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Champions NU Bulldogs at UAAP Season 77

Coach Eric Altamirano graces National University (NU) Bulldogs win 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws Best of 3 of the UAAP Season 77, held Wednesday (October 15, 2014) at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.(PNA photo by Marvie A. Lloren) lgi/jme  Read More →

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Champion National University (NU) Bulldogs #17 Jeth Rosario slam dunk

Champion National University (NU) Bulldogs #17 Jeth Rosario slam dunk, with 6 points 4 rebounds, with winning score 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraw at the UAAP Season 77 Best of 3 held Wednesday (October 15, 2014) at Samart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. (PNA... [Read more...]

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National University (NU) Bulldogs wins 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) at UAAP Season ’77

National University (NU) Bulldogs wins 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws at the UAAP Season 77 2014 men’s basketball final games best of three, held Wednesday (Oct. 15, 2014) at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.) lgi/jme  Read More →

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Deles welcomes activation of MILF, MNLF coordination mecha

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles (second from right) on Wednesday met with Organization on Islamic Cooperation (OIC) special envoy Ambassador Sayyid Kassim El-Masri (second from left) who arrived in the Philippines this week to facilitate the activation... [Read more...]

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Deles welcomes activation of MILF, MNLF coordination mech

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles (middle) met with senior leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) on Tuesday afternoon in Manila. The meeting happened after MNLF and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) representatives signed the terms... [Read more...]

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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

President Aquino vows to tread 'straight path' with Filipino Muslims

MANILA, Oct. 15 — President Benigno Aquino III pledged to follow the essence of Islam in a bid to nail the much awaited vision of a lasting peaceful and economically strong Mindanao.

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am

3 more officers relieved in AFP Medical Center in wake of Php80-M procurement fiasco

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — Three more ranking officers, assigned to the AFP Medical Center, were ordered relieved Wednesday in wake of the Php80-million procurement fiasco now plaguing the military facility.

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am

AFP calls 'unfair' clamors to scrap VFA

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc on Wednesday called as "unfair" clamors made by some groups to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) in wake of the alleged killing of a Filipino transgender by a US Marine soldier.

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am



Foreign

Downtown Beijing to replace 450,000 flowerpots for APEC

BEIJING, Oct. 15 — More than half of the flowers on display for the National Day festivities in downtown Beijing will be replaced with fresh blooms as the city braces for the APEC meeting next month.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am

China to build first luxury cruise ship

BEIJING, Oct. 15 — The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) will form a joint venture with American cruise company Carnival Corp to build China's first luxury cruise ship.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am

U.S. urges Japan to take "bold" steps in TPP talks

TOKYO, Oct. 15 — Japan needs to take "bold" steps toward concluding Pacific free trade talks, Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler said Wednesday, noting that difficult issues remain between the two sides.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am



Sports & Entertainment

Cebuana wins 21K race in South Korea

CEBU CITY, Oct. 15 — Cebuana running queen Mary Joy Tabal set her own mark after winning the 21K division of the 2014 Seoul Race in South Korea last October 12.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am

Head coach expects archery squad to make semi-final

INCHEON, Oct. 15 — Malaysia's archery squad to 2014 Asian Para Games here is expected to at least qualify for the semi-final of the events contested, said head coach, Abdul Rahman Saayon.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am

Rodriguez help Colombia beat Canada 1-0

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 — Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez helped his country beat Canada 1-0 on Tuesday in an international soccer friendly.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am



Travel & Tourism

DOT-6 director confident 2014 tourist arrival target of 3.6M could be reached

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 — Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said she is confident that the targeted tourists arrivals of 3.6 million for 2014 could be reached despite the travel ban issued by the Chinese government last September.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am

DOT's VPY2015 TVC to be aired internationally

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) — The latest television commercial (TVC) of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) is set to join the department’s previous TVCs being aired in digital billboards worldwide.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am

Independent travelers fill up void left by China travel ban

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 -– Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said world famous Boracay island barely suffered from the Chinese travel ban issued September because of foreign independent travelers fill the void.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am



Health & Lifestyle

IPHO reports 17 suspected cases of measles in Maasin town

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 –- The Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has reported 17 suspected cases of measles in Maasin town with their serum samples now sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

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October 16, 2014 5:18 am

DOH-MIMAROPA reports 94 percent coverage for mass immunization campaign

By Sweetie dela Torre

MANILA, Oct. 15(PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) in MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan provinces) on Wednesday reported a 94 percent coverage for their recently concluded measles, rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization (MR-OPV) campaign for 2014 held from September 1 to October 10, 2014.

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October 16, 2014 5:18 am

Second Ebola patient in U.S. in good condition

HOUSTON, Oct. 15 — A Dallas nurse diagnosed to be the second Ebola patient in the United States is now in good condition, according to Texas health authorities.

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October 16, 2014 5:18 am



Provincial

Assistance for CDO’s calamity victims sought

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 15 -– A local legislator has expressed concern at the alleged failure of the city government to extend financial assistance to calamity victims here.

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am

Probe on ‘dark net’ existence in PHL pushed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 15 -– A lawmaker is pushing an inquiry into the alleged existence of a virtual marketplace for dangerous drugs in the country known as “dark net.”

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am

Palo town establishing memorial garden honoring 'Yolanda' victims

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 15 — A memorial garden is being established near San Joaquin Parish Church in Palo, Leyte in honor of the people who perished during super typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) last year.

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am



Business

Canadian trade chamber backs Cebu international port’s expansion

CEBU CITY, Oct. 15 — The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) has expressed support for the call of Cebu business owners to accelerate expansion of the Cebu International Port (CIP) to stimulate economic activities in the province as well as boost international trade.

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am

PDIC, KAISA ink accord for new system to help manage loan portfolio of closed banks

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) and KAISA Consulting Company, Inc. signed an agreement for the development and implementation of a new system that will help manage the loan portfolio of closed banks under PDIC liquidation and those acquired by the Corporation when it granted financial assistance to banks. The agreement was signed on October 3, 2014 at the PDIC office in Makati City.

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am

DTI Cebu set to turn over P1.7M shoemaking set to Carcar City shoemakers

By Eddie O. Barrita

CEBU CITY, Oct. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu Provincial Office is set to turn over next week some P1.7 million worth of shoemaking set from Taiwan to the Carcar United Footwear Manufacturers Association Inc. (Cufmai).

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am



Agri-Business

AI in carabaos continues in Palawan province

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 15 (PNA) — In a bid to increase the population of domesticated animals like carabaos, the provincial government began conducting artificial insimination (AI) in carabaos in the towns of Rizal and Quezon in southern Palawan since Monday, October 13.

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October 16, 2014 5:09 am

Technology fora, exhibit highlight FishCon week in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 15 — Various stakeholders from Eastern Visayas gathered here for the kickoff of the 51st Conservation Week celebration marked by opening of exhibits, technology fora and blessing of five monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) vessels of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Monday.

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October 16, 2014 5:09 am

DA allays concern of Central Luzon farmers on impact of ASEAN economic integration

By Zorayda S. Tecson

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Oct. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allayed concerns of farmers in Central Luzon on the impact of the Association Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) economic integration come 2015.

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Features

(Feature) Archdiocese of Cotabato to do away with traditional Halloween practices by holding 'March of Saints'

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

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Grief and rescue after SW China quake

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Feature: Cafe serving thrown away food opens in Bristol

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October 10, 2014 9:57 am



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