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Reelected Rizal Gov. Rebecca “Nini” Ynares proclaimed

The Provincial Board of Canvassers led by Rizal Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Arnulfo Pioquinto (2nd from left) proclaims incumbent Rizal Gov. Rebecca “Nini” Ynares (2nd from right) as duly-elected governor on Wednesday (May 11, 2016) at Ynares Multi-Purpose... [Read more...]

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Hataman faces media for the first time after May 9 polls

COTABATO CITY, May 11 (PNA) — Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman, leading in partial unofficial vote tabulation, faces the Cotabato media on Wednesday (May 11, 2016) for the first time after the May 9 synchronized national and local polls. He... [Read more...]

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Pangasinan’s Provincial Board of Canvassers proclaims Christopher “Toff” de Venecia

Proclamation of local candidates – Winning Congressional Representative of Pangasinan’s 4th District Toff de Venecia (middle) together with his parents former Speaker Jose De Venecia (right) and Gina (left) is proclaimed before the Pangasinan’s Provincial Board of Canvassers... [Read more...]

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Iloilo’s elected fourth district representative

The Iloilo provincial board of canvassers proclaims Dr. Ferjenil Biron as the winning congressional candidate in the fourth district of Iloilo on Wednesday (May 11, 2016) at the provincial capitol. Biron is a comebacking congressman, having served at the House of Representatives... [Read more...]

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Senate President Franklin M. Drilon receives the first ballot box containing the certificate of canvass from San Juan City

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon officially receives the first ballot box containing the certificate of canvass from San Juan City for the 2016 presidential and vice presidential elections. Drilon said all certificates of canvass will be delivered to the Senate, and will be... [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

MIAA ‘moving on’ from bullet-planting issue

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Assuring that authorities will continue to be in the lookout for bullet-planting incidents, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday said that it is moving on from the issue and instead laying down procedures for a smooth transition to the next administration.

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May 12, 2016 6:07 am

Seven administration candidates made it to the top 12 based on first 41 COC canvassed by the NBOC

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Seven senatorial candidates of the ruling party, Liberal Party (LP) made it to the top 12 positions in the senatorial race.

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May 12, 2016 6:07 am

Marcos asks Comelec to clarify reports on alleged irregularities in quick count

By Ferdinand G.Patinio

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to clarify reports about a computer script allegedly introduced on the evening of May 9, 2016 into the transparency server where election watchdogs are getting data for their quick count.

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May 12, 2016 6:07 am



Foreign

IMF helps Ukraine to address weak Anti-Money-Laundering framework

WASHINGTON, May 11 — According to reports, the International Monetary Fund is aiding the Ukrainian government in its efforts to fix the country’s weak anti-money-laundering regulations.

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May 12, 2016 6:15 am

Volcano activity sparks warning at New Zealand visitor attraction

WELLINGTON, May 11 — Visitors to one of New Zealand's scenic volcanoes have been warned to stay clear of the summit after it showed increased signs of possibility of erupting.

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May 12, 2016 6:15 am

Mainland, Taiwan to discuss cooperation in telecom fraud crackdown

BEIJING, May 11 — Work groups from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will discuss cross-Strait cooperation in fighting telecommunications fraud from May 12 to 14 in Zhuhai in south China's Guangdong Province, said a mainland spokesperson on Wednesday.

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May 12, 2016 6:15 am



Sports & Entertainment

Russian sports ministry urges WADA to consider Meldonium Issue

MOSCOW, May 11 — Russia sent a letter to WADA requesting to investigate meldonium probe results.

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May 12, 2016 6:21 am

HBO accused of YouTube censorship on game of thrones spoilers

MOSCOW, May 11 — American TV channel HBO is accused of censoring YouTube users for posting spoilers of the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones”.

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May 12, 2016 6:21 am

PHL Volcanoes kick off Asia Champs with win over host Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 — The Philippine Volcanoes kicked off their Division 1 Asia Rugby Championships campaign during the weekend in a close encounter over host nation malaysia which resulted in a 15 points to 10 victory.

