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Breast cancer awareness and wellness campaign in Malacanang

News and Information Bureau (NIB) Director Danilo S. Jamora delivers his message during the “2nd Bandana Galing sa Puso Festival 2014, a breast cancer awareness and wellness campaign sponsored by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in cooperation with... [Read more...]

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PCOO breast cancer awareness campaign

Undersecretary Cathryne Jonne T. Licudine Dalen, of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) delivers the message of PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. during the “2nd Bandana Galing sa Puso Festival 2014,” a breast cancer awareness campaign in cooperation... [Read more...]

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President Aquino meeting on Bangsamoro Development Plan

President Benigno S. Aquino III (3rd from right) and Cabinet members meet with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders in Malacanang on Thursday (October 30, 2014) to get an update on the Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP). The plan is an initiative of the Moro Islamic Liberation... [Read more...]

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DOH-MIMAROPA launches misting and disinfection operations for ports and vessels

Department of Health-MIMAROPA (DOH-MIMAROPA) Regional Director Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo (with microphone) launches the misting and disinfection operations in all ports and vessels in the region. Dr. Janairo explains that the misting and disinfection operations aims to reduce and... [Read more...]

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Pledge of Commitment

Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo (left), MD, MPH, Regional Director of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (DOH-MIMAROPA), in collaboration with Calapan Mayor Arnan Panaligan and other local government units, sign a pledge of commitment to improve health and tourism in these areas.... [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

PCSI, NIB lead 'Bandana Galing Puso Festival 2014'

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The Philippine Cancer Society Inc. (PCSI), in cooperation with the News and Information Bureau (NIB) under the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), led on Thursday the conduct of the "Bandana Galing Puso Festival 2014" at the Social Hall of Malacanang's Mabini Executive Building in Manila.

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October 31, 2014 6:16 am

Malacañang confirms Health Secretary Ona's leave of absence

MANILA, Oct. 30 — Malacañang confirmed on Thursday that Health Secretary Enrique Ona took a leave of absence due to health reason.

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October 31, 2014 6:16 am

Malacanang declares half-day work in government offices on October 31

MANILA, Oct. 30 — Malacanang on Thursday declared a half-day work in government offices starting 12:00 noon of October 31 to give government employees ample time to prepare for the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on November 1 and 2.

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October 31, 2014 6:16 am



Foreign

North Korea can miniaturize nuclear warheads for medium-range missiles: US military expert

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 — A US military expert believes North Korea has the ability to miniaturize nuclear warheads for its medium-range missiles, however Pyongyang does not appear to have technical capacity to conduct tests, Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday.

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October 31