Thursday, May 7th 2015

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The Aquino administration’s Cabinet cluster on economic development has already thumbed down the proposal lowering individual income-tax rates, which, based on the estimate of...

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The electronics industry, the country’s top merchandise importer and exporter, has submitted a list of recommendations to reinstalled Customs Commissioner Alberto D. Lina, with...

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SM Investments Corp. (SMIC), the holding firm of the Sy family, reported higher income growth in the first three months, as most of its...

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THE military backtracked on Wednesday from its earlier tale that terrorist bomber Abdul Basit Usman was killed by his security personnel by officially admitting...

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INFRASTRUCTURE conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has lost all hopes in its multibillion-peso bid to upgrade the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3. The...

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President Aquino, looking to lure more investors to the country, flew on a working visit to Chicago on Wednesday on the first of a...

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The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a Palace-priority measure that seeks to liberalize the entry of foreign vessels between ports in...

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.2 billion to provide jobs for displaced workers and rehabilitate damaged houses caused Typhoon Ruby...
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THE country’s $1.14-billion banana-export industry will suffer once a proposed bill on agribusiness becomes a law, the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association Inc....

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THE Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (Ipophil) cited the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) for filing the most number of patents and Patent...

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A SMALL farming community in Gamu, Isabela, now enjoys the benefit of having potable water courtesy of a P50,000 project of the Department of...

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THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the issuance of P7.3 billion in fixed-rate bonds of South Luzon Tollway Corp. (SLTC), a unit...

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HIGHER sales volumes and prices pushed up the overall revenues of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) in the first three months of 2015, to P3.12...

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GEOTHERMAL energy industry pioneer Energy Development Corp. (EDC) of the Lopez group is set to begin its first major international drilling in Chile in...
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ONCE was more than enough. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao ran the perfect scam, fleecing fans $100 for the privilege of watching what was...

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THE Philippines’s national women’s volleyball squad will have the unenviable task of facing an unbeaten Chinese squad, when the knockout phase of the 2015...

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DIMINUTIVE third-year point guard Edgar Charcos led an unlikely comeback for the University of the East (UE) by scoring eight points in the final...

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BARAKO Bull regained its composure in the final period and leaned on JC Intal and import Liam McMorrow to grab a 101-96 win over...

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I AM not really an aficionado of the ring, and have not been since Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao dropped Ricky Hatton in the second round...

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OAKLAND, California—His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried. He had felt this way in the past—when he barely received...
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SYDNEY is Australia’s largest city and also the jumping-off point for exploring the country. Here are some essential tips to plan and enjoy your visit. Airfare...

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THE title sounds gross and that is how I want it to be. When a single event happens and the dear life of the...

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DAVID K. SHIPLER calls himself a free-speech absolutist in his seventh book, Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword. “Lines are murky,” he writes, “and...

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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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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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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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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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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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The Clark International Airport (CIA) will be operating at limited capacity until Friday, as its guidance system for low visibility landing bogged down on...

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday announced that it will activate 300 closed-circuit television (CCTV) system cameras in crime-prone areas of Metro Manila. Senior...

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The national government intends to take a different approach to poverty reduction by consulting with the poor themselves, according to the National Economic and...

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With the advances in refractive surgery treatments, individuals with vision problems now have more options to minimize or eliminate their dependency on glasses and...

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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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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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