Monday, February 8th 2016

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The “hasty” transfer of the regulatory functions of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) over meat products to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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  The streamlining of procedures for the registration of brand- new vehicles is one of the nonfiscal perks that the Board of Investments (BOI) is...

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  The resolution overriding the presidential veto of the bill increasing Social Security System (SSS) pension by P2,000 is steadily gaining ground in the House...

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  The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM), the agency managing the assets and liabilities of National Power Corp. (Napocor), still has to...

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  THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has backed the passage of a proposed bill in Congress that would mandate the creation of local government unit...

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GOVERNMENT troops killed a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) on Sunday in Sulu as a military operation in another province has forced...

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A PALACE official on Sunday said the Philippine government is still identifying the 13 Filipinos who died after a blaze consumed the Capitol Hotel in...

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THE printing of ballots for the May 9 elections begins on February 8, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. The printing of more than 50...
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The stench of manure, mud-filled paddies and back-breaking work are what most children of Filipino farmers, like Richard Visto, associate with farming. Visto worked on...

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  LOW-COST housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. said it may sell some P11 billion worth of receivables, in the form of contracts-to-sell (CTS), to banks...

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  OPTIONS for budget traveling between the Philippines and Japan have increased immensely this quarter, thanks to the addition of 18 new services introduced by...

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  BANGUED, Abra—Huge debts that have ballooned to P600 million, from P300 million three years ago, now threaten the normal operation of the Abra Electric...

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  STATE-OWNED Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC) is unlikely to enter a compromise agreement with the P5-billion offer of the private contractor of the controversial Smokey...

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  The Philippine government has imposed a temporary ban on the importation of poultry and poultry meat products from Dubois County, Indiana, due to the...
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THREE Filipino fighters hope to redeem their glories after consecutive setbacks, as the One Fighting Championship heads to Indonesia for the “Tribe of Warriors”...

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AT least 200 amateur golfers from Baguio City and nearby provinces are expected to suit up for the 2016 Panagbenga “Flower Tee” Golf Tournament...

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GLOBAL’S newest acquisition Omid Nazari had a sensational debut in United Football League (UFL), finishing with a hat trick in their 7-nil massacre over...

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ATENEO de Manila tamed University of Santo Tomas (UST), 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, to get a share of the lead in the University Athletic...

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WATCHING Jaja Santiago rise in the air to spike the ball down Adamson’s hapless defense on Saturday, I was left exhilarated and a tad...

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DE LA SALLE downed University of the Philippines (UP), 25-14, 25-13, 19-25, 25-20, to take the solo lead in University Athletic Association of the Philippines...
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You might still be reeling from all that gift-giving and unwrapping this Chinese New Year, and then here comes Valentine’s Day. While the former...

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Eugene Domingo is mega-excited for this year’s Valentine’s Day. Her new show,  Dear Uge, is scheduled have its pilot episode on February 14 on...

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THE word “drugstore” in the Philippines is synonymous with medication. But in other countries, like the US and France, it is a health and...

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By Gianna Maniego THE Year of the Fire Monkey ushers in a year of opportunities and challenges. Not surprisingly, energies and trends that would dominate...

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By Maria Ulansa Tagarao EVERY first New Moon of the Chinese Lunar Calendar sets the emotional tone for all of the year’s 12 months. Interestingly,...

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I have a friend whom I will call Lino. He is gay, and he is no spring chicken. Lino is a smart, funny, middle-aged gay...
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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino WHEN the Nissan Juke was launched in October last year, most of the attention was generated by its...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes IF there was one person five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo should truly be grateful for,...

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AS I keep saying, there is no saying that isn’t true. Like this one: “Time flies.” It seems only like yesterday that the Lexus Invitational had had...

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By Tet Andolong WHILE famous tennis champions were being driven by a fleet of Kia vehicles to their practice sessions and matches at the Rod...

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By Patrick Tulfo DUE to the abuse of some motorists, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently issued a vague memo instructing the apprehension of vehicles...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MANY cars’ abbreviated names, when translated, determine its function or build.  Just like the Mitsubishi ASX, its name...

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IT’S been said before, but let me say it again because it’s worth retelling:  The industry sold more than 320,000 units in 2015, or...