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May 11, 2016 3:58 am



Travel & Tourism

DOT turns 43; joins Snapchat

MANILA, May 11 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Wednesday took its social-media presence to a higher level by joining image-messaging and multimedia mobile app Snapchat, in time for its 43rd anniversary.

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May 12, 2016 6:24 am

Qatar Airways boosts service from Kuala Lumpur to Doha

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Qatar Airways will increase its weekly frequency from 21 to 24 flights from Kuala Lumpur to Doha from July 2 to Aug 30, 2016.

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May 12, 2016 6:24 am

DOT, travel influencers join to entice more tourists to visit PHL

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, May 10 (PNA) — Five of the biggest travel influencers from an award-winning creative technology agency that built the largest travel and lifestyle portfolio on Instagram and Snapchat will soon reach Philippine shores, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Tuesday.

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May 11, 2016 4:02 am



Health & Lifestyle

50 taken ill in India's Rajasthan after drinking contaminated water

NEW DELHI, May 11 — At least 50 people were taken ill apparently after drinking contaminated water in India's western state of Rajasthan, officials said Wednesday.

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May 12, 2016 6:23 am

Red Cross election operation assisted more than 11,000 people

MANILA, May 11 — More than 11,000 people received assistance from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) through its first aid stations, ambulance units and welfare desks that were deployed to help ensure the safety and well-being of voters and the public during Election Day on May 9.

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May 12, 2016 6:23 am

5th case of Zika virus confirmed in S. Korea

SEOUL, May 11 — The fifth case of Zika virus infection in South Korea has been found in a 39-year-old man who recently came back from a business trip to the Philippines, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Wednesday.

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May 12, 2016 6:23 am



Provincial

PBOC proclaims winning candidates of Cagayan province's first and second district

TUGUEGARAO CITY, May 11 — The Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) here proclaimed Wednesday the winning candidates for congressman and board member in the first and second district in Cagayan province.

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May 12, 2016 6:11 am

Albay 3rd district expects further inclusive development from solon’s fresh mandate

By Danny O. Calleja

LIGAO CITY, May 11 (PNA) -– More inclusive development is expected by both the urban and rural communities of the third district of Albay from the fresh mandate they gave to their congressional representative.

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May 12, 2016 6:11 am

Malasiqui town bets proclaimed

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan, May 11 -— The incumbent vice mayor of Malasiqui won as the town's new mayor along with his runningmate, the incumbent mayor.

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May 12, 2016 6:11 am



Business

Djibouti president receives report on "Free Trade Zone" megaproject

DJIBOUTI, May 11 — Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh on Monday met with Justin Yifu Lin, a former deputy president of the World Bank, who currently heads Peking University' s Center for New Structural Economics.

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May 12, 2016 6:20 am

Zimbabwe reverses controversial plan to convert export receipts

HARARE, May 11 — The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), or the central bank, has scrapped a controversial plan to convert corporate export receipts denominated in the U.S. dollar into the South African rand and the euro barely a week after announcing the measure to counter a liquidity challenge facing the country's financial system.

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May 12, 2016 6:20 am

Indonesia to promote national products at exhibition in Vietnam

AKARTA, May 11 — The Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, will promote national products through an exhibition to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from November 30 to December 3, 2016.

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May 12, 2016 6:20 am



Agri-Business

Carabao-based dairy farming gains ground

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Carabao-based dairy farming has become a viable enterprise in the Philippines and experts are saying that it is an emerging industry that is seen to have the ability to address food security and income-generating opportunities to Filipinos.

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May 12, 2016 6:16 am

DOST-PCAARRD promotes improved tilapia farming technologies in Pampanga

MANILA, May 11 — In an effort to improve tilapia farming technologies in Pampanga, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently held a seminar on the application of technologies for improved tilapia farming in the area.

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May 12, 2016 6:16 am

Kenya calls for modernization of agriculture

NAIROBI, May 11 — Kenya on Tuesday called for the modernization of agriculture which could lift millions of people out poverty.

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May 12, 2016 6:16 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