Friday, February 12th 2016

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By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz THE Ombudsman recently ordered the dismissal from the service of the Quezon City treasurer, after he was found guilty of oppression. In...

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By Lenie Lectura THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines  (NGCP) is seeking legal remedy to be able to repair a bombed transmission tower in...

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By Butch Fernandez and Jovee Marie dela Cruz A LAWMAKER on Friday asked the public to heighten vigilance and remain alert against all forms of election fraud. This,...

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By Rene Acosta ABU Sayyaf bandits are demanding P1 billion for the release of three foreigners and the Filipino woman they kidnapped in September last...

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THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) advised the public to anticipate heavy-traffic buildup at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Expressway’s Villamor...

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By Bianca Cuaresma Inflation over the policy horizon was seen tilted slightly to the downside and compelled the monetary authorities on Thursday to rule out...

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan The next administration should put emphasis on the development of transport infrastructure across the country, the chief of the Public-Private Partnership...

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By Lenie Lectura THE Energy Regulatory Com-mission (ERC) has allowed the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to implement an interim Maximum Allowable Revenue...
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By Butch Fernandez SENATORS cited “weak” absorptive capacity, among the main reasons, for the agriculture sector’s reported failure to post a 3-percent growth under President...

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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has approved a new administrative circular, seeking to eliminate the trade of dog meat in the Philippines. Agriculture Secretary Proceso...

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By Faye Pablo / Special to the BusinessMirror THE Maribojoc demo farm in Bohol, which practices natural farming, will receive a P16-million grant from the...

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By Bianca Cuaresma The outstanding public-sector debt (OPSD) as a proportion of local output, or the GDP, has improved to a 17-year low and totaled...

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Long-duration foreign investments in the first 11 months last year posted double-digit growth averaging 16.4 percent, which brought the total foreign direct investments (FDI)...

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Kyle Bass, the hedge-fund manager who successfully bet against mortgages during the subprime crisis, said China’s banking system may see losses of more than...
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THE country’s top sports officials will be on hand when the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) honors the top athletes of 2015 in its Annual...

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THE usual names will be complemented by fresh faces in the 2016 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Cup, which reels off on February 18 at The...

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NATIONAL University (NU) routed University of the East (UE), 4-0, in the process booting the Red Warriors out of contention and grabbing the solo...

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BARANGAY Ginebra San Miguel’s first conference under new Head Coach Tim Cone was quite an achievement—the Gin Kings reached the quarterfinals despite the limited...

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By Dave Coros BRYAN CRUZ scattered 26 points to help CaféFrance defeat Caida Tiles, 90-87, on Thursday in a matchup of leaders in the Philippine...

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By Rob Harris / The Associated Press LONDON—Food and beverage giant Nestlé told the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Wednesday that it terminated...
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By Meredith Blake / Los Angeles Times NEW YORK—Sometime in the mid-1990s, after grunge and before the boy-band era, Mick Jagger approached Martin Scorsese with...

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And it’s not simply because Liza Soberano, the ABS-CBN actress who starred in the hit soap Forevermore, is underage.  She actually turned 18 recently,...

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What’s fancier than having a little bubbly for brunch? Having a little bubbly during the weekend. And weekdays. In fact, every day for the...

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Story and photos by Vic Sevilla To urbanites weary of the scene in Metro Manila, Cebu City is often regarded as the perfect alternative. After...

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By Jt Nisay A rose-laden bed of timeless classics await music fans who fall in love this Valentine weekend with Lani Misalucha’s back-to-back concert, titled...

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THERE will be no more cherry blossoms if we fight at home. THE car of Prime Minister Suzuki speeds away as cherry blossoms swirl in a...
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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MICHELIN Philippines recently introduced the new Primacy SUV tire, which will cater the growing number of the popular...

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THE safety of motorists has always been the passion of the top honchos at the Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC)—yes, the builder and concessionaire...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey de los Reyes WHEN the doomed Ford factory in Santa Rosa, Laguna, bid adieu in 2012, the Escape model,...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino WHEN the Nissan Juke was launched in October last year, most of the attention was generated by its...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF there was one person five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo should truly be grateful for,...

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AS I keep saying, there is no saying that isn’t true. Like this one: “Time flies.” It seems only like yesterday that the Lexus Invitational had had...

