Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

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By Catherine N. Pillas Malacañang has approved the much-awaited Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program, which will provide the local auto industry a total of...

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Hopes to pass the proposed rationalization of fiscal incentives (RFI) bill are dimming, as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department...

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By Cai U. Ordinario The national government estimates that once the Bangsamoro basic law (BBL) is passed and fully implemented, the Bangsamoro economy will be...

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Brent oil snapped a two-day advance as Saudi Arabia maintained crude output at a record in May before the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (Opec)...

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Conclusion LAST week this paper published a report about Japanese-owned Epson Precision Philippines’s ongoing expansion plan in Lipa, Batangas, estimated to cost P4.7 billion. When...

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THE first prototype automatic teller machine (ATM) was put in service by Barclays Bank in north London in 1967. It allowed withdrawals by inserting...

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LAST week two party-list lawmakers filed a complaint for treason and inciting to sedition before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office against officials and members of...

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IN the past 25 years, the world achieved great strides toward reducing hunger and undernourishment. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) 2015 State of Food...
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By VG Cabuag MEGAWORLD Corp. on Monday said it will launch its first upscale residential village in the Visayas and Mindanao in its 53-hectare Northill...

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MID-SIZED property developer Torre Lorenzo Development Corp. on Monday said it will focus on its three major luxury projects in Davao City, one of...

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By Lenie Lectura THE Procurement Service-Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PS-PhilGEPS) is the first government agency to harness solar power, leading solar solutions provider Propmech...

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By Roderick L. Abad DUE to volatility of the stock market, many still hold back when it comes to investing here as the immediate cashback...

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THE Philippine Charity and Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is ordered to pay P27 million to DFNN Inc. as liquidated damages for illegally terminating its agreement...

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan LEGACY carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has secured a better schedule for its four-times weekly service between Manila and London Heathrow, benefiting...
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PARIS—Roger Federer could be excused if he has a restless night. With thick gray clouds overhead and light slipping away at the end of a...

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By Joel Orellana KENNETH DUREMDES could only chalk up one victory in 14 games during his rookie year as head coach of Adamson University in...

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Don Trollano scored Cagayan Valley’s last nine points in overtime and the Rising Suns subdued AMA University, 107-103, to advance to the semifinals of...

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ALASKA tries to catch Barako Bull atop the leaderboard as it battles an unpredictable NLEX in the opener of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)...

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IT’S the Baby Faced Assassin versus The King for all the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship marbles. The Beast of the East against The...

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By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press PARIS—At the outset, Serena Williams was grimacing and cursing and, worst of all, losing by a lot. Then, suddenly, the...
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THE first thing that comes to mind when I think about art, nature and imagery is color. Color, in scientific terms, is simply a...

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By Saba Hamedy / Los Angeles Times San Andreas proved to be no disaster at the box office over the weekend, according to estimates for...

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POOR California gets split in half by seismic activity in San Andreas, director Brad Peyton’s earthquake thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra...

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By Vicki Payne / The Charlotte Observer HAVE you ever fallen for a light fixture or range hood but thought you couldn’t have it in...

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Well, apparently, being bland, boring and basic can make you a style icon. You just have to wear something conventional, nondescript and unpretentious. That...

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Just one week after the pilot episode of the most talked-about soap on TV, Ian Veneracion now finds himself flying on a different altitude. As...
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WHEN you look at the third-generation Kia Sportage 4x2 diesel variant, there is no doubt that it exudes a robust visual presence.  Aside from...

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YOU know an sport-utility vehicle (SUV) is special when the manufacturer pays attention to the smallest detail inside the vehicle. The Covenant Car Co....

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VOLKSWAGEN has been known globally as one of the leading diesel engine manufacturers who have partnered with Mercedes-Benz and other companies to market the...

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APRIL 1, 2015–the date when dark days befell new car owners. This writer even remembers a friend who could not take delight in the...

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HERE’S to the Senate for knocking some sense on some of the coconuts at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) led by my tocayo, Alfonso...

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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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By Rizal Raoul Reyes THE continuous growth of the Philippine economy has boosted all segments of the property sector. For instance, the Bonifacio Global City...

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TWO weekends ago I had the opportunity to share some ideas and best practices in terms of city priming and provenance-building, based on our experience...

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By Tet Andolong RESIDENT weather anchor of TV Patrol and biodiversity advocate Alejandro Ilagan Atienza, better known as Kuya Kim, recently signed up with Holcim...

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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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  NEW DELHI—Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance...

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By Nancy Benac | The Associated Press NEW LONDON, Connecticut—President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental...

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By Marianne Sarmiento / Special to the BusinessMirror WITH only six months to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention...
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Drugs to increase bone strength that have reaped billions of dollars in sales aren’t worth the cost and the risk of side effects, researchers...

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FILIPINO experts working on boosting climate resilience and green growth in major watersheds visited several eco-town centers in Japan to learn how to harmonize ecological...

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Geraldine Bulaon-Ducusin / S&T Media Service ‘YOUR skill is enough capital to start a business.” A religious brother from Don Bosco Mandaluyong Technical College said this...
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By Sahlee B. Barrer | Special to the BusinessMirror More than 20 years after it first gained ground, sustainable development continues to drive global development...

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GUMASA, Glan—The Sarangani Bay Festival—an annual event which promotes Sarangani as an ecotourism hub—saw Smart Communications (Smart) hosting a series of events in partnership...

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By Gregg Yan FISHKEEPING is part art, part science. The world’s most popular hobby after photography.  It comes in many forms—a prized Arowana gliding languidly in...
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PTT Philippines Corp. (PTT) is all set to construct its mega service station, costing P121 million, along Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) seen to be completed...

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By Butch Fernandez & Joel R. San Juan Malacañang left it up to the Department of Finance (DOF) to probe Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner...

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The House Committee on Energy on Monday approved a measure authorizing the use of the Malampaya Fund to finance the rehabilitation or replacement of...

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  William, who grew up in Davao City, was only 18 when he went to Metro Manila to study in one of the country’s most...

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Aveen Acuna-Gulo is now 51 and she has three children.  When they were still kids, she used to bring her children to hospital due...

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Living a healthy lifestyle could be one of the most difficult tasks in life, it is not just about discipline but it is about...

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 Spice things up with the new Nova Jalapeño Turn the heat up with the newest Jack ‘n Jill Nova flavor, Jalapeño. The fiber-rich multigrain snack now comes...

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 Earn Your Armour: Fight Form: Elite Edition kicks off Under Armour Philippines officially launched the first leg of its “Earn Your Armour” campaign with the...
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Regional Director Marilou Quinco-Toledo of the Department of Trade and Industry  (DTI) Calabarzon announced on May 25 the launching of a “Negosyo” (Business) Center...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes The bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation, in partnership with the Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship, has launched BPI Sinag,...

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By Cyril John Barlongo QUALITY education is viewed as any country’s pillar of success. Restructuring the Philippines’s basic educational system through the K to 12 Program...

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By Catherine N. Pillas AMBASSADOR Antonio L. Cabangon Chua, chairman emeritus of the ALC Group of Companies, would be the first to admit that owning...

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A SUBSTANTIAL number of Filipinos are very likely to follow a brand on social media for the discounts and promotions offered, a study by...

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THE Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) launched with companies on May 20 the second Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC). The PSC is a student start-up...
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