Wednesday, May 27th 2015

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CONGLOMERATE Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) topped the auction for the multibillion-peso Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) deal with a P27.3-billion premium bid, the highest single...

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By Bianca Cuaresma and Butch Fernandez The Aquino administration, aiming for “more efficient government spending,” is moving to kick-start vital projects and remove “bottlenecks” to drive...

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By Manuel T. Cayon / Mindanao Bureau Chief Second of three parts DAVAO CITY—Gov. Mujiv Hataman, the chief executive of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao...

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SEVERAL dental clinics and schools offering dental education have been found to have alarming levels of mercury vapor, a study conducted by the International...

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EVEN before John Naisbitt, author of the 1982 blockbuster book Megatrends, said that there will be migration of workers from North to South and vice...

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By Esmee Russell | Inter Press Service LONDON—In September the United Nations will agree on new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will set development priorities...

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By Atty. Liza Tubilleja THE Office of the President issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 64 on June 20, 2014, enjoining all concerned agencies to fully support and...

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THE country’s largest local and foreign business groups on Tuesday recommended a mixed bag of “crucial” reforms for President Aquino to work on in...
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SAN Miguel Brewery Inc. (SMB) said it sees its nonalcoholic beverage unit, which it purchased from its struggling sister firm, to comprise about 30...

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Alveo Land Corp., a unit of Ayala Land Inc., said it will start selling next month its first phase of its P2.3-billion Mondia project...

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SALES of BMW, considered the top luxury vehicle in the country, could grow by double digit this year on the back of the introduction...

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THE operator of private car-booking system GrabCar has invested $4 million in its local subsidiary, in light of the recent order of the transportation department...

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A group of mostly Filipino-owned insurers under an insurance pool that secured the housing loans of Pag-IBIG Fund borrowers incurred losses in 2014, allegedly...

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The Philippine National Bank (PNB) is eyeing double-digit growth in net income, driven by higher growth in loans and deposits this year. PNB Executive Vice...
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By Diamond Leung / San Jose Mercury News HOUSTON—After Stephen Curry fell and hit his head on the court, he was down for a few...

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PARIS—A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was. And, as it happens,...

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KIA leaned on its imports in dispatching a pesky Blackwater side, 83-76, in double overtime to claim a share of second place in the...

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MULTILEG winner Cyna Rodriguez sets out as the top favorite, but Jayvie Agojo is out to defend her first and only title and Chihiro...

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IS LeBron “King” James healthy?  I mean, is he 100-percent fit to play today? If yes, then the Cleveland Cavaliers could be off and running...

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PLDT Home Ultera and Cagayan Valley switch rivals on Tuesday, seeking a follow-up to a contrasting pair of five-setters in the semifinal opener as...
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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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AYALA Museum is going beyond the walls of its galleries to launch OpenSpace, the new series of outdoor exhibition area at the Museum Plaza....

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By Christopher Knight / Los Angeles Times EIGHT days after asking the Whitney Museum of American Art to remove an exhibition wall-text that refers in a false...

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By JT Nisay SCHOLARLY lectures and articles both in print and online have time and again celebrated the Manila of decades past—the utopian version of...

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By Kenneth Turan / Los Angeles Times THE perennial bridesmaid became the bride on Sunday night at the Festival de Cannes. French director Jacques Audiard,...

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Tre’vell Anderson / Los Angeles Times IN the battle at the Friday box office, new release Tomorrowland is holding its own against last week’s crowning...
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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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THE much-anticipated sequel is here.  Brace up for the second Vios Cup, which roars off on May 16 and 17 in Cebu City, boasting of more...

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ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) now has a new president in the person of Hajime Koso, who officially took over from Nobuo Izumina during a...

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SOMETIMES we wonder how a car manufacturer comes up with a name for an upcoming model. We may get an idea by reading the...
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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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  AFTER a hard day’s work, you seek solace in the comforts of your home where you can relax in the knowledge that you are in...
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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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By Ashley Manabat / Correspondent CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT—The Thailand and Manila Airline Operators Councils (AOCs) have joined the growing clamor among local stakeholders in Northern...

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By Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco / Correspondent STARTING this week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will conduct a simulation of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in 72 barangays...

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Foreign-backed energy firm NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One Inc. will finally begin next month the construction of its P1.3-billion solar power-plant...

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  Marianne (not her real name) is only 18 years old but she’s already involved in the world’s oldest profession—prostitution, that is.  She was only...

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  TV host Paolo Ballesteros has gained international fame recently as Hollywood celebrities extolled his make-up skills for transforming himself into Katy Perry, Ariana Grande...

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Long before we came to know about stem-cell therapy, or regenerative medicine, this procedure has been making medical wonders for the last seven decades. The...

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  Summer brings out the heat of the sun and what have you—these include, of course, skin breakouts,  dryness of bodily parts, and irritation to...

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  It was summer in the interim to high school, and I was lying supinely in some rural hospital, just about ready to be circumcised. I...

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  Do not judge a book by its cover.  This adage comes to mind when it comes to broccoli.  It may not be the most...
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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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By Rizal Raoul Reyes Richprime Global Inc.  Founder and CEO Myrna Yao enjoys her role as a female executive and entrepreneur. She believes women are...
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