Monday, May 25th 2015

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LONDON—With its classic red phone booth, pub and medieval church, Harmondsworth’s center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a wee English village isn’t...

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WASHINGTON—The Islamic State (IS) group’s takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new...

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THE residents of the province of Ilocos Sur may now access the services of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at its branch office...

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THE phrase “unrealized potential” becomes one of the saddest comments that can be made about a person or institution when said repeatedly over time. When...

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I take back everything I’ve said about Leila de Lima, except that I’ve always found her fetching. Indeed, there’s plenty to love there and even...

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  Funding for the Metro Rail Transit   (MRT) Line 7 project could be delayed by the ongoing tussle on where the common station will be...

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No matter the contentious points raised against certain provisions of the Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (Timta), the proposed legislation was seen to...

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  Wholesale prices nationwide declined for the fifth consecutive month in March 2015, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA said that, based on...
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Malaysia Building Society Bhd. (MBSB), a lender controlled by the country’s biggest pension fund, plans to adopt stricter coverage standards for loan impairments as...

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The much-awaited “Fight of the Century” between the two pound-for-pound fighters turned out to be one of the most boring fights in the history...

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  EXPRESS courier-services firm LBC Express Inc. is aiming to end the year with about P11 billion in revenues on the back of a robust...

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TRAFFIC within the Cebu Pacific network should rise by about 6.5 percent to 18 million passengers this year, as the dominant budget carrier starts...

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  EPSON Philippines Corp. (EPC) President-cum-Country Manager Toshimitsu Tanaka will concurrently take the helm at the 10-country Epson Regional Office (Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd.) as...

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DUE to the increasing popularity of mobile commerce in the Philippines, online-shopping portal Lazada Philippines is now looking at tapping into the smartphone market...
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PLDT Home Ultera and Cagayan Valley switch rivals on Tuesday, seeking a follow-up to a contrasting pair of five-setters in the semifinal opener as...

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KIA and Talk ‘N Text hope to join Alaska at second spot with a win against separate foes in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)...

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WHO is this guy? Does his name ring a bell? What does he do? The mere mention of this man’s name will elicit a “Huh?”...

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By Mike Bresnahan / Los Angeles Times HOUSTON—Stephen Curry keeps making threes and the Golden State Warriors keep getting closer to their first National Basketball Association...

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ALYSSA Valdez put on a Most Valuable Player (MVP)-like performance as PLDT Home Ultera got back at Army and essayed a 25-16, 25-22, 19-25,...

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JOSEPH Yeo unleashed his best game of the season, pouring 28 points to lift Barako Bull to a come-from-behind 105-99 win over Meralco to...
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By Kenneth Turan / Los Angeles Times THE perennial bridesmaid became the bride on Sunday night at the Festival de Cannes. French director Jacques Audiard,...

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There are too many questions surrounding controversial celebrities, events and projects that have remained unanswered. This week we try to ask them one more...

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Think of Italy and all things luxurious come to mind—Ferragamo, Gucci, Armani, Prada, Valentino. When an item is “Made in Italy,” there is the...

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A few years ago, I received press samples of soaps, toners and body lotions from a brand called Moringa-O2. I am very choosy when it...

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By Elyssa Christine Lopez A VANDALISM, a defamation, an unsightly view—street art used to be dismissed as nothing more than vandalism, and for some, its...

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By Mark Olsen / Los Angeles Times A disclosure: A little over a year ago, I became co-owner/caretaker of a cat. This is my first pet. Until...
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Story and photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF the Mitsubishi Mirage was a person, this writer would fancy this elfin car as...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes THE Queen City of the South was roused by a fun and electrifying vibe as...

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By Tet Andolong FOLLOWING its successful launch in Bangkok just a couple of months ago, the all-new Ford Everest finally rolled out in Manila on...

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Story and photos by Randy S. Peregrino NOTHING is more engaging than driving around the country’s well-known sugarbowl with BMW’s initial multipurpose vehicle and its...

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FOR two scorching days, Cebu was heroically wrapped in history as it basked in the glory of its first taste of a unique street...

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WHEN the Jaguar XF was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the North American International Auto Show in 2007, it won many fans...

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VOLKSWAGEN has been around as early as 1937. Just like the English meaning of its name, Volkswagen been known as the “People’s Car” the...

