Monday, May 4th 2015

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The removal of the port-congestion surcharge (PCS) by shipping lines and the reduction in trucking fees would not be enough to boost the competitiveness...

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First of three parts   As Congress resumes sessions today, local and foreign business chambers will again be on the edge of their seat as lawmakers—upon...

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The company led by former Sen. Manuel Villar said it will start operating its own chain of hospitals, schools and memorial parks to serve...

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  Dominant telecommunications firmPhilippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) is expanding its long-standing partnership with South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to deliver full-service...

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A mid the recent decision of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to collaborate with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), groups expressed the need for...

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DESPITE calls from a qualified bidder to move the auction for the P122.8-billion Laguna Lakeshore Expressway-Dike deal to a later date, a senior official...

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  CLARK FREEPORT—Citing the booming economy at Clark, South Korean investors on Saturday opened their 200-room hotel here. “Clark is new and upcoming tourism hub of...

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PRESIDENT Aquino is set to fly mid-week to Canada and the US on economic-diplomatic missions, and also visit Filipino communities in these two countries....
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The Philippines could purchase as much as 102,000 metric tons (MT) of palm kernel oil until September 30 this year, according to the latest...

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DAVAO CITY—The Department of Agriculture (DA) has set aside P52.02 million to boost cacao production in the Davao region to help the Philippines meet...

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THE Didipio Copper Gold Project of OceanaGold Philippines Inc. is the country’s biggest contributor to the country’s metals output in 2014, generating P13.68 billion...

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SECURITY Bank Corp. and the Malaysian lender CIMB Bank have fortified their collaborative effort to now include investment banking. Security Bank EVP and Head of...

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PNOC-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC), the upstream energy arm of state-owned Philippine National Oil Co., is exploring a possible tie-up with British Petroleum (BP) for the...

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THE Philippine Savings Bank, better known as PSBank, the thrift-bank arm of Metrobank, sees that the battle among banks would not only be in...
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CAFéFRANCE faces struggling Hapee on Monday, looking to match the longest winning streak and bolster its bid for an outright semifinal berth in the...

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THE Philippines will face stiff competition in Pool C winners Japan and Chinese Taipei in the second round of the 2015 Asian Women’s Under-23...

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DAVAO DEL NORTE—Sixteen-year-old John Christian Capasao competed not only through injury but a most horrifying memory of his policeman father being ambushed to death...

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IT is barely 10 minutes after I tweeted before the official decision that Floyd Mayweather Jr. would win the superfight from Manny Pacquiao by...

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LAS VEGAS—Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit on Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating...

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DAVAO DEL NORTE—The games of 2015 Palarong Pambansa kicks off on Sunday at the sprawling Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex (DNSTC) and...
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I recently read someone’s account of how difficult it is to be a mother and rolled my eyes at her sense of entitlement, as if...

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The Duchess of Cambridge had a baby girl on Saturday morning in London, Buckingham Palace announced. Prince William, 32, was present for the birth. The baby weighed...

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A CONTINUING education on the art market is much needed for people who want to venture into this most exciting facet of late capitalism. Many establishments...

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LOS ANGELES—When it comes to cats, those meows mean...well, a lot of things. With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, “Hello,” ‘’Let’s...

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THERE’S no discovery quite as startling as stepping on the scale and weighing way more than you thought you did (or realizing that your...

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BRUCE JENNER has been sued for wrongful death by the stepchildren of a Calabasas woman killed in a chain-reaction crash the reality-TV star was...
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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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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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REAL-ESTATE developers employ a unique strategy in bringing a community together by offering a variety of experiences sans the hassle of congested roads and...

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CITYSTATE Properties and Management Corp. (CPMC) recently awarded Guia and Willy Cheung their Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) for a lot they purchased at...
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UNITED NATIONS—The untapped riches in the world’s oceans are estimated at nearly $24 trillion—the size of the world’s leading economies, according to a new...

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NEW  YORK—Climate  change may be one of the most divisive issues in the US Congress today, but despite the staunch denial of Republicans, experts...

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ROME—A global civil-society petition to save the Amazon is circulating on the Internet and its promoters say that once 1 million signatures have been...
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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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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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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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A MEASURE prohibiting employers, labor contractors and labor organizations from discriminating against any one due to age has been filed at the House of Representatives....

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said that, to make the country globally competitive in attracting foreign direct investments, as well as to spur productivity and...

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Luzon will have an additional 2,720 megawatts (MW) of secured capacity in the next few years from the four new power plants that will...

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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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Dear PR Matters, I am in corporate communications, and as such, we often have training sessions on various subjects like teamwork and leadership. I am happy...

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WITH developments in social media, real-time marketing efforts are more effective than ever. With Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social sites, as well as...

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THERE will be times when you unexpectedly bite on a granule of black pepper. There will be times when you lose a taste for...

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KASPERSKY Lab, which sells computer anti-virus software, claims the Philippines has been attacked by a group of cyberspies known as Naikon. “Naikon has been very...

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JUST like in 2014, delivering quality service to customers will remain the main growth driver for telecommunication companies (telcos), according to an executive of...

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SLOVAKIAN computer security software maker Eset Llc. launched last week three solutions in the Philippines. The launch came four months after International Data Corp....
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