Tuesday, July 7th 2015

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The interagency Development Budget Coordination Com-mittee (DBCC) hinted on Monday of “powerful boosts,” helping assure growth averaging at least 7 percent this year in...

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The Philippines may offer about $750 million of global bonds in 2016 while seeking to keep domestic funding elevated, according to Treasurer Roberto B....

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  The Cabinet, at a special meeting on Monday, approved the pro-posed P3.005-trillion budget for 2016, a figure that is estimated to be P402 billion...

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Lawmakers will not act on the rationalization of fiscal incentives (RFI) bill until the proposed Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (Timta) has hurdled...

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ATHENS, Greece—Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned on Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece’s decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance...

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THE Obama administration quietly handed a victory to US companies that avoid taxes by claiming a foreign address, suggesting that virtually all of them are...

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JOS, Nigeria—Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central...

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By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz THE leadership of the House of Representatives on Monday said measures promoting “genuine peace” in the country and sustaining inclusive...
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THE government, the private sector and academe, are taking the first step to create the Philippines’s version of Silicon Valley, allocating at least P75...

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By Roderick L. Abad CEMENT company Lafarge Republic Inc. (LRI) was recently cited at the 2015 Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards for its continuous environmental commitment. Through...

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By Justine Anjanique P. Jordan / Special to the BusinessMirror THE entertainment design industry in Asia is a growing business that can be further improved through...

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A KOREAN anti-wrinkle product has been officially launched in the Philippines, which is expected to hold at least 15 percent of the aesthetic market by...

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By Bianca Cuaresma THE Philippines won yet another credit upgrade from Tokyo-based credit watcher Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCRA), no matter the sharply diminished growth prospects...

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MOST of us fail to attain financial freedom in our life, which is ironic given the fact that this is a universal desire. Which begs...
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By Anne Peterson / The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night—and gave the United...

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By Bill Scott / DPA LONDON—Novak Djokovic will carry his bid for a second straight Wimbledon title into the second week on Monday as he faces...

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ALEX COMPTON got another chance to win his first title in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The Alaska head coach is banking on the experience...

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ALASKA forward Vic Manuel may not always be mentioned in the same breath as energetic wingman Calvin Abueva, Cyrus Baguio or Jayvee Casio. But that...

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UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help guns for sole possession of the lead as Mapúa tries to make it two in a row when both squads...

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JOSE ALDO, UFC lightweight champion and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, pulled out of his highly anticipated clash with undefeated Irishman Connor...
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By Alison Bowen / Chicago Tribune MOST people start a house hunt with a wish list. Must-haves might be a garage, a yard, plenty of natural light or...

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By Mary Carol Garrity / Tribune News Service A FAVORITE part of my job is helping customers turn their houses into homes, truly unique dwellings that reflect...

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By Saba Hamedy / Los Angeles Times THE royal family and hundreds of fans crowded Saint Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, on Sunday to celebrate the...

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By Saba Hamedy LOS Angeles Times Male strippers and the return of the Terminator were not enough to excite moviegoers, who instead flocked to leftovers,...

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Fashion designers are being accorded significance by major museums around the world. Guo Pei, Anna Sui and Vivienne Tam are featured in China: Through...

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Piolo Pascual is definitely on a roll. His latest movie, Star Cinema’s The Break-Up Playlist, is reportedly doing very well at the box office. It’s...
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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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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—About a third of the world’s polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse-gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a...

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By Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco / Correspondent THE Wattah! Wattah! Festival in San Juan City should not be remembered only as the dousing of water, but should be a...

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By Manuel T. Cayon / Mindanao Bureau Chief DAVAO CITY—New structures that would be finished in the next two to five years would now showcase the...
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii—A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking, five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot...

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FOUR successful scientists and alumni of the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Philippine Science High School (PSHS) will give career-related talks in celebration of...

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THE Philippine Agricultural Journalists Inc. (PAJ)—in partnership with Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), Smart Communications and Philex Mining Corp.—will conduct four regional seminar-workshops for journalists,...
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FISH harvest among small fishermen in the Philippines continues to shrink for decades now. Experts attributed this to overfishing, illegal and destructive fishing practices and...

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NINETEEN officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are taking part in a three-day Experiential Learning Program in Hanoi, Vietnam, to learn...

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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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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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DES MOINES, Iowa—Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa have called on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope...

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By Corazon Damo-Santiago A sea of humanity that came to attend the canonization of Maria Goretti cannot be accommodated in Saint Peter’s Basilica, the biggest church...

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PHILADELPHIA—A prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his US trip houses a former Church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse...

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By Leony R. Garcia Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. An increasing number of individuals are choosing to put off this...

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INGENUITY and a clear understanding of consumer needs and demands are vital in developing and advancing a start-up brand in the contemporary market. This...

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan Eduardo’s Peri-Peri, a casual-dining restaurant in the Philippines, is planning to expand its branches to as much as 200 in a...
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