Tuesday, February 9th 2016

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  The House of Representatives will still have plenty of time to approve pending priority bills when Congress resumes session on May 23, or when...

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Oil prices will stay low for as long as 10 years, as Chinese economic growth slows and the US shale industry acts as a...

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  The party-list group Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA) sees oil prices, in general, and cooking gas costs, in particular, falling some more amid...

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  Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is asking President Aquino to tap the P2.5-billion Palace contingent fund for “safety nets and retraining” of overseas...

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  Superficial injuries and open wounds were the most common occupational-health risks faced by laborers nationwide, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA said...

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THE military expects no confrontation with both the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for now, as even...

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AN Army field-grade officer died on Sunday after collapsing during a 21-kilometer run. Maj. Arnold Lubang, 40, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class...

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A FEW days after withdrawing his certificate of candidacy for president, Party-list Rep. Roy V. Señeres of OFW Family Club died of heart failure owing...
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  SPECIALTY chemical firm D&L Industries Inc. said it is looking at specialty plastics, particularly biodegradable plastics, to boost the growth in its export and...

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MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) is not committing any plans yet to export its chosen model for the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program,...

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  THE Philippine real-estate industry, especially in the office segment, has a lot of catching up to do with that of its neighboring country like...

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NICKEL miner Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. said it is not acquiring new mines for now, as company funds remain tight.  However, the company said...

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Ideally, the best banking systems source their financial prowess from the debt or equity markets. But in the Philippines, the banking system relies heavily...

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Insurance giant SunLife Philippines is convinced the local financial markets should remain robust and expansive this year no matter the apprehension generated by the...
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By Mike Bes Flush from its success on the professional golf tours with the mighty M1, TaylorMade has turned its vast resources on employing the...

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THE rules of golf will yet undergo major revisions this year.  It is a process that usually happens once every five years.  That is...

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By Gary Klein SANTA CLARA, California—Peyton Manning triumphantly completed what could be his final season with a Super Bowl title. The Hall of Fame-bound quarterback can...

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PHOENIX Petroleum-Far Eastern University (FEU) Coach Eric Garcia wasn’t exactly pleased with the way his troops performed in their last game. During the postgame conference,...

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CARLIE DE MURGA made a statement in his return to active duty on Sunday night, powering Ceres La Salle to a 2-1 victory over...

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CANELO ALVAREZ and Gennady Golovkin will face separate opponents before facing each other later this year in a fight of epic proportions. Golovkin will be...
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  LINFRED Yap, managing partner at the Relish Group of Companies, believes millennial entrepreneurs have more guts compared to their older counterparts because they are...

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KASPERSKY Lab ZAO said it has recently discovered a new malicious software (malware) that aims to victimize Android users regarding financial matters. Kaspersky Lab USA...

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SOPHOS Plc. announced on February 4 the network and endpoint security firm will begin selling a security solution for mobile devices for the enterprise. The...

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THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has tapped FreeBalance Inc. for DBM’s new Budget and Treasury Management System (BTMS), the Ottawa, Canada-based firm...

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ADVANCED Micro Devices (AMD) Inc. announced on February 2 the launch of its new thermal solutions and desktop processors.  In a statement, the company...

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NEW YORK—If you’re running an older version of Windows, you might suddenly find Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade already downloaded on your machine. You never requested...
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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino WHEN the Nissan Juke was launched in October last year, most of the attention was generated by its...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF there was one person five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo should truly be grateful for,...

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AS I keep saying, there is no saying that isn’t true. Like this one: “Time flies.” It seems only like yesterday that the Lexus Invitational had had...

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By Tet Andolong WHILE famous tennis champions were being driven by a fleet of Kia vehicles to their practice sessions and matches at the Rod...

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By Patrick Tulfo DUE to the abuse of some motorists, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently issued a vague memo instructing the apprehension of vehicles...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MANY cars’ abbreviated names, when translated, determine its function or build.  Just like the Mitsubishi ASX, its name...

