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1 hr ago | ABS-CBN News

ADB: PH needs to stop being too legalistic on PPP deals

The country's key infrastructure thrust has a lot more room for improvement despite the Philippines being one of Asia's champion nations in promoting collaboration between the government and the private sector. In particular, Asian Development Bank Managing Director General Juan Miranda said the government should remove all legal hurdles that delay the procurements and awards processes of the deals.

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9 hrs ago | Sun-Star

New vessels eco-friendly: THICI

Shows the company's facility in Balamban, Cebu. THICI president Hitoshi Kono is confident the new ship models will increase ship orders and revenues.

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9 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Israel trade group to hold seminar for Filipino exporters

TO INCREASE trade between the Philippines and Israel, the Israel Chamber of Commerce will be holding a special seminar for Filipino exporters in April. The invitation is open to all Filipino exporters and will happen in Israel, an official said.

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9 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

Make a child's Christmas a memorable one

Marsha Rhodes, coordinator of Operation Christmas Child for Southwest New Mexico, left, greets guest speaker Julie Ochoa at the 2014 OCC Countdown Luncheon. Julie Ochoa told a large audience of Southwest New Mexico Operation Christmas Child volunteers that her ideas of the tropical Philippines had broadened since her volunteer work in Cebu City, Cebu in May. She worked with half-clothed children who lived at the Cebu City garbage dump and prostitute camp.

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11 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Editorial: Exclusive religion: Safe behind closed doors

LAST July 9, 2014, we pointed out in our editorial about how the Catholic Church closes its doors on those who seek acceptance because of procedures it wants to be followed. This was in reaction to the video uploaded on YouTube of a priest in Cebu, Fr.

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12 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Nalzaro: Across the Cebu mountains

THIS is a continuation of my column last Monday about our amazing trip up the mountains of Balamban and Asturias last Sunday. After we distributed larvicide to barangays in Balamban for the Rotary Clubs' anti-dengue campaign, some members of the All Terrain Medical Relief Organization , riding in SUVs and four-wheel drive vehicles, decided to cross the mountains of the two municipalities.

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13 hrs ago | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Smart tests LTE-A at Asian Carriers Conference in Cebu

The new demonstration yielded downlink transmission speeds of up to 100Mbps, although the cellco was forced to use a South Korean Samsung S4 handset, as the Philippines is still awaiting the formal introduction of an

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18 hrs ago | WebWire

Gokongwei named Airline Tourism Personality of the Year

Skal international Makati President Robert Lim Joseph and New World Makati Hotel General Manager Farid Schoucair presented Cebu Pacific Air President and CEO Lance Gokongwei with the Airline Personality of the Year award. This was held during the recently concluded 24th Skal Tourism Personality Awards, in time for the Makati chapter's 33rd anniversary.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Straits Times

How Asian cities stay ahead

A study of cities' competitiveness highlights four areas of reform: building institutions, business regulation, and building hard and soft connectivities. Cities are the lifeblood of the global economy and determine the wealth of nations.

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ABS-CBN News

CebuPac, PAL among most profitable airlines in Southeast Asia

MANILA Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines are two of the top three most profitable airlines in Southeast Asia, according to aviation information consultancy firm Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation . CAPA said Gokongwei-led Cebu Pacific ranked as the second most profitable airline in the region, making $69 million in the first half of the year.

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Weekend Balita

Lawmaker withdraws support for Anti-Selfie Bill

Proponents of the Freedom of Information bill hail the technical working group of the House committee on Public Information for the approval of its consolidated version on Wednesday at the House of Representatives in Batasan Complex, Quezon City. From left are Paranaque City Rep. Gustavo Tambunting; Ang NARS party list Rep. Leah Paquiz; Committee on Public Information chairman and Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte; Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia; Akbayan party-list Rep. Barry Gutierrez and Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo.

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Sun-Star

Editorial: It's the season

THREE died while 120 others were rescued when a ferry, M/V Maharlika, sank off San Ricardo in Southern Leyte, Saturday afternoon. The ferry, the Sun.Star Cebu report said, encountered steering trouble and amid the huge waves and strong wind brought by typhoon Luis, it sank, taking the 123 people down with it.

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Sun-Star

Editorial: It's the season

THREE died while 120 others were rescued when a ferry, M/V Maharlika, sank off San Ricardo in Southern Leyte, Saturday afternoon. The ferry, the Sun.Star Cebu report said, encountered steering trouble and amid the huge waves and strong wind brought by typhoon Luis, it sank, taking the 123 people down with it.

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Weekend Balita

Lawmaker withdraws support for Anti-Selfie Bill

Proponents of the Freedom of Information bill hail the technical working group of the House committee on Public Information for the approval of its consolidated version on Wednesday at the House of Representatives in Batasan Complex, Quezon City. From left are Paranaque City Rep. Gustavo Tambunting; Ang NARS party list Rep. Leah Paquiz; Committee on Public Information chairman and Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte; Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia; Akbayan party-list Rep. Barry Gutierrez and Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo.

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ABS-CBN News

CebuPac, PAL among most profitable airlines in Southeast Asia

MANILA Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines are two of the top three most profitable airlines in Southeast Asia, according to aviation information consultancy firm Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation . CAPA said Gokongwei-led Cebu Pacific ranked as the second most profitable airline in the region, making $69 million in the first half of the year.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sun-Star

Be ready for more Muslim tourists, PH destinations told

TOP tourist destinations like Cebu are advised to gear up for the projected boom in travel by Muslim tourists, on the back of growing affluence of the Muslim middle class. Department of Tourism chief tourism promotions officer Francisco Lardizabal said Cebu should beef up facilities needed by Muslim travelers, which include halal spas, halal restaurants, prayer rooms, among other basic facilities and services.

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Sun-Star

Nalzaro: Anti-dengue campaign

I was here in this progressive town yesterday for the anti-dengue campaign spearheaded by various rotary clubs in Metro Cebu and the All Terrain Medical Relief/Rescue Organization headed by neurologist Dr. Wyben Briones. Rotary and Amro have always been partners of GMA 7 Ka Puso Foundation in its relief campaign operations in areas hit by calamities like the earthquake in Bohol and super typhoon Yolanda.

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Sun-Star

Architects paint mural urging love for planet

A GROUP of architects set out to paint a 50-meter wall in Mandaue City with images of countryside life. Richard Abella, president of the United Architects of the Philippines -Datu Lapu-Lapu Chapter, said the mural they are working on aims to convey the need to protect the environment.

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Sun-Star

Isuzu registers 41% sales growth

NEW UNIT. Isuzu Cebu Inc. is eyeing to lead the sports utility vehicle segment in the Visayas with the launching of the Isuzu MU-X .

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Sun-Star

Chef and more

HE WANTED to become a chef ever since he was little. With what he is now, perhaps he's really destined to become one, and more.

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