Friday, November 21st 2014

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DAVAO CITY—Former Health Secretary Jaime Galvez Tan asked the Department of Health to clarify its policy on traditional birth attendants, or hilot. “It’s nowhere in...

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CEBU CITY—The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) 7 has approved the integration of the P13 cost-of-living allowance (Cola) of workers in Central...

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BANGUI, Ilocos Norte—Police  authorities padlocked the municipal mayor’s office of this town to scale down tension, as suspended Mayor Diosdado Garvida continues to claim...

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BALANGA CITY—It is all systems go for the Pawikan Festival in Morong town on November 30, the Bataan Tourism Council Foundation announced on Thursday. Vicky...

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IRBIL, Iraq—The Islamic State (IS) is accumulating gold, silver and copper in markets throughout northern and western Iraq, dealers report, in an apparent effort...

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NEW YORK—US officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are...

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The economy is facing downside risks in terms of local output, measured as the gross domestic product (GDP), as the government has proven reluctant...

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Lemon law, although loopholes remain in the...
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WASHINGTON—There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding Takata air bags, senators never got a clear answer...

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THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday approved the P4.6-billion follow-on offering of Max’s Group Inc., the operator of one of the country’s...

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FILIPINO tycoon and Chairman and CEO of the Manila-listed company International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Ricky Razon, won the bid to build a $500-million...

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SOLAR Philippines Rooftop Projects Inc. has partnered with SM Malls to energize its shopping mall in North Edsa, Quezon City. Solar Philippines has partnered with SM Malls to build...

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LOW-COST carrier Cebu Pacific is expanding its capacity in 2015 with the delivery of five new aircraft, including a super jumbo jet that is...

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BLOOMBERRY Resorts Corp. on Thursday said it will open its Solaire’s new hotel tower, a facility that forms part of its $1-billion resort and...
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MACAU—Boxing news conferences generally are exercises in hyperbole, but Wednesday’s made-for-live-streaming-video event advertising Saturday night’s Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title...

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MANNY Pacquiao is among the millions who’d like his next fight to be against Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Crossing fingers, hopefully that fight will happen,” Pacquiao...

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MOALA Tautuaa made a good account of himself but Abel Galliguez stole the show with another standout performance, as the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns...

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MERALCO tries to snap a three-game losing streak against Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the main game of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine...

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ATLANTA—Kobe Bryant scored 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks, 114-109, in...

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MACAU—Manny Pacquiao was gloved up and warming in the ring for his training session on Tuesday as the crowd of writers around trainer Freddie...
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HOLD up your hands and wave the white flag. Any argument about the holidays being too commercial is over, considering that lighted trees have...

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THEY came from Bakersfield, San Diego, Long Beach and elsewhere across the Southland, about three dozen young women plus a handful of young men...

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WITH his success in different comedy outings, some say Zanjoe Marudo is the next Vic Sotto, but I say that Zanjoe is in a...

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A NEW way has been devised to part tourists from their money. And guess what? It’s mostly legal. The practice is called “dynamic currency conversion,”...

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FOR almost nine hours on November 16, we deliberated on the merits of the 10 films competing in the 2014 Cinema One Originals film...

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‘I WANTED buzzwords,” William Gibson says of his early writing ambitions. “I wanted buzz-neologisms, really.” He scored with “cyberspace,” the term he coined in a...
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ASIDE from pioneering the innovative mixed-use development called Townships, Megaworld, the country’s leading real-estate developer, spearheaded another first in the country. Through the company’s...

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EXCEPTIONAL real-estate salespeople are such a rare breed nowadays. There’s no doubt about it. Seasoned members of the sales force know a good sales prospect...

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IF you want to get away from the maddening crowd of the urban jungle, Tagaytay City is the place to go and build a...

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SM Seaside City Cebu recently opened The Cube, the landmark centerpiece of the world-class mall, set to open in October 2015 at the South...

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‘THE Generation Y is more receptive to renting than owning a property,” said KMC MAG group residential leasing consultant Fatima Macalintal.“The current trends in...

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EMPOWER the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of the furniture industry so they can move up the value chain and expand their market presence...
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EXERCISE is an important habit as you get older because the more physical activities you devote to your routine, the more energetic and healthier you...

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A severe impact—from falling in a stair, for example—can cause hip fractures in people of all ages.  In older adults, a hip fracture is...

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‘Many creatures, including humans, bite when frightened or provoked,” notes The Merck Manual of Medical Information.  “Bites may cause injuries ranging from superficial scratches to...

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In order to improve their access to health and wellness services and promote their maximum potential for physical, social, emotional and intellectual health, the...

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Most people think fires only cause burns.  Not likely, some chemicals and electrical current can burn as well. “Although the skin is usually the...

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Superfoods are special category nutrient-rich food that is beneficial to health and well-being. They are normally found in nature, which has source of vitamins,...
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