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Inspirational Message from PNA Acting Executive Editor

Philippines News Agency (PNA) Acting Executive Editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater... [Read more...]

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PNA acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University

Philippines News Agency (PNA) acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater,... [Read more...]

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PNA Internship Graduation Exercise in Legaspi City

(L-R) One of the graduates as she proudly displays her certificate of completion during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise attended by Philippines News Agency (PNA) Legazpi Bureau Chief Floreno G. Solmirano, Bicol University College of Arts and Letters Dean Dr. Maria Sarte,... [Read more...]

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Outgoing PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing, answers questions during press briefing

Outgoing PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing (left) and Director Rodolfo P. Estigoy (right), Chief Research Science Specialist of Philippine Center for PostHarvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), answers questions during press briefing on Friday (June 17, 2016)... [Read more...]

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President Aquino answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corps during his thanksgiving lunch

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corpse (MPC) during his thanksgiving lunch Friday, June 17, 2016 at Presidents Restaurant in Binondo Manila. The President express his gratitude to MPC for the 6 year working relations with them.... [Read more...]

2013 Campaign Trail

Voters turn out in Cagayan de Oro 70-75%

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 13 – Volunteers expect a 70-75 percent voters turnout in this city although the Commission on Election (Comelec) has yet to release the official figure.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

(Election) Voting in some precincts in Bacolod extended

BACOLOD CITY, May 13 — Some clustered precincts in this city were forced to extend the voting period to accommodate hundreds of voters still queuing to cast their voters.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

(Election) PCOS tech dies of heart failure while doing job in Capiz

ILOILO CITY, May 13 — A teacher assigned to serve as a precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine technician in Brgy. Dulangan, Pilar, Capiz died Monday due to an apparent heart failure while doing his duties.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm



National

Lim is set to resign on Monday as head of the Comelec-CFO

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Robert Lim is set to resign as head of the poll body's Campaign Finance Office (CFO) next week.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am

DILG prepares for the 2nd Metro Manila Shake Drill on June 22

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Cognizant of the need for disaster preparedness, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is getting ready for the simultaneous 2nd Metro Manila Shake Drill on June 22.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am

PNP neutralizes 17,680 drug suspects in first 6 months of 2016

By Priam F. Nepomuceno & Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Using the so-called "Whole-of-Government Approach" in its anti-illegal drugs operations, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has so far neutralized 17,680 narcotics suspects from Jan. 1 to June 15, this year.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am



Foreign

U.N. vows to equal rights for disablities to achieve development process

UNITED NATIONS, June 16 — The United Nations on Thursday concluded a three-day meeting on the disabled persons with determination to never leave them behind in the global drive for sustainable development.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am

Victim of Japanese sexual slavery renews call for justice

GENEVA, June 17 — A 91 year-old South Korean survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery during World War II on Friday condemned the controversial "comfort women" agreement reached by Japan and South Korea last year.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am

Dongfeng Honda to recall over one million vehicles

BEIJING, June 17 — Dongfeng Honda will recall more than one million vehicles due to defective airbags, China's quality watchdog said on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am



Sports & Entertainment

Pinoy boxer back, training with Cuban coach

DAVAO CITY, June 17 -– Undefeated Filipino lightweight Harmonito “Hammer” dela Torre of General Santos City is now back training with his Cuban coach Osmiri “Moro” Fernandez in Miami, USA.

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am

Pacquiao to grace Php1-M WSOF Global Championship

DAVAO CITY, June 17 — Senator-elect Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will grace the much-awaited World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Global Championship slated on July 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am

Dagupan girl cagers to play in FIBA Asia

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am



Travel & Tourism

Malindo Air, Turkish airlines announce interline partnership

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Malindo Air has teamed up with Turkish Airlines to tap new markets as well as enable passengers to find connections easier when traveling between ASEAN and Europe.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am

Chinese tourists spending up big in Australia: report

SYDNEY, June 17 — Chinese tourists are expected to spend more than 4.1 billion Australian dollars (3.02 billion U.S. dollars) in Australian retail outlets during 2016, according to a report received on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am

Shanghai Disney resort celebrates historic grand opening as the first Disney resort in Mainland China

