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2015 National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships

Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (PATAFA) president Philip Ella Juico announces the holding of the 2015 Philippine National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships at the San Luis Sports Complex in Sta Cruz, Laguna from March 19-22, 2015 that will be participated... [Read more...]

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Flags fly at half-mast to honor fallen policemen

The Philippines flags at the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and camps across the country fly at half-mast effective Tuesday (January 27, 2015) in honor of the bravery and sacrifices made by the 44 Special Action Forces (SAF) members who died in... [Read more...]

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Road repair and drainage rehabilitation

Workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) conduct road reblocking and drainage rehabilitation along Elliptical Road on Tuesday (January 27, 2015) across the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme  Read More →

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St. Luke’s launches ‘MedConnect’

St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing Marilen Trongued-Lagniton and NG Corporate Communications Director Raul Rodriguez show how to download St. Luke’s “MedConnect” from mobile phone during the launching of the 1st... [Read more...]

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Inquiry on the death of 44 elite policemen

Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II announced the formation of a Board of Inquiry led by Philippine National police (PNP) Officer in Charge, Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, during a press conference on Tuesday (January 27, 2015) at the PNP headquarters... [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

St. Luke’s launches its 1st Mobile Application

By Lady Marie dela Torre

MANILA, Jan 27 (PNA) — St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) on Tuesday launched its first mobile application so-called St. Luke’s MedConnect, to give the public easier access to world-class hospital’s health care services.

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January 28, 2015 6:15 am

MCCT program is for the poor with 'no permanent address' not listed under NHTS-PR –Soliman

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Tuesday the government's Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) program is meant for the vulnerable poor sectors not included in the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) data-base of 2009 for lack of permanent address.

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January 28, 2015 6:15 am

Gov't asks to take steps to enforce OSH standards, prevent workers' accidents

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan 27 (PNA) — The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) has called on the government to take definitive action on the rising number of accidents and deaths in workplaces caused by grave violations of occupational safety rules.

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January 28, 2015 6:15 am



Foreign

UN Security Council slams terrorist attack on hotel in Libya

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 — The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, which killed at least eight people.

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January 28, 2015 6:23 am

Syrian troops kill over 60 rebels nationwide: state media

DAMASCUS, Jan. 28 — The Syrian army killed as many as 66 rebels in several Syrian areas on Tuesday, the state news agency SANA reported.

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January 28, 2015 6:23 am

Tripartite free trade area in Africa to launch in May: AU official

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 28 — A senior official of African Union (AU) said Tuesday the long-awaited tripartite free trade area between three regional blocs is expected to be launched in May in Cairo, Egypt.

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January 28, 2015 6:23 am



Sports & Entertainment

Alapag named to FIBA Players’ Commission

MANILA, Jan. 27 — Jimmy Alapag isn’t exactly suiting up for Vlade Divac, but the recently retired Talk ‘N Text star is now on the FIBA team headed by the Serbian and NBA great.

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January 28, 2015 6:33 am

Sharapova defeats Bouchard to reach Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Jan. 27 — Maria Sharapova beat seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in straight sets on Tuesday and progressed into the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time.

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January 28, 2015 6:33 am

Young guns dominate 1st Cebu City Triathlon

CEBU CITY, Jan. 27 — Youngsters Justin Chiongbian and Aaliyah Ricci Mataragnon dominated the elite field in the First Cebu City Triathlon (CCT) at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) Sunday.

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January 28, 2015 6:33 am



Travel & Tourism

Spain can expect continued tourism growth in 2015

MADRID, Jan. 28 — There is no reason why the number of foreign tourists travelling to Spain should not continue to grow in 2015. That is the message Taleb Rifai, the director general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization gave to Xinhua in an exclusive interview.

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January 28, 2015 6:39 am

Malta Int'l airport predicts 4.4m passengers for this year

VALLETTA, Jan 28 — Malta International Airport (MIA) expects to welcome some 4.4 million passengers this year, a 2 percent growth over last year which was a record year for the only airport in Maltese islands.

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January 28, 2015 6:39 am

Foreign tourists spend over 63-B euros in Spain in 2014

MADRID, Jan. 28 — Foreign tourists spent 63.094 billion euros (about 71 billion U.S. dollars) in Spain last year, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday.