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By Tet Andolong WHILE famous tennis champions were being driven by a fleet of Kia vehicles to their practice sessions and matches at the Rod...

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By Patrick Tulfo DUE to the abuse of some motorists, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently issued a vague memo instructing the apprehension of vehicles...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MANY cars’ abbreviated names, when translated, determine its function or build.  Just like the Mitsubishi ASX, its name...

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IT’S been said before, but let me say it again because it’s worth retelling:  The industry sold more than 320,000 units in 2015, or...
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By Rizal Raoul Reyes GLOBAL property web site Lamudi Philippines recently reported that prospective homebuyers and real-estate professionals remain bullish on the local property market...

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IT is said that architecture is the art of building beautifully, a fixation of man’s thinking and a record of his activity. If there...

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By Reni Salvador IMAGINE living in a residential enclave where you wake up, mesmerized, to a splendid naturescape of lush greenery and colorful blooms with...

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IN the emerging property markets around the globe, sustainable home design has become a popular initiative, although admittedly more as a necessity than anything...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes THERE is no doubt living in a condominium is gaining popularity in highly urbanized areas such as Metro Manila. However, living...

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BEFORE the end of every year, Colliers International brings together the future thoughts and plans of real-estate investors in a document they refer to...
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  Linda de Guzman (not her real name) goes to work at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City in Metro Manila every day. She...

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  Using his pedicab, Gerry Ignacio, not his real name, buys junks inside a subdivision in a town in Cavite. He buys old newspapers, empty...

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WASHINGTON—Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show. The spine-chilling polar vortex is...
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By Rolando T. Dy / Special to the BusinessMirror In the past few weeks, a lot has been written about the recent ruling on the Supreme...

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Public places all over the country—including the rural areas—will soon have free Wi-Fi access. The Free Wi-Fi in Public Places project will install wireless Internet...

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On the banks of an ancient lagoon in Kenya, researchers have found evidence of what is thought to be the oldest massacre involving hunter-gatherers. The...
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THE House of Representatives failed to pass a bill conserving 97 protected areas (PAs) in the country as it adjourned early on Wednesday, the...

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ENVIRONMENTAL groups urged the House of Representatives to pass the proposed Expanded National Integrated Protected Area System (E-Nipas) Act that will strengthen the protection...

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USING the ecosystem-based approach in conserving Southeast Asia’s rich, yet highly, threatened biodiversity will be a major topic at the Second Asean Conference on...
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Good news to Café Ilang-Ilang’s loyal patrons. As a Christmas treat to all of you, the mayor’s office of The Manila Hotel’s Christmas Village wil...

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Imagine someone holding a glass of water and he asked you whether it is half-empty or half-full.  What your answer will be could make...

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  Are you wondering what blood is made of? Here’s an answer from ever reliable The Merck Manual of Medical Information: “Blood is a complex...

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Celebrate your cravings this Christmas as Epicurious prepares a special dish that will put color and flavor to your Christmas. Epicurious has created Artisanal...

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Those who crave for indulgent chocolate and the taste and aroma of coffee in their everyday snack are in for a wonderful treat, as...

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Now on its 85th year, King Sue has emerged from its humble beginnings back in the 1930s to become a sought-after staple on the...

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Your workouts are now more exciting with the new Nova Life Fitness Party.  Join the fun and break a sweat in the party-themed fitness...

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Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines, recently renewed its partnership with the People Management Association of the Philippines...

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By Hazel Sartorio With the condition of our environment and lifestyle today, it is only necessary to have our health checked every once in a...
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By Jenny Barchfield & Jamey Keaten / The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO—In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on...

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THE Association of Women in Theology (Awit) has rebuked President Aquino for vetoing House Bill 5842 (HB 5842), a measure that increases the monthly...

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SAYING a smile can change one’s outlook in life, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the archbishop of Yangon in Myanmar, encouraged the elderly residents of...

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RECOGNIZING their contribution not only to their respective families but to the progress and development of the city, the city government of Makati on...

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THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday that indigent members of the elderly sector are already covered by the Social...

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  The Philippine Parts Maker Association (PPMA) is urging major car makers to source “strategic” parts from small firms so they can also benefit from...
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