Sunday, December 21st 2014

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THE leadership of the House of Representatives has vowed for the passage of the measure lowering income-tax rate for individuals this 16th Congress.  Speaker...

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NEW YORK—Oil’s plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe. The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since June, punishing...

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MALACAÑANG welcomed on Saturday the Philippines’s recent inclusion to the European Union’s (EU) Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+), which would allow the country...

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COMMUTERS using the railway systems in Metro Manila will be greeted by an increase in fares in January, even as these infrastructures have been...

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UBS Securities Pte. Ltd. sees the peaking of US interest-rate growth may hinder the Philippines’s credit growth next year. UBS’s Asia-Pacific economic perspectives saw...

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THE information-technology (IT) industry in the Philippines is expected to end the year with an 11.4-percent growth over 2013 driven by strong consumer spending, healthy economic...

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ALCANTARA Group’s listed company reported that it is on time of achieving its fivefold power-generation expansion in Mindanao by 2018 as planned. Alsons Consolidated...

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CUSTOMERS in the Metro Manila East Zone water-concession area can expect higher bills starting next year. In a regulatory filing over the weekend, Manila...
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COSCO Capital Inc., the holding firm of businessman Lucio Co, said on Friday its board approved the buyback of its shares of up to...

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SEMICONDUCTOR contract manufacturer Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said on Friday it will raise some $10 million from the floatation of corporate notes. In its disclosure with...

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SPLASH Corp., the retail firm controlled by the Hortaleza family, said on Friday that its board approved the company’s capital spending of P69.2 million next...

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LOCAL fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. on Friday said it entered an agreement with another company that will operate a chain of Dunkin’ Donuts...

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RIVAL telecommunications companies Globe Telecom Inc. (GTI) and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) have commercially activated the local interconnection in Ilocos Sur, allowing...

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The Insurance Commission vowed on Friday to start paying by April next year the second batch of Prudentialife Plans Inc. (PPI) policyholders, whose benefits...
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LOS ANGELES—Dreaming of Kevin Durant? Easy to do. He was a main theme while at Staples Center. And he didn’t even play because of a...

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SAN ANTONIO—Damian Lillard scored a career-high 43 points, including 16 after regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the San Antonio Spurs their second...

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SAN Miguel Beer braces for a strong Talk ‘N Text comeback as the Beermen gun for a 2-0 lead in Game Two of the...

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BALTIMORE—Michael Phelps will avoid jail time on drunken driving charges after the Olympic great entered a guilty plea in Baltimore District Court on Friday...

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TEAM University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP)-Philippines snatched another gold medal courtesy of Ateneo swimming sensation Hannah Dato on the penultimate day of...

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OAKLAND, California—The Golden State Warriors are back in the win column again, thanks to Stephen Curry and his teammates performing in crunch time. The Warriors...
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THE Middle East always fascinates me.  I love to see its magnificent mosques, shop at its gold souks and walk on paved streets, meeting...

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LOCATED near Little Tokyo in Makati City, a meat shop has opened its doors to serve the community and hungry meat-eaters from all over...

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THE landmarks to Beeffalo are darkness and talahib (tall weeds). Funny as it may sound, guests eventually discover that it is quite accurate. The...

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‘ANG hindi marunong lumingon sa kanyang pinanggalingan ay masahol pa sa hayop at malansang isda.” This most quoted line of Dr. Jose Rizal reminds...

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GOD is a whale of a storyteller. From the Garden of Eden to the Great Flood to the resurrection of Christ, He’s got the...

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I KNOW it’s last minute. But to procrastinators, a week until Christmas is all the time in the world. Hanukkah’s just begun; fortunately, the holiday...
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DRIVEN by the continued positive outlook on the economy leading to a stable investment, the Philippine property sector will enjoy another banner year in...

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NEW Beverly Hills-themed township is set to beef up Southern Manila’s vibrant growth and progress The South that people know will no longer be...

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IN all honesty, most real-estate developers pretend to be a friend of heritage, but the truth is it’s really a pain in their ass....

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GIVING you the right blend of rural and urban atmosphere, Amaia, Ayala Land’s economic housing arm, launched a new community in Cabanatuan City, Nueva...

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STRAINING under an overpopulated urban landscape, the megacity of Metro Manila, home to some 12 million Filipinos, is in dire need of a solution....

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THE quality of suburban living goes several notches higher as Ayala Land Premier (ALP) introduces The Courtyards—the group’s latest suburban development in the Alabang-Cavite...
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Again, it’s the time of the year when extra calories lurk around every corner.  So the common dilemma is: How do we enjoy the festive...

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Which is better for people with type 2 diabetes who want to control weight and blood sugar: eating two large meals or eating six...

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The fashion world recently added a new member to its roster. LZD by Lazada was launched to bring fresher and a more suited taste...

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Aspen Philippines Inc. was launched uniquely as the first South African pharmaceutical company in the country.  Its mother company, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. holds...

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There’s no better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year than by spending some quality time with family and loved ones. From December 15, 2014...

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Your kids could feel lousy at times. But if they become louse-y, that’s an entirely different matter; one that needs immediate attention! School is one...
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