Thursday, July 30th 2015

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The owner of the Metro Ra il Transit (MRT) Line 3 lashed back at President Aquino on Wednesday, calling him a “misinformed” man whose statements...

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The local banking system continued to show consistency in the quality of their assets and loans, as their nonperforming loans (NPLs) remained low at...

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The Philippines is cracking down on fuel smuggling to help recover up to $300 million in lost revenue a year, money that the government...

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Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel F. Dooc is confident that the industry will hit P240 billion to P250 billion in premium income by the end of...

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Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. said its township development in the southern part of Metro Manila, called Vista City, will help spur business activity...

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Top officials from 12 Asia-Pacific nations formally kicked off a four-day bid to hammer out a massive but so far elusive free-trade agreement that...

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By Butch Fernandez & Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz Malacañang expressed confidence on Wednesday that Congress can pass the Palace-proposed P3-trillion budget bill for next...

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German businesses in the Philippines perceive the economic environment in the country as optimistic, but cites hurdles hampering competitiveness. This is according to the Asean...
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MOBILE services operator Globe Telecom Inc. has struck a partnership deal with the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) to aid the industry achieve its revenue...

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AMERICAN network security appliance company Cyberoam Technologies has given incentives to its Filipino sales partners for contributing to its immense growth. The firm is offering...

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MICROSOFT Philippines sees its presence in the tablet segment to widen with the introduction of the Windows 10 operating system (OS). At the launch of...

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The National Food Authority (NFA) said on Wednesday it is allowing farmers to distribute as much as 2 million 50-kilogram bags, or 100,000 metric...

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By Elisse Perez and Janine Soliman / Special to the BusinessMirror When CISION Enterprises opened in 2006, it was initially an advertising company that focused...

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The national government estimates that it will spend at least P2.3 million for three fisheries surveys to monitor the sector’s progress and contribution to...
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IT seems Filipino fans have not seen the last of Jimmy Alapag. With several players begging off—for one reason or another—from their inclusion on the...

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NEW YORK—The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of “Deflategate.” Then...

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NEW DELHI—Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will aim to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) decision to suspend International...

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By Joel Orellana NATURALIZED player Andre Blanche will play for Gilas Pilipinas in the Olympic qualifier in China in September, according to Samahang Basketbol ng...

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JOSE RIZAL University (JRU) used its vaunted air-tight defense to beat De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, 67-49, extending its winning streak to three...

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THE fans will play a big role in the Philippines’s campaign in the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) 3x3 Manila Masters, which kicks off this...
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MANY indie filmmakers—a big number of them in their late 20s—will be in Cebu from August 6 to 9. Drawing them to that city...

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By Anick Jesdanun / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Google’s new service for organizing and backing up images blends some of the best of what Apple...

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By Christie D’Zurilla / Los Angeles Times AN autopsy has been conducted on the body of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died on Sunday evening at an...

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By David Ng | Los Angeles Times AFTER receiving a Donkey Kong-style pounding from critics, Pixels, the 1980s video-game-themed comedy starring Adam Sandler, was edged...

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By Ricky Calderon THE music partnership of Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana emerged triumphant again, winning the grand prize in the Fourth Philippine Pop Music...

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THOSE who jump to conclusions often land in ignorance. And for every complex problem, there is an easy answer—and most of the time, it’s...
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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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IT is just days away before President Aquino delivers his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 27. It will be his last Sona...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino ICONIC Lotus cars have finally reached the Philippine soil with three of its world-class, high-performance sports cars—the Elise,...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes GOOD-BYE sunshine. Here comes the rain again. And with it comes thunderstorms, strong winds, floods,...

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WE have to give it to the top brass at the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex). One, they don’t stop thinking of reinventing themselves in...
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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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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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THIS year’s celebration of National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) will prove that Filipino scientists can compete not only in Asia but in the rest...
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By Christopher Torchia / The Associated Press ENTABENI SAFARI CONSERVANCY, South Africa—They are the most vulnerable victims of South Africa’s rhino poaching scourge—the baby rhinos that...

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KINGSTON—With time running out for Jamaica’s coral reefs, local marine scientists are taking things into their own hands, rebuilding the island’s reefs and coastal...

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INDIGENOUS communities are highly effective at protecting natural resources and can “fill the gap” over vast regions where formal conservation authorities are absent. Yet, local...
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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 Ahmed Al-Haj / The Associated Press SANAA, Yemen—Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed more than 120 civilians and wounded more than 150 after shelling a residential area...

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By A. D. McKenzie | Inter Press Service PARIS—“We received a garden as our home, and we must not turn it into a wilderness for...

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By Corazon Damo-Santiago INDEED, life is precious. This concept inspired the development of sciences on the hows and whys of human existence. Moral Theology deals with...

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NEW  YORK—Pope Francis’s approval rating among Americans has plummeted two months ahead of his first trip to the US, driven mostly by a decline...

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LOS ANGELES—A judge has asked a group of nuns to work out their differences with the Los Angeles Archdiocese over the proposed sale of...

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By Jt Nisay THE brand-spanking Marriott Grand Ballroom (MGB), which houses the Philippines’s largest ballroom, has set its sights on being a major player not only...
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