Friday, May 22nd 2015

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THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is looking forward for the approval of 100,000 more prepaid electricity meters, following the approval of a previous batch...

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BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan—The Philippines must develop its human capital by orienting it toward science and technology to enable the country to compete in the...

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MALACAÑANG on Friday tossed to the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) “for further study” Sen. Ralph Recto’s proposal to...

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BORACAY, Aklan—The Philippines reiterated its full commitment to make green growth a reality by creating a climate conducive for trade and investments in the...

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LABOR Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Dr. Patricia Licuanan on Friday signed an agreement to promote better and faster access...

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CEBU CITY—The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) will give incentives of up to a 100-percent discount in fees to airlines to attract more flight...

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SENIOR officials and cluster heads from Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) member-countries will visit the Philippines for the post Senior Officials Meeting, which...

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A LAWMAKER said on Thursday that the lower chamber would require the attendance of legislators starting June to approve important pending measures, including the proposed Basic...
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KOSDAQ-listed MPK Group Inc. plans to open its 11th store in the Philippines by 2016. The firm listed in the Korea Securities Dealers Association Quotation...

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VITARICH Corp., once the country’s top livestock firm, said it is on track to meet its targets this year, despite the company posting a...

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THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the request of property developer DoubleDragon Properties Inc., a company originally registered in Iloilo City, to...

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ALSONS Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR), the listed company of the Alcantara group engaged primarily in energy and power, and property development businesses, said it is...

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LOGISTICS company LBC Express Inc. plans to spend P1.5 billion this year on information technology (IT) and to put up additional branches in the...

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BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific’s plans to launch flights from Manila to Guam and Hawaii by the fourth quarter this year still depends on how...
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AS Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll limped off the court and the final outcome all but decided in Wednesday’s opening game of the National Basketball...

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By Jason Lloyd / Akron Beacon Journal ATLANTA—Right about the time Kevin Love ran off the floor holding his shoulder and Kyrie Irving began dragging...

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OAKLAND—Dwight Howard may not be the Houston Rockets’ top chef—that title, of course, goes to James Harden—but he’s about as vital an ingredient as...

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ARMY relied on its vast championship experience and bench depth, as it shrugged off a flat start to eke out a come-from-behind 13-25, 25-23,...

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JAMES MARTINEZ tallied a game-high 28 points off the bench and got a whale of a support from Jay-R Taganas and Dexter Maiquez,  as...

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THE Philippine Mavericks beefed up with the acquisition of world No. 1 Serena Williams for its campaign in the second season of the prestigious...
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By Martha Ross / San Jose Mercury News IF you’re the parent of a teen, you’ve probably been in a frustrating situation like this: You leave your...

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LET’S not beat around the bush: planning a wedding is work. With all those decisions and responsibilities, it’s easy to see how some brides...

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By Zak Stambor / Chicago Tribune THERE'S no one way to stock your home bar. After all, a bar is a reflection of who you are...

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Mikael Wood / Los Angeles Times THE symptoms were all there for American Idol—falling ratings, high talent costs, advertiser defections. Few were surprised when Fox...

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IF you were in Valkyrie club on Tuesday and saw a number of females below 21, it was because of the ABS-CBN Summer Trade...

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DURING our three-day media tour at the 95-room, eco-friendly Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa, the only luxury resort in the Sabang area on the...
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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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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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NEW YORK—Thefts, murders and mutilation of Africa’s wildlife, from white rhinos to elephants with their prized horns and tusks, are at an all-time high,...

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POPE Francis’s closest adviser said US critics are wrong to try to shut the pontiff out of the debate over climate change because the church...
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AFTER 16 years, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) was finally able  to deport Junichi Inoue, a Japanese who is a fugitive in his country...

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COTABATO CITY—The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Friday said it is ready to extend assistance to Rohingya people who fled Burma should...

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BAGUIO CITY—House Bill (HB) 5060, or the “Filipino Identification System Act” co-authored by Independent Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. of Baguio, has been approved on...

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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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RECENTLY, I was asked by a colleague in the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers the propriety of promoting a government official who...

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  TWO social-responsibility arms collaborated to cofund the construction of a two-story, four-classroom school building in a chosen area in Western Visayas. The PLDT-Smart Foundation...

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Dear PR Matters, I am beginning a career in public relations, and this early, I can see how stressful it can be— an endless round...

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NEW YORK—The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil...

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VATICAN CITY—A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity...

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WHERE in the Philippines do people decorate their houses with colorful flowers considered as rice-flour delicacies? In the Pahiyas Festival in Lukban, Quezon, to honor...
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