Wednesday, May 6th 2015

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the release of P1.2- billion fund assistance for elderly indigents, as part of the government’s...

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The Board of Investments (BOI) has approved the guidelines of developers in building socialized-housing projects in the areas hit by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code...

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UNDERINVESTMENT, a train expert and a government official agreed, ultimately caused the indefinite suspension of the Philippine National Railways’s (PNR) services on Tuesday. Diosdado N....

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The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) on Tuesday raised the alarm that, while for the moment inflation remains low, the El Niño phenomenon...

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Exporters expressed optimism that outward shipments of Philippine products could still grow by 8 percent to 10 percent this year, as they expect demand...

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The second-largest Philippine money manager is taking advantage of the worst month for the country’s stocks since 2013 to add holdings, betting that improved...

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Trade and investment relations will be high on the agenda of Manila and Ottawa when President Aquino makes his official visit to Canada, with...

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Conclusion Repeated warnings of slower flow of investments and reduced competitiveness—should the Tax Incentive Monitoring and Transparency Act (Timta) and the Rationalization of Fiscal Incentives...
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THE two largest television networks in the Philippines claimed on Tuesday that they both led the national ratings war last month, citing data from...

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DIVERSIFIED conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has rolled out exact toll coupons at the South Luzon Expressway (Slex) and Metro Manila Skyway to improve the two...

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Bottler Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. on Tuesday said its net income grew 41 percent to P192 million in the first quarter of the year,...

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Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corp., a unit of Macau’s Melco Crown Entertainment, said it secured a regular gaming license from the government to operate...

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SBS Philippines Corp., a chemical-trading company led by the Sytengco family, is planning to list in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to raise P1.15...

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Otto Energy Investments Ltd., operator of Service Contract (SC) 55, is set to undertake drilling activities in southwest Palawan two months from now. This, after...
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DAVAO DEL NORTE—Maurice Sacho Ilustre has been breaking one national junior record after another and he has continued to do so in the 2015...

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THE University Athletic Association of the Philippines teams return in full force when the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup resumes on Wednesday at...

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THE Philippines Under-23 women’s volleyball squad was happy—too happy, even—to compete against regional powerhouse Japan and barely gave their opponent much of a challenge...

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. did everything right on Sunday (Saturday in Las Vegas) to defeat Manny Pacquiao. He hit and run. He hugged and run. He held and run. Nothing...

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LAS VEGAS—The morning after the fight here became yuck-it-up time. The legendary P.T. Barnum line seemed a perfect fit: There is a sucker born...

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LAS VEGAS—The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few...
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I really wanted to love Apple’s new MacBook. But I just can’t. When I heard that Apple was coming out with a computer that’s lighter...

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BY this point in the virus’s decades-long mutation, we’ve seen pretty much everything zombies have to throw at us. They won’t die, even as...

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GUILLERMO “BOYET” ABRENICA paints Bikol and the Naga River. Dr. Paz Verdades M. Santos, or Doods to those who know her well, searches for...

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It’s a contemporary box of a house, shiny bright with silver shingles sitting right next to Interstate 90. Some call it “the Lego House.” Let’s...

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BY the time you read this, the frenzy brought about by the so-called Fight of the Century that happened on Saturday in Las Vegas...

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LOS ANGELES—Avengers: Age of Ultron proved its box-office might with an estimated $187.7-million launch in the US and Canada, the second-best domestic opening weekend...
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HYUNDAI Asia Resources Inc. (Hari) is investing, according to reports, a total of P1.2 billion in its newly inaugurated 10-hectare Hyundai Logistics Center (HLC)...

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MY father and I have the same birthday and we always celebrated it together. I remember that I had just turned seven in October...

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FORD Philippines recently concluded a grand presentation for the all-new Mustang. The “rock n’ roll”-themed event stimulated the audience’s anticipation as, one by one,...

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THE biggest fight in recent memory is set on Sunday (May 3, Philippine time). Our very own Manny Pacquiao is pitted against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the...

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THE 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ creates the kind of encounter that denotes a different level of driving pleasure.  Owing to its refined styling and...

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ON April 17 Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) invited several members of the motoring media to test-drive the 2015 Isuzu D-Max on the Clark International...