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IT’S been said before, but let me say it again because it’s worth retelling:  The industry sold more than 320,000 units in 2015, or...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey de los Reyes LEGENDARY singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye truly had a profound message when he wrote the piece...

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Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo DID you know that multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) are basically station wagons reinvented?  Back in the 1990s where the sport-utility...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino THE all-new Toyota Fortuner has finally arrived, as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently unveiled the second generation of...
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By Reni Salvador IMAGINE living in a residential enclave where you wake up, mesmerized, to a splendid naturescape of lush greenery and colorful blooms with...

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IN the emerging property markets around the globe, sustainable home design has become a popular initiative, although admittedly more as a necessity than anything...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes THERE is no doubt living in a condominium is gaining popularity in highly urbanized areas such as Metro Manila. However, living...

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BEFORE the end of every year, Colliers International brings together the future thoughts and plans of real-estate investors in a document they refer to...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes ASIDE from education, judiciary, economy, agriculture and security, the next administration must address the infrastructure to enhance the country’s competitiveness. In a...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes ELANVITAL Enclaves Inc. (EVE), the property-development arm of the Ng family, is set to launch the Tradizo Enclave, a P1.3-billion, 500-unit...
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  Linda de Guzman (not her real name) goes to work at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City in Metro Manila every day. She...

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  Using his pedicab, Gerry Ignacio, not his real name, buys junks inside a subdivision in a town in Cavite. He buys old newspapers, empty...

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WASHINGTON—Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show. The spine-chilling polar vortex is...
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By Rolando T. Dy / Special to the BusinessMirror In the past few weeks, a lot has been written about the recent ruling on the Supreme...

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Public places all over the country—including the rural areas—will soon have free Wi-Fi access. The Free Wi-Fi in Public Places project will install wireless Internet...

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On the banks of an ancient lagoon in Kenya, researchers have found evidence of what is thought to be the oldest massacre involving hunter-gatherers. The...
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THE House of Representatives failed to pass a bill conserving 97 protected areas (PAs) in the country as it adjourned early on Wednesday, the...

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ENVIRONMENTAL groups urged the House of Representatives to pass the proposed Expanded National Integrated Protected Area System (E-Nipas) Act that will strengthen the protection...

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USING the ecosystem-based approach in conserving Southeast Asia’s rich, yet highly, threatened biodiversity will be a major topic at the Second Asean Conference on...
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Good news to Café Ilang-Ilang’s loyal patrons. As a Christmas treat to all of you, the mayor’s office of The Manila Hotel’s Christmas Village wil...

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Imagine someone holding a glass of water and he asked you whether it is half-empty or half-full.  What your answer will be could make...

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  Are you wondering what blood is made of? Here’s an answer from ever reliable The Merck Manual of Medical Information: “Blood is a complex...

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Celebrate your cravings this Christmas as Epicurious prepares a special dish that will put color and flavor to your Christmas. Epicurious has created Artisanal...

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Those who crave for indulgent chocolate and the taste and aroma of coffee in their everyday snack are in for a wonderful treat, as...

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Now on its 85th year, King Sue has emerged from its humble beginnings back in the 1930s to become a sought-after staple on the...

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Your workouts are now more exciting with the new Nova Life Fitness Party.  Join the fun and break a sweat in the party-themed fitness...

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Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines, recently renewed its partnership with the People Management Association of the Philippines...

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By Hazel Sartorio With the condition of our environment and lifestyle today, it is only necessary to have our health checked every once in a...
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THE Association of Women in Theology (Awit) has rebuked President Aquino for vetoing House Bill 5842 (HB 5842), a measure that increases the monthly...

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SAYING a smile can change one’s outlook in life, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the archbishop of Yangon in Myanmar, encouraged the elderly residents of...

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RECOGNIZING their contribution not only to their respective families but to the progress and development of the city, the city government of Makati on...

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THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday that indigent members of the elderly sector are already covered by the Social...

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  The sun slowly sets and the sound of the waves laps in the background, while wedding vows are exchanged. Tropical flowers accentuate the beauty...

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IN an article I did for this column on November 10, 2015, I wrote of how an able and dedicated public servant like the...
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