Saturday, August 1st 2015

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FROM August 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, or nine months from now, the government must build an average of 254 classrooms a day—or...

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THE Sandiganbayan has recently ordered the suspension of a Department of Justice  prosecutor for allegedly mulcting P1.2 million from members of the Philippine Airlines...

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THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is close to completing the relocation of some of its electric facilities to give way for the construction of...

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DAVAO CITY—Only the computer list of voters with biometrics data would be used to let voters into the polling precincts in next year’s presidential...

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MORE than 140 representatives of mining-affected communities, people’s organizations and individuals from more than 29 countries who took part in the recent International People’s...

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A FORMER government peace negotiator-turned-lawmaker has filed a bill in the House of Representatives that restricts members of the media from identifying using the word...

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By Zen Trinidad / Philippines News Agency CALAMBA CITY—Luis G. Banua, officer in charge of the National Economic and Development Authority Calabarzon Office, said that high...

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IN the tiny village of Busilac at the capital town of Bayombong in Nueva Vizcaya, when one thinks of homemade fruit preserves, Cottage Fresh...
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The Insurance Commission (IC) said the statutory increase in capital of insurance companies by end-2016 would continue to be pursued no matter the preliminary...

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Malaysia’s foreign-exchange reserves are set to drop below $100 billion just when the nation most needs a buffer against any collapse in investor confidence. It...

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The Philippine peso posted its biggest monthly drop since March, on speculation, the slowest inflation in 20 years may spur a reduction in banks’...

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AROUND 8,000 jobs will be available to the domestic labor market once the biggest integrated casino and resort facilities will open next year in...

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DFNN Inc. on Friday said it posted an income for the six-month period ending June, partly as a result of more than doubling its...

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BELLE Corp., a company led by the Sy family and which owns half of the City of Dreams Manila casino, said its income continued...
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By Stephen Wilson / The Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the Winter and Summer games. Now, Beijing...

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By Ben Nuckols / The Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Virginia—Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on...

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By Stephen Wilson / The Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday to make a...

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KAZAN, Russia—Scissor-kicking to “Swan Lake” in front of a cheering home crowd, Russia’s synchronized swimmers rallied to overtake the United States for gold in...

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EMILIO Aguinaldo College (EAC) pulled off an upset for its first win, while season host Mapúa Institute of Technology nearly blew a 43-point lead...

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By Doug Ferguson / The Associated Press JORDAN Spieth might have no choice but to miss the John Deere Classic next year. It’s the same...
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By Deven Hopp / Byrdie WE don’t know who originally came up with the moniker “love handles,” but we know we don’t agree with the cutesy...

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By Nico Erle Ciriaco ONE of the ways to detoxify the body that an increasing number of people are looking to is hydrocolonics, a safe and...

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By Caelin Milkto / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette TOM CRUISE is well-known for doing his own stunts, and the trailers for the newest installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise...

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By Jonathan Lansner / The Orange County Register WHEN it comes to what works in your home—and what doesn’t—Wi-Fi is no longer just an amenity. It’s...

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ASIDE from drinking rum on the rocks after a day at the beach or with Coke in whatever social gathering, wouldn’t you rather have...

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MY friend C. was half-fuming on Facebook. She says it was a good thing that she was on leave that day, as the assignment...
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Story & photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes NOW, this is not about the Lannisters, Starks, Targaryans and what not. Rather, it’s about...

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THE Toyota Hilux launch theme was “impact.” And impact it was that dealers and journalists got this week at Clark, Pampanga. The stage alone...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino INDEED, the fifth-generation Ford Explorer Sport variant is packaged to be versatile, comfortable and dynamic to indulge almost...

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Story & photo By Patrick Tulfo SOLAR Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (Star Corp.), the exclusive distributor of BYD vehicles in the country, held an...

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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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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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By Rizal Raoul Reyes | Contributor INNOVATIONS initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have boosted local technologies which have benefited the inventors and...

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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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By Seth borenstein / The Associated Press WASHINGTON—The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed...

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‘WE used to cut trees and catch wild animals in the forest. Not anymore. We have learned that we are better off protecting the forest...

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BANGKOK—Activists are applauding the Thai prime minister’s order that tentatively halts a planned coal-fired power plant and seaport near popular tourist beaches in southern...
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  Mandaluyong City holds the newest Guinness World Record for having the largest Zumba class ever recorded on Sunday. A total of  12,975 participants, mostly...

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  It starts as a single cell and grows into a merciless disease that claims millions of lives year after year. Cancer, as the disease...

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  The Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute defines cancer as an abnormal growth of cells that  rapidly reproduce despite restriction of space, nutrients shared by other...

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  WHEN someone tells you breast cancer, what comes into your mind immediately?  Death sentence, that’s what.  This is especially true among women. Understandably so.  Around...

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  ‘We are poised on the brink of a climate change unlike any witnessed during the past two millenniums,” said a statement read during the...

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  The Department of Health-Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (DOH-Mimaropa), in coordination with the local government of Marinduque, on July 21 launched its “Oplan Kain...

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  The rainy season has now officially started, and it only means two things: One, bidding good-bye to shorts, swimsuits and tank tops to be...

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  Crocodile and sharks are not the deadliest living creatures.  Public enemy No. 1 is that tiny speck of a living thing that irritates many...

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  Health Secretary Janette Garin has assured the public not to panic as the agency is fully ready and capable of detecting, isolating and treating...
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By Leslie D. Venzon / Philippine News Agency Malacañang has enjoined all government and private agencies, and local government units (LGUs) to participate in the...

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By Leony R. Garcia DISASTERS and emergencies, whether man-made or natural, come in many forms. Like many countries in the world, the Philippines has had its...

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  The Island Garden City of Samal is composed of several islands, with Samal as the biggest among them all.  You can’t go to other...

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Conclusion DAISY Caber, a social worker from Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and other Special Cases (Graces), said Graces has admitted clients...

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AT the age of 63, Len continues to work in the boisterous environment of a salon. Chatter among beauticians, audio on the television and...

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    Killing off brands is never popular or pleasant, but we should do it more often. Some executives may be reluctant to admit—perhaps for sentimental...
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