Thursday, May 28th 2015

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By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading the proposed amendments to the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution,...

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By Manuel T. Cayon / Mindanao Bureau Chief Conclusion  DAVAO CITY—With the 2016 election campaign set to start rolling by the first day of November,  political...

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Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima said on Thursday the Philippines could still generate local output growth—measured as the gross domestic product (GDP), averaging 7...

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DAVAO CITY—The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has proposed P833 million worth of farm roads under the World Bank-funded Philippine Rural Development Program...

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When Saudi Arabia argues next week that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) should keep up production to fight the rise in...

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Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad on Wednesday said government spending increased by P21.5 billion for the first quarter this year  to P504 billion. He said...

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The Philippines has discussed possible bilateral trade agreement with other countries in the Asia Pacific during its hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meetings. Trade...

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The planned airport in Bohol’s prime tourist destination—which will dwarf its current aviation hub by more than 10 times—will rise two years after President...
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By Cai U. Ordinario THE country’s coastal environment, including coral reefs, are under threat from “development pressures,” according to a study conducted by four local...

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By Alladin S. Diega / Correspondent THE changing climate could have a dire effect on the fledgling economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian...

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A RECENT study identified promising breeding lines that are heat-tolerant and high-yielding after a series of field and laboratory heat stress screening. Titled “Screening of...

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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) Biotechnology Program said biotechnology tools help facilitate the entire process of plant varietal selection and development in the quest...

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By Genivi Factao The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) vowed on Wednesday to push its sustainable-energy financing (SEF) program beyond the SME focus it...

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By Oliver Beltran If you’re fortunate in life, you get a lot of second chances. It’s a matter of learning from your mistakes and experiences,...
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By Tom Withers / The Associated Press CLEVELAND—The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is...

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PARIS—Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can’t the country’s players,...

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SOUTHWESTERN University (SWU) stormed past University of the Philippines (UP), 73-60, on Wednesday to finally book its first win in three games in the...

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By Joel Orellana SAN MIGUEL Beer snapped Barako Bull’s four-game winning streak with a hard-earned 116-113 victory to extend its own winning run to four...

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JUMBO Plastic and Kera Mix try to nail the last two quarterfinal berths against MP Hotel and Tanduay Light, respectively, at the end of...

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SPORTS patron Jean Henri Lhuillier launched on Wednesday the Cebuana Lhuillier Sports—a vehicle that supports and promotes basketball, tennis, softball and bowling. Cebuana Lhuillier Sports,...
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By Ann Friedman / Los Angeles Times IN her 20s, writer Kate Bolick fantasized about what she called her spinster wish—her desire to let her...

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By Troy Wolverton / San Jose Mercury News KIRT MCMASTER can be a bit brash as when he told Forbes magazine earlier this year that his...

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AYALA Museum is going beyond the walls of its galleries to launch OpenSpace, the new series of outdoor exhibition area at the Museum Plaza....

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By Christopher Knight / Los Angeles Times EIGHT days after asking the Whitney Museum of American Art to remove an exhibition wall-text that refers in a false...

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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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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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By Rizal Raoul Reyes THE continuous growth of the Philippine economy has boosted all segments of the property sector. For instance, the Bonifacio Global City...

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TWO weekends ago I had the opportunity to share some ideas and best practices in terms of city priming and provenance-building, based on our experience...

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By Tet Andolong RESIDENT weather anchor of TV Patrol and biodiversity advocate Alejandro Ilagan Atienza, better known as Kuya Kim, recently signed up with Holcim...

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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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By Nancy Benac | The Associated Press NEW LONDON, Connecticut—President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental...

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By Marianne Sarmiento / Special to the BusinessMirror WITH only six months to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention...

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UNITED NATIONS—A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than 1...
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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 Cai U. Ordinario IF the country wants to reach first-world status, the national government must craft policies that aim to strengthen and protect local...

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By Joel R. San Juan Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina disclosed on Wednesday plans of the bureau to allow importers to pay their duties and taxes...

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Foreign Secretary Albert F. del Rosario topped the Aquino Cabinet “millionaires’ club,” reporting an P838.8 million net worth in his 2014 Statement of Assets,...

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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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TAKING his cue from the Holy Father himself, a leading cleric has called on the Filipino faithful to welcome the “boat people” from Myanmar in...

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JOY is one of the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit. It is a pleasure to be with people who are cheerful. They radiate an...

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VATICAN CITY—A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sustainable use of...

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WHEN a sitcom’s laugh track stops and the camera pans seductively up the height of a glistening bacon cheeseburger, the teen brain snaps to attention—especially...

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  A YOUNG Filipina made news in 1950s when a battle ground was named “Rustie Hill” after her and was adopted in the war maps of...

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SEVEN top Japanese retailers and retail experts will join the elite cast of international speakers that will share their retail-related expertise to some 3,000 attendees...
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