Thursday, September 3rd 2015

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By Bianca Cuaresma & Genivi Factao The International Monetary Fund (IMF) looks to recast the country’s forecast growth path after subpar gross domestic product (GDP)...

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Power producers who invested billions in turbines are finding that making money off the wind can be as unpredictable as the energy source itself. NextEra Energy Inc., NRG Yield...

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Ayala Land Inc. said on Wednesday it is investing P70 billion for its third biggest integrated estate development spanning two towns in Cavite. Anna Ma....

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Senior officials of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) are set to meet today, Thursday, to flesh out the details of the implementation of the blueprint...

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ONE year has passed since the government launched the auction for the long-term maintenance contractor of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3, yet it...

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ilipinos are the happiest workers in their jobs compared to Asian counterparts, according to online jobs marketplace JobStreet. JobStreet Philippines, in its nationwide Job Satisfaction...

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Six non-governmental organizations (NGOs) recently filed plunder and graft charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against incumbent and former officials of the erstwhile...

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Members of the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) will be deployed to six identified choke points along Edsa beginning on Monday to enforce...
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Integrated property company SM Prime Holdings Inc. has closed a five-year, multiplatform promotional and marketing partnership with the Walt Disney Co. Southeast Asia to...

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Almost half of the firms in the country hired additional workers in 2014, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA data showed that 15,986...

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BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific is seeking to operate flights to Taipei and Kaohsiung out of secondary airports in the Philippines. In a letter to the...

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Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) has announced that its entire vehicle model  line-up is now Euro-4 certified, signifying its compliance to the cleaner emission...

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TECHNOLOGY company Xurpas Inc. has invested P900 million to acquire a 51-percent equity in content developer and provider Yondu Inc., a subsidiary of Globe Telecom Inc. Executives of...

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Hedcor Bukidnon Inc. (Hedcor) is seeking regulatory approval to construct and operate a P612.41-million transmission facility that will connect its hydropower plants to the...
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By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press NEW YORK—The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the US Open—the first true Grand Slam in tennis in...

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NEW YORK—Mardy Fish’s last US Open memory will be of the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd roaring for him. Failing to serve out the match, his...

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BUDAPEST, Hungary—Hungary stunned migrants and European partners on Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the...

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UNIVERSITY of the Philippines (UP) is thinking big. And not only because UP is the Season 78 host of the University Athletic Association of the...

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MOALA TAUTUAA showed why he was the most sought-after big man in the recent Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Rookie Draft. The Talk ‘N Text’s top...

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FIVE-PEAT champion San Beda clashes with dangerous Jose Rizal University (JRU) on Thursday with an eye on no less than the solo lead in...
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By George Hobica  |  Tribune News Service WHICH of the world’s museums is the most Googled? It’s London’s Science Museum. I recently spent an hour in...

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I’m seldom seduced by the title of a film. This one, called The Vatican Tapes, flung me into expectations. I was imagining being ushered...

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By Randall Roberts / Los Angeles Times WHEN Kanye West stood onstage on Sunday night during the MTV Video Music Awards to accept the Video...

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By Carolyn Kellogg / Los Angeles Times ON her last book tour, Amy Stewart served specialty cocktails at her readings. It was only fitting for...

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By Gerard S. Ramos / Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor IN the days leading up to Sony’s scheduled September 2 appearance at the 2015 IFA—or the Internationale...

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By Gerrick D. Kennedy / Los Angeles Times THE 2015 Video Music Awards (VMAs) will, rightfully, be best remembered as a fiery train wreck where...
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IN his speech during the September 1 launch of the new Avanza, Michinobu “The Rocker” Sugata said:  “Tonight, you will witness the remodeled and...

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RECENTLY introduced in the country, the new generation Toyota Hilux Pickup boasts of more daring and commanding characteristics compared to its predecessor.  Now with...

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A WORD of warning to those who are planning to buy the Volkswagen Beetle. If you’re paranoid or suffering from inferiority complex or simply just...

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IMAGINE a ride to heaven and back. Well, not exactly the kind of paradise you have in mind, wherein you meet Saint Peter at...

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THE good news for the common tao is fuel prices continue to go down to the eternal joy of motorists from virtually all walks...

