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  • PACQUIAO WATCH: One for the ages

    By Jul 21, 2008

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    SHOULD the Pacquiao-dela Hoya fight materialized, it will surely generate attention not only for jaded boxing fans but also from non-sports buffs. It is one match up that will defy boxing logic, at first glance. For how can you convince boxing fanatics that it would not be a mismatch of great proportion? Remember, World Boxing

  • Commercial fishing operators doubt strike will bring down fuel costs

    By Jul 14, 2008

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (July 14) – Big fishing operators here have expressed doubts a planned nationwide strike by small fisher folks will bring down the cost of fuel. Dexter Teng, president of the South Cotabato Purse Seiners Association, instead urged the government extend soft loans or subsidies to small fisher folks who are among the

  • Conal Holdings inks MOU with Maasim town for ‘carbon sink’

    By Jul 14, 2008

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    MAASIM, Sarangani (July 11) – The Alcantara-owned Conal Holdings Inc. has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the local government of this town for the reforestation of bush and grasslands that will serve as catch basin of greenhouse pollutants that may escape capture from its proposed P20-billion coal-fired power plant in Barangay Kamanga.

  • SOUTHERN COMFORT: Filling up the skies

    By Jul 04, 2008

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    CEBU Pacific’s recent announcement to add another Manila-Gensan-Manila flight three times a week in addition to its daily afternoon flights is obviously another move to up the ante against its giant competitor, the Philippine Airlines. Known for its budget fares, The Gokongwei-owned fledging airlines is not likely to immediately impact PAL’s decided advantage in cargo

  • PACQUIAO WATCH: Manny’s millions

    By Jul 03, 2008

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    AMAZING but come to think of it. Manny Pacquiao has already raked in more than one billion pesos in gross earnings over the last four years. Granting a half of them went to the IRS of the US and the BIR of RP and costs of training, it is safe to presume that he has

  • SOUTHERN COMFORT: Lessons from the Maitum clash

    By Jul 03, 2008

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    BY NOW, it matters not anymore who started the June 25th fierce battle between government troops and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in several villages in Maitum, Sarangani. That the incident merited immediate breaking stories in the national dailies and front page treatment from local papers in Region 11 and 12 the following day,