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Day care workers convention in Iloilo

Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. thanks the more than 1,800 day care workers in Iloilo province for their unwavering service during the Annual Day Care Workers Convention held in Punta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo City on Monday, (August 18, 2014).(PNA photo courtesy of Iloilo Provincial... [Read more...]

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President Aquino visits Our Lady of Piat parish in Cagayan

President Benigno S. Aquino III is greeted by Rev. Fr. Othello Bartolome, Our Lady of Piat parish priest, during his visit to the Our Lady of Piat Basilica Menore in Piat, Cagayan on Monday (August 18, 2014). Our Lady of Piat (formally: Nuestra Señora de Piat) is a 16th century... [Read more...]

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New export enterprise at Cavite economic zone

First Shinwa Helmet, Inc. president Yasutaka Namiki receives the Certificate of Registration from Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Lilia B. de Lima as an Ecozone Export Enterprise to engage in the manufacture of parts for industrial and safety helmets... [Read more...]

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President Aquino inaugurates Ninoy Aquino Bridge in Tuao, Cagayan

President Benigno S. Aquino III graces the inauguration of the Ninoy Aquino Bridge and its connecting road networks in Barangay San Luis, Tuao, Cagayan on Monday (August 18, 2014). The newly constructed 360-meter Ninoy Aquino Bridge across the Chico River, costing P599.40 million,... [Read more...]

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President Aquino leads the inaugural drive-through at the completed Ninoy Aquino Bridge in Barangay San Luis, Tuao, Cagayan

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the inaugural drive-through at the completed Ninoy Aquino Bridge and its Connecting Road Networks in Barangay San Luis, Tuao, Cagayan on Monday (Aug. 18, 2014). The newly constructed 360-meter Ninoy Aquino Bridge across the Chico River, costing... [Read more...]

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National

P5-M reward for Palparan's capture to be out by September

MANILA, Aug. 18 — The Php5 million reward for the informant who gave authorities the lead regarding the whereabouts of retired Major Gen. Jovito Palparan would probably be released by September.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Draft Bangsamoro Law to be submitted to the President within the week: Palace

MANILA, Aug. 18 — The government peace panel and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are preparing the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for submission to the Office of the President within the week, a Malacanang official said on Monday.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

World Humanitarian Day: WHO calls for protection of health workers in conflicts, disasters

MANILA, Aug.18 — As major emergencies around the globe increase in scale, complexity and frequency, the World Health Organization is calling for an end to the targeting of health workers in conflicts and other humanitarian crises, which represent a breach of the fundamental right to health.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am



Provincial

City of San Fernando, Popcom-3 presents 100 millionth baby of Central Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 18 –The city government here, together with the Commission on Population-3 (Popcom-3) on Monday officially welcomed a newborn girl as one of first of Central Luzon's 100 millionth-baby symbols.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

National MSME Summit in Davao City to tackle ASEAN integration

By Jenny Grace M. Mendoza

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 18 (PNA) — The ASEAN Economic Community will take center stage in the upcoming National Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Summit at SMC Convention Center on August 20-21 to better prepare the MSME sector for the open market in 2015.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Cagayan De Oro congressman, city mayor under probe

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 18 -– The Office of the Ombudsman in Manila this week has ordered a probe on the various transactions of Cagayan De Oro City mayor and the city’s first district congressman.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am



Foreign

Syrian crisis can be resolved by political means only

MOSCOW, Aug 19. — The Syrian crisis can be resolved by political means only, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Merkel pledges NATO solidarity with Latvia

RIGA, Aug. 19 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday pledged greater NATO solidarity with Latvia, local media reported.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Virtually no chance for long-term truce in Gaza

CAIRO, Aug. 19 — There is practically no chance for a long-term truce between Palestinians and Israelis, the parties to the ongoing Egyptian-brokered ceasefire talks said on Monday.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am



Features

(Feature) Gov't to link all infrastructure projects in rural areas with agri-enterprises –DAR

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel

MANILA, Aug. 18 (PNA) — In line with the national government's aim of eradicating the incidence of poverty and hunger in the country, especially in the poorest provinces, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is linking all infrastructure projects in the rural areas with agri-enterprises.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

(Feature) QCHD recommends six-month exclusive breastfeeding as natural birth spacing method

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Aug. 18 (PNA) — Exclusive breastfeeding is one of the natural methods that pregnant mothers can choose as an option in order to space the birth of their children.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

(Feature) How 4Ps recipients benefit from the cash grant and employment facilitation of DSWD (with photo)

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Aug. 17 (PNA) — “The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a pro-poor program of the government which is very useful to beneficiaries like me and my family.”

