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Groups set action vs. Canadian waste

Representatives of various groups reiterate the call for Canada to take back the waste shipped from that country to the Philippines, noting this cargo poses danger to public health and the environment. “If those container vans are still in the country by November, you can... [Read more...]

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Robinsons Rewards Card holders can earn points by purchasing fuel products in Caltex through partnership program

Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) President and COO Robina Gokongwei-Pe (right) and Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) Country Chair and General Manager Peter Morris share a light moment during the Caltex-Robinsons Rewards Card launching on Thursday (March 26, 2015) at the Rizal... [Read more...]

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Caltex-Robinsons Rewards Card program

Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) President and COO Robina Gokongwei-Pe (extreme left) and Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) Country Chair and General Manager Peter Morris (right, facing camera) answer questions from media during the launching of Caltex-Robinsons Rewards Card... [Read more...]

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Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) Country Chair and General Manager Peter Morris delivers welcome remarks during the launching of Caltex-Robinsons Rewards Card loyalty program

Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) Country Chair and General Manager Peter Morris delivers his welcome remarks on Thursday (March 26, 2015) during the launching of Caltex-Robinsons Rewards Card loyalty program held at the Rizal Ballroom C, Makati Shangri-La Manila, Ayala Avenue,... [Read more...]

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Launching of Robinsons Rewards Card and its partnership with Chevron Philippines Inc.

Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) President and COO Robina Gokongwei-Pe (left) delivers her keynote message during launching of Robinsons Rewards Card and its partnership with Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), also known as Caltex, its first Rewards Card partner outside the... [Read more...]

2013 Campaign Trail

(Elections)Espino voting in Bugallon, Braganza in Alaminos City

DAGUPAN CITY, May 13 — Confident of getting reelected, Gov. Amado Espino Jr. is casting his vote at 7:30 a.m. in his electoral precinct at the Portic Elementary School in Bugallon town.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

Team PNoy bets ready to cast votes on Monday polls

MANILA, May 12 — All the senatorial candidates of the ruling coalition Team PNoy are ready to join the more than 50 million Filipino voters who will go out on Monday to cast their votes for 12 senators, partylists and local candidates.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

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



National

DILG chief lauds PNP-NCRPO on arrest of most wanted persons; intensifies efforts vs criminal gangs

MANILA, March 26 — Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II on Thursday lauded the men and women of the Philippine National Police – National Capital Region Police Office (PNP-NCRPO) for its “remarkable” accomplishment in the implementation of OPLAN Lambat-Sibat.

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March 27, 2015 2:08 am

PNP warns public vs fraud transactions

MANILA, March 26 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is alerting the public against con artists introducing themselves as police officers to facilitate transactions in government offices, PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo said on Thursday.

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March 27, 2015 2:08 am

Solon says President Aquino’s speech at PNPA graduation rites should be the last on Mamasapano

MANILA, March 26 — House Committee on Labor Chairman and Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles said on Thursday that President Benigno S. Aquino III has already spoken his piece on the Mamasapano incident and it is time for the nation to move on instead of trying to "further squeeze blood from stone."

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March 27, 2015 2:08 am



Foreign

U.S. military to join Ukraine national guard's drills in April

KIEV, March 26 — Specialists from the United States will participate in military exercises in Ukraine’s western Lviv Region in April, the Ukrainian president’s press secretary said Thursday.

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March 27, 2015 2:19 am

Captain locked in cockpit, 1st officer tried to enter before Germanwings crash

PARIS, March 26 — The captain of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time while the first officer was locked out, the Le Monde newspaper reported on Thursday.

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March 27, 2015 2:19 am

London backs Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen

LONDON, March 26 — Saudi Arabia announced the launch of a military operation against the Houthi rebels in Yemen Wednesday.

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March 27, 2015 2:19 am



Sports & Entertainment

New swimming pool to upgrade sports training in Ormoc

ORMOC CITY, March 26 -– The city government here is confident of producing competent swimmers now that the Olympic size swimming pool at New Ormoc City National High School (NOCNHS) oval is completed.

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March 27, 2015 2:34 am

'Furious 7 should win best picture at Oscars'

LOS ANGELES, March 26 — Vin Diesel says 'Furious 7' should win the Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

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March 27, 2015 2:34 am

Clarke wins toss, Australia to bat in second WC semifinal

SYDNEY, March 26 — Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the second semifinal of the cricket World Cup at the SCG, here today.

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March 27, 2015 2:34 am



Travel & Tourism

Tourism industry management pushed in BLISTT

BAGUIO CITY, March 26 — The tourism industry in Baguio City and the Cordillera Region must be managed to avoid deterioration in the next couple of years, thus the cooperation between the government and private sector is essential.

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March 27, 2015 2:42 am

Thai airport to charge extra fee for screening travelers

BANGKOK, March 26 — Bangkok-based Suvarnabhumi airport will add an extra charge to tickets of passengers leaving Thailand for checking their personal and criminal records, local media reported Thursday.

