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Cardinal Tagle at PPCRV ‘One Good Vote’ launching

H.E. Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle greets acting Comelec Chairman Christian Robert Lim and other Comelec commissioners during the launching of the PPCRV “One Good Vote,” a campaign against vote buying, on Thursday (April 16, 2015) at the 2nd floor of PPCRV building... [Read more...]

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Puerto Galera mayor expresses support to DOH-MIMAROPA advocacy

Puerto Galera Mayor Hubert Christopher A. Dolor (left) expresses support to the health advocacy of the Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA, particularly the holding of the Provincial Health Summit dubbed as “Usapang Lokal Para sa Kalusugan” held at Lima Park Hotel... [Read more...]

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Dr. Tayag keynotes DOH-MIMAROPA Provincial Health Summit

Department of Health (DOH) Director and Bureau of Local Health System Development head Dr. Eric Tayag (right photo) discusses the importance of strong link between hotels, resorts and leisure parks owners in MIMAROPA to ensure that the medical needs, including hospitalization,... [Read more...]

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DOH-MIMAROPA conducts 2nd lef of Provincial Health Summit

Department of Health-MIMAROPA (DOH-MIMAROPA) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stresses health in tourism program that will enforce health regulations and safety standards in hotels, resorts and leisure parks in the region during the 2nd leg of the Provincial Health Summit... [Read more...]

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Agricultural Tramline System

PhilMech Director Rex Bingabing together with Capiz Governor Victor A. Tanco hand-in the Certificate of Award for PHP6.4 million agricultural tramline system to Brgy. Captain ColioGanid of Daan Norte, Tapaz, Capiz during the 8th CapizTahan Farmers and Fisherfolk Day celebration... [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

Senate inquiry into food poisoning pushed

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, April 16 (PNA) – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III on Thursday filed a Senate resolution directing proper committee to investigate, in aid of legislation, the mounting food poisoning incidents, particularly the two people died after drinking milk tea.

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April 17, 2015 9:54 am

DepEd, Samsung Philippines computerize 3 IP community schools

By Lily O. Ramos

MANILA, April 16 (PNA)– The Department of Education (DepEd) partnered with Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. to promote tech-savviness and innovation in classrooms nationwide.

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April 17, 2015 9:54 am

Renewal of 25-year franchise for Smart pushed

MANILA, April 17 — A lawmaker has filed a bill extending the franchise granted to Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) for another 25 years.

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April 17, 2015 9:54 am



Foreign

Portugal hit by anti-privatization strikes

LISBON, April 17 — Pilots at TAP Air Portugal and employees at railway company Comboios de Portugal (CP) on Thursday pushed the government to resolve issues regarding the privatization of state-owned companies.

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April 17, 2015 10:02 am

Yemen's al-Qaida seizes local airport, air defense base

ADEN, Yemen, April 17 — Scores of well-armed gunmen of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch seized an air defense base and a local airport after clashes with security forces in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Thursday evening, a government official told Xinhua.

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April 17, 2015 10:02 am

Press watchdog condemns murder of Ukrainian journalist

GENEVA, April 17 — The Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a prominent Ukrainian journalist, Oles Buzina, 45, known for his pro-Russian views.

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April 17, 2015 10:02 am



Sports & Entertainment

Region 7 boxers amass medals in National PRISAA’s boxing events (Sports)

By Virgilio L. Orquiola

ILOILO CITY ,Apr.16 (PNA)– Region 7 boxers dominated the boxing events in last Wednesday night's championship match held at the Plaza Mayor of Plazuela de Iloilo located along Benigno Aquino Avenue in Mandurriao district, Iloilo City.

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April 17, 2015 10:10 am

Region 6 leads PRISAA secondary level; Region 7 in tertiary

By Annabel J. Petinglay

ILOILO CITY, April 16 (PNA) – Defending champion Western Visayas or Region 6 is still consistently leading in the National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) games secondary level while the Region 7 leads in the tertiary level.

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April 17, 2015 10:10 am

PDIC continues run for Yolanda victims

MANILA, April 16 — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) is spearheading a benefit run on May 10, 2015 at the CCP Grounds, Pasay City. “Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan Para sa Kalikasan” is in line with PDIC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program that advocates the protection of the environment and balanced development of communities. Takbo 2 aims to raise funds to build shelters for the PDIC-Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Lawaan, Eastern Samar.

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April 17, 2015 10:10 am



Travel & Tourism

Gov. Padilla pledges salary for tourism project

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 16 — Governor Ruth Padilla here said she will set aside part of her own salary for the development of attractions at the Bangan Hill National Park (BHNP) in barangay Magsaysay.

