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August 20, 2017 1:17 PM Bullock shines as Rain or Shine rips TNT

Motivated to rebound from his underwhelming debut, J’Nathan Bullock responded to coach Caloy Garcia’s demands to lead Rain or Shine to a 105-73 blowout of TNT Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The 30-year-old reinforcement made sure the Elasto Painters didn’t make a mistake tapping him as replacement, as he posted 20 points 6

August 20, 2017 11:01 AM NLEX to expand Subic Expressway

NLEX Corp. is spending over P2 billion to expand the Subic Freeport Expressway to accommodate growing vehicle traffic, a top executive said over the weekend. NLEX president and chief executive Rodrigo Franco said SFEx or the Tipo section of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority would be expanded from 1x1 lane to 2x2 lanes 5

August 19, 2017 4:00 PM Domestic trade posts 2-digit growth in 2016

MANILA, Philippines - Trade of goods within the country registered double-digit growth in 2016, both in terms of volume and value on the back of strong sales of food and live animals, as well as machinery and transport equipment, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. The total quantity of traded goods rose 25 percent to 24.35 million tons in 2016 from 19.49 million 5

August 18, 2017 4:00 PM FPI bats for palm oil as biodiesel additive

MANILA, Philippines - The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) is pushing for the use of palm oil as a new additive for biodiesel to soften the blow of looming higher fuel prices for consumers. FPI chairman Jesus Arranza said there is a need to revise the implementing rules and regulations of the Biofuels Act of 2006 by the Technical Committee on Petroleum 4

August 18, 2017 3:04 PM CTOO: Kadayawan Village gathers 6,000 to 10,000 visitors daily

AN OFFICIAL of the City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) said the Kadayawan Village at Magsaysay Park is being visited by some 6,000 to 10,000 individuals daily. Davao City Tourism's Office, Kadayawan Village in-charge William Banzali, in an interview with SunStar Thursday evening, said that since the launch of the village last August 14, it earned many visitors 3

August 18, 2017 2:05 AM Duterte more of a 'reformer,' The Economist says

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte is an economic "reformer," taking on unfair labor practices and rice import policy in his first year in office, a journalist for The Economist said Friday. Notwithstanding the President's approval of a law granting free tuition in state colleges, "for the most part, the economy has been populism-proof," according to the magazine's 4

August 17, 2017 9:34 PM GDP growth slowed to 6.5% in Q2

Economic growth slowed to 6.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter despite a boost from government spending on public goods and services as private sector investments lagged, the government reported yesterday. The gross domestic product (GDP) expansion in April to June was lower than the 7.1-percent growth posted in the same period last year but a bit faster 4

August 17, 2017 4:04 PM Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite

Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. (—A trio of researchers with Universidad Católica del Norte and the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie has found evidence that suggests that convection alone cannot account for the amount 6

August 17, 2017 7:01 AM Palace takes pride as GDP grew by 6.5 % in second quarter

The country’s economic growth is on track after posting a 6.5 percent expansion in the second quarter of the year, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the latest economic growth figure places the country as one of the fastest growing major economies in Asia. “We welcome this morning’s announcement by Socioeconomic Planning 4

August 16, 2017 5:28 PM Title hopes end as Philippines falls to Korea anew in Fiba Asia Cup

South Korea remains the bane of the Philippines in continental basketball. The hot-shooting Koreans broke the Filipinos’ hearts anew with a 118-86 rout in their knockout quarterfinal duel in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon. The loss ended Gilas Pilipinas’ impressive run, where 9