Monday, August 3rd 2015

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By Joel P. Mapiles / Correspondent CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The provincial government  of Pampanga donated recently a 1-hectare property worth P200 million for the construction...

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  Even official development assistance (ODA) projects are being affected by the problem of the Aquino administration to spend as planned. Data obtained by the BusinessMirror...

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  First of three parts With higher growth rates and investments shifting to emerging economies like the Philippines, the manufacturing industry is being prepped by the...

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  Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Winston M. Ginez warned ride-hailing application operator Uber that the government will prosecute its drivers should...

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  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), long opposed to any change in the administration of fiscal incentives, is now looking for ways to...

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  Reworking the restrictions on foreign ownership should encourage investors to come and participate more in the renewable-energy (RE) projects of the Philippines, European Union...

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THE Philippines lost four of the 11 islands it is claiming in the Spratlys to its allies Vietnam and Taiwan, in addition to the...

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  OWING to the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, a lawmaker on Sunday urged the government to protect the oil- and gas-rich Recto...
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Bank lending posted double-digit growth in the first half of the year, a development that paralleled the country’s domestic liquidity expansion for the period. The...

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By Genivi Factao The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Monday that Philippine banks lag behind other Asean-based banks in penetrating the regional banking market. ADB...

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After more than six years of record-low interest rates, the looming increase hinted at by Bank of England (BOE) policy-makers may come as a shock to...

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AS our friend Merriam Webster puts it, a gift is something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation. The need or want...

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  PARTIES concerned with the construction of the proposed P1.4-billion station that will connect three overhead train systems in Metro Manila have “agreed in principle”...

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  CLARK FREEPORT—Uniqlo, Japan’s leading specialty retailer, which has global sales of $11.62 billion, is opening at least 200 outlets in the country by 2020. Uniqlo...
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GILAS Head Coach Tab Baldwin finally bared his wish list composed of 16 of the finest players in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)—13 of...

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A TEAM from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) left for Tokyo on Monday for a crucial mission—convince the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) to...

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DE LA SALLE outhustled cross-street rival College of Saint Benilde, 25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 25-15, on Monday to clinch a quarterfinals berth in the Spikers’...

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LETRAN seeks to extend its fairy-tale run as it clashes with struggling Lyceum on Tuesday in the 91st National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) senior...

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VIN BAKER was a four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star from 1995 to 1998 who made an estimated $100 million during a career spanning...

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RIO DE JANEIRO—The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in...
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By Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas AN Ortigas-owned gaming development company is set to create an augment reality (AR) application (app) that would allow moviegoers to...

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CHINESE device manufacturer Lenovo launched last week a smartphone targeting Filipino millennials. Local Lenovo executive Dino Romano said the firm sees millennials, those born...

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By Oliver Samson | Correspondent ABOUT 90 percent of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) today think they are still secure with their current cybersecurity...

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THE development of the local 3-dimensional (3D) design and fabrication industry is hobbled by costs, according to the local executive of Autodesk Inc. Teddy...

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By Patrick Grillo If security controls cannot detect malicious software (malware) during this period, then it’s a matter of time before you become a statistic. A...

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By Emily Shoemaker / greatist.com FENG shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging physical objects to attract positive energy. It’s based on...
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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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By Mark Drajem / Bloomberg News THE Obama administration plans to offer new incentives for solar and wind energy in its plan to cut power-plant emission as...

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NEW YORK—Although four in 10 adults have never heard the phrase “climate change,” many are aware that something is amiss with local weather patterns,...

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UNITED NATIONS—Small island-nations that say climate-change threatens their very existence are asking the UN Security Council to do more to address the issue as...
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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 Nick Perry / The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — If it’s confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian...

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NETANYA, Israel—The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the “Israeli Riviera” and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to...

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SALT LAKE CITY—The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking...

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IN the history of the Church, heresies prevail which prompt the Church to clarify, define and defend the basic truths of the Catholic faith. As early...

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FOR Tapella Executive Chef and co-owner Robert Spakowski, it was a toss-up among radio, television and restaurant as the platform from where he would build...

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By Danielle Gabriel TRADITIONAL fabric use does not always mean outdated fashion.  Indigenous textile designers proved this during the International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE) public...
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