Sunday, September 6th 2015

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AMID relatively weaker growth, falling inflation and global volatilities affecting the local financial market, the Philippine economy is still deemed by the International Monetary...

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WASHINGTON—Employers added a disappointing 173,000 jobs in August but the blow was softened by the equally unexpected drop of the unemployment rate to 5.1...

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THE government must start solving the traffic situation in key cities and provinces outside Metro Manila before it gets worse. Eduardo H. Yap, chairman...

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THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is expected to trade between 6,850 and 7,150, with local export figures and further developments in the US...

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Peso • Previous week: The local currency traded lower during the shortened week. On Tuesday the peso hit 46.685 to a dollar followed by the 46.705-to-a-dollar value on...

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THE logistics industry in three regions—Asia, America and Europe—is having a hard time now for it to repeat last year’s positive performance. In August the...

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A PARTY-LIST lawmaker over the weekend asked the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) to explain the “questionable” funding of P832.2 million in its 2016...

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PARTY-LIST Rep. Fernando Hicap of Anakpawis assailed Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman in connection with the controversies hounding...
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THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) recently unveiled its P40-million System Control Center (SCC), which is part of the company’s Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS)...

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The top-performing fund manager in the Philippines has almost doubled its  cash holdings—betting that the nation’s stocks will extend their longest monthly losing streak...

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THE Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) is pursuing the sale of the 850-megawatt (MW) decommissioned Sucat Thermal Power Plant. “We will rebid it,...

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Shareholders of Federal Resources Investment Group Inc. on Friday approved a slew of policies that allowed the backdoor entry of the Araneta family’s LBC Express Holdings...

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Max’s Group Inc., the casual-dining restaurant operator, said it will take one of its homegrown brand to Vietnam as part of its expansion in...

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MOBILE-services company Globe Telecom Inc. is ramping up its investments in telecommunications infrastructure to future-proof its network as smartphone adoption in the Philippines continues...
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GILAS Pilipinas pulled off a solid performance against USA Select Pro team to score a scary 78-74 victory to start capping its decent finish...

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AFTER a successful opening ceremony, University of the Philippines (UP) completed a double celebration on Saturday after bagging its first opening-game victory in four...

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NEW YORK—Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams...

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ATENEO outhustled National University (NU) in a thrilling fourth-set duel, hacking out a 15-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-23 victory to formalize its claim of the...

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DONDON HONTIVEROS sparkled for Gilas Pilipinas in overtime and lifted the Philippines to a come-from-behind 92-88 victory over New Zealand’s Wellington Saints on Friday...

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THE extended wait is finally over for the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) with four teams that finished at the bottom half...
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IT'S hard to feel warm and fuzzy inside when our latest Instagram post receives a measly two likes, let alone when our boss gives us...

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By Heather Skyler / The Orange County Register I didn’t take a photo of my daughter this morning before I dropped her off to begin...

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‘Atey.” “Exotica.” “P.S.S.” or “Pinay Success Story.” These are just some of the words people associate with Filipino women who are in interracial relationships. Often frowned upon...

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FOR this week at least, call Cubao in Quezon City “Disneyland.” With over 25 Disney characters flocking to this pocket of the metropolis for the...

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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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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes GOOD thing the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) rally along Edsa near the Ortigas area came...

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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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Story & Photos by Randy S. Peregrino ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) recently held another successful Truck Fest display event in Iloilo City, where its latest...

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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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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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THE Mercy Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy recently completed a two-part mission for Pacific Partnership 2015 in the Philippines. Mercy first arrived in Roxas...

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AS I type this column, I am still trying to get over the flu that hit me really hard late last week.  But when you...

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By Danielle Gabriel FROM working different jobs to fend for his travel goals as a student, to applying the lessons acquired from those travels on a...

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By Jude Bautista THERE is nothing like a 30-piece big band to complement the scenes and set the mood for the Austrian silent film Orlacs Handë....

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FOR 2015 the Philippines will have the biggest delegation of students, among Association of Southeast Asian Nations member-countries, benefiting from the European Union’s (EU) Erasmus+...

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BEYOND Tomorrow, administered by Japan’s Global Fund for Education Assistance, completed a nine-day visit of the Philippines where its selected youth delegation came out with...
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