Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

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FRANKFURT, Germany—The Asian Development Bank (ADB) confirmed on Monday that the $504-million electric tricycle (e-trike) project, which it is financing, has encountered technical issues. ADB Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Director Preety M. Bhandari made this pronouncement in a news briefing here on Monday. The $504-million project involves the supply...

When I Was 25


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TOKYO—North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim’s plans for the country’s economy and military. The congress, set to begin on Friday, is the first in 36...


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SM Prime Holdings Inc. said its core income rose 12 percent during the first quarter of the year to P5.8 billion, while consolidated revenues rose 10 percent to P18.2 billion, from the previous year’s P16.6 billion. “SM Prime’s massive expansion last year propelled our performance this quarter. Our strong balance...



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By Sam Amick / USA Today OAKLAND—Just before Klay Thompson headed to the Oracle Arena media room to discuss his latest playoff feat, a 37-point outing against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, in which he became the first player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history to hit seven or...


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A study by Dell Inc. conducted with over 2,500 respondents from 11 countries globally highlights measurable business improvements as a result of future-ready information-technology adoption. The adoption, according to Dell, was tracked over a three-year period from 2012 to 2015. The most future-ready organizations in Asia Pacific and Japan...


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LIONS, the so-called kings of the jungle, express their dominance through roaring. When they start to open their mouths and unleash that powerful deafening sound, all fall silent. Similarly, when the 2016 Isuzu Truck Fest was staged at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC)—the so-called Kings...


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AFTER the warm response of the market for Avida Towers Vita in Vertis North, Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) subsidiary Avida Land recently launched Avida Towers Sola. It is ALI’s latest residential project in the district that has 31 residential stories. According to Jay Teodoro,Jr., manager, strategic landbank management group of...


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MINNEAPOLIS—For many young adults, easy-to-use applications on smartphones and tablets are a popular gateway to investing. Historically, there have been two major roadblocks to starting out with investments: The amount of time it takes to create a smart, safe portfolio and the cost to do it. Companies, like Digit, Acorns...

Envoys & Expats

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KOREAN Steve Kim got married inside a hot-air balloon back in 1992. That single moment in his life captured perfectly the man and his passion. Last year Kim, who has been a resident of the Philippines for the past 25 years, established the Asian Hot Air Balloon Federation.  It has its...

Executive Views

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THE automotive industry in the Philippines is said to be growing by leaps and bounds. In July this year a joint report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. and Truck Manufacturers Association showed continued expansion by achieving year-on-year growth of 18.5 percent. According to the...


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By Rizza Edu / Special to the BusinessMirror ‘TRY to imagine the world or look at the world from the sea, not from the land.” Japanese artist Terue Yamauchi brought her years-long exploration of maritime culture, Human Seascape, to the Bulwagan ng Dangal in the University of the Philippines Diliman, where...

Our Time

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MOST Filipinos are young, but the segment of older people is slowly growing and they need to be taken cared of, health experts say. “We still have a young population today. But comparing from previous years, we have a growing aging population,” Nestlé Health Science (NHS) Medical and Scientific Affairs...


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CATHOLIC bishops paid tribute to Bishop Julio Xavier Labayen, OCD, who for many years served the cause of the poor. Labayen, 89, passed away at 6:52 a.m. on Wednesday at a hospital in Manila, where he was confined. Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona said Labayen offered his 60 years of priestly...


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HAVE you ever seen a dolphin or a whale while cruising? If you have by chance, consider yourself lucky.  These marine mammals are rarely seen nowadays, as their global population has decreased dramatically, mainly because of habitat destruction, pollution, hunting and bycatch, or accidental catching. While whales are traditionally hunted for food and...


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SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidental—President Aquino made a last-ditch effort to pitch for renewable energy (RE) as the answer to the Philippines’s commitment in reducing carbon emissions and development challenges. Speaking on Tuesday’s inauguration of the 59-megawatt (MW), 75-hectare solar farm of Aboitiz Power Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary San Carlos Sun Power...


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  A BPO worker in his early 30s had fever for days but decided to ignore it and attended to his work and usual things. But around the seventh day of fever, he had stomachache and nausea, prompting him to seek medication at a private hospital in Makati. He was not...


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MODERN-DAY public relations or PR, as we now know and practice it, had its formal beginnings in the United States in the early 1900s, when it was pioneered by the likes of Ivy Lee, Edward Bernays and others. But taken in its broadest sense —that of gaining public acceptance and...


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Story & photos by Lily C. Fen What can one expect from a tiny nation whose wealth has rested on the largest oil fields in Southeast Asia? A state socially pacified by Islam, the wide streets of Brunei remained mostly sedate, with the people’s passions revolving around food, shopping and clandestine...


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If the latest surveys up to this point are accurate, it’s all over but the shouting for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte in the presidential derby. Picture him in  your mind at the Luneta Grandstand at noon of June 30 wearing a crisp Barong Tagalog, his right hand upraised,...
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