ecosystem-based approach in conserving Southeast Asia’s rich, yet highly, threatened biodiversity will be a major topic at the Second Asean Conference on...

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SANTO DOMINGO—The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the...
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Good news to Café Ilang-Ilang’s loyal patrons. As a Christmas treat to all of you, the mayor’s office of The Manila Hotel’s Christmas Village wil...

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Imagine someone holding a glass of water and he asked you whether it is half-empty or half-full.  What your answer will be could make...

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  Are you wondering what blood is made of? Here’s an answer from ever reliable The Merck Manual of Medical Information: “Blood is a complex...

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Celebrate your cravings this Christmas as Epicurious prepares a special dish that will put color and flavor to your Christmas. Epicurious has created Artisanal...

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Those who crave for indulgent chocolate and the taste and aroma of coffee in their everyday snack are in for a wonderful treat, as...

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Now on its 85th year, King Sue has emerged from its humble beginnings back in the 1930s to become a sought-after staple on the...

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Your workouts are now more exciting with the new Nova Life Fitness Party.  Join the fun and break a sweat in the party-themed fitness...

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Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines, recently renewed its partnership with the People Management Association of the Philippines...

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By Hazel Sartorio With the condition of our environment and lifestyle today, it is only necessary to have our health checked every once in a...
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SIS. Agnes Sasagawa is a religious in the Institute of the Handmaids. On June 12, 1973, while she was taking her vows, a bright...

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PHILADELPHIA—The popemobile is staying in Philadelphia. The black Fiat 500L, one of two used by Pope Francis during his trip to the city last...

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By Bassem Mroue & Jamey Keaten | The Associated Press GENEVA—Peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s five-year civil war got off to a shaky and...

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By Vijay Joshi / The Associated Press (ANALYSIS) HANOI, Vietnam—Vietnam’s latest political turnover made one thing abundantly clear: being a strong, charismatic leader with a high...

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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration confirmed for the first time on Friday that Hillary Clinton’s home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 e-mails that...

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JOURNALISTS are some of the most hardworking, intelligent, analytical and talented individuals on the planet.  That is a fact that cannot be disputed. Sadly, our group...
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