Sunday, May 31st 2015

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  THE Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), one of the most valuable listed companies in the country, is rewiring its business from a simple...

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  THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) may revise its growth forecast for the Philippines downward this year, after the local economy posted a lower-than-expected expansion...

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THE increase in consumer prices in May this year may have hit the slowest growth for the entire year, several economists said. Local and international...

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BEFORE thousands of Salvadoran faithful, packed tightly in the central square of the city where he was assassinated, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was beatified...

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THE Philippine National Railways (PNR) is expected to resume operations early in June to ease the worsening traffic in Metro Manila, a government official...

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  FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) emerged as the carrier of choice for international travel last year, helping the local market sustain modest gains in...

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POWER-HUNGRY Mindanao will have an oversupply of electricity starting early 2016, the energy department’s top official said. However, this does not guarantee that the country’s...

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TWO party-list lawmakers and two other personalities on Thursday filed charges against members of the the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)...
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By Lorenz S. Marasigan THE projected growth of its passenger throughput will catapult AirAsia Philippines to the black this year, the group’s chief honcho said...

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By VG Cabuag ETON Properties Philippines Inc., the property-development arm of the LT Group Inc., said it will spend P9 billion this year, or double...

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LOPEZ Holdings Corp. said it will continue its “investment mode” as operating units, from power generation to entertainment, expand portfolio to address the needs...

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan THE cloud is now an integral part of Globe Telecom Inc.’s business, so much so that its annual capital spending of...

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By Alladin S. Diega | Correspondent The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the moderate El Niño affecting the country would continue...

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The Philippine government has lifted the temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and poultry meat, day-old chicks, eggs and semen...
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John Leicester / The Associated Press PARIS—One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to...

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Steve Rubenstein & Lev Facher / San Francisco Chronicle IN basketball, the farther you are from the basket, the bigger the payoff. But the extra point...

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SAN Miguel Beer is right now the hottest team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors Cup, having won last four consecutive games after...

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By Tim Reynolds / The Associated Press GOLDEN State Coach Steve Kerr was chatting with assistant Luke Walton a few minutes before what became the...

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PARIS—For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set. For Novak Djokovic, first it was...

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By Joel Orellana MERALCO came out after the halftime break with more focus and energy to turn back Blackwater, 87-72, and get back on the...
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  By Vic Sevilla Often seen in public in stunning evening dresses, not a strand of hair out of place, and smiling, if a bit coyly,...

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  AS the lights dimmed in the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday night to signal the start of the show, the live band took their...

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By Maui Daton CRAZY. Those who attempt this must surely be out of their minds. This was what I was thinking three hours into the...

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FOR Raquel Choa, chocolate is in her blood, probably literally. She remembers her grandmother preparing sikwate (Cebuano for “chocolate”) at dawn every morning before going...

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By Saba Hamedy / Los Angeles Times WHEN Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow walked down the carpet at the world premiere of Pitch Perfect...

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By Mary Grace Padin and JT Nisay A PEEK into the life of fast-rising Filipino-American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Mark Striegl will reveal scenes...
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WHEN you look at the third-generation Kia Sportage 4x2 diesel variant, there is no doubt that it exudes a robust visual presence.  Aside from...

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YOU know an sport-utility vehicle (SUV) is special when the manufacturer pays attention to the smallest detail inside the vehicle. The Covenant Car Co....

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VOLKSWAGEN has been known globally as one of the leading diesel engine manufacturers who have partnered with Mercedes-Benz and other companies to market the...

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APRIL 1, 2015–the date when dark days befell new car owners. This writer even remembers a friend who could not take delight in the...

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HERE’S to the Senate for knocking some sense on some of the coconuts at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) led by my tocayo, Alfonso...

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Story and photo by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF the Mitsubishi Mirage was a person, this writer would fancy this elfin car as...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes THE Queen City of the South was roused by a fun and electrifying vibe as...

