Tuesday, September 1st 2015

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THE World Bank said the Philip-pines is in a position to partake of the trillion-dollar global Islamic financing market, as interest in the instrument has...

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THE government sees further improvement in the country’s revenues from services trade due to the enactment of the Competition Act, with the boost coming from...

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ASIA'S currencies posted their biggest monthly loss in three years, led by Malaysia’s ringgit, after a yuan devaluation heightened the risk of a currency war...

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THE recent bouts of volatility in the local markets—particularly in the stock and foreign-exchange markets—brought about by developments in the global front are seen to...

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CONSTRUCTION of office buildings boosted the value of private-construction projects by 25 percent in 2014, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).  PSA data showed...

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THE fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China’s economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years. But...

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THE Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has tapped the consultancy services of British firm NATS—renowned worldwide for its air-traffic management expertise—to maximize runway use...

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CEBU CITY—The Philippines will begin implementing next year a five-year action plan for energy efficiency and is increasing the use of renewable energy (RE)...
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THE Philippines was seen to renew effort at engaging China, even as it strengthens further its economic ties with Japan when the world’s leaders meet...

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THE high revenue collection growth reported in the first six months has allowed the government to post its first fiscal surplus since 1997 even though...

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THE House of Representatives, in its plenary session on August 25, passed on second reading a bill strengthening the deposit- insurance system in the country....

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THERE is a saying that I always hear in our society that I ponder a lot: “Expect the unexpected.”  It is a saying that would...

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OPTIONS traders have never been so pessimistic on China’s stock market, betting the government’s renewed effort to prop up share prices is doomed to fail. The cost...

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THE P40-billion bank loan of the joint venture of Meralco PowerGen Corp. (MGen) and Thailand’s New Growth BV is almost final. The loan will...
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GILAS Pilipinas surrendered an 82-70 decision to South Korea to absorb its first loss in the William R. Jones Cup invitational tournament on Monday...

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THE new season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) kicks off this Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with the centerpiece...

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ATENEO braced for a tight finish but instead cruised to a lopsided triumph, as it ripped National University (NU), 25-16, 25-20, 25-17, to sweep...

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MARIA SHARAPOVA pulled out of the US Open for the second time in three years on Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a...

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WITH a little more than a week before the Azkals-Uzbeks match on September 8, movie industry personalities have joined the call for Filipinos to...

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THIS week we look at two athletes—one from the present, Jamaican Usain Bolt, arguably the greatest track-and-field athlete of all time, and the other...
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PHILIPPINES-BASED banks face sophisticated cybersecurity threats, an official of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) said. In an exclusive interview at Camp Crame, P/Supt. Elbert...

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INTEL Philippines Inc. has introduced a new platform the company said aims to maximize productivity, boost device ownership and promote digital inclusiveness in the...

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Michael Ngan THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region has always been exciting for investors. One of the biggest reasons for this is the...

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By Laurie Lucas / The Orange County Register WHEN Irene Conable moved from her 1927 historic home into a sleek condo last year, both in Riverside,...

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By Susan King / Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Movie audiences love to laugh at Owen Wilson—as the excitement about the Zoolander sequel in which he’ll once...

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By Saba Hamedy / Los Angeles Times STRAIGHT Outta Compton continued its streak on top of the box office, and the faith-based drama War Room exceeded expectations...
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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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SOME animals are compared to cars because of their behavior, power, style and speed.  In Thailand, the elephant was chosen as the country’s national...
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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 Marianne Grace Sarmiento ROCKWELL Primaries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Land, continues to reach a bigger market with its newest integrated vertical village...

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By Vernon Velasco EARNING itself the moniker “Quezon City’s University Belt (U-Belt),” Katipunan Avenue feeds into three of Metro Manila’s, and the Philippines’s, top learning institutions—Ateneo...

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FOR 10 straight years, the Philippine property sector experienced good times and, according to a leading property expert, the good news is that it...
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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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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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  Health Secretary Janette L. Garin recently expressed alarm that “tobacco has been identified as the primary risk factor in the Philippines for the range...

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  A side from posting a drastic decline in malnutrition prevalence rate to less than 1 percent, the city of Taguig had been given the prestigious...

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Skilled and licensed Filipino doctors are now available to give you medical assessment and advice, including basic health care and permissible medication over the...

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 The Turf Company’s president and Coo,  Mario Lopez, receives Toro Bull Award Mario Lopez, president and COO of The Turf  Company (middle) receives the 25...

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  Aging is inevitable. No matter how attractive a person looks, no one can be saved from the “wear and tear” ideology of our bodies...

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  Ever wonder how your skin talks back at what you do with it? Face:  What the hell is that! Ahhhh ouch that is burning! ...

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  ‘You ask, ‘What is life?­’” asked Russian author and playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in a letter to his wife, Olga Knipper.  “That is the...
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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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