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YOLA, Nigeria—Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost, shattered. But the girls...

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FOREIGN investors continue to bet on the different real-estate sectors in the Philippines, especially in gaming, on the back of strong macroeconomic fundamentals and...

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PRIVATE economists supported the Bangko Sentral’s view of a well-behaved inflation in the country in April this year on the back of the tame...

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Foreign exchange • Previous week: The peso still moved largely within the lower band of the 44 territory in the previous week, albeit at a weaker...

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INCENTIVES await airlines that are keen on operating at the second-busiest airport in the Philippines, according to documents from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority...

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MODERNIZING the busiest seaport in Mindanao may take a few years to complete, so the government is jump-starting the contract’s procurement as early as...

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PHILIPPINE 10-year government bonds declined for a third month, the longest run of losses since September, before the implementation of new rules that will expand...

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IT has taken long in coming but here it is at last—the broadening and deepening of Philippine-Vietnam relations.  The first time many of us first...
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INSURANCE Commissioner Emmanuel F. Dooc has warned the public against unscrupulous groups posing as representatives of the Insurance Commission (IC) who promise favorable treatment in...

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BANK lending continued to expand in March averaging 13.7 percent, which was slower than the 15.2-percent clip reported in February and a reflection of...

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THE Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (Seipi) is looking to maintain its target of 5-percent to 7-percent growth in exports this...

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ASIA-FOCUSED financial services platform, CompareAsiaGroup, is being infused with $40 million, in a move seen to improve its offered services in the Philippines. The...

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THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has initiated delisting procedures for Marsteel Consolidated Inc., a shell company that was last traded eight years ago. The PSE...

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A GROUP has advised three of the country’s largest firms seeking to bid for the sequestered “Payanig sa Pasig” property to determine first the lot’s...
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DAVAO DEL NORTE—The games of 2015 Palarong Pambansa kicks off on Sunday at the sprawling Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex (DNSTC) and...

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THE Philippines shook off its opening-game jitters to pull off a straight-set shocker over Kazakhstan, 25-19, 25-11, 28-26, to qualify  in the round of...

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NATIONAL Collegiate Athletic Association squad University of Perpetual Help used a game-long dominance over the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) to pull off...

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LAS VEGAS—As it so often does in boxing, Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. welterweight unification fight will be decided by speed, not power. Both fighters...

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LAS VEGAS—The ink was barely dry on the contracts signed by Floyd MayweatherJr. and Manny Pacquiao when the question first came up. What’s to prevent the...

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LAS VEGAS—Filipino communities around the US are ready to celebrate Manny Pacquiao as he stars in the world’s most anticipated boxing match in years. Here...
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The Duchess of Cambridge had a baby girl on Saturday morning in London, Buckingham Palace announced. Prince William, 32, was present for the birth. The baby weighed...

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A CONTINUING education on the art market is much needed for people who want to venture into this most exciting facet of late capitalism. Many establishments...

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LOS ANGELES—When it comes to cats, those meows mean...well, a lot of things. With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, “Hello,” ‘’Let’s...

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THERE’S no discovery quite as startling as stepping on the scale and weighing way more than you thought you did (or realizing that your...

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BRUCE JENNER has been sued for wrongful death by the stepchildren of a Calabasas woman killed in a chain-reaction crash the reality-TV star was...

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TUCKED inside dresser drawers, sold in school bathrooms and popped before exams, “study drugs” like Adderall are prescription medications that many teens are familiar...
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HYUNDAI Asia Resources Inc. (Hari) is investing, according to reports, a total of P1.2 billion in its newly inaugurated 10-hectare Hyundai Logistics Center (HLC)...

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MY father and I have the same birthday and we always celebrated it together. I remember that I had just turned seven in October...

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FORD Philippines recently concluded a grand presentation for the all-new Mustang. The “rock n’ roll”-themed event stimulated the audience’s anticipation as, one by one,...

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THE biggest fight in recent memory is set on Sunday (May 3, Philippine time). Our very own Manny Pacquiao is pitted against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the...

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THE 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ creates the kind of encounter that denotes a different level of driving pleasure.  Owing to its refined styling and...

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ON April 17 Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) invited several members of the motoring media to test-drive the 2015 Isuzu D-Max on the Clark International...

