Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

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The central bank’s plan to auction term deposits is coming at the worst possible time for a government reeling from surprisingly bad economic growth...

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By Catherine N. Pillas, Butch Fernandez The government, under the newly approved Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program, has categorized the grant of perks to...

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By David Cagahastian The various insurers, with the support of the Insurance Commission, has urged Congress to lighten the tax burden on the nonlife insurance...

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By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz Conflicting provisions of the pro-posed Philippine Fair Competition Act, including exemptions for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), remained...

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THIS is a question often asked by the beneficiaries or relatives of a deceased Social Security System (SSS) member.  In fact, a letter-writer Ms....

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COULD a lack of liquidity soon cause Asia’s stock markets to crash? That question might seem fanciful at first glance. Central banks in Frankfurt,...

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By Atty. John A. Apatan IN 1906 Act 1459 was passed to introduce a way to organize collective efforts of individuals desiring to enter in...

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BRISBANE—Every year since 1998, Australia has marked “National Sorry Day” on May 26, a day to remember the tens of thousands of indigenous children...
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DETROIT—US auto sales were stronger than expected in May, boosted by Memorial Day promotions and strong demand for new sport-utility vehicles (SUV). Sales rose 2...

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By Bianca Cuaresma Central bank governors in Asia Pacific believe the various economies in the region will prove resilient in the face of changing global...

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An Asian conglomerate is looking for a partner in the Philippines to establish a foothold on the life insurance industry here, Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel...

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THE Social Weather Station (SWS) survey in March regarding whom the Filipino people would vote for presidency in 2016 has resulted to a statistical tie  (+...

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By Alladin S. Diega | Correspondent FEARING further regulation that would eventually kill the industry, the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) has appealed...

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY—The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 downplayed fears of a possible rice shortage as a result of the onslaught of...
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By Howard Fendrich / The Associated Press PARIS—For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts...

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MARK CARDONA came off the bench and provided the needed spark for NLEX, which pulled off a come-from-behind 113-102 victory over Alaska to get...

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SINGAPORE—Armed with two weeks of intensive training in Hong Kong and bolstered by two Filipino-Americans with impressive credentials, Filipino fencers aim to contribute two...

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THE Philippines’s medal prospect in volleyball at the 28th Southeast Asian Games brightened up after host Singapore opted to give two bronze medals—instead of...

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DE LA SALLE University makes its long-awaited return after a lengthy seven-year absence to the Shakey’s V-League this season. The Lady Spikers inclusion on the...

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NATIONAL University (NU) takes on Letran, while University of Santo Tomas (UST) hangs on to dear life in Group B against struggling Southwestern University...
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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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NOW, let’s get down to business. Is it Golden State versus Cleveland in the NBA Finals starting this Friday (Philippine time)? Yes. Is it Stephen Curry...

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THE coconut venture of Hong Kong-listed First Pacific Co. Ltd. will start within the year, as the company targets to have an initial 350...

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THE listed holding firm of the Aboitiz Group has acquired a majority interest in a local money-remittance company for over P1 billion. Aboitiz Equity Ventures...

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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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