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am



Agri-Business

(Roundup) Vietnam attempts to increase export value of coffee

HA NOI, Aug. 18 — Vietnam, one of the world's largest coffee exporters, is now striving to lift export value of coffee, as most of the country's exported coffee was unprocessed, bringing little profit.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Japan resumes exporting Fukushima rice after 2011 nuclear crisis

TOKYO, Aug. 18 — Exporting of rice grown in Fukushima Prefecture has resumed after it was halted in the wake of the nuclear crisis in 2011 and concerns about radiation contamination, a national agricultural cooperative said Monday.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Rice 'wastes' help NorCot farmers' wives become productive

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato, Aug. 18 – A women’s group here are keeping their hands full by converting wastes into an income generating project.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am



Business

S. Korean president, Alibaba's Ma Yun agree to boost e-commerce cooperation

SEOUL, Aug. 19 — South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday met with Ma Yun, founder and chairman of China's leading e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding, agreeing to boost e-commerce cooperation between the two countries.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Hungary's opposition cries foul as Q2 debt reaches 85% of GDP

BUDAPEST, Aug. 19 — Hungary's left and right wing opposition parties all cried foul following Monday's central bank announcement that the second quarter national debt had climbed to 85.1 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) following a first quarter 84.4 percent and a 2013 year-end 79.4 percent.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Canadian stock market rises as Ukraine concerns ease

TORONTO, Aug. 19 — Canada's main stock market Monday rose as worries over a further escalation of Ukraine tensions diminished, lifting most of the eight major sectors.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am



Sports & Entertainment

Solon lauds Pampanga town mayor’s kid for US golf tourney victories

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 18 — Pampanga 3rd District Rep. Oscar Rodriguez on Monday lauded the 11-year-old daughter of Lubao town mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab for her victories in international golf tournaments in California, USA last month.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Gilas Pilipinas absorbs third straight loss in France tourney

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 18 (PNA) — With naturalized player Andray Blatche and Paul Lee nursing minor injuries, Gilas Pilipinas suffered yet another defeat after bowing to taller and hot shooting Ukraine team, 114-64, at the close of the 2014 Antibes Basketball Tournament at the Azur Arena in Antibes, France Sunday (early Monday morning in Manila).

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Michael Jackson's posthumous music video goes online

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 — 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's song 'A Place With No Name' from his posthumous music album 'Xscape' has made its debut online.

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August 15, 2014 11:06 am



Health & Lifestyle

U.S. missionary with Ebola slowly recovering, reunites with husband

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 — The husband of an American missionary aid worker said Monday that his wife was slowly recovering and that they enjoyed a tearful reunion Sunday through an isolation glass at a hospital in Atlanta.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

City health office advises public to care for lungs

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, Aug. 18 — The Santiago City Health Office (CHO) has advised Santiaguenos to take extra care of their lungs in observance of Lung Awareness Month this August.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Rat urine cases on the rise in Pahang — State Assembly told

KUANTAN, Aug. 18 — There has been an increase in rat urine cases or Leptospirosis in Pahang from 2011 to 2013, the Pahang State Assembly was told Monday.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am



Travel & Tourism

SADC not to impose Ebola travel ban: official

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe, Aug. 19 — The 15-member Southern African Development Community said Monday it will not impose travel ban on Ebola hit West African countries as the international community take measures against the spread of the deadly virus.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Gov. Davide to promote Cebu tourism in ITOP in Phuket, Thailand on Aug. 20-22

CEBU CITY, Aug. 18 — Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said he will promote Cebu’s growing tourism industry in the 18th Inter-Island Tourism Policy (ITOP) Forum set in Phuket, Thailand on August 20 to 22.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am

Songkhla in Thai south to boost tourism toward AEC

SONGKHLA — Thailand's southern Songkhla Province will further develop local tourism, through developing and introducing new tourist destinations and markets, while improving the existing ones, in the lead-up to the formation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

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August 19, 2014 9:57 am



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