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March 27, 2015 2:42 am

Mideast int'l air travel outperforms global growth: IATA

DUBAI, March 26 — The growth of international air travel from and to the Middle East outperformed global air travel in January both in number of passengers and the premium travel segment, an international civil aviation body said on Wednesday.

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March 27, 2015 2:42 am



Health & Lifestyle

Doctors Without Borders closes Ebola management center in Liberian

MONROVIA, March 26 — The international medical organization, Doctors Without Borders or M¨¦decins Sans Fronti¨¨res (MSF), has closed its Ebola management center in Liberia due to the decreased number of Ebola cases in the country, it said on Wednesday.

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March 27, 2015 2:38 am

Prenatal air pollution exposure may damage children's brains: study

WASHINGTON, March 26 — Exposure to air pollution in the womb may be bad for children's brains and may contribute to slower processing speeds and behavioral problems, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, a small imaging study of 40 kids said Wednesday.

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March 27, 2015 2:38 am

Liberia records two suspected Ebola cases

MONROVIA, March 26 — Two new suspected Ebola cases have been recorded in Liberia following announcement of a patient tested positive for Ebola on Friday after weeks with no new cases, an official has disclosed.

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March 27, 2015 2:38 am



Provincial

Boracay needs IT expert

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay, Aklan, March 26 — The local government of Malay, Aklan is needing a company to partner with experts in the field of information technology (IT).

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March 27, 2015 2:14 am

Batangas police arrests marijuana grower

LEMERY, Batangas, March 26 — Elements of Philippine National Police (PNP) in this municipality led by Police Chief Inspector Gerry M. Laylo, together with elements from the Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) led by Police Inspector Roy Cuevas , platoon leader, arrested a 37-year-old farmer cultivating marijuana at Sub-village Ayamitan, Mayasang Village on Tuesday.

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March 27, 2015 2:14 am

Quezon police calls for support on anti-illegal drug campaign, identifies 2 villages with most number of drug cases

By Gideon Belen

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, March 26 (PNA) — The Quezon Provincial Police Office (QPPO) has appealed for the support of the public and barangay officials in its information gathering on those involved in illegal drugs whether user or pusher in their area.

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March 27, 2015 2:14 am



Business

Globe extends Free Facebook offer until May 15

MANILA, March 26 — After inking an agreement with the leading social media app to make internet.org available to its customers, Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) on Thursday announced that it has extended its current Free Facebook (FB) offer until May 15.

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March 27, 2015 2:28 am

BSP cuts ’15, ’16 inflation projection

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, March 26 (PNA) — Lower-than-forecast hike in minimum wage in the National Capital Region (NCR) was attributed as among the reasons for the drop in the Philippine central bank’s average inflation forecast for this.

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March 27, 2015 2:28 am

Opposition to New Zealand's 'undemocratic' foreign trade pacts mounts

WELLINGTON, March 26 — Opposition to the New Zealand government's trade policies mounted Thursday as critics claimed new international agreements were undermining the country's democracy and sovereignty.

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March 27, 2015 2:28 am



Agri-Business

Feature: "Agriculture Silicon Valley" may bring big change to world

LOS ANGELES, March 25 — Some 160 kilometers northeast to the famous Silicon Valley in the U.S. state of California, a new agriculture-based high-tech cluster is forming around the University of California Davis campus, renowned for agricultural research.

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March 27, 2015 2:24 am

200 CARP beneficiaries in Albay attend DTI livelihood training

LEGAZPI CITY, March 26 — About 200 Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) beneficiaries from different Agrarian Reform Communities in Albay are participating in the livelihood training conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)–Albay Provincial Office on Wednesday.

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March 27, 2015 2:24 am

Large local firms to invest in green agricultural growth

HA NOI, March 26 — Vietnamese business tycoons announced their plans to invest in agriculture to keep up with rising demand for high-quality produce.

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March 27, 2015 2:24 am



Features

Albay Agta tribe adapts to extreme weather via indigenous ways

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

TIWI, Albay, March 26 (PNA) — Lydia Ariate, 53, mother of four children and a resident of Sitio May Harige, an upland tribal sub-village of Barangay Misibis in this town, dwells in a house locally called by indigenous people as "kurob."

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March 27, 2015 2:21 am

Feature: Brutal mob murder of girl in Kabul shrine inflames hatred against extremists

KABUL, March 26 — "No Muslim and no human being commits such crime except extremist elements, the extra-judicial killing of a man irrespective of his or her fault by anyone is condemnable," a Kabul resident, Mohammad Haroon, 59, told Xinhua.

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March 27, 2015 2:21 am

(Feature) Albay Agta lass to graduate from college as first DepEd ALS learner

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

TIWI, Albay, March 25 (PNA) — For the first time, an Agta lass here is set to graduate in college on March 27 under the special education system of the Department of Education — the Alternative Learning System.

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March 27, 2015 2:21 am



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