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The Proscenium at Rockwell Center in Makati City. (Photo: Rockwell Land via Lamudi)

New residential towers to change Metro Manila’s skyline this year

The local real-estate industry continues to flourish in 2017 as more skyscrapers are being added and set to transform Metro Manila’s ever-changing skyline once more.

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A woman replies to a text message while driving—a no-no under the new Anti-Distracted Driving (ADD) Law.

Anti-Distracted Driving law now in effect

Fifteen days after the publication of its implementing rules and regulations (IRR), the law prohibiting forms of distracted driving for both public and private vehicles took effect on May 18, 2017, the Department of Transporation (DOTr) said. 

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Students from Lourdes School of Mandaluyong pose for a photo with Motorcycle Development Program Participant Association Inc. (MDPPA) representatives and mascot Rody.

MDPPA teaches the value of road safety to more kids

Motorcycle Development Program Participant Association Inc. (MDPPA) recently conducted the fourth leg of its road safety-seminar, this time for Lourdes School of Mandaluyong third-grade students, to help increase road safety among more Filipino civilians this year. 

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(From left) Hino Motors Philippines Chairman (HMP) Vicente Mills, Jr., Presidential Adviser on Economic Affairs Ramon Jacinto, and Sen. Aguilino L. Pimentel III at the HMP booth at the Infrastructure Congress and Expo Philippines (Icep) 2017.

Hino to help propel infra growth in ‘golden age of construction’

The next five years will see a surge in construction as the government focuses on implementing cross-country infrastructure projects, such as bridges, airports, and farm-to-market roads. More real-estate developers are also expected to ramp up construction projects as the Duterte administration pushes for a modified land-reform program that imposes higher tax on idle lands. 

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(Photo: HIV Test Kit Philippines Facebook page)

968 new HIV cases in the Philippines in March

By Leilani S. Junio  / Philippine News Agency  The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 968 new human immunodeficieny virus (HIV) cases in March, the highest monthly figure since the virus was first detected in the Philippines in 1984. 

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This May 2008 photo shows Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ian Flemming-Dunn
(right) testing a local resident for tuberculosis aboard a US Military Sealift Command
(MSC) hospital ship, the USNS Mercy. The ship was visiting Zamboanga City to provide humanitarian aid. JOSEPH CABALLERO/UNITED STATES NAVY

CDC: Drug-resistant TB predicted to rise in Philippines, 3 other countries

Washington, D.C.: Cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) are expected to increase in four of the world’s highest burden countries, including the Philippines, over the next two decades, a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found.

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A man smokes while talking to someone on his mobile phone. WORLDMONEY VIA PIXABAY

Daily, social smoking have same heart-disease risks—study

San Francisco: A large, nationally representative study in the United States indicates that social smokers’ risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up cigarettes every day. 

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PhilHealth paid P1.31 billion for NCP claims in 2016

Consistent with its aim to provide its members and qualified dependents with access to high-quality medical care, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) continues to find ways to further expand its array of social health-insurance benefit packages for every Filipino. 

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The newest Microsoft Surface laptop on display at the company’s store in New York City. SHEILA RADA

Microsoft launches new laptop, Windows 10 S

San Francisco: Microsoft Corp. unveiled last week a new personal computer (PC) model that’s installed with a new Windows operating system (OS) that’s slightly different from its previous version. 

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Different sides of the Cloudfone NBA Edition smartphone.

Cloudfone, NBA unveil NBA-themed phone in Southeast Asia

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Cloudfone, the flagship mobile phone and tablet brand of the Cellprime Group, one of the Philippines’ top technology companies, announced recently the launch of the first Cloudfone NBA Edition smartphone in Southeast Asia. 

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