Saturday, July 4th 2015

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ENERGY think tank and global consultancy IHS strongly urged the Philippine government to craft a stronger policy framework that will ensure a balanced power-sector...

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FINANCE Secretary Cesar V. Purisima said on Friday that Greece’s default in debt payment will have minimal effect on the Philippines, unlike other emerging...

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MALACAÑANG is expecting a full report from Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) officials explaining the latest sea tragedy that killed 38 passengers of an interisland...

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Malacañang reported on Friday that the Philippines was given a “favorable score” on fiscal transparency by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “In its June 2015...

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LEGAZPI CITY—Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda said giant firms San Miguel Corp., Ayala Corp. and Metro Pacific Investment Corp. have indicated interest to invest...

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Oil headed for the biggest weekly decline since March, as a rebound in United States drilling added to signs that producers will pump into...

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MALACAÑANG on Friday reminded Aquino Cabinet officials who are planning to run in 2016 to obey election laws. Communications Secretary Herminio B. Coloma Jr., in...

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A MAN convicted of homicide in Ilocos Norte has accused Justice Secretary Leila de Lima of overstepping her authority by ordering his transfer from...
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THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is expected to close the year between the 8,000 and 8,300 level on the back of the country’s...

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ERNEST L. Cu expects Globe Telecom Inc.’s (GTI) bottom line to grow by around 40 percent in the second quarter. “Typically, Globe has been growing...

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EXECUTIVES of Emirates Airlines, a Gulf carrier that used to fly three times daily from Dubai to Manila, said lack of seat capacity between...

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JAPAN’S Lawson convenience store franchise, owned by businessman Lucio Co, can only establish up to 20 branches by year-end. Leonardo Dayao, president of Cosco Capital...

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BEVERAGE and airline tycoon Alfredo M. Yao has tapped Swiss upscale hotel and resorts management firm Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts for the operation of...

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INITIAL tests by authorities on the alleged fake rice sample in Davao City showed the presence of a contaminant, the National Food Authority (NFA)...
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SEOUL, South Korea—The contrast between the fortunes of Asia’s women’s soccer teams and their male equivalents could not be more striking. At last year’s men’s World Cup, none...

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SAN ANTONIO—Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season with the Spurs. Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News, “I’ll be on the...

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ORLANDO, Florida—If Orlando Magic draft pick Mario Hezonja had his way, he’d hop headfirst into the National Basketball Association (NBA) fire. The Croatian-born 20-year-old would...

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RAIN OR SHINE tries to avoid a 0-2 hole when it plays San Miguel Beer in Game Two of their best-of-five semifinal series in...

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JIOVANI JALALON waxed hot for Arellano University and Earl Thompson did what he does best for Perpetual Help in the 91st National Collegiate Athletic...

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By Bill Dwyre / Los Angeles Times LONDON—In the midst of tough tennis competition on Wednesday, with stakes incredibly high, two moments of human sensitivity...
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By Helena Oliviero / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Kelli N. Moore of Atlanta, a 42-year-old teacher by training and an active volunteer, felt she needed to hear more...

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By TwoofUs.org TO stay best friends with your spouse after marriage presumes you are already best friends. Not all couples would define their relationship as such. And strictly speaking,...

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By Scott Collins & Meredith Blake / Los Angeles Times FOR decades, gays and lesbians didn’t exist in film and television. It wasn’t a matter...

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By Nico Erle Ciriaco FROM Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Naci Café Lounge has retraced its steps to its original site in Greenhills, still offering...

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By Amy Kaufman | Los Angeles Times ‘OLD, but not obsolete.” That’s the refrain a graying, creaky Arnold Schwarzenegger repeats throughout the new Terminator film, attempting...

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By Gerard Ramos / Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor IN a story that was published last month on CNNPhilippines.com, the writer Paolo Taruc reports: “A Japanese...
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By Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes | Photos by Randy Peregrino FROM a small village northeast of Ulm in southern Germany, playing with his...

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Story & photos by Tet Andolong ONE of the most common topics among families and friends nowadays is traffic in Metro Manila. I learned that...

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THIEVES abound.  Whether in public or in private domain, they are all over. But some of the most pathetic are the fakers, those wicked,...

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Story &  photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes ACCORDING to Chinese culture, people associated with the lucky number “3” have strong personalities. They...