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April 17, 2015 10:16 am

Santa Maria celebrates 4th Agri-Trade Fair

By Robert Maico

SANTA MARIA, Laguna April 16 (PNA) — Santa Maria town is staging its 4th Marilag Festival, a four- day festivities from April 14-17 adopting the theme " Agri-turismo Paunlarin, Santa Maria Pagyamanin." (Developing Agri -Tourism for Santa Maria's Wealth)

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April 17, 2015 10:16 am

Austria sees steady growth of tourists from Asia

VIENNA, April 16 — The number of Asian tourists visiting Austria has increased 140 percent since 2009 to reach 1.6 million visitors in 2014, the Austrian National Tourism Office (OeW) said in a press release on Wednesday.

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April 17, 2015 10:16 am



Health & Lifestyle

Tumor-only genetic sequencing may mislead treatment for cancer patients: study

WASHINGTON, April 16 — Tumor-only genetic sequencing as currently employed by many doctors may misdirect treatment in a large fraction of cancer patients, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.

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April 17, 2015 10:13 am

Obama warns against Ebola complacency despite 'major progress'

WASHINGTON, April 16 — Despite "major progress" in the fight against Ebola, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned against complacency and said the goal now is to get to zero cases.

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April 17, 2015 10:13 am

Ebola-hit African countries move into early recovery after 'dramatic progress' – WHO chief

WASHINGTON, April 17 — World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan on Thursday hailed the "dramatic progress" the Ebola-stricken West African countries have made in the fight against the deadly disease, saying she is "looking for ways" to help them move into an early recovery phase.

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April 17, 2015 10:13 am



Provincial

Ilocos Norte gov’t halts importation of alleged toxic materials for port expansion project

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, April 17 — The Provincial Quarry Council (PQC) has stopped the importation of alleged toxic slag materials from Taiwan meant to be used by a global sand exporter, Omnico Natural Resources Inc. (ONRI) proposed seaport expansion project.

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April 17, 2015 9:58 am

Abra 4Ps parent-leaders want to share program

BAGUIO CITY, April 16 – Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in Abra are so thankful to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that they are more than willing to share their blessings to other families in the province.

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April 17, 2015 9:58 am

Comelec ready for liquidation of 2013 cash advances

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 16 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is prepared to liquidate the Php 3.2 billion cash advances in 2013 to the Commission on Audit (COA).

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April 17, 2015 9:58 am



Business

Da Nang tops competitiveness index

HA NOI, April 17 — The central city of Da Nang maintained its status as the most competitive locality in the country, topping the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) for the second consecutive year.

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April 17, 2015 10:07 am

Bank stocks buoy VN-Index

HA NOI, April 17 — Following oil and gas companies, bank stocks rose strongly Thursday afternoon, pushing the VN-Index up another 0.67 percent to close the session at 568.28 points.

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April 17, 2015 10:07 am

Dollar trades in lower 119 yen range in early Tokyo deals

TOKYO, April 17 — The U.S. dollar traded in the lower 119 yen range early Friday morning in tokyo deals, almost unchanged from its overnight levels in New York.

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April 17, 2015 10:07 am



Agri-Business

Quezon PAO promotes wood vinegar production

By Gideon Belen

LUCENA CITY, Quezon April 16, 2015 (PNA)- The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) here announced today the continuing effort of the provincial government to encourage the production of wood vinegar which offers a lot of benefits to local farmers against plant pests and diseases.

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April 17, 2015 10:03 am

DENR-12 allots P7-M for Sajahatra greening projects

By Allen V. Estabillo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 16 (PNA) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 has allotted around P7 million for the reforestation of three upland villages in Maguindanao and South Cotabato provinces.

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April 17, 2015 10:03 am

Government Proposes Seaweed Processing Factory In Semporna

SEMPORNA, April 12 — The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is proposing to build a seaweed processing factory in this district to overcome the manipulation of prices by a factory.

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April 14, 2015 3:51 am



Features

Taxi fare hike helping Malaysian cabbies cope with high cost of living

KUALA LUMPUR — The recent hike in taxi fares was probably long overdue, although regular cab users found the timing of its implementation rather inappropriate as it came at a time when they were trying to cope with the escalating cost of living, as well as the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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April 17, 2015 10:03 am

(FEATURE) Lake Manguao: An avian treasure chest in Northern Palawan

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 11 (PNA) — With their dusky crowns, napes, shadowy eye stripes, bluish-grey mandibles, thin brown legs, and rusty cinnamon-colored heads and necks radiating under the heat of the golden morning sun, nearly two dozen Philippine ducks (Anas luzonica) can be witnessed frolicking and winging their ways over Lake Manguao in the once monarch-ruled town of Taytay in northern Palawan.

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April 17, 2015 10:03 am

Sacrifices always pay off: Sacada’s daughter is valedictorian/ Newsfeature

By Montesa Grino-Caoyonan

SAGAY CITY, Negros Occidental, Apr. 12 (PNA)– Pen and paper. These two made a change in her life.

Without any property because of poverty, 17-year-old Arlyn Martinez bested other 832 graduating students of Sagay National High School because of her dreams.

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April 14, 2015 3:48 am



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