Friday, May 29th 2015

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By Cai U. Ordinario The national government again failed to deliver on its promise to ramp up its construction spending, dragging down the economy’s growth...

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By Bianca Cuaresma The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) ruled out on Thursday an easing of its monetary-policy stance, no matter the below-consensus output growth...

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By Lenie Lectura THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) may boost its capital expenditure (capex) for the year by some P1 billion in anticipation of more...

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By Catherine N. Pillas The Philippines has set its sights on forging bilateral free-trade agreements (FTAs) with countries currently included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan RAZON-LED International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has acquired a Mexican port concessionaire for $54.5 million to expand its offshore business...

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By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo / Special to the BusinessMirror BLACKBERY Ltd., the company that revolutionized smartphones for professionals and enterprises, is bent on reviving...

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THE fact that it has taken government regulators so long to get near approving prepaid electricity distribution in the Philippines probably speaks volumes about...

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THE labor market is a unique one, as the main product being sold, i.e. labor services, cannot be delinked from the one selling it—the...
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LIQUOR-maker Ginebra San Miguel Inc. believes the market will still be dominated by the mass and economy brands, as most of the drinkers still...

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EMPLOYERS in the Philippines, China and Malaysia are lax in conducting background checks on employees, a study by First Advantage Corp. (FAC) revealed. “Employees remain...

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A KOREAN electronics-manufacturing firm has invested P132 million in Clark Freeport Zone for a manufacturing facility. Sambon P&E Phils. Corp. (Sambon) has inaugurated its plant...

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STABLE oil prices is helping the subsidiary of Thailand’s state-owned PTT Public Co. Ltd. meet its target 150 service stations by 2020, an official...

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THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Inc. said it will raise an initial P1.15 billion from a number of local lenders to finance its proposed P2.25-billion...

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CLARITA is a single parent who lives in an informal settlement in Quezon City. She lives with her two children in a shanty not more...
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TALK ‘N TEXT shoots for its third straight victory and a share of the lead against skidding GlobalPort in the main game of the...

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Paul Sanga picked up his offensive rhythm in the fourth quarter to power Jumbo Plastic to a 78-72 victory against MP Hotel that earned...

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THE 466-member Team Philippines is pumped up for action in the Singapore 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games set to start next Thursday. And, to further...

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TIME was when you thought of boxing competitions in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games you quickly thought of mismatches in favor of our colorful...

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By Tom Withers / The Associated Press CLEVELAND—The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is...

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PARIS—Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can’t the country’s players,...
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TOTAL time for preparation and cooking: 1 hour, 15 minutes. Serves 4 as an appetizer.   Ingredients: 1/2 medium red bell pepper 1/2 medium yellow bell pepper 4 tbsp...

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MY friend Nancy, who is Jake Cuenca’s No.1 fan, has two major complaints about her power consumption. First, she cannot understand the bills. In fact,...

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By Benjamin Layug WHEN one thinks of Albay, the first image that comes into mind is Mayon Volcano and its nearly perfect, postcard-pretty cone. There...

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ON June 16 Nora Aunor will receive the Natatanging Gawad Urian. The award recognizes and celebrates the actor’s body of works in cinema. It has...

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By Ann Friedman / Los Angeles Times IN her 20s, writer Kate Bolick fantasized about what she called her spinster wish—her desire to let her...

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By Troy Wolverton / San Jose Mercury News KIRT MCMASTER can be a bit brash as when he told Forbes magazine earlier this year that his...
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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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WHEN the Jaguar XF was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the North American International Auto Show in 2007, it won many fans...

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VOLKSWAGEN has been around as early as 1937. Just like the English meaning of its name, Volkswagen been known as the “People’s Car” the...
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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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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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DECADES of abuse and the indiscriminate harvesting of marine animals that caused the decline of marine population in Panguil Bay have prompted concerned government agencies...
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Some 13.7 million Filipinos will likely become undernourished by 2016, according to a report released by the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The...

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GOVERNMENT prosecutors said on Thursday they are “gravely concerned” on the proposed measure that seeks to rein in monopolistic greed through an antitrust, or anticompetition, law. “After...

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MALACAÑANG indicated on Thursday it need not mobilize Aquino administration allies dominating the 24-member Senate to reverse the position of 12 senators that 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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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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WHEN a sitcom’s laugh track stops and the camera pans seductively up the height of a glistening bacon cheeseburger, the teen brain snaps to attention—especially...

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  A YOUNG Filipina made news in 1950s when a battle ground was named “Rustie Hill” after her and was adopted in the war maps of...

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SEVEN top Japanese retailers and retail experts will join the elite cast of international speakers that will share their retail-related expertise to some 3,000 attendees...
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