Saturday, August 29th 2015

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The amount of cash circulating in the financial system and the kind of growth it is showing have extended a measure of confidence among...

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Telstra Corp., Australia’s biggest phone company, is in talks with the Philippines’s San Miguel Corp. about investing in a wireless joint venture (JV) in...

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India’s state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) plans to revive exploration activity in waters off Vietnam’s coastline that are also claimed by China,...

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BRUSSELS—Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe’s competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its...

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) and  Smartmatic- Total Information Management (TIM) Corp.  finally inked the P1.7-billion contract for the lease of  23,000 Optical Mark Reader (OMR)...

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The peso fell this month by the most since September, as a surprise yuan devaluation and the prospect of a US interest-rate increase bolstered...

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Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend, following allegations of suspicious...

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Senate President Franklin M. Drilon expressed concern on Tuesday about the country’s ability to meet its target economic growth this year, which, he said,...
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THE business units of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) were tapped by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the...

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LISTED real-estate company IRC Properties Inc. saw a significant increase in total income, which ballooned from merely P0.6 million in the second quarter of...

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START-UPS are advised to be disruptive as a way to survive and grow, as well as regain their competitive advantage in a tough business...

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ATLAS Consolidated Mining and Development Corp. said it suffered its second consecutive quarter in losses to P611 million from last year’s P989-million income. In the...

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United Kingdom-based JC Bamford Excavators Ltd. (JCB) is bringing into the country heavy equipment through ICON Equipment Solution Philippines Inc. (ICON), hoping to grab...

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SIX bidders are now vying for the selection and appointment of the Independent Power Producer Administrator (IPPA) for the bulk energy of the 200-megawatt...
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SAN BEDA went to its shock troopers to rout a Jonathan Grey-less College of Saint Benilde, 89-63, on Friday to seize the solo lead...

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By Lance Pugmire / Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS—Floyd Mayweather Jr. has told those closest to him that he finds the idea of a restful...

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By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press SO here’s the question 127 of the 128 women in the US Open’s main draw will ask themselves:...

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JORDAN CLARKSON won’t be in Changsa in October to be with Gilas Pilipinas in the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) Asia Men’s Championship. Mike Clarkson advised...

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TIM CONE has started to make his presence felt at Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Cone, a two-time Grand Slam coach, tinkered with the Kings lineup...

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JOSE RIZAL University (JRU) leaned on Gio Lasquety’s free throws with 1.2 seconds to nip Arellano University, 114-112, in the second overtime on Thursday...
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By Tyrone Beason / The Seattle Times JUST as I set foot into a busy intersection on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle, a sport-utility vehicle appears in the...

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THE past few weeks, we have seen a number of pronouncements from government officials seemingly lacking in thought or regard for the public they...

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I TRY not to miss watching The World Tonight with Tina Monzon-Palma on ANC. The timeslot of her newscast is the most convenient one...

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By Henry Chu | Los Angeles Times lONDON—To plead or not to plead? After a “mortifying” moment during a preview performance of Hamlet, Benedict Cumberbatch...

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By Vic Sevilla ON her shopping day, a busy working mom normally heads to the meat section first to get her hands on the choicest...

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I happened to be in Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia, upon the invitation of Thelmo O. Cunanan Jr., honorary consul of...
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RECENTLY introduced in the country, the new generation Toyota Hilux Pickup boasts of more daring and commanding characteristics compared to its predecessor.  Now with...

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A WORD of warning to those who are planning to buy the Volkswagen Beetle. If you’re paranoid or suffering from inferiority complex or simply just...

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IMAGINE a ride to heaven and back. Well, not exactly the kind of paradise you have in mind, wherein you meet Saint Peter at...

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THE good news for the common tao is fuel prices continue to go down to the eternal joy of motorists from virtually all walks...

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By Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino A REWARDING trip begins with a great vehicle and ends with a spectacular destination. There are also...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF the Volkswagen Golf GTI blew your mind in more ways than one, then, it...

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ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) continues to enjoy stellar performance for the first seven months of 2015, selling 4,876 units more compared to the same...

