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THERE is an old notion that rich people do not steal but recent studies have exploded this myth. In January 2012, researchers from the universities of California and Toronto who conducted seven studies that used experimental and naturalistic methods found out that rich people “are more apt to behave unethically…

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AS debates on the pork barrel heat up, a law professor on Wednesday petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as unconstitutional. In a taxpayer’s suit he filed, Samson Alcantara questioned the legality of the controversial funds and asked the Court for a temporary restraining…

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), infects one Filipino every one hour and 25 minutes. Dr. Ferchito Avelino of the Philippine National Aids Council (PNAC), made the revelation Wednesday before members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Health. Avelino said that from…

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THE Sandiganbayan on Wednesday ordered the arrest of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Avelino Razon Jr. and 28 others implicated in the P400-million “ghost repairs” of combat vehicles in 2007. The Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division issued the warrants against Razon in connection with 12 criminal charges stemming from the anomalous…


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THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Wednesday revealed that the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of lawmakers under President Benigno Aquino 3rd is higher compared to the time of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo because it included both “soft” and “hard” projects. In a statement, the DBM pointed out that the…

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DESPITE calls for the abolition of the executive department’s “pork barrel”, President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Wednesday defended the lump sum funds under his discretion, including the Malampaya, calamity and the president’s social funds (PSF). Aquino said lump sum funds are needed to create an elbow room for emergency and…

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PH SHARES WEEKLY OUTLOOK

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The stock market could see some gains this week, analysts said, with support coming from window-dressing during the last two trading days for the year. Alexander Adrian Tiu, equity analyst at AB Capital Securities Inc., said trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) could be “flat to bullish” on Monday…

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THE Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) targets to roll out at least 6,000 electric vehicles over the next three years. Of that number 5,000 will be electric tricycles (e-trikes) and 1,000 will be electric jeepeneys (e-jeepneys), according to EVAP president Rommel Juan. To support this initiative, Juan said…

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THE Philippine Parts Maker Association (PPMA) lauded the issuance by the Board of Investments (BOI) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations for Executive Order (EO) 182 or the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program on December 19. This is the new version of what used to be the Motor Vehicle…

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THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has expressed confidence that the controversial Competitive Selection Process (CSP) it recently approved will work effectively. “As of now, let’s give this new mechanism a chance. Based on our assessment, it’s going to work,” ERC Chairman Jose Vicente Salazar said. The ERC has already issued…

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Mobile communications provider Smart Communications (Smart) is employing a new customer service mobile application-based tool called CARA. “When people find out that someone works for Smart, they often make service inquiries or ask for help, for example, in determining which postpaid plan to get,” Smart Vice President for Customer Experience…

FOR BOTH PROPERTY END-USERS AND INVESTORS

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The country’s central business districts may seem to be good venues for parking money for both property end-users and investors, but other locations may just be as promising, according to online agent MyProperty.ph. The local property website listed down several neighborhoods in Metro Manila aside from the top business districts…

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MEXICO CITY: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Mexico on Sunday having struck a series of energy deals and headed for Trinidad and Tobago, his next stop on a tour of Latin America. The Japanese leader and his wife received a red-carpet sendoff flanked by soldiers at the presidential hangar,…

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ANSAN, South Korea: Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster testified at the murder trial of the captain and crew on Monday on how they were left to fend for themselves in the sinking vessel. One recalled orders for her and her classmates to stay put being relayed “over and…

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PARIS: One in almost 3,000 blood donors in England carry the hepatitis E virus (HEV) which can cause liver disease, said a study on Monday that sparked a call for screening in Europe. Published on World Hepatitis Day, a study in The Lancet medical journal said a systematic analysis of…

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israel is extending a lull in its devastating Gaza offensive for another 24 hours, officials said, but Hamas resumed rocket fire and warned no ceasefire was valid without the withdrawal of Israeli tanks. Israel’s cabinet “approved the UN [United Nations] request regarding a humanitarian ceasefire to…

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JAKARTA: After his resounding victory in Indonesia’s presidential race, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo now faces the daunting task of taking the world’s third-biggest democracy forward as resistance to reform lingers. The soft-spoken former furniture exporter was declared Indonesia’s next president by election officials on Tuesday, and although his rival, Prabowo…

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CAIRO: International donors pledged about $5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts. The conference in Cairo aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a 50-day July-August war between Israel and Hamas. “The…

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WASHINGTON: A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil, authorities confirmed Sunday, sparking jitters that safety precautions taken by medical staff could be insufficient. Top US health officials have said a breach of protocol was to blame for the new Ebola patient…

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TOKYO: Powerful typhoon Vongfong slammed into Japan Monday morning, with at least one person missing and dozens injured while more than 300 flights were grounded, officials and local media said. Winds of up to 180 kilometres (112 miles) per hour whipped ashore as the typhoon made landfall in Makurazaki on…

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The Intertropical Convergenze Zone (ITCZ) continues to be the dominant weather system affecting the country, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday. PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Duran said the ITCZ is now directly affecting Southern Luzon. ITCZ, which is the thick clouds coming from the…

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NEW YORK: A Harvard student has been charged over a bomb hoax that forced the elite US university to evacuate four buildings, call in police and disrupt final exams, prosecutors said. Eldo Kim, 21, is accused of emailing university police as well as the student-run newspaper last year, with a…

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HONG KONG: Thousands of pro-democracy supporters took to Hong Kong’s streets Friday night after protest leaders implored them to dig in for the long haul following the collapse of talks with the government. The mass rally attracting an estimated 15,000 drew the biggest crowd of the week, with numbers swelling…