Sunday, May 24th 2015

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Japan led a wave of investment into America in the 1980s. Now it’s China’s turn. A new report described as the first of its kind...

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DAMASCUS, Syria—Islamic State (IS) fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe...

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EVERYONE’S long known that China’s stock market is a rigged, nontransparent mess. That’s a problem for Beijing certainly, but it’s also now a problem...

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FIRST, the facts. The Land Transportation Office (LTO) ran out of license plates a long time ago under a badly bidded contract to secure...

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THE country’s balance of payments (BOP) is seen to significantly improve earlier than expected this year, and remains a key source of resilience and...

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THE vice chairman of the House Committee on Trade and Industry has expressed confidence that the House of Representatives and the Senate can reconcile...

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Foreign exchange • Previous week: The local currency moved to appreciate on average from May 18 to 22. In particular, the peso hit 44.49 to a...

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A FIRST-QUARTER economic chill will not deter the Federal Reserve (the Fed) from its plan to raise interest rates this year, Chairman Janet Yellen said,...
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DUE to the increasing popularity of mobile commerce in the Philippines, online-shopping portal Lazada Philippines is now looking at tapping into the smartphone market...

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  SKYJET Airlines, whose operation was suspended due to safety concerns last week, resumed its air business after getting a temporary restraining order (TRO) against...

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WILCON Depot is tapping anew Infor’s enterprise technology to further drive the company’s growth and enhance its customer service. As per the partnership agreement they...

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  GERMAN enterprise-application software provider SAP kicked off 2015 with a strong performance in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), with the company’s cloud subscriptions...

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  The Philippines continues to import rice due to “weaknesses” in the implementation of the government’s irrigation program, rice watchdog Rice Watch and Action Network...

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  The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) is eyeing the sale of Islamic bonds, more known as sukuk, and has asked the assistance of the...
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ALYSSA Valdez put on a Most Valuable Player (MVP)-like performance as PLDT Home Ultera got back at Army and essayed a 25-16, 25-22, 19-25,...

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JOSEPH Yeo unleashed his best game of the season, pouring 28 points to lift Barako Bull to a come-from-behind 105-99 win over Meralco to...

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HAPEE and Cagayan Valley try to avoid complications in their bid for better positions, as they make a final playoff push against separate opponents...

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Think of Italy and all things luxurious come to mind—Ferragamo, Gucci, Armani, Prada, Valentino. When an item is “Made in Italy,” there is the...

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CENTRO Escolar University (CEU) played short-handed because of the suspension of key players but still eked out an 82-77 victory over University of Santo...

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EXPECT Army to unload all its ammunition as it guns for another sweep of the Shakey’s V-League Open Conference crown against a PLDT Home...
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There are too many questions surrounding controversial celebrities, events and projects that have remained unanswered. This week we try to ask them one more...

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A few years ago, I received press samples of soaps, toners and body lotions from a brand called Moringa-O2. I am very choosy when it...

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By Elyssa Christine Lopez A VANDALISM, a defamation, an unsightly view—street art used to be dismissed as nothing more than vandalism, and for some, its...

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By Mark Olsen / Los Angeles Times A disclosure: A little over a year ago, I became co-owner/caretaker of a cat. This is my first pet. Until...

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By Alison Loughman / www.fitbie.com CANT'T resist the call of the crunchy, salty or sugary snack fix? You’re not alone. According to a survey published by the...

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By Steven Zeitchik / Los Angeles Times THE history of pop music is filled with far too many untimely demises. But for all the cultural lumping...
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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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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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  EPSON Philippines Corp. (EPC) President-cum-Country Manager Toshimitsu Tanaka will concurrently take the helm at the 10-country Epson Regional Office (Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd.) as...

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  The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has ruled that certificates of nonregistration issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are not enough proof...

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Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the credit standing of two Philippine banks only recently on the basis of “consistent improvement” in the credit profiles...

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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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POLL officials see local Filipinos as not ready to vote online.“When you speak of the Philippines, you actually have to distinguish at this stage,...

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NEW research from Oracle reveals that nearly 55 percent of millennials say a poor mobile application (app) experience would make them less likely to...

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EDGAR Zavala doesn’t own any form-fitting bike attire. He doesn’t know the brand name of his bike. He has never heard of “Bike to Work...

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By Alejandra Cancino / Chicago Tribune/TNS DARREN Tristano’s daughter had a definite preference when it came to where she wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday:...

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By Maxene Mamba / MILLENNIALS UNIVERSE IT seems nowadays more people are getting depressed and suicidal. Achievers in their field, seemingly healthy and happy individuals—international...

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By Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times/TNS GOOGLE will start testing podlike self-driving car prototypes on public roads near its headquarters in Mountain View, California,...
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