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Movies draw record $41 billion at box office in 2017: MPAA

LOS ANGELES, United States – The global box office took a record $ 40.6 billion last year, industry figures showed on Wednesday, as the Chinese market resumed growth and receipts in North America declined slightly. The worldwide figure, bolstered by ...

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Foreign investments in manufacturing sector soared 244% in 2017

Foreign direct investments (FDIs) in manufacturing reached $ 1.15 billion worth in 2017, a jump of 244 percent from year-ago level, preliminary central bank data showed. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez cited the data yesterday, saying investor confidence was ...

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Farm output rises 4 pct in 2017 on record rice production

MANILA – The Philippines’ agricultural output grew 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, bringing full-year expansion to 3.95 percent, supported by a record rice production, the statistics agency said on Friday. Farm output accounts for about a tenth of the ...

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Revengers’, ‘Panday’ top MMFF 2017 box office

MANILA—Now it can be said: Star Cinema’s entries to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) led the weeks-long box-office race, an official of the ABS-CBN film arm announced Wednesday. On Twitter, Star Cinema executive Roxy Liquigan listed the rankings ...

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Year of the young: They made good news in 2017

Visit us on Instagram To be You;  Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com Maureen Wroblewitz —PDI PHOTO Despite the controversies that divided the country in 2017, several youths managed to stand out—and unite the nation—and serve as huge inspiration to their ...

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REWIND: Celebrities who opened businesses in 2017

People often see them in front of the camera either on television or on the big screen. But more and more celebrities are looking at other sources of income and last year, several stars have become entrepreneurs and opened their ...

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Top 3 'ASAP' love teams for 2017

KathNiel, the love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, is the number one love team of “ASAP” for 2017. Fans went wild as Bernardo and Padilla performed “Can’t Help Falling in Love” last April.  The love team of Enrique ...

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A Toast to Gender Equality in 2017

Over the past year, we’ve experienced several highs and lows. Be it in our personal lives, work, or whatever’s happening in our surroundings. While we’re ready to move on to the 2018 chapter, we also want to propose a toast—actual ...

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REWIND: Best of alt-indie OPM albums for 2017

Ely Buendia and Itchyworms. Photo from the Facebook page of Offshore Music MANILA — This year, we saw old favorites release new albums, some even make surprise comebacks. And there were some indie/underground scorchers that had folks talking.  Here is ...

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World sports in 2017: From doping to bribery, year was a dark time

Russia being banned from the Winter Olympics stole the headlines but may also have overshadowed an otherwise sorry year for sport in terms of scandals. File/Maxim Shemetov, Reuters Russia being banned from the Winter Olympics stole the headlines but may ...

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