Saturday, May 23rd 2015

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  The Philippines will use its hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting this year to pitch for the World Trade Organization (WTO) trade-facilitation...

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  The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has assured the public that the hiked premium-bid requirement for the P55-billion Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) deal...

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China said on Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of...

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  The Philippines’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program is now considered as one of the developed programs worldwide, according to a report released by the Economist...

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Move over, Shanghai. The fastest-growing city in Asia over the next five years will be Delhi, according to Oxford Economics. Chinese cities make up...

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Expected improvement in government spending and higher infrastructure investment made Moody’s Analytics project a 7.3-percent growth for the Philippine economy in the first quarter...

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THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is looking forward for the approval of 100,000 more prepaid electricity meters, following the approval of a previous batch...

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BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan—The Philippines must develop its human capital by orienting it toward science and technology to enable the country to compete in the...
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ANNUAL disbursements of incentive benefits from the Social Security System’s (SSS) Flexi-fund Program increased by 75 percent in 2014. A total of P12.68 million were...

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MICROFINANCE operations in the country continued to expand in the Philippines, reflecting the country’s need for specialized financial services to lower-income individuals. However, millions of...

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TO hear regulators tell it, traders should be up at night worrying about a crisis in emerging-market debt. A sharp increase in US interest rates could...

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KOSDAQ-listed MPK Group Inc. plans to open its 11th store in the Philippines by 2016. The firm listed in the Korea Securities Dealers Association Quotation...

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VITARICH Corp., once the country’s top livestock firm, said it is on track to meet its targets this year, despite the company posting a...

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THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the request of property developer DoubleDragon Properties Inc., a company originally registered in Iloilo City, to...
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SAN BEDA College handily beat University of the Philippines (UP), 96-71, to get back on the winning track on Friday in the Filoil Flying...

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MEGAWORLD has organized a unique football tournament that features players from its array of development projects. Dubbed Megaworld Cup, the event was launched on Friday...

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RAIN or Shine repulsed  shorthanded GlobalPort, 119-112, in an extremely physical game late Thursday night in the first of back-to-back Philippine Basketball Association Governors’...

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ITS streak stopped by a fired-up Army side, PLDT Home Ultera tries to reconnect and save its campaign in the Shakey’s V-League Open Conference...

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AS Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll limped off the court and the final outcome all but decided in Wednesday’s opening game of the National Basketball...

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By Jason Lloyd / Akron Beacon Journal ATLANTA—Right about the time Kevin Love ran off the floor holding his shoulder and Kyrie Irving began dragging...
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By Martha Ross / San Jose Mercury News IF you’re the parent of a teen, you’ve probably been in a frustrating situation like this: You leave your...

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LET’S not beat around the bush: planning a wedding is work. With all those decisions and responsibilities, it’s easy to see how some brides...

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By Zak Stambor / Chicago Tribune THERE'S no one way to stock your home bar. After all, a bar is a reflection of who you are...

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Mikael Wood / Los Angeles Times THE symptoms were all there for American Idol—falling ratings, high talent costs, advertiser defections. Few were surprised when Fox...

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IF you were in Valkyrie club on Tuesday and saw a number of females below 21, it was because of the ABS-CBN Summer Trade...

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DURING our three-day media tour at the 95-room, eco-friendly Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa, the only luxury resort in the Sabang area on the...
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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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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 CenSEI / Special to the BusinessMirror WHAT'S better than a one-trick pony? The kind that with two, three or more gimmicks up its hooves, of course. So...

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By CenSEI / Special to the BusinessMirror IF leading developers are mixing up residential buildings with office and retail developments, one good business reason to do so...
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SEATTLE—The arrival in Seattle on Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks...

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A scientist has warned that the planet is inexorably choking itself and drifting steadily to self-destruction, all because 90 companies, from multinationals to state oil...

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RIO DE JANEIRO—The Atlantic Ocean is Brazil’s last frontier to the east. But the full extent of its biodiversity is still unknown, and scientific...
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WASHINGTON—The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified (GM) ingredients. USDA’s...

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AN exchange of indigenous and culinary cultures transpired in the Philippine National Museum on Thursday during a “market encounter” organized by the Heirloom Rice Project...

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A University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) study conducts screening of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) resistance allele in Bt corn sentinel sites to gather baseline...
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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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NEW YORK—Thefts, murders and mutilation of Africa’s wildlife, from white rhinos to elephants with their prized horns and tusks, are at an all-time high,...

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POPE Francis’s closest adviser said US critics are wrong to try to shut the pontiff out of the debate over climate change because the church...
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ALSONS Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR), the listed company of the Alcantara group engaged primarily in energy and power, and property development businesses, said it is...

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LOGISTICS company LBC Express Inc. plans to spend P1.5 billion this year on information technology (IT) and to put up additional branches in the...

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BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific’s plans to launch flights from Manila to Guam and Hawaii by the fourth quarter this year still depends on how...

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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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RECENTLY, I was asked by a colleague in the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers the propriety of promoting a government official who...

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  TWO social-responsibility arms collaborated to cofund the construction of a two-story, four-classroom school building in a chosen area in Western Visayas. The PLDT-Smart Foundation...

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Dear PR Matters, I am beginning a career in public relations, and this early, I can see how stressful it can be— an endless round...

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NEW YORK—The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil...

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VATICAN CITY—A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity...

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WHERE in the Philippines do people decorate their houses with colorful flowers considered as rice-flour delicacies? In the Pahiyas Festival in Lukban, Quezon, to honor...
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