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DOST Undersecretary Fortunato de la Pena tackles the status of PHL food security

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Fortunato de la Pena discussed the state of the country’s food security in a forum on Wednesday (July 30) at the Ascott Hotel in Makati City. (PNA photo by Marvie A. Lloren) lgi/mal  Read More →

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ASEAN Cooperation: Crucial to global Food Security

IRRI Deputy Director General, Communication and Partnerships Bruce J. Tolentino underlines the importance of durable regional agreements, especially among ASEAN member nations, on rice production and supply to ensure food security. Thailand and Vietnam, both members of ASEAN,... [Read more...]

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NU Bulldogs rolled to a 62-25 win over Adamson Falcons in UAAP Season 77

The NU Bulldogs rolled to a 62-25 win over Adamson Falcons on Wednesday (July 30, 2014) in the UAAP Season 77 held Wednesday (July 30) at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Left photo shows NU Bulldogs #17 Jeth Rosario and #19 Alfred Aroga. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.) lgi/jme  Read More →

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Palace submits proposed 2015 national budget to Congress

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad (third from right) submits the proposed national expenditure program for 2015 to House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (third from left) in ceremonies held Wednesday (July 30, 2014)) at the House of Representatives. With them are (from left) House... [Read more...]

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Lady senators greet birthday celebrant Senator Cynthia Villar

Senators Loren Legarda and Pia Cayetano greet birthday celebrant fellow Senator Cynthia Villar during Wednesday’s (July 30) session at the Senate. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan) lgi/acd  Read More →

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National

Tropical storm 'Inday' to bring more rains over Luzon, Visayas

MANILA, July 31 — Tropical depression "Inday" has intensified into a tropical storm and has slowed down slightly as it continues to move in a north-northwest direction, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Thursday.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Parañaque stops Sucat interchange bridge repair

MANILA, July 30 — Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez on Wednesday said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has postponed indefinitely the 45-day repair of the Sucat Interchange Bridge which was supposed to start on Saturday (Aug. 2) due to possible traffic gridlock.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

DepEd orders schools under rehab in Pasay City to implement contingency plans

By Jade D. Miguel

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) has instructed schools undergoing rehabilitation to implement contingency plans, according to DepEd Secretary Bro Armin Luistro on Thursday.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



Provincial

Local hero Leon Kilat remembered in his birthplace in Negros Oriental

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 30 -– It doesn’t matter whose hero he is, for another place in the Philippines honors him to be their local hero. But for many in Negros Oriental, the revolutionary leader Leon Kilat is also their champion.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Flood evacuation drill, information education campaign conducted in Pangasinan town

CALASIAO, Pangasinan, July 30 -— The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) conducted a flood evacuation drill cum information and education campaign in three sitios of flood-prone Barangay Talibaew here on Wednesday.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Disaster preparedness resolution endorsed in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, July 30 -– All public and private schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, inns and high rise buildings in the city of Baguio are being urged to conduct regular earthquake drills to augment disaster management literacy, preparedness and protection through the city council Resolution 180.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



Foreign

Roundup: Baltic countries, Poland agree on joint fight against African swine fewer

VILNIUS, July 31 — Ministers of agriculture of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Veterinary General of Poland agreed to join forces in fighting contagion of the African swine fewer (ASF) here on Wednesday.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

U.S. launches 2 spy satellites for surveillance over foreign spacecraft

NEW YORK, July 31 — The Delta 4 carrier rocket with two spy satellites that will be used by the U.S. Air Force for surveillance over foreign spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral at 19:28 p.m., U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday (23:28 UTC).

