Friday, August 28th 2015

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  The Philippines’s lack-luster economic per-formance rooted on the government’s poor spending has made the country’s 2015 growth targets impossible to meet, according to the...

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Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy Sr., whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in the Philippines and China, has retained the...

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  Inflation was seen on Thursday to have moved lower in August and approach still closer to zero percent, according to the governor of the...

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ISSUES pertaining to inclusive growth, promotion of human capital and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be discussed in this year’s Asia-...

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The Healthcare Information Management sector, a key contributor to the growth of the information-technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry, is seeking at least...

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A measure establishing a regulatory framework for the safe operation of players in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry has been approved recently at...

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  Declining world prices pulled down the Philippines’s oil import bill in the January-to-June period to $4.25 billion from $6.63 billion in the same period...

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Thursday that it will continue to ramp up efforts to ensure faster disbursements of funds...
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TRANS-ASIA Oil and Energy Development Corp. (TA) said on Thursday it will tap the balance of its stock-rights offering (SRO) proceeds amounting to P373.4 million to pay...

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AMADEUS, a technology partner for the global travel industry, announced on Thursday the roll out of Amadeus Agency Insight, a suite of products and services that...

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CENTURY Properties Group Inc. on Thursday said it secured a five-year loan facility to fund the sixth tower of its high-rise project in Mandaluyong City....

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ACESITE (Phils.) Hotel Corp. on Thursday said it is deferring its stock-rights offer as a result of poor market conditions. Acesite, which operates various hotels and...

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HEALTH-CARE information-technology solutions provider and diagnostics firm Media Archives Philippines Inc.  (Mapi) is expanding its services footprint and strengthen existing ties with health-care institutions as...

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FILIPINO enterprises should invest more in information technology (IT) to strengthen their operations, according to Emerson Network Power. “For businesses in the Philippines to remain competitive,...
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TIM CONE has started to make his presence felt at Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Cone, a two-time Grand Slam coach, tinkered with the Kings lineup...

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JOSE RIZAL University (JRU) leaned on Gio Lasquety’s free throws with 1.2 seconds to nip Arellano University, 114-112, in the second overtime on Thursday...

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A DIFFERENT adventure awaits running enthusiasts in the SyncRUNize set at the ARCA South in Taguig City on September 19. The SyncRUNize is not a regular...

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RENAULD “SONNY” BARRIOS, speaking for the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), returned home from a winless Gilas Pilipinas stint in a pocket tournament in...

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By Eddie Pells / The Associated Press BEIJING—Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place,...

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By Alicia Rancilio / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Serena Williams is trying to ignore “the elephant in the room” ahead of the US Open. “I’m OK with...
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I TRY not to miss watching The World Tonight with Tina Monzon-Palma on ANC. The timeslot of her newscast is the most convenient one...

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By Henry Chu | Los Angeles Times lONDON—To plead or not to plead? After a “mortifying” moment during a preview performance of Hamlet, Benedict Cumberbatch...

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I happened to be in Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia, upon the invitation of Thelmo O. Cunanan Jr., honorary consul of...

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By Katie Walsh / Tribune News Service IF what you’re seeking in the doldrums of August is stomach-churning, eye-watering suspense, No Escape delivers just that—but...

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THE calls himself an assassin. He is straight out of GQ, with a gait that is worth a fashion runway. He is menacing but...

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By Porochista Khakpour / Los Angeles Times ONE of my favorite lines in poetry is the opener to Anne Sexton’s 1962 For Eleanor Boylan Talking...
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A WORD of warning to those who are planning to buy the Volkswagen Beetle. If you’re paranoid or suffering from inferiority complex or simply just...

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IMAGINE a ride to heaven and back. Well, not exactly the kind of paradise you have in mind, wherein you meet Saint Peter at...

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THE good news for the common tao is fuel prices continue to go down to the eternal joy of motorists from virtually all walks...

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By Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino A REWARDING trip begins with a great vehicle and ends with a spectacular destination. There are also...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF the Volkswagen Golf GTI blew your mind in more ways than one, then, it...

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ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) continues to enjoy stellar performance for the first seven months of 2015, selling 4,876 units more compared to the same...