SHANGHAI, June 16 — Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its historic Grand Opening Thursday, culminating one of Disney's most ambitious projects ever.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am



Health & Lifestyle

FDA warns vs 'guyabano juice' with unapproved health claims

MANILA, June 16 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against the use of a food product labelled as “Guyabano Juice” with unapproved health claims.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am

DOH urges intensified cleanup as dengue cases up 153% in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, June 17 -– The Department of Health (DOH) here is calling for stepped up cleanup drive as dengue cases continue to increase in Western Visayas with 3,653 cases and eight deaths as of the 23rd morbidity week.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am

NCDA lauds the issuance of IRR on R.A. 10524

MANILA, June 17 — The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) has lauded the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10524 entitled “An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for Persons with Disability, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7277, As Amended, Otherwise Known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability,” which is set to be signed by the respective stakeholders Friday, June 17, 2016.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am



Provincial

2 drug pushers shot dead on separate incidents in Laguna, Oriental Mindoro

By Roselle Aquino

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City, June 17 (PNA) — A suspected drug pusher was killed during an encounter with the police in Luisiana, Laguna at 11:30 Thursday night.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am

La Union drivers to be trained as tourism frontliners

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, June 17 — A two-day seminar designed to create a pool of tour guides from among the local drivers will be held here from June 23-24 this year.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am

Baguio mayor orders barangay officials to implement traffic ordinance

BAGUIO CITY, June 17 –- Re-elected Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Friday, June 17, reiterated his directive to all barangay officials to clear barangay roads from obstructions that affect the flow of traffic which compromise the safety of pedestrians and motorists alike.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am



Business

(NewsFeature) BSP advises public vs. identify theft

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Financial consumers should always consider to change passwords of their bank-related accounts, especially if they suspect that their personal information has been compromised.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am

NTU, Delta Electronics set up joint lab to develop smart technologies

SINGAPORE, June 16 — Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Delta Electronics established a joint laboratory to develop smart technologies that will enhance everyday lives, enable better learning and advance manufacturing processes, announced NTU on Thursday.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am

Megaworld to spend Php180-B for provincial townships

MANILA, June 17 — Megaworld Corp., the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships, will spend about Php180 billion to develop its provincial townships in the next 10 years, as opportunities for economic growth look bigger outside of Metro Manila.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am



Agri-Business

Real’s beekeepers receive starter kits on honey bee production, culture

By Gideon Belen

REAL, Quezon, June 17 (PNA) -– Around 35 farmers-beekeepers in Barangay Cawayan in this town could now earn more from honey bee production and honey culture through the acquisition of starter bee hive and tool kits provided by Quezon’s Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) this month.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am

Pangasinan survives El Niño, now prepares for La Niña

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, June 16 — The province of Pangasinan, one of the top rice-producing provinces in the country, has been “very lucky” for sustaining only minimal damages due to the El Niño phenomenon, a provincial agricultural executive said.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am

Pangasinan to plant palay in 180,000 hectares of land this year

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, June 16 — More than 180,000 hectares of land are now being prepared to be planted with palay all over Pangasinan in this year's planting season.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am



Features

(Feature) PCC’s Milka Krem showcases 4 ‘must try’ local cheeses

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Anyone who has already been at “Milka Krem” — the dairy products outlet of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija — can ascertain that it has become a haven for an array of delightful, truly refreshing, and healthy products that it sells to the public.

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May 12, 2016 6:15 am

Solo parent benefits from 4Ps, looks forward to earning college degree

By Leilanie G. Adriano

SAN FERNANDO, La Union, May 5 (PNA) — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office I (DSWD-FO1) have helped a solo parent for six years — Marissa Madanay from Pao Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union.

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May 10, 2016 5:22 am

(Abril: Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino)Iba’t-Ibang Dila, Iisang Bansa

By Butch Galicia

TORONTO, Undated (PNA Features) — Isang turista ang nagsapalarang dumalaw sa kaibigan sa kabundukan ng Timog Pilipinas. Siya ay lumapit sa isang umpukan at nagtanong: “Is this the town of San Isidro?”

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April 14, 2016 3:23 am