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January 28, 2015 6:39 am



Health & Lifestyle

iPS-derived cells assimilable with heart tissues: researchers

OSAKA, Jan. 27 — A research team of Japan's Osaka University has announced that it has proven that myocardial cells developed from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells could assimilate with heart tissues of rats and function continuously, which marks a big step towards clinical research of treating human heart diseases with iPS cells.

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January 28, 2015 6:37 am

First H7N9 bird flu case of human infection confirmed in Canada

VANCOUVER, Jan. 27 — A woman resident of British Columbia, Canada, was confirmed to have been infected with H7N9 bird flu virus, becoming the first human infection case of the deadly virus in North America, federal health officials said Monday.

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January 28, 2015 6:37 am

23 H7N9 human cases in China's Guangdong

GUANGZHOU, Jan. 28 — Two more human cases of H7N9 bird flu were reported in south China's Guangdong Province, local health authorities said Tuesday, adding the province's tally to 23 since the start of this year.

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January 28, 2015 6:37 am



Provincial

New 401st Brigade commander in Agusan Del Sur assumes post

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan De Oro City, Jan. 27 — A seasoned Army officer assumed his new post as Commander of 401st Infantry “Unity” Brigade, 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, based in New Leyte, Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan Del Sur, the military announced Tuesday.

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January 28, 2015 6:19 am

Wives of slain SAF await remains of loved ones, recall good memories

By Edwin O. Fernandez

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Jan 27 (PNA) — While awaiting for the release of their slain loved ones, grieving relatives recalled their good attitudes and the good memories while they were still alive and serving the Filipino people.

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January 28, 2015 6:19 am

Angeles City gov’t denies rounding up street children for APEC

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Jan. 27 — The city government has denied report that it has been rounding up street children due to the ongoing Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings being held inside the Clark Special Economic Zone.

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January 28, 2015 6:19 am



Business

Spanish public deficit stands at 4.62% up to November

MADRID, Jan. 28 — The Spanish public deficit stood at 4.62 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of November, the Spanish Ministry of Finance reported on Tuesday.

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January 28, 2015 6:29 am

Roundup: Lithuania's GDP forecast lowered due to declining Russia exports

VILNIUS, Jan 28 — Swedbank, one of the leading commercial banks in Lithuania, on Tuesday revised downwards the country's GDP growth forecast to 2.3 percent in 2015 from the previous 3.3 percent estimated last November.

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January 28, 2015 6:29 am

Turkey inflation to reach lowest level in 45 years: official

ANKARA, Jan. 28 — Erdem Basci, governor of the Turkish Central Bank, said Tuesday that inflation could drop to its lowest level in 45 years by end of the year.

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January 28, 2015 6:29 am



Agri-Business

Chicago agricultural commodities closed lower

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 — Chicago agricultural commodities futures market closed lower Tuesday with all three major commodities falling.

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January 28, 2015 6:25 am

IRRI breaks ground for Australia-funded plant growth facility

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Jan. 27 — The world's premier research organization focused on rice makes a commitment to keep working toward food and nutrition security for at least the next few generations.

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January 28, 2015 6:25 am

Rice scientists focus on Asia's poor

By Robert Maico

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Jan 27 (PNA) — Some of the world's leading experts on rice science convene this week at the Philippine headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) here to review research efforts toward making rice systems work better for the poor. They are focusing on Asia, where about 90% of rice is grown.

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January 28, 2015 6:25 am



Features

A day seems too short in the ‘City of Fun and Adventure’ (Feature)

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 27 (PNA) – A mere mention of this prime Bicol city, the capital of Albay province, is just like delivering a postcard bearing the picture of the majestic Mt. Mayon.

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January 28, 2015 6:24 am

Cebu police office opens unmanned coffee shop

CEBU CITY, Jan. 26 — The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) has opened its own coffee shop at its headquarters in Sitio Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City to cater to the needs of its personnel.

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January 27, 2015 1:37 am

Feature: Canadian students design robotic sailboat for Atlantic challenge

VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 — Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by an unmanned sailing boat?

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January 26, 2015 11:29 am



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