Friday, September 4th 2015

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By Butch Fernandez & Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz Malacañang, taking the cue from Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, is unlikely to endorse the passage...

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Operators of Manila ports are implementing a new vehicle-appointment system in anticipation of increased cargo movements starting October, with the goal of preventing a...

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China’s slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) shrugged off concerns over the condition of the local currency amid its weakening versus the dollar and other...

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The World Bank is eyeing a $250-million loan to bankroll the relocation of informal settlers in Metro Manila and the construction of flood-control infrastructure....

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A Palace official assured the public on Thursday that the government is studying options on how to deal with the effects of the El...

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By Manuel T. Cayon | Mindanao Bureau Chief GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Deep-sea tuna fishing and canning companies again asked the government to act quickly and craft...

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By Marvyn N. Benaning / Correspondent BUTUAN CITY—Environmental degradation and climate change took center stage here as government representatives, non-governmental organizations, religious leaders and local officials met for...
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Gotianun-led EastWest Banking Corp. (EWBC) may not compel Victorias Milling Corp. (VMC) to swap the convertible notes amounting to more than P300 million issued...

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Malaysian beverage manufacturer NBC Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. will start exporting beverage products to the Philippines possibly by next year. NBC said it is awaiting...

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Ayala International Holdings, Ltd., sold its stake in Luzon Wind Energy Holdings B.V. (Luzon Wind) to a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp. “On September 2, 2015,...

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The largest budget carrier in the Philippines is seeking to corner two of the unutilized frequencies of its main rival to Haneda, Japan. In a...

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Chemical trader SBS Philippines Corp. said its income more than doubled during the first half of the year as it sold more of its...

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THE Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meetings in Cebu next week could be a forum to express concerns against the Chinese government’s devaluation of the yuan,...
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IRAN reasserted its supremacy over the Philippine by pulling off a dominating 74-65 victory on Thursday in the 37th William R. Jones Cup invitational...

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THE new season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) will unfold on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, and the spotlight...

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JOSAN NIMES returned with a bang and powered Mapúa past San Sebastian College, 87-78, on Thursday in the 91st National Collegiate Athletic Association seniors basketball...

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FORGET about Estonia and its pocket tournament. Consider its three huge loses a nightmare. Those seemed like a decade ago. Tell the neighborhood it’s time...

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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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WITH three Academy Awards (2012’s The Iron Lady, 1983’s Sophie’s Choice, 1980’s Kramer vs. Kramer) and 19 Oscar nominations—the most for any actor, male...

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IN the culinary world, deconstructing a recipe means breaking up the ingredients of a popular or well-known dish and creating what would seem like...

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I LOVE watching reality shows, especially reality singing competitions. If there is one thing positive about the current onslaught of reality singing contests on television,...

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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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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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By Patrick Tulfo HOW do you make a car launch unforgettable for all those who were invited to attend it? Simple, bring all the participants...

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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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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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