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THE much-anticipated sequel is here.  Brace up for the second Vios Cup, which roars off on May 16 and 17 in Cebu City, boasting of more...

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ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) now has a new president in the person of Hajime Koso, who officially took over from Nobuo Izumina during a...

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SOMETIMES we wonder how a car manufacturer comes up with a name for an upcoming model. We may get an idea by reading the...
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IMAGINE a vast amount of land dedicated to providing its residents a thriving lifestyle center, a secure and stylish neighborhood, and an innovative business...

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CONTINUING its commitment to be on a par with global development trends, Filinvest Development Corp., with its leading township project, Filinvest City, has brought...

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  IF country living is your preference, General Trias, Cavite can offer just that. You will take pride in its history and heritage and wake...

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  AFTER a hard day’s work, you seek solace in the comforts of your home where you can relax in the knowledge that you are in...

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By CenSEI / Special to the BusinessMirror WHAT'S better than a one-trick pony? The kind that with two, three or more gimmicks up its hooves, of course. So...

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By CenSEI / Special to the BusinessMirror IF leading developers are mixing up residential buildings with office and retail developments, one good business reason to do so...
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SEATTLE—The arrival in Seattle on Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks...

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A scientist has warned that the planet is inexorably choking itself and drifting steadily to self-destruction, all because 90 companies, from multinationals to state oil...

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RIO DE JANEIRO—The Atlantic Ocean is Brazil’s last frontier to the east. But the full extent of its biodiversity is still unknown, and scientific...
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Geraldine Bulaon-Ducusin / S&T Media Service ‘YOUR skill is enough capital to start a business.” A religious brother from Don Bosco Mandaluyong Technical College said this...

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Gerardo Palad / S&T Media Service SCIENCE Secretary Mario G. Montejo tours Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to the Department of Science and Technology Food (DOST)...

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WHEN a sitcom’s laugh track stops and the camera pans seductively up the height of a glistening bacon cheeseburger, the teen brain snaps to attention—especially...
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By Gregg Yan FISHKEEPING is part art, part science. The world’s most popular hobby after photography.  It comes in many forms—a prized Arowana gliding languidly in...

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A GIANT panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside. A genetic analysis of 121 samples...

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DECADES of abuse and the indiscriminate harvesting of marine animals that caused the decline of marine population in Panguil Bay have prompted concerned government agencies...
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  Even without President Aquino’s support, the leader of the House of Representatives on Sunday said that the lower chamber would still approve the measure amending the...

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DEPARTMENT of National Defense (DND) officials denied that they sought favors from a former employee of a firm that bagged a contract for the...

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THE chairman of the House Ad hoc Committee on Bangasamoro basic law (BBL) on Sunday urged President Aquino to certify as urgent the proposed...

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  Marianne (not her real name) is only 18 years old but she’s already involved in the world’s oldest profession—prostitution, that is.  She was only...

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  TV host Paolo Ballesteros has gained international fame recently as Hollywood celebrities extolled his make-up skills for transforming himself into Katy Perry, Ariana Grande...

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Long before we came to know about stem-cell therapy, or regenerative medicine, this procedure has been making medical wonders for the last seven decades. The...

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  Summer brings out the heat of the sun and what have you—these include, of course, skin breakouts,  dryness of bodily parts, and irritation to...

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  It was summer in the interim to high school, and I was lying supinely in some rural hospital, just about ready to be circumcised. I...

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  Do not judge a book by its cover.  This adage comes to mind when it comes to broccoli.  It may not be the most...
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POLL officials see local Filipinos as not ready to vote online.“When you speak of the Philippines, you actually have to distinguish at this stage,...

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NEW research from Oracle reveals that nearly 55 percent of millennials say a poor mobile application (app) experience would make them less likely to...

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EDGAR Zavala doesn’t own any form-fitting bike attire. He doesn’t know the brand name of his bike. He has never heard of “Bike to Work...

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By Alejandra Cancino / Chicago Tribune/TNS DARREN Tristano’s daughter had a definite preference when it came to where she wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday:...

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By Maxene Mamba / MILLENNIALS UNIVERSE IT seems nowadays more people are getting depressed and suicidal. Achievers in their field, seemingly healthy and happy individuals—international...

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By Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times/TNS GOOGLE will start testing podlike self-driving car prototypes on public roads near its headquarters in Mountain View, California,...
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