Sunday, August 30th 2015

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DESPITE hard hits to bring the local currency to significantly depreciate in the previous week, a weaker peso may actually be what some sectors in...

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THE leader of the House of Representatives has recently expressed support for the passage of the measure lowering individual tax rates. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.,...

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE • PREVIOUS WEEK: The local currency started off the trading with a hard-hitting 31.5-centavo depreciation coming from the shortened trading week. On Monday the...

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MAYBANK ATR Kim Eng expects the Philippine banking industry to post a 12-percent growth in core net income this year, as it focuses on...

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THE country’s banks welcomed another global  plaudit for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr., saying that the central bank has been...

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PROPERTY in Ayala Center—the commercial core of the Makati Central Business District—commands the most expensive condo rent per square meter than any area in...

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THE Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) said the deployment of more electric jeepneys (e-jeep) would encourage people to use public transportation and,...

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THE zero-remittance day—or the day chosen by Filipino migrant workers to not send a single cent of remittance to the country as a protest to...
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THE business units of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) were tapped by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the...

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LISTED real-estate company IRC Properties Inc. saw a significant increase in total income, which ballooned from merely P0.6 million in the second quarter of...

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START-UPS are advised to be disruptive as a way to survive and grow, as well as regain their competitive advantage in a tough business...

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ATLAS Consolidated Mining and Development Corp. said it suffered its second consecutive quarter in losses to P611 million from last year’s P989-million income. In the...

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United Kingdom-based JC Bamford Excavators Ltd. (JCB) is bringing into the country heavy equipment through ICON Equipment Solution Philippines Inc. (ICON), hoping to grab...

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SIX bidders are now vying for the selection and appointment of the Independent Power Producer Administrator (IPPA) for the bulk energy of the 200-megawatt...
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ATENEO withstood Far Eastern University’s (FEU) early challenge and went on to dominate the Lady Tamaraws with its power game and superb blocking, cruising...

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GILAS Pilipinas’s preparation for the Olympic qualifier next month shifted to full gear through its campaign in the William R. Jones Cup invitational that...

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WOE to the gritty Filipina who out-punched China’s Lou Yu Jie in a boxing match in Macau in June to win the flyweight crown...

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By Eddie Pells | The Associated Press BEIJING—When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running...

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BEIJING—Usain Bolt handed his shoes to a volunteer after the 200 meters and the person took off with them. Not so fast. He still needs...

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SAN BEDA went to its shock troopers to rout a Jonathan Grey-less College of Saint Benilde, 89-63, on Friday to seize the solo lead...
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By Carol Crotta / Los Angeles Times IF you don’t know the term “integrative veterinary medicine” and you have pets, you might want to become familiar...

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CHARLES EDWARDS planned to earn a black belt by the time he was 50, but in the three years since he’s been studying the...

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By Tyrone Beason / The Seattle Times JUST as I set foot into a busy intersection on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle, a sport-utility vehicle appears in the...

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FROM where I sat at the bar, the drama in the kitchen was there for everybody to watch. It was extra busy that evening...

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THE past few weeks, we have seen a number of pronouncements from government officials seemingly lacking in thought or regard for the public they...

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I TRY not to miss watching The World Tonight with Tina Monzon-Palma on ANC. The timeslot of her newscast is the most convenient one...
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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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WAS it in 1989 that the Lexus ES 350 first saw the light of day in the US? It’s been 26 years, indeed, when...

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SOME animals are compared to cars because of their behavior, power, style and speed.  In Thailand, the elephant was chosen as the country’s national...
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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 Marianne Grace Sarmiento ROCKWELL Primaries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Land, continues to reach a bigger market with its newest integrated vertical village...

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By Vernon Velasco EARNING itself the moniker “Quezon City’s University Belt (U-Belt),” Katipunan Avenue feeds into three of Metro Manila’s, and the Philippines’s, top learning institutions—Ateneo...

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FOR 10 straight years, the Philippine property sector experienced good times and, according to a leading property expert, the good news is that it...
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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 Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau/TNS WASHINGTON—New research shows the fingerprints of global warming in worsening the California drought and suggests a future of...
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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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Story & photos by Ma. Carissa O. Quirante | Special to the BusinessMirror THE venue was packed. So full you would think you were attending a...

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THERE must be “persistent” innovation in all disciplines to be relevant to the needs of a changing world and respond to the challenges facing the...
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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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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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  Health Secretary Janette L. Garin recently expressed alarm that “tobacco has been identified as the primary risk factor in the Philippines for the range...

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  A side from posting a drastic decline in malnutrition prevalence rate to less than 1 percent, the city of Taguig had been given the prestigious...

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Skilled and licensed Filipino doctors are now available to give you medical assessment and advice, including basic health care and permissible medication over the...

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 The Turf Company’s president and Coo,  Mario Lopez, receives Toro Bull Award Mario Lopez, president and COO of The Turf  Company (middle) receives the 25...

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  Aging is inevitable. No matter how attractive a person looks, no one can be saved from the “wear and tear” ideology of our bodies...

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  Ever wonder how your skin talks back at what you do with it? Face:  What the hell is that! Ahhhh ouch that is burning! ...

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  ‘You ask, ‘What is life?­’” asked Russian author and playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in a letter to his wife, Olga Knipper.  “That is the...
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Paulene San Miguel | Special to the BusinessMirror TO demonstrate how members of the local Chinese community continue to be part of Philippine life, culture...

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VERY recently, a colleague from the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers (Nuceso) Inc. - an organization of all CESOs or ‘third level’...

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  UNILAB Foundation continues to harness the brightest and most civic-minded youth to solve grassroots health problems of the country—one community at a time. This is the...

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ANDALUCIA, the sun-kissed region of Spain’s southern coast, is home to flamenco, matadors, bullfights, tapas and Moorish architecture. Thus, it comes as a huge surprise...

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AT first, you might think “I Hear U” is just a textspeak, sounding hip especially for today’s text generation. But I Hear U somewhere in...

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A possible solution for the dreaded Black Sigatoka in conventional and organic production of banana has been presented to the Department of Agriculture (DA). The fungicide...
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