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By Patrick Tulfo / Photos by Ronald Rey de los Reyes IT seems that Mazda is on a roll nowadays. It has been launching one...

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WAS it in 1989 that the Lexus ES 350 first saw the light of day in the US? It’s been 26 years, indeed, when...

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SOME animals are compared to cars because of their behavior, power, style and speed.  In Thailand, the elephant was chosen as the country’s national...
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By Issa Quirante THE morning air is always crisp, the afternoons are often a mixture of subdued warmth and a laid-back atmosphere, and the sun...

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I’VE always had a huge fondness for the kind of heritage structures we have here in the Philippines. I’ve had the unique opportunity to...

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THE best way to describe him would be simply this: He is a rock star in the Philippine real-estate industry. A businessman by profession but a...

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By Marianne Grace Sarmiento ROCKWELL Primaries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Land, continues to reach a bigger market with its newest integrated vertical village...

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By Vernon Velasco EARNING itself the moniker “Quezon City’s University Belt (U-Belt),” Katipunan Avenue feeds into three of Metro Manila’s, and the Philippines’s, top learning institutions—Ateneo...

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FOR 10 straight years, the Philippine property sector experienced good times and, according to a leading property expert, the good news is that it...
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By Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau/TNS WASHINGTON—New research shows the fingerprints of global warming in worsening the California drought and suggests a future of...

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By Seth Borenstein / The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet’s warmest month on record, smashing old marks, US weather officials...

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By Seth Borenstein / The Associated Press WASHINGTON—Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for one in six premature deaths in the...
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THE Philippines is now getting recognized as a hub for research and development, as several companies or organizations have expressed interest to partner or establish...

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HIGH-SCHOOL students from Metro Manila and Laguna showed their creative genius at the recent “Likhang Sipag On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest” of the Department of...

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THE Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (Setup) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday reported that it generated a total of...
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HOW does one save an island? Buy it or protect it. Better yet, teach people about biodiversity and appreciate the intrinsic value of a healthy ecology. This...

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THE Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (Agham) Party-list condemned the killing of “Pamana,” the Philippine eagle (pithecophaga jefferyi)...

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NEW DELHI—Six months after India boasted that its tiger population was growing fast, conservationists on Wednesday said 41 big cats had already died this...
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There’s no shortage of health myths out there, but I believe the truth is slowly but surely starting to seep out there and get...

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  As they say, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We may have heard this once or...

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  Health Secretary Janette L. Garin recently expressed alarm that “tobacco has been identified as the primary risk factor in the Philippines for the range...

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  A side from posting a drastic decline in malnutrition prevalence rate to less than 1 percent, the city of Taguig had been given the prestigious...

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Skilled and licensed Filipino doctors are now available to give you medical assessment and advice, including basic health care and permissible medication over the...

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 The Turf Company’s president and Coo,  Mario Lopez, receives Toro Bull Award Mario Lopez, president and COO of The Turf  Company (middle) receives the 25...

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  Aging is inevitable. No matter how attractive a person looks, no one can be saved from the “wear and tear” ideology of our bodies...

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  Ever wonder how your skin talks back at what you do with it? Face:  What the hell is that! Ahhhh ouch that is burning! ...

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  ‘You ask, ‘What is life?­’” asked Russian author and playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in a letter to his wife, Olga Knipper.  “That is the...
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BEIJING—China is ramping up publicity for its upcoming massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II (WWII), but officials still aren’t saying...

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IN a vast garden of flora and fauna, there are many varieties of flowers and plants which try to be recognized and appreciated. There will also...

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THE entire city of Lima mourned her death—the archbishop, Spanish nobles, viceroy, clergy, Negroes, Indian beggars and slaves. The viceroy had to send private guards...

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NOPE.  Just to stop whatever train of thought you are having now, the title of my column this week does not, in any way,...

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TAIWAN'S former Vice President Annette Lu and the World Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce (WTCC) pushed for a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines during their...

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By Danielle Gabriel FROM hard rock to jazz, the ninth Silent Music Film Festival will be filled with an eclectic group of bands that will be...
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