Thursday, June 4th 2015

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By David Cagahastian The Insurance Commission (IC) has endorsed a proposal for a mandatory national catastrophe-insurance pool that will protect Filipinos against natural disasters and...

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) vowed to accelerate disbursement of funds and implementation of projects in the coming months to make sure...

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  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is seen keeping its rates steady until the fourth quarter of the year, when it is expected to...

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  The robust growth of the in-dustry sector, as well as the disaster-related reconstruction and rehabilitation works, will increase the demand for steel products in...

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The Philippine president is on his sixth visit to Japan in less than five years, signaling his country’s deepening ties with Tokyo amid increasing...

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A traveler walks into a small hotel in a small town, places a $100 bill on the counter, and asks the innkeeper to view a...

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BECAUSE of current rules in the withholding-tax system, where almost all revenues are subject to withholding taxes at source, it is not unusual for taxpayers...

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HE is the Lord’s servant, the son of His handmaid, and He desires to thank the Lord by offering sacrifice to Him (Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16,...
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By Lenie Lectura A MEASLY P50,000 to P50 million in penalty awaits the power-generation companies found to have violated the must-offer rule of the government, but...

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PROPERTY developer Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC)of the Gokongwei family said it plans to double its income during the next five years starting in its...

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By VG Cabuag METRO Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), which has investments in most of the country’s infrastructure facilities, said it does not yet plan to...

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PETRON Corp. has upgraded its gasoline products sold all over mega Manila to Euro 4 standards, according to an official of the Department of...

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By VG Cabuag BROKERAGE firm Philstocks Financials Inc. wants to list at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), hoping to raise P185.89 million to strengthen its...

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LISTED mobile-services operator Globe Telecom Inc. has expanded its portfolio of offerings for small and medium enterprises  (SMEs) by introducing a new package that...
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ZURICH—The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on Fifa. The 79-year-old leader of the world’s most popular...

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LETRAN pulled the rug from under defending University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) champion National University, 59-56, as the Knights netted their biggest...

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By Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick  / USA Today  OAKLAND, California—LeBron James is a four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP), two-time Finals MVP, is...

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RAIN OR SHINE got back on the winning track on Wednesday with a 123-85 demolition of Barako Bull in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)...

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STEVENSON TIU believes Jumbo Plastic is among the league’s top 4 teams. It’s now up to the Giants to prove their coach right. Standing in...

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IS it a good day for football? Most football fans and advocates think it is. In a stunning move, Fifa President Sepp Blatter, who had...
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CAITLYN JENNER'S revelatory Vanity Fair cover instantly drew comparisons to Oscar-winner Jessica Lange. The Daily Beast (TDB) reached out to the Blue Sky and Tootsie star after her...

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By Elizabeth Hand | Los Angeles Times IN a pub in Oxford there lived some writers. Not nasty, dirty decadent writers, whose books were filled...

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By Gerard Ramos / Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor THE Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Asus started the week commanding no...

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By Matt O’Brien / San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO—Hoping to up its game against rivals, such as Apple, Google on Thursday announced a suite of...

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IN war, even if there are battles won, there are no victors. There is no honor or glory when the most innocent become victims...

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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 Randy S. Peregrino WHEN you look at the third-generation Kia Sportage 4x2 diesel variant, there is no doubt that it exudes a robust visual...

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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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AFTER spearheading the transformation of Makati, Alabang, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and Nuvali into premier townships, Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) brings its impeccable record...

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THE real-estate unit of construction firm, AM Oreta & Co., said on Thursday that it is all set to turn over and fully operate...

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‘JUST like any business is a living, breathing thing, an entrepreneur has to be able to adapt over time.”  These words of Canadian businessman...

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AFTER a couple of projects launched last year, Ayala Land’s economic housing arm, Amaia, is launching another  community in Lipa City, Batangas, as part...

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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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  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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STOCKHOLM—Chemistry books say there are three fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. Lately you could get the impression that coal is the only...

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ATHENS, Greece—Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Brussels on Wednesday to discuss his radical-left government’s proposal for a long-delayed deal with Greece’s...

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By Roderick L. Abad PUBLICLY listed  Benguet Corp. has converted its inactive and dormant shares that hindered the company’s fiscal growth and decision-making. The mining firm...

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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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Matt Day | The Seattle Times SEATTLE—For August Hill, the job offer from Microsoft was a dream come true. The soft-spoken developer started his career...

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NEW YORK—There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the US to the Philippines. When Pope Francis...

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By Corazon Damo-Santiago The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth is a “very womanly” story of faith inspired by the Holy Spirit. Mary and...

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BY placing more information at the fingertips of both franchisees and their clients, Suds Laundry and Dry Cleaning’s Caloy Ang hopes to bring unprecedented efficiency to...

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The China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC), China’s biggest business organization, committed to send a big delegation  to the 17th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and...

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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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