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Story & photos by Ronald Rey de los Reyes LEGENDARY singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye truly had a profound message when he wrote the piece...

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Story & photos by Patrick Tulfo DID you know that multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) are basically station wagons reinvented?  Back in the 1990s where the sport-utility...

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Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino THE all-new Toyota Fortuner has finally arrived, as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently unveiled the second generation of...
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By Reni Salvador IMAGINE living in a residential enclave where you wake up, mesmerized, to a splendid naturescape of lush greenery and colorful blooms with...

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IN the emerging property markets around the globe, sustainable home design has become a popular initiative, although admittedly more as a necessity than anything...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes THERE is no doubt living in a condominium is gaining popularity in highly urbanized areas such as Metro Manila. However, living...

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BEFORE the end of every year, Colliers International brings together the future thoughts and plans of real-estate investors in a document they refer to...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes ASIDE from education, judiciary, economy, agriculture and security, the next administration must address the infrastructure to enhance the country’s competitiveness. In a...

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By Rizal Raoul Reyes ELANVITAL Enclaves Inc. (EVE), the property-development arm of the Ng family, is set to launch the Tradizo Enclave, a P1.3-billion, 500-unit...
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  Linda de Guzman (not her real name) goes to work at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City in Metro Manila every day. She...

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  Using his pedicab, Gerry Ignacio, not his real name, buys junks inside a subdivision in a town in Cavite. He buys old newspapers, empty...

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WASHINGTON—Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show. The spine-chilling polar vortex is...
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By Rolando T. Dy / Special to the BusinessMirror In the past few weeks, a lot has been written about the recent ruling on the Supreme...

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Public places all over the country—including the rural areas—will soon have free Wi-Fi access. The Free Wi-Fi in Public Places project will install wireless Internet...

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On the banks of an ancient lagoon in Kenya, researchers have found evidence of what is thought to be the oldest massacre involving hunter-gatherers. The...
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THE House of Representatives failed to pass a bill conserving 97 protected areas (PAs) in the country as it adjourned early on Wednesday, the...

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ENVIRONMENTAL groups urged the House of Representatives to pass the proposed Expanded National Integrated Protected Area System (E-Nipas) Act that will strengthen the protection...

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USING the ecosystem-based approach in conserving Southeast Asia’s rich, yet highly, threatened biodiversity will be a major topic at the Second Asean Conference on...
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Good news to Café Ilang-Ilang’s loyal patrons. As a Christmas treat to all of you, the mayor’s office of The Manila Hotel’s Christmas Village wil...

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Imagine someone holding a glass of water and he asked you whether it is half-empty or half-full.  What your answer will be could make...

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  Are you wondering what blood is made of? Here’s an answer from ever reliable The Merck Manual of Medical Information: “Blood is a complex...

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Celebrate your cravings this Christmas as Epicurious prepares a special dish that will put color and flavor to your Christmas. Epicurious has created Artisanal...

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Those who crave for indulgent chocolate and the taste and aroma of coffee in their everyday snack are in for a wonderful treat, as...

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Now on its 85th year, King Sue has emerged from its humble beginnings back in the 1930s to become a sought-after staple on the...

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Your workouts are now more exciting with the new Nova Life Fitness Party.  Join the fun and break a sweat in the party-themed fitness...

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Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines, recently renewed its partnership with the People Management Association of the Philippines...

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By Hazel Sartorio With the condition of our environment and lifestyle today, it is only necessary to have our health checked every once in a...
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SAYING a smile can change one’s outlook in life, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the archbishop of Yangon in Myanmar, encouraged the elderly residents of...

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RECOGNIZING their contribution not only to their respective families but to the progress and development of the city, the city government of Makati on...

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THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday that indigent members of the elderly sector are already covered by the Social...

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  The sun slowly sets and the sound of the waves laps in the background, while wedding vows are exchanged. Tropical flowers accentuate the beauty...

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IN an article I did for this column on November 10, 2015, I wrote of how an able and dedicated public servant like the...

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  FOR the past two years, e-learning service provider Quipper has been in the forefront of advancing the learning level of Filipino students through tools...
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