Sunday, January 25th 2015

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THE country’s economy can now heave a sigh of relief. The Philippines’s slowing growth trend, as seen from 2013 to the first three quarters...

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Foreign exchange • Previous week: The local currency showed a continuous appreciating trend in the previous week coming from the upper end of the 44 territory...

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THE current level of money supply and high loan growth is deemed enough to power the economy without fueling asset bubbles, an economist said. ...

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CONSTRUCTION of the P2.5-billion intermodal terminal southwest of Metro Manila should start early in the fourth quarter of the year after the government awarded...

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TWO party-list lawmakers on Saturday urged the investigation of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for “hiding” street children during the recent...

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AUTOMATED teller machine (ATM) networks BancNet Inc. and Megalink have formally merged, with the former as the surviving entity. Bankers’ Association of the Philippines...

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FRENCH President François Hollande is set to visit Manila for two days in late February in return for the visit of President Aquino to...

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CLARK FREEPORT—A judge in the City of San Fernando in Pampanga prevented businessman Delfin Lee from testifying in the Senate Blue-Ribbon subcommittee hearing on...
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GARLIC registered the highest value of production growth among crops in the country last year, soaring 203.43 percent from its 2013 level. “Among crops that recovered...

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The government must revisit the crop-insurance program being implemented by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC), according to a study released by state-owned think...

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Filipino food producers need to gear up to comply with new food-safety requirements of the United States (US) to avoid being refused entry of...

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Officials and employees of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) must focus on their work and not dwell on accusations made by the agency’s...

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A  processing center devoted to instant ginger powder (salabat) production in Barangay Pinagdanlayan, Dolores, was inaugurated by Quezon Gov. David C. Suarez on Friday. The...

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Premium written as percent of local output, or the gross domestic product (GDP), more known as the insurance-penetration rate, averaged 32 percent in 2014,...
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SAN ANTONIO—The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for the worst-case scenario of Kobe Bryant missing the rest of the season, a decision to be...

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UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) nailed its first winning streak in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball tournament with a...

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MELBOURNE, Australia—Serena Williams saw that older sister Venus was progressing to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since...

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MELBOURNE, Australia—Andy Murray usually avoids reading social media during tournaments, but he wasted no time issuing a scathing tweet at the Australian Open this...

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MELBOURNE, Australia—For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won’t feature in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten, 6-4, 7-6 (5),...

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MELBOURNE, Australia—Eugenie Bouchard—the unwitting protagonist of an Australian Open saga that has been dubbed “Twirlgate”—would prefer if people just focused on her tennis. For the...
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MORE than a million people—including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders—took to the streets of Paris a couple of weeks ago to march in...

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NO amount of “Uy, tumataba ka” comments from elder relatives will get one to lift a finger about his fitness and/or weight issues. At...

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LOS ANGELES—Ethan Hawke was taking his kids to school. J.K. Simmons was fighting a bad cold and sleeping in an Atlanta hotel room. Marion...

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APPROACHING critical mass in the hot-button perception of the Manila art market is an unprecedented public auction by León Gallery of early works by...

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JUST as lifelong bonds are cemented under times of extreme duress—Ironman triathlons, Outward Bound excursions, Mommy and Me yoga classes—so do my children grow...

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WELL, in a way, that was what Aling Elena—a gregarious lady I met at the corner of Quirino and Taft Avenues—said she was going...
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MEGAWORLD Corp., a leading property developer founded by billionaire Dr. Andrew Tan, expressed optimism that it can grow in all market segments and post...

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WE’RE already midway into the first month of 2015, and this early, property developers are expecting this year to open up more opportunities for...

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ALTHOUGH the Philippines is a star in the emerging market for property investments, the country still needs to pass a real-estate investment trust (REIT)...

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SHERIDAN, the leading Australian bed and bath brand, invites you to introduce a very special piece of art into your home with its exclusive...

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AYALA Land’s flagship development in Bacolod, Capitol Central, is the first master-planned, mixed-use community in the area. Envisioned to be the growth center of...

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THE space was dramatically lit, and a four-man band played soft music in the background. By the entrance dominated a large leather sofa emblazoned...
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Cucumbers belong to the same plant family as squash, pumpkin and watermelon (the Cucurbitaceae family). Like watermelon, cucumbers are made up of 95 percent...

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THE island of  Boracay has been a tropical party haven for the longest time, but now it is also gaining a repute  as one...

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With all the emphasis on the importance of vitamins D and C, an important family of vitamins known as B-complex gets overlooked. The B vitamins...

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Niacin is obtained from our diet. Niacinamide can be synthesized in the body from niacin and tryptophan, an amino acid. Both niacin and niacinamide...

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There are a number of conditions that can stem from insufficient vitamin and mineral intake. These include hair loss, heart failure, skin and liver...

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The greens’ synergistic combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals helps detox cells and expunge free radicals that damage DNA, both of which may...
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