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

U.S. House approves fund bill for veteran affairs reform

WASHINGTON, July 31 — The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a USD 16.3 billion package aimed to improve health care service and fix the scandal-hit Veterans Affairs Department of U.S. Federal Government

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



Features

The President knows best, Bicol villagers say on SONA

By Danny O. Calleja

CASTILLA, Sorsogon, July 30 (PNA) -– Hundreds of villagers in Barangay Mayon of this impoverished town gathered shortly after dusk Tuesday at the village square where a 32-inch television screen was mounted over head.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

US to supply Iraq 5000 Hellfire missiles worth US$ 700 million

WASHINGTON, July 30 — The US State Department has approved the deal of 5000 Hellfire air-land missiles AGM-114 that the Pentagon will give to Iraq, the Wall Street Journal reported. The total contract amount will be US$ 700 million.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Feature: Displaced Syrians wish for lasting peace during Eid

By Salah Takieddine

Shebaa, Lebanon, July 30 (PNA/Xinhua) — While millions of Muslims around the world celebrate their annual holiday Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Syrian refugees in Lebanon continue to hope to see end of the conflict that has been raging in their home country for more than three years.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



Agri-Business

Russia to ban vegetable, fruit imports from Poland

MOSCOW, July 30 — Russia will ban Polish vegetable and fruit imports from August 1 over the breach of food safety standards, the country’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Saudi Arabia bans import of pepper from India

NEW DELHI, July 30 — Saudi authorities have decided to impose temporary ban on import of pepper from India with effect from May 30, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Cebu City agri department seeks P73M budget for 2015

CEBU CITY, July 30 — The Cebu City agriculture department has proposed a budget of P73 million for next year, Cebu City agriculturist Joey Baclayon said.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



Business

Chicago corn, wheat futures up, soybeans down

CHICAGO, July 31 — Chicago agricultural commodities closed mixed Wednesday with corn and wheat rising, and soybeans falling.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

U.S. stocks finish mixed after Fed policy decision

NEW YORK, July 31 — U.S. stocks closed mixed after fluctuating narrowly Wednesday, as investors mulled the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy decision and a strong rebound of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Gold falls on strong U.S. GDP data

CHICAGO, July 31 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as investors speculated that strong U.S. GDP data gave the U.S. Federal Reserve backing to tighten its monetary policy earlier than expected.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



Sports & Entertainment

Fabio Capello to remain Russian national football team coach through 2018

MOSCOW, July 30 -– Fabio Capello announced Wednesday that he will continue to coach Russia’s national football team, but said he would resign should his trust be lost.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Indonesian Independence Day netfest to kick-off Aug. 9-10

DAVAO CITY, July 30 — The 69th Indonesian Independence Day Table Tennis Tournament is slated on August 9 and 10 at the Abreeza Mall of Davao and Spin Davao.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Capello set to keep his post despite poor performance of Russia’s team at World Cup 2014

MOSCOW, July 30 — Fabio Capello is not going to leave his post of manager of Russia’s national football team despite it failed to leave the group at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The Italian coach said this at a news conference at ITAR-TASS.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



Health & Lifestyle

Austrian researchers develop therapy for rare skin disease

VIENNA, July 31 — Austrian dermatologists at the Rudolfstiftung Hospital in Vienna have developed a therapy for the rare skin disease livedoid vasculitis through the use of high doses of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) via infusion.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Zimbabwe ratifies tobacco control treaty

July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Drug-resistant malaria widespread in Southeast Asia

WASHINGTON, July 31 — Drug-resistant malaria is now widespread in Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control malaria, a new study warned Wednesday.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



Travel & Tourism

(Feature) The Farm resort in Batangas, the best go-to for the health conscious

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) — About 90 minutes away from the busy city of Manila lies a jewel in the southwestern part of Luzon regarded as the best go-to for health-conscious or for those who would want to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

Bacolod City gears up for its first Korean Festival on August 15

BACOLOD CITY, July 30 -– The City of Bacolod will hold its first-ever Korean event dubbed the “Gangnam Festival” on August 15 at the Bacolod Government Center also known as the People’s House.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am

China Southern links central China with Moscow

WUHAN, July 30 — A direct air route linking the central Chinese hub city of Wuhan with Moscow was launched by China Southern Airlines on Wednesday.

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July 31, 2014 9:57 am



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