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By Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino A REWARDING trip begins with a great vehicle and ends with a spectacular destination. There are also...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF the Volkswagen Golf GTI blew your mind in more ways than one, then, it...

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ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) continues to enjoy stellar performance for the first seven months of 2015, selling 4,876 units more compared to the same...

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By Patrick Tulfo / Photos by Ronald Rey de los Reyes IT seems that Mazda is on a roll nowadays. It has been launching one...

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WAS it in 1989 that the Lexus ES 350 first saw the light of day in the US? It’s been 26 years, indeed, when...
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AYALA Land Premier (ALP), the luxury brand of property colossus Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), is now targeting the rich Japanese market with the launching...

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I HAVE always believed that excellence should be rewarded in whatever way we can. It may just be a nice pat in the back,...

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A LEADING urban planner recently stressed that the government must focus on modernizing the transport system particularly in Metro Manila “because there is no...

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By Issa Quirante THE morning air is always crisp, the afternoons are often a mixture of subdued warmth and a laid-back atmosphere, and the sun...

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I’VE always had a huge fondness for the kind of heritage structures we have here in the Philippines. I’ve had the unique opportunity to...

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THE best way to describe him would be simply this: He is a rock star in the Philippine real-estate industry. A businessman by profession but a...
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By Kitty Stapp / Inter Press Service NEW YORK—Following in the footsteps of Pope Francis, who has taken a vocal stance on climate change, Muslim leaders and...

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MANAGUA—Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people—almost half of the population—out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable...

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BILLINGS, Montana—United States and China officials took a major step on Tuesday toward an agreement to advance “clean coal” technologies that purport to reduce...
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By Story & photos by  Stephanie Tumampos | Special to the BusinessMirror HOW does one foster art and creativity in teaching astronomy and space science?  In...

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FILIPINO fishermen are catching less from the Philippines’s depleted oceans due to decades of overfishing, catching of juvenile fish, and use of illegal fishing methods,...

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BENHAM Rise Region, the newly acquired territory of the Philippines, may provide a wealth of marine resources and biodiversity when properly explored and documented. In order...
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By Courtney Quirin / The Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa—They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But...

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CINCINNATI—A zoo that has the last Sumatran rhino in the United States on Tuesday announced plans to send him to Southeast Asia on a...

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MARATHONERS and fun runners will have a chance to test their running skills in an undulating race course in Mount Makiling during the Second Asean...
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  To ensure the safety of the tourists in the province, the Department of Health (DOH)–MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) together with the Philippine...

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  Unlike adults, children need not do an intense skin regimen to avoid pimple breakouts and wrinkles. Although, this doesn’t mean that kids are immune...

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  FORMER American Vice President Dan Quayle never knew what hit him.  He was promoting his memoir, Standing Firm, when he experienced severe shortness of breath and...

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  Rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease (RF/RHD) remains to be a major public health concern in certain parts of Asia and uncontrolled in the...

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The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) recently vowed to continue to treat “national development priorities as business priorities” following the newly...

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  By Britney Kang It’s no surprise that when you talk about beauty, Koreans won’t come in last. It is said that K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) is...

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GV Michel brings goodness of Australian oats to Philippines Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It is the first...

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There’s no shortage of health myths out there, but I believe the truth is slowly but surely starting to seep out there and get...

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  As they say, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We may have heard this once or...
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By Danielle Gabriel FILIPINOS will get the chance to view more film treasures from past decades, as the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) strengthens...

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By Jonathan Kaiman & Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times NOT long ago, global markets were fixated on a nation in the throes of financial upheaval. Its...

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THE recent fluctuations in China’s currency typify the best and worst of a globalized world, where developments in one place can instantly change the political...

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By George Jahn & Mohamed Ben Khalifa / The Associated Press VIENNA—Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis on Friday as Austrian police said...

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By Dalton Bennett & George Jahn / The Associated Press NICKELSDORF, Austria—An overpowering stench of death came from the truck on Austria’s border with Hungary as...

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By David Rising & Frank Jordans / The Associated Press BERLIN—German authorities braced for possible far-right violence in the eastern state of Saxony at the weekend,...
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