Wednesday, February 10th 2016

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By Cai U. Ordinario The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a $400-million loan for the country’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program. The Manila-based multilateral development...

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By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz The chairman of the House Committee on Labor on Tuesday urged President Aquino to sign into law the proposed...

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Sen. Grace Poe has vowed to pursue charges against the Aquino administration officials led by Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya and his underlings...

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By Cai U. Ordinario To help more young Filipinos obtain a college degree, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) should improve student loans, according to...

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Central banks’ ultra-loose monetary policy is putting the world economy at risk, said William White, a senior adviser to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

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CEBU CITY—A Japanese foundation has started the construction of a P17-million multipurpose building to be used as a livelihood center for underprivileged residents in...

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By Ashley Manabat / Correspondent CLARK FREEPORT—The provincial government of Pampanga and Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) have reached an agreement for the use of...

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By Mary Grace Padin The Department of Agriculture (DA) is targeting to cut the cost of producing paddy rice by 22 percent to P8.50 per...
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The Philippine government announced plans to combine the country’s two largest state-owned banks at the same time as it injected at least P30 billion...

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Government officials holding elective positions may now enjoy phased increases in their monthly paychecks under a new circular previously excluding the group from salary...

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By Bianca Cuaresma The Department of Finance (DOF) ruled out on Tuesday any sudden spike in inflation, its path likely remaining subdued throughout the year...

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“What goes up, must come down Spinning wheel got to go round Talkin’ ‘bout your troubles, it’s a cryin’ sin . . .” “Spinning Wheel” Blood, Sweat &...

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By VG Cabuag ABOITIZ Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV), the holding firm of most of the Aboitiz family’s businesses, said it will use lower capital expenditures...

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By Lenie Lectura A.C. Energy Holdings Inc., the development arm of the Ayala group in the energy sector, is confident of achieving its target of...
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By David Bauder / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year’s average of...

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By Joel Orellana FRANCE superstar guard Tony Parker is coming to Manila, after all. The San Antonio Spurs playmaker has decided to fulfill his duties with...

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AFTER a forgettable Philippine Cup stint, Meralco hopes to do better this time as it battles Star at the start of the Philippine Basketball...

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By Dave Coros MARK BELO tallied 20 points off the bench as Phoenix Petroleum-Far Eastern University (FEU) dumped University of the Philippines (UP)-Jam Liner, 98-84,...

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DEFENDING champion Ateneo and De La Salle try to keep their share of the lead when they square off with separate foes on Wednesday...

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THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup gets going on Wednesday but San Miguel Beer (SMB), fresh from its historic conquest just last week...
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By David Pierson / Los Angeles Times COULD it soon be time to YouTube and chill? The world’s biggest online video platform will officially crack into the...

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By JT Nisay CHATTER and clinking cutlery rang about at The Café in Hyatt Hotel, City of Dreams Manila, on that slow Wednesday afternoon. On the far...

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By Erin Golden / Star Tribune IN The Bravest Woman in Seattle, the newspaper story that won alt-weekly reporter Eli Sanders a Pulitzer Prize, the...

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I am a proud descendant of Limahong. According to my cousin, who is our generation’s repository of family history, the Samsons are descended from the...

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  LINFRED Yap, managing partner at the Relish Group of Companies, believes millennial entrepreneurs have more guts compared to their older counterparts because they are...

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KASPERSKY Lab ZAO said it has recently discovered a new malicious software (malware) that aims to victimize Android users regarding financial matters. Kaspersky Lab USA...
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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 Rizal Raoul Reyes GLOBAL property web site Lamudi Philippines recently reported that prospective homebuyers and real-estate professionals remain bullish on the local property market...

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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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  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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THE Association of Women in Theology (Awit) has rebuked President Aquino for vetoing House Bill 5842 (HB 5842), a measure that increases the monthly...

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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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