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Story by Patrick Tulfo / Photos by Randy S. Peregrino AFTER a glittery launch at the glitzy grand ballroom of the Marriott Hotel at Resorts...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino VEHICLE generational changes create opportunities for manufacturers to further develop their respective models.  The ninth-generation Honda Accord 3.5...

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I HAD just had a memorable weekend for three reasons. One, the weekend was spent in Baguio City. What other place in Luzon can...

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IMAGINE a vehicle with the robustness and functionality of an sport-utility vehicle, comfort and ride of a sedan, and the touch of a coupe....

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes THE Carmudi Racing Team, just like the online portal which is making waves on the...

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WHEN it rains, it pours. That’s a tired cliché, as tired as the corruption charges hurled left and right at the haplessly woeful Binay...
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By Issa Quirante CENTURY Properties Group Inc. (CPGI), a forerunner of premium real-estate developments in the country, has forged a strategic partnership with AccorHotels, the...

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OVER the past few weeks, my Facebook timeline has been flooded by news and reactions stemming from a recent ruling handed down by the...

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THE Filinvest Group’s bid to gain a strong foothold to the high-end market is most apparent in Filinvest City, the premier business district of...

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By Issa Quirante WHAT is a residential Eden? Leading Philippine real estate firm Century Properties has the answer in Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong City—a rare...

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IT is a fact that, for the past several years now, the booming business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry has been a major driver of real-estate...

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WITH its unparalleled expertise through decades of experience in the housing industry, Camella, the flagship brand of Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc., has redefined...
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WASHINGTON—Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100,...

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NEW DELHI—Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action...

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By Thalif Deen | Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations, which is tasked with the protection of the global environment, has asserted that climate...
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By Rizal Raoul Reyes | Correspondent JANELLA MAE SALAMANIA is one of the Philippines’s promising scientists. She distinguished herself during her undergraduate years as a...

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‘TONIGHT, I would like to look back to where I came from and look forward to where I am going. I am a son...

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AFTER the successful and initial implementation of recycling fishing nets in the Philippines, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is ready to export the program...
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Story & photos by Manuel T. Cayon | Mindanao Bureau Chief CORON, Palawan—Nineteen Filipino youths from across the Philippines were awarded grants to implement individual marine-conservation...

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming—Scientists are putting tracking devices on an unusual species—people—as they try to learn more about how their movements affect ecosystems in national parks. Park...

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UNITED NATIONS—The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday giving a green light to develop a new treaty for the conservation of marine...
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By Hazel Sartorio With the modern busy lifestyle of the Filipinos, it is very hard to keep a healthy and balanced lifestyle. From the wonders...

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By Andy Leuterio / Special to Health&Fitness, Photo by Iking Dalusong KOBE PARAS has his work cut out for him, and he knows it. Only 17-years...

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The various social-media platforms have popularized many health-and-fitness practices and routines. Everyone who has Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or whatever you have on the worldwide...

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By Henrylito D. Tacio We are living in an age of increased toxicity in our society. Poor digestion; reduced liver function; poor elimination practices through...

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By Nazarene Leyco Most successful young people would love to trade places with this young lass who travels the world just to know what people...

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By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to...

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 What’s in store when you give in to Cadbury’s smooth and chocolatey goodness? You’ve probably already watched and enjoyed the adorably sweet four-part Cadbury Dairy...

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By Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco In observance of June as No-Smoking Month, the Department of Health (DOH) has reminded partner-agencies, schools, universities, colleges and parents to religiously...

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By Henrylito D. Tacio Vanessa, 48, wants to talk to a friend about some problems she’s been having lately: She can’t sleep, she frequently breaks...
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By Rizal Raoul Reyes | Contributor IN her younger years, Little Presidents Learning Place (LPLP) Vice President Sandra Co did not imagine she would pursue...

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First of four parts THIS was the decision issued by our Supreme Court (SC) almost five months ago.  In Leus v. St. Scholastica’s College Westgrove,...

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By Christian Ver A. Marcelo / Special to the BusinessMirror SMART Communications, together with the Community of Learners Foundation (COLF), launched the Smart TechnoCart, a portable...

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RELATIONSHIP is always an interesting topic to discuss. There’s the personal kind, the one that we love talking about among family and friends almost anytime...

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By Bradley Klapper | The Associated Press VIENNA—The top American and Iranian diplomats faced each other across a square table in a 19th-century Viennese palace,...

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VATICAN CITY—The Vatican signed a treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help...
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