Wednesday, July 29th 2015

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By Jovee Marie N. Dela Cruz  The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday announced the possible grant of salary increases for government employees next year. Budget...

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WHILE President Aquino clearly blamed the private owner of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 for the deteriorating state of the train system,...

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The financial community brushed aside the sixth and final State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Aquino, saying that the hours-long elocution should...

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The Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association Inc. (Creba) is calling for a balanced implementation of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board’s...

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Ayala Land Premier (ALP), the luxury brand of developer Ayala Land Inc., on Tuesday said it expects to sell the entire 49-story West Gallery Place in...

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SOLAR power provider Enfinity Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd. said on Tuesday that solar-hybrid solutions will address the lack of power in off-grid areas, including...

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The United States on Monday again placed the Philippines at Tier 2 on its three-tier ranking system, which means Manila is yet to fully...

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Consumer advocate CitizenWatch.ph has expressed strong support for the approval of Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 1, which proposes to amend the economic provisions...
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MERALCO PowerGen Corp. (MGen), the power-generating arm of the country’s largest power-distribution firm, is earmarking $1.2 billion for three power projects that are targeted...

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Ayala Education Inc., the education investment arm of Ayala Corp., said that it has acquired a 60-percent  stake in University of Nueva Caceres (UNC)...

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Calata Corp. on Tuesday said it is suing its partner in a joint venture that it formed for meat-fabrication business. The company said in...

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Chemical trading firm SBS Philippines Corp. said it plans to expand to other countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) as...

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INTERNATIONAL enterprise application software provider SAP posted robust financial growth in the second quarter on the back of the digitization of its clients. From April...

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THE SM supermalls has joined environmental advocates, government units and business leaders in creating awareness on disaster preparedness vis-à-vis the effects of climate change...
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NEW DELHI—Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will aim to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) decision to suspend International...

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JOSE RIZAL University (JRU) used its vaunted air-tight defense to beat De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, 67-49, extending its winning streak to three...

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THE fans will play a big role in the Philippines’s campaign in the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) 3x3 Manila Masters, which kicks off this...

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WHILE Manny Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May in what would turn out to be his only fight in 2015, three other...

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JUVIC PAGUNSAN returns from more than a two-year absence on the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Philippine Golf Tour, headlining the elite field...

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By Stephen Hawkins / The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas—Alex Rodriguez doesn’t remember any clubhouse conversations as a young player about still being in the game...
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MANY indie filmmakers—a big number of them in their late 20s—will be in Cebu from August 6 to 9. Drawing them to that city...

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By Anick Jesdanun / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Google’s new service for organizing and backing up images blends some of the best of what Apple...

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By Christie D’Zurilla / Los Angeles Times AN autopsy has been conducted on the body of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died on Sunday evening at an...

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By David Ng | Los Angeles Times AFTER receiving a Donkey Kong-style pounding from critics, Pixels, the 1980s video-game-themed comedy starring Adam Sandler, was edged...

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By Ricky Calderon THE music partnership of Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana emerged triumphant again, winning the grand prize in the Fourth Philippine Pop Music...

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THOSE who jump to conclusions often land in ignorance. And for every complex problem, there is an easy answer—and most of the time, it’s...
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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes SINCE its inception in 2008, Nissan’s GT Academy has risen to undeniable prominence. Now on...

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Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is a privately owned Chinese company wherein noted American billionaire Warren Buffet...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino FUEL is an important catalyst not only because it runs the vehicle, but mainly for the type and...

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IN April I was told I could get my renewed driver’s license in June.  Not to be mailed to my postal address but for...

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Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo ISUZU may pride itself in being unique in the automotive industry inasmuch as they are one of the few...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes DESPITE the differences in the world’s religions, Hinduism prevailed mostly in India and Nepal with...

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IT is just days away before President Aquino delivers his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 27. It will be his last Sona...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino ICONIC Lotus cars have finally reached the Philippine soil with three of its world-class, high-performance sports cars—the Elise,...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes GOOD-BYE sunshine. Here comes the rain again. And with it comes thunderstorms, strong winds, floods,...

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WE have to give it to the top brass at the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex). One, they don’t stop thinking of reinventing themselves in...
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By Vernon Gabrielle Velasco THE local condominium market is steadily growing and becoming increasingly competitive as evidenced by residential towers and communities being developed left...

