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Standards agency forms panel for forest products

An attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced the creation of a committee tasked with developing and reviewing national standards on products derived from forests. According to the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS), Technical Committee 78 on Forest Products will set and adopt standards for …

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Improve delivery of services, GOCCs told

Government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) are being encouraged to innovate and enhance their delivery of services by vying for the Philippine Quality Award (PQA). At the recent PQA learning session for these firms, Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) Board Secretary Christina Faye Condez lauded the Department of Trade and Industry …

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Metro Pacific unit upbeat on expressway proposal

MPCALA Holdings Inc. is hoping to secure an original proponent status for its unsolicited proposal to build the Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas expressway (CTBEX) this month after having completed the requirements asked by the government. MPCALA is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., the company in charge of building the Cavite-Laguna Expressway …

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AEV weather unit seeks more media partnerships

LISTED Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. is looking to seal partnerships with media agencies in the country to link its weather services arm for broadcast use. In a statement posted on its website, Jojo Marasigan, president of Aboitiz-led Weather Solutions, Inc., said the company “still looks forward to partnering and linking …

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Smart boosts mobile internet services in QC

Pangilinan-led Smart Communications said its mobile internet modernization in Quezon City is poised for completion this May. In a statement, the wireless subsidiary unit of PLDT said average daily data revenue rose 23 percent in the city, while LTE (long term evolution) device usage also climbed 33 percent between the …

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Patrombon, Capadocia bag PPS Crankit Open crowns

Jeson Patrombon and Marian Capadocia pulled off a pair of three-set thrillers over their respective top-seeded rivals to share top honors in the PPS-PEPP MAC’s Crankit Open Tennis Championships at the PCA courts in Paco, Manila last Sunday. Patrombon, 25, rallied from an opening set defeat with a big fightback …

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Santiago, Espejo pocket UAAP MVP plums

Jaja Santiago of National University and Marck Jesus Espejo of Ateneo De Manila University bagged the Most Valuable Player awards in the women’s and men’s divisions, respectively, as they headlined the individual awardees of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 volleyball tournament announced early Monday. It …

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Dula, Mojdeh named Swimmers of the Year

For the second straight year, Marc Bryan Dula of Wisenheimer Academy and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque clinched the 2017 Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Swimmer of the Year awards. The two promising tankers were selected based on their impressive showing in local and international competitions for …

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A simple kindness

Though an athlete’s purely athletic feats are well-documented, we often see things that made all the athletic heroics fade away. A little over two decades after he retired, Robert Jaworski, the former Toyota spiritual leader during the Philippine Basketball Association’s infant years and later playing coach of crowd favorite Ginebra …

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