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THIS phrase was derived from the speech of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman (MMDA) Francis Tolentino at the opening rites of the recent 2015...

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I HAVE yet to receive my car plate, almost three months after I have applied for a new registration. Is Land Transportation Office’s (LTO)...

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IT was a splendid midsummer Saturday morning. The sun was out. And the ebbed cool breeze from Tagaytay welcomed us as soon as we...

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IF the crowd that attended the opening of the recently concluded 11th edition of the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) on April 9 was...
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FOR the last couple of years, urban Filipinos have had to endure “all kinds of pain the world could offer,” as some people would...

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DAVAO City in the region of Mindanao maintains its current ranking as a hot spot in real estate. One of the biggest cities in...

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ROCKWELL Primaries Development Corp. has crafted a stellar reputation of developing upscale and quality homes. Through this brand positioning, their first project has enjoyed...

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PREFERENCES have always been in constant flux as lifestyles evolve with the times and products change with them. This is particularly true for home...

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CITYSTATEProperties and Management Corp. (CPMC) recently turned over the transfer certificate of title to Rolando and Ruby Lorica for the lot they purchased at...

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THE Laureano di Trevi Towers—an exquisite three-tower condominium standing over Don Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City—is often referred to as the “Best Deal...
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WASHINGTON—If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out...

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THE Philippines and other developing countries must spend $28 billion a year by 2030 to adapt to climate change. These are huge sums by any...

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BEIJING—Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics—when officials strictly controlled air pollution—gave birth to heavier...
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THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) declared Cauayan City in Isabela, Cagayan Valley, as the first “Smarter City” in the region and the first...

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IF countries’ greenhouse-gas emissions continue unchecked, one in every six species on the planet could go extinct. That is the finding of new research published...

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BRUSSELS—Ten years of debate in the European Union (EU) over the detrimental effects of the demand for biofuels for transport on food prices, hunger,...
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BAROBO, Surigao del Sur—In a gesture to give back what it takes from nature, a mining firm that has received awards for its best...

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SEATTLE—Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle’s zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to...

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TRY to look back 10 years ago. How does your place look like? Were there buildings and establishments back then? Were there trees? Was it...
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About 25,000 teaching and non-teaching personnel are expected to be displaced by the full implementation of the K to 12 Program next year, a...

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The Department of Energy (DOE), through the Open and Competitive Selection Process (OCSP), received a total of 31 bids for 14 potential hydropower sites...

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Carlos Jericho L. Petilla remains the secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) until Malacañang finds a “suitable” replacement. In a text message reply after...

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Currently, 219 million cases of malaria are estimated to occur around the world each year. Of that number, about 660,000 die each year, mostly...

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Perhaps, the pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.  This multiple fruit is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret’s that grow...

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  IF it is more than three days between bowel movements and/or there is difficulty in passing a hardened stool, then you are suffering from...

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  First, it was just hearsay.  But, later on, it was confirmed. William Henry Gates—more popularly known around the world as Bill Gates, the man...

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Humans, who are warm-blooded beings, maintain their body temperature within a narrow range (within 1 or 2 degrees of 98.6°F) despite large fluctuations in...

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Five out of 10 Filipinos die of heart diseases. Unknown to many, there are several types of heart diseases, these include coronary heart disease,...
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SAINTS Philip and James are both apostles of Jesus Christ.  Both abandoned their lives to serve the Lord, more so after Jesus Christ’s death, for...

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RELIGIOUS extremism and violence in some parts of the world have been causing deaths and displacements of thousands of people, destroying properties and stunting the...

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STUDENTS who qualified in the country’s premier and prestigious science scholarship brand recently signed contracts as a term of their obligation to the country. Dr. Alexander...

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RESORTS World Manila’s (RWM) League of Volunteer Employees (LOVE), in cooperation with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.’s Bantay Kalikasan Program, supported Earth Day recently with...

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DALLAS—Megan Lyons gave up a corporate job to follow her passion. The 30-year-old, who launched her fitness and nutrition coaching business 16 months ago,...

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Unlike previous generations of overseas Filipino workers, today's new breed of Filipinos expatriates end up in more white-collar jobs, with titles like software engineers,...
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