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THIS phrase was derived from the speech of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman (MMDA) Francis Tolentino at the opening rites of the recent 2015...

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I HAVE yet to receive my car plate, almost three months after I have applied for a new registration. Is Land Transportation Office’s (LTO)...

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IT was a splendid midsummer Saturday morning. The sun was out. And the ebbed cool breeze from Tagaytay welcomed us as soon as we...

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IF the crowd that attended the opening of the recently concluded 11th edition of the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) on April 9 was...
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ROCKWELL Primaries Development Corp. has crafted a stellar reputation of developing upscale and quality homes. Through this brand positioning, their first project has enjoyed...

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PREFERENCES have always been in constant flux as lifestyles evolve with the times and products change with them. This is particularly true for home...

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CITYSTATEProperties and Management Corp. (CPMC) recently turned over the transfer certificate of title to Rolando and Ruby Lorica for the lot they purchased at...

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THE Laureano di Trevi Towers—an exquisite three-tower condominium standing over Don Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City—is often referred to as the “Best Deal...

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REAL-ESTATE developers employ a unique strategy in bringing a community together by offering a variety of experiences sans the hassle of congested roads and...

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CITYSTATE Properties and Management Corp. (CPMC) recently awarded Guia and Willy Cheung their Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) for a lot they purchased at...
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UNITED NATIONS—The untapped riches in the world’s oceans are estimated at nearly $24 trillion—the size of the world’s leading economies, according to a new...

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NEW  YORK—Climate  change may be one of the most divisive issues in the US Congress today, but despite the staunch denial of Republicans, experts...

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ROME—A global civil-society petition to save the Amazon is circulating on the Internet and its promoters say that once 1 million signatures have been...
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STUDENTS who qualified in the country’s premier and prestigious science scholarship brand recently signed contracts as a term of their obligation to the country. Dr. Alexander...

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RESORTS World Manila’s (RWM) League of Volunteer Employees (LOVE), in cooperation with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.’s Bantay Kalikasan Program, supported Earth Day recently with...

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FILIPINO researchers and scientists will have a chance to do researches on health concerns in the Philippines under the United Kingdom’s Newton Fund. The British...
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BAROBO, Surigao del Sur—In a gesture to give back what it takes from nature, a mining firm that has received awards for its best...

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SEATTLE—Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle’s zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to...

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TRY to look back 10 years ago. How does your place look like? Were there buildings and establishments back then? Were there trees? Was it...
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LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao will get up sometime late Saturday morning in his hotel suite and eat some steamed rice and chicken, washed down with...

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FOR so long, Vietnam has always engaged China diplomatically despite the rising tensions due to territorial disputes. “Compared with Vietnam, China has always been, economically, a...

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TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol—Being in a country that ranks third of 15 countries with the highest risk to hazards, the Department of the Interior and...

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Currently, 219 million cases of malaria are estimated to occur around the world each year. Of that number, about 660,000 die each year, mostly...

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Perhaps, the pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.  This multiple fruit is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret’s that grow...

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  IF it is more than three days between bowel movements and/or there is difficulty in passing a hardened stool, then you are suffering from...

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  First, it was just hearsay.  But, later on, it was confirmed. William Henry Gates—more popularly known around the world as Bill Gates, the man...

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Humans, who are warm-blooded beings, maintain their body temperature within a narrow range (within 1 or 2 degrees of 98.6°F) despite large fluctuations in...

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Five out of 10 Filipinos die of heart diseases. Unknown to many, there are several types of heart diseases, these include coronary heart disease,...
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THERE will be times when you unexpectedly bite on a granule of black pepper. There will be times when you lose a taste for...

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KASPERSKY Lab, which sells computer anti-virus software, claims the Philippines has been attacked by a group of cyberspies known as Naikon. “Naikon has been very...

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JUST like in 2014, delivering quality service to customers will remain the main growth driver for telecommunication companies (telcos), according to an executive of...

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SLOVAKIAN computer security software maker Eset Llc. launched last week three solutions in the Philippines. The launch came four months after International Data Corp....

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BUSINESSES today are gaining speed in adopting and transforming their data. Companies all over the world are continuously challenged to provide better applications and...

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ABOUT 492 organizations in the Philippines polled by VMWare Inc. expect to be at least 30-percent virtualized in two years. VMware’s latest survey showcase Philippines...
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