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By Tet Andolong FOLLOWING its successful launch in Bangkok just a couple of months ago, the all-new Ford Everest finally rolled out in Manila on...

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Story and photos by Randy S. Peregrino NOTHING is more engaging than driving around the country’s well-known sugarbowl with BMW’s initial multipurpose vehicle and its...

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FOR two scorching days, Cebu was heroically wrapped in history as it basked in the glory of its first taste of a unique street...
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By Rizal Raoul Reyes THE continuous growth of the Philippine economy has boosted all segments of the property sector. For instance, the Bonifacio Global City...

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TWO weekends ago I had the opportunity to share some ideas and best practices in terms of city priming and provenance-building, based on our experience...

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By Tet Andolong RESIDENT weather anchor of TV Patrol and biodiversity advocate Alejandro Ilagan Atienza, better known as Kuya Kim, recently signed up with Holcim...

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IMAGINE a vast amount of land dedicated to providing its residents a thriving lifestyle center, a secure and stylish neighborhood, and an innovative business...

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CONTINUING its commitment to be on a par with global development trends, Filinvest Development Corp., with its leading township project, Filinvest City, has brought...

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  IF country living is your preference, General Trias, Cavite can offer just that. You will take pride in its history and heritage and wake...
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By Nancy Benac | The Associated Press NEW LONDON, Connecticut—President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental...

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By Marianne Sarmiento / Special to the BusinessMirror WITH only six months to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention...

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UNITED NATIONS—A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than 1...
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FILIPINO experts working on boosting climate resilience and green growth in major watersheds visited several eco-town centers in Japan to learn how to harmonize ecological...

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Geraldine Bulaon-Ducusin / S&T Media Service ‘YOUR skill is enough capital to start a business.” A religious brother from Don Bosco Mandaluyong Technical College said this...

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Gerardo Palad / S&T Media Service SCIENCE Secretary Mario G. Montejo tours Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to the Department of Science and Technology Food (DOST)...
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GUMASA, Glan—The Sarangani Bay Festival—an annual event which promotes Sarangani as an ecotourism hub—saw Smart Communications (Smart) hosting a series of events in partnership...

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By Gregg Yan FISHKEEPING is part art, part science. The world’s most popular hobby after photography.  It comes in many forms—a prized Arowana gliding languidly in...

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A GIANT panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside. A genetic analysis of 121 samples...
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By Ashley Manabat / Correspondent ANGELES CITY—A homegrown foundation in Pampanga, which aims to uplift the overall well-being of the less-fortunate members of the society through...

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When I started this column a little over two years ago, the French Embassy was one of the first entities that actually reached out...

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More than 300 guests feasted on traditional meat pies, fish and chips, varying canapés, customized ice creams on sticks and English drinks at the...

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  William, who grew up in Davao City, was only 18 when he went to Metro Manila to study in one of the country’s most...

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Aveen Acuna-Gulo is now 51 and she has three children.  When they were still kids, she used to bring her children to hospital due...

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Living a healthy lifestyle could be one of the most difficult tasks in life, it is not just about discipline but it is about...

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 Spice things up with the new Nova Jalapeño Turn the heat up with the newest Jack ‘n Jill Nova flavor, Jalapeño. The fiber-rich multigrain snack now comes...

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 Earn Your Armour: Fight Form: Elite Edition kicks off Under Armour Philippines officially launched the first leg of its “Earn Your Armour” campaign with the...
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By Kira Radinsky The White House recently released a repo rt about the danger of big data in our lives. The report’s main focus was...

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COMMUNICATE. Communicate. Communicate. Communication’s true essence is commonness, the mutuality of understanding and connectedness. Sender and receiver, one in goal and harness, where message...

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By Alicia Chang | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles...

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TAKING his cue from the Holy Father himself, a leading cleric has called on the Filipino faithful to welcome the “boat people” from Myanmar in...

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JOY is one of the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit. It is a pleasure to be with people who are cheerful. They radiate an...

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VATICAN CITY—A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sustainable use of...
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