Thursday, February 11th 2016

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By Cai U. Ordinario There is little hope for a rebound in the country’s export receipts this year due to the weak global demand, unless...

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By Catherine N. Pillas The next administration should have a clear economic blueprint that will allow the Philippines to attract more foreign direct investments (FDI)...

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As the oil industry gathers in London for its annual round of cocktails and conferences, one message is coming through loud and clear: the...

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If you think your stocks are doing poorly, check out the performance of some of the most sophisticated investors, the ones with more knowledge...

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THE Ombudsman on Wednesday said it will investigate at least 600 local-government executives in the administrative regions for violations of Republic Act (RA) 9003,...

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By Rene Acosta A RANKING leader of the breakaway group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was arrested, while his son was killed by a team...

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By Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco / Correspondent THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has praised the initiatives of faith-based group Pilipino Movement for Transformational Leadership...

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By Cai U. Ordinario The growth in the country’s manufacturing output significantly slowed to 2.4 percent in 2015, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). In...
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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) bared on Wednesday its farm-mechanization goal as members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) move to full integration...

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By Mary Grace Padin with PNA THE National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) expects meat safer to eat after officers...

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BOLD measures are needed to boost the lagging growth of the agricultural sector, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) said in a policy paper...

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ILOILO CITY—Farmers in Iloilo are starting to feel the brunt of the El Niño and claims for crop insurance have started to mount at...

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By Butch Fernandez Sen. Sergio R. Osmeña III is questioning Malacañang’s issuance of  Executive Order (EO) 198, approving the proposed merger of the Development Bank of the...

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Thursday the proposed executive order (EO) that authorizes the first wave of salary increases for...
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TALK ‘N TEXT overcame the absence of import Ivan Johnson and survived the scoring outburst of Carlo Lastimosa and held on for a 108-102...

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CAFÉFRANCE and Caida Tiles cross paths on Thursday in matchup pitting the coleaders of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) D-Leagues Aspirants Cup at the...

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THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) officially welcomed the league’s newest addition—the Phoenix Petroleum—after years of waiting. The Fuel Masters, who bought the Barako Bull franchise...

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AFTER Chinese New Year and Ash Wednesday, it’s time for Valentine season. And today we’re in the mood to share with you two old-fashioned...

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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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A DAY after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and...
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THERE will be no more cherry blossoms if we fight at home. THE car of Prime Minister Suzuki speeds away as cherry blossoms swirl in a...

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MY “box” started to take shape when I was in prenursery. I was awarded two gold certificates at the end of the year—one for...

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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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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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IT is said that architecture is the art of building beautifully, a fixation of man’s thinking and a record of his activity. If there...

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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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  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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