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By Marianne Grace Sarmiento FOILACAR Industries, an innovator of car-paint protection in the country, is now planning to expand its reach, from automotive to architecture,...

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OVER the past few years, the bout with disasters and calamities has almost certainly become part of every Filipino people’s way of life. Somehow, we’ve...

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By Vernon Gabrielle Velasco THERE’S a boutique hotel nestled right exactly where the landmark Blanco Center used to be on Salcedo Village in Makati City, which reminds...

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By Marianne Grace Sarmiento CLOVERLEAF, developed by Avida Land Corp., a subsidiary of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), will be the first residential developer in the...

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SANDARI Batulao recently concluded a photo contest entitled “I love Sandari, I love Summer.” The winner, Sarah M. Panganiban, who is an avid amateur...
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NEW YORK—A diverse coalition of 24 leading British scientific institutions has issued a communiqué urging strong and immediate government action at the UN climate-change...

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By Diego Arguedas Ortiz / Inter Press Service SAN JOSE—For decades, executives and decision-makers at major US and European fossil-fuel companies were aware that carbon-dioxide (CO2)...

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NEW YORK—Leonardo DiCaprio raised over $40 million to help save the planet at an auction in Saint-Tropez, France, on Wednesday night. The second annual Leonardo...
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MANILA City officials, disaster risk reduction officers and Manila residents participated in a simulated flood and storm-surge drill conducted on July 19 in Baseco, Tondo,...

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TEMELIN NUCLEAR PLANT, Czech Republic—A quarter-century after the collapse of communism, Central Europe faces a new divide: irreconcilable visions of nuclear power that pit...

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THIS year’s celebration of National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) will prove that Filipino scientists can compete not only in Asia but in the rest...
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By Christopher Torchia / The Associated Press ENTABENI SAFARI CONSERVANCY, South Africa—They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa’s rhino poaching scourge—the baby rhinos that...

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KINGSTON—With time running out for Jamaica’s coral reefs, local marine scientists are taking things into their own hands, rebuilding the island’s reefs and coastal...

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INDIGENOUS communities are highly effective at protecting natural resources and can “fill the gap” over vast regions where formal conservation authorities are absent. Yet, local...
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Premier health institution The Medical City (TMC) is the first hospital in the country to offer RAS Biomarker Testing, a crucial step toward personalized...

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In Philippine politics, a person who is a turncoat or has many faces is called balimbing. The term originated from the stunning fruit whose shape...

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  Milk is the most ideal food, meeting human nutritional needs better than any other single food item. It is rich in most of the...

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A KOREAN antiwrinkle product has been officially launched in the Philippines, which is expected to hold at least 15 percent of the aesthetic market by...

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 Casa Roces marks 4th anniversary with great promo deals Feast on great food at even greater price value at Casa Roces this July 11, as...

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 Bathroom ‘remodeling’ tips for moms Mothers around the world, whether working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms or even celebrity moms, spend a lot of time...

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Anita Colendra, 63, was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis. The pain in her knees kept her from doing her usual activities. Climbing the stairs and...

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  ‘This delicious fruit is about the size of a mandarin orange, round and slightly flattened at each end, with a smooth, thick rind, rich...

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By Hazel Sartorio The 21st century is the era wherein everything is possible. The constant improvement is evident, not only in our lifestyle, but also...
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By Ahmed Al-Haj / The Associated Press SANAA, Yemen—Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed more than 120 civilians and wounded more than 150 after shelling a residential area...

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By A. D. McKenzie | Inter Press Service PARIS—“We received a garden as our home, and we must not turn it into a wilderness for...

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By Corazon Damo-Santiago INDEED, life is precious. This concept inspired the development of sciences on the hows and whys of human existence. Moral Theology deals with...

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NEW  YORK—Pope Francis’s approval rating among Americans has plummeted two months ahead of his first trip to the US, driven mostly by a decline...

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LOS ANGELES—A judge has asked a group of nuns to work out their differences with the Los Angeles Archdiocese over the proposed sale of...

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By Jt Nisay THE brand-spanking Marriott Grand Ballroom (MGB), which houses the Philippines’s largest ballroom, has set its sights on being a major player not only...
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