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By Bianca Cuaresma DESPITE 10,456 bank branches nationwide and still increasing, the average Filipino will still have to travel for about half an hour and...

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By Roderick L. Abad THE Philippines should prepare now for the expected surge of foreign retirees in the country, as the global population is seen...

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• Previous week: The local currency continued to trade within the 45 territory in the previous week, largely on the suasion of international events—such as...

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AGUARAGüE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia—In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguaragüe National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil...

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By Genivi Factao BPI Capital Corp., the boutique investment banking arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI),  is in talks with several companies planning to...

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By Lenie Lectura MORE than 40 companies are seeking the green light from the Department of Energy (DOE) for them to conduct a grid-impact study...

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By Noah Smith / Bloomberg View  (TNS) HERE’S a name for you to remember: Yet-Ming Chiang. It’s the name of an  American hero. Yet-Ming Chiang...

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The Brown Platform / By Michael Brown First of three parts “It is not enough to say ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to do...
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THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is expected to close the year between the 8,000 and 8,300 level on the back of the country’s...

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ERNEST L. Cu expects Globe Telecom Inc.’s (GTI) bottom line to grow by around 40 percent in the second quarter. “Typically, Globe has been growing...

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EXECUTIVES of Emirates Airlines, a Gulf carrier that used to fly three times daily from Dubai to Manila, said lack of seat capacity between...

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JAPAN’S Lawson convenience store franchise, owned by businessman Lucio Co, can only establish up to 20 branches by year-end. Leonardo Dayao, president of Cosco Capital...

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BEVERAGE and airline tycoon Alfredo M. Yao has tapped Swiss upscale hotel and resorts management firm Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts for the operation of...

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INITIAL tests by authorities on the alleged fake rice sample in Davao City showed the presence of a contaminant, the National Food Authority (NFA)...
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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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ALASKA goes for the jugular against beleaguered Star in Game Three of their best-of-five semifinal series of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup...

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FLORENCIO CAMPOMANES was a scholarly of speech, consummate of skills, and with his silver-gray hair favored by advertisers in their photographs of men of...

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By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press LONDON—On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty,...
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By JT Nisay AT 3,000 square meters, Marriott Grand Ballroom’s (MGB) state-of-the-art main ballroom is double the size of the previous largest ballroom in the...

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By Amy Kaufman / Los Angeles Times THERE was cause for concern: Channing Tatum wanted to rock dad-bod. Perhaps sporting a spare tire would be an acceptable...

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By Sue Manning / The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—For the first time, a Los Angeles shelter’s Hero Dog award has gone to a cat. In May 2014...

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AS the sun sets for another day in London, a new generation of art buyers eagerly looks forward to the evening’s hunt. Chantal Smith...

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By Shelby Sheehan-Bernard / Tribune News Service TO many, dining etiquette seems like a lost art these days. Texting at the table is commonplace, and...

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By Helena Oliviero / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Kelli N. Moore of Atlanta, a 42-year-old teacher by training and an active volunteer, felt she needed to hear more...
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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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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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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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SWISS cable manufacturer Datwyler Cabling Solutions Inc. (DCSI) suggested replacing cabling would increase the speed of the Internet in the Philippines. DCSI Country Manager Glenn...

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By Jasper Y. Arcalas & Jhoana L. Tuazon CALLED the “Billion Dollar Bully” by San Francisco filmmaker Kaylie Milliken, American multinational firm Yelp Inc. said...

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THE Philippine Computer Society (PCS) expressed excitement over the entry of its PCS Information and Computing Accreditation Board (Picab) as a provisional member of...

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POLITICIANS noted the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) as President Aquino entered his last months in office. Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara of Laban...

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MOBILE software developer Markku Kero only wants one thing: grab a share of the global applications pie worth $143 billion. Kero, born in Finland and...

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By Jhoana Paula Tuazon and Jasper Arcalas SMART Enterprise Inc. (SEI), the wireless enterprise arm of Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Co., launched last week...
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