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By Patrick Tulfo / Photos by Ronald Rey de los Reyes IT seems that Mazda is on a roll nowadays. It has been launching one...

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WAS it in 1989 that the Lexus ES 350 first saw the light of day in the US? It’s been 26 years, indeed, when...

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SOME animals are compared to cars because of their behavior, power, style and speed.  In Thailand, the elephant was chosen as the country’s national...

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INSTEAD of fixing the traffic mess that has been hounding Metro Manilans for years now, Francis Tolentino is busy doing other things. Isn’t he chairman...
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By Issa Quirante THE morning air is always crisp, the afternoons are often a mixture of subdued warmth and a laid-back atmosphere, and the sun...

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I’VE always had a huge fondness for the kind of heritage structures we have here in the Philippines. I’ve had the unique opportunity to...

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THE best way to describe him would be simply this: He is a rock star in the Philippine real-estate industry. A businessman by profession but a...

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By Marianne Grace Sarmiento ROCKWELL Primaries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Land, continues to reach a bigger market with its newest integrated vertical village...

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By Vernon Velasco EARNING itself the moniker “Quezon City’s University Belt (U-Belt),” Katipunan Avenue feeds into three of Metro Manila’s, and the Philippines’s, top learning institutions—Ateneo...

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FOR 10 straight years, the Philippine property sector experienced good times and, according to a leading property expert, the good news is that it...
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By Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau/TNS WASHINGTON—New research shows the fingerprints of global warming in worsening the California drought and suggests a future of...

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By Seth Borenstein / The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet’s warmest month on record, smashing old marks, US weather officials...

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By Seth Borenstein / The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for one in six premature deaths in the...
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THE Philippines is now getting recognized as a hub for research and development, as several companies or organizations have expressed interest to partner or establish...

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HIGH-SCHOOL students from Metro Manila and Laguna showed their creative genius at the recent “Likhang Sipag On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest” of the Department of...

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THE Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (Setup) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday reported that it generated a total of...
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HOW does one save an island? Buy it or protect it. Better yet, teach people about biodiversity and appreciate the intrinsic value of a healthy ecology. This...

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THE Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (Agham) Party-list condemned the killing of “Pamana,” the Philippine eagle (pithecophaga jefferyi)...

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NEW DELHI—Six months after India boasted that its tiger population was growing fast, conservationists on Wednesday said 41 big cats had already died this...
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There’s no shortage of health myths out there, but I believe the truth is slowly but surely starting to seep out there and get...

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  As they say, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We may have heard this once or...

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  Health Secretary Janette L. Garin recently expressed alarm that “tobacco has been identified as the primary risk factor in the Philippines for the range...

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  A side from posting a drastic decline in malnutrition prevalence rate to less than 1 percent, the city of Taguig had been given the prestigious...

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Skilled and licensed Filipino doctors are now available to give you medical assessment and advice, including basic health care and permissible medication over the...

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 The Turf Company’s president and Coo,  Mario Lopez, receives Toro Bull Award Mario Lopez, president and COO of The Turf  Company (middle) receives the 25...

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  Aging is inevitable. No matter how attractive a person looks, no one can be saved from the “wear and tear” ideology of our bodies...

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  Ever wonder how your skin talks back at what you do with it? Face:  What the hell is that! Ahhhh ouch that is burning! ...

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  ‘You ask, ‘What is life?­’” asked Russian author and playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in a letter to his wife, Olga Knipper.  “That is the...
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BEIJING—China is ramping up publicity for its upcoming massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II (WWII), but officials still aren’t saying...

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IN a vast garden of flora and fauna, there are many varieties of flowers and plants which try to be recognized and appreciated. There will also...

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THE entire city of Lima mourned her death—the archbishop, Spanish nobles, viceroy, clergy, Negroes, Indian beggars and slaves. The viceroy had to send private guards...

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NOPE.  Just to stop whatever train of thought you are having now, the title of my column this week does not, in any way,...

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TAIWAN'S former Vice President Annette Lu and the World Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce (WTCC) pushed for a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines during their...

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By Danielle Gabriel FROM hard rock to jazz, the ninth Silent Music Film Festival will be filled with an eclectic group of bands that will be...
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