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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) assures consumers that prices of school supplies remain stable even as the opening of school-year 2014-2015 nears. Annually, the DTI-Consumer Protection Group, through its Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB), and school and office supplies manufacturers discuss their output and prices. “The CPAB…

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Leading multimedia provider Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) said it is set to invest more than P1 billion in fortifying its fiber advantage. The plan involves rolling out an additional 15,000 kilometers of new fiber optic cable facilities this year. This will extend the PLDT Group’s fiber network to…

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Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. is expanding its Quezon City-township, Eastwood City, by more than a hectare to accommodate demand for more office and commercial space. Eastwood City, Megaworld’s first mixed-use development in the country, is set to expand by more than 1.5 hectares, bringing the total land area of the…

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Following its P9-billion follow-on offering via the Philippine Stock Exchange, listed company 8990 Holdings said it will start building its own mall brand, the first of which will be established in the company’s recently acquired property in Ortigas. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday, 8990 Holdings…

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Globe Telecom said its postpaid revenues were up 18 percent at P7 billion as of end-March from P6 billion a year earlier. Postpaid revenues accounted for 38 percent of the company’s total mobile revenues. Globe’s mobile revenues increased 8 percent to P18.5 billion from P17.1 billion a year earlier due…

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A number of flights were cancelled on Saturday because of stormy weather, according to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). Four Cebu Pacific and two Zest Airways flights were not allowed to take off as storm “Gorio” made landfall in Eastern Samar early Saturday. The MIAA’s Media Affairs Division…

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SAN FRANCISCO – A lesbian couple who spearheaded a fight for same-sex marriage in California have become the first to tie the knot hours after a ban was lifted, following a landmark US Supreme Court ruling. Cheers erupted at San Francisco City Hall Friday after Kristin Perry and Sandy…

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Saturday said they are preparing assistance to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that were allegedly sexually exploited by Philippine government officials assigned in foreign posts. OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon said the agency can offer the victimized OFWs “stress debriefing, psycho-social counseling since we…

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Ferry trips in Bicol and Bohol were cancelled because of Tropical Storm “Gorio,” stranding 2,545 travellers, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Saturday. The council said 1,120 people were in Matnog, Sorsogon; 1,271 in Looc, and 154 in Dapdap; both in Bohol. Also…