Friday, December 26th 2014

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THE National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) is confident government spending will significantly increase in 2015, the economic managers having learned the hard way of the...

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BUSINESSMAN Lucio Co, out to establish his own retail empire in the country, has spent some P1.3 billion in share repurchases, or buybacks, of his...

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THE Department of Energy (DOE) said it has awarded 651 renewable-energy (RE) contracts, six years after the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 was enacted.  As of...

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INTERNAL Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares has given instructions that requests for the conversion to cash of tax-credit certificates (TCCs) should be processed, approved and the...

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THE Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) has again postponed to February 2, 2015, the scheduled implementation of the nonrestricted trading of government securities between tax-exempt and taxable...

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LOCAL manufacturers of semiconductors and electronic products have expressed their concern over the possible increase in their operating costs due to additional nonworking days in...

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Malacañang assured on Friday that the government is  already addressing “persistent weaknesses” in the Philippines’s credit profile cited by credit-rating agency Moody’s Investors Service in its...

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OIL traded near $60 a barrel in London amid the highest volatility in more than three years, as Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter,...
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STI Holdings Inc. said it had no choice but to act against the Benitez Group, one of the founders of the Philippine Women’s University...

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INTERNAL Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares has ordered cigarette companies to pay the increased excise-tax rates on every pack of cigarettes based on the number...

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UBS Securities Pte. Ltd. sees peso weakness in 2014, on higher US dollar rates and a stronger US dollar. UBS analyst Edward Teather said many Asian central...

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THE Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) said the recent equity raising has prepared the bank with the more stringent rules that require additional capital...

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THE Campos-led Del Monte Pacific Ltd. said it will use proceeds of its rights issuance to pay off its debt from the Bank of...

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DAVAO CITY—South Cotabato now has one of the biggest rice-processing complexes in Mindanao, with its biomass-fed milling facility able to mill 1.5 million tons of rice per...
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MIAMI—LeBron James was running the gamut of emotions on Thursday when he arrived at the arena that he called home for the past four...

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THE video of the hit to the face, the pictures of the lash marks on a young boy’s body, and all the rest of...

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THE International Basketball Federation (Fiba) ranked the Philippines at No. 45 in the men’s division but placed the youth (under-17) squad at a better...

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ONE putt gave Bubba Watson a rare sense of calm. One swing reminded Martin Kaymer he finally had all the shots. One pitch proved...

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TALK ’N TEXT Head Coach Jong Uichico is not losing hope despite facing elimination in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup. Except for their...

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IT’S Christmas Day but Alaska can’t be on holiday mood in Game Four of their best-of-seven semifinal series against Rain or Shine on Thursday...
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THE holidays are a special time—that is to say, a time for specials. All over the television, the seasonal signifiers, the holly and the...

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SOMETIMES I wonder why I even bother going away. First there’s all that stress getting ready to go, to leave the house, with exactly everything...

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Let’s face it. Winter is a season when the vacation calories tend to add up quickly. Luscious bisques, gingerbread and steamy, cold-weather cocktails stand...

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NEW YORK—For more than 50 years, Hollywood has flirted with bringing Louis Zamperini’s story to the big screen. In her second movie as director,...

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LET’S say you think Santa Claus is bringing you some home-theater stuff this year. Maybe Santa thinks you’re some sort of saint and is...

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MORE than the season of giving, Christmas is also the season of receiving—free international calls, that is. In a partnership announced recently at the Globe...
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WHENEVER Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) enters into unknown area for property development, the results are simply marvelous. Just look at the Makati commercial busy...

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IF you follow me on this spot regularly (and please accept my heartfelt thanks if that’s the case), you know for a fact that...

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PREMIUM hotel furniture made in the Philippines have long been showcased in key hotels of the InterContinental Hotels Group, Ritz Carlton, as well as...

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ASIDE from the positive outlook on the economy, the continuous growth of the business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry, tourism and the retail sector will contribute...

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DRIVEN by the continued positive outlook on the economy leading to a stable investment, the Philippine property sector will enjoy another banner year in...

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NEW Beverly Hills-themed township is set to beef up Southern Manila’s vibrant growth and progress The South that people know will no longer be...
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Again, it’s the time of the year when extra calories lurk around every corner.  So the common dilemma is: How do we enjoy the festive...

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Which is better for people with type 2 diabetes who want to control weight and blood sugar: eating two large meals or eating six...

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The fashion world recently added a new member to its roster. LZD by Lazada was launched to bring fresher and a more suited taste...

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Aspen Philippines Inc. was launched uniquely as the first South African pharmaceutical company in the country.  Its mother company, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. holds...

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There’s no better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year than by spending some quality time with family and loved ones. From December 15, 2014...

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Your kids could feel lousy at times. But if they become louse-y, that’s an entirely different matter; one that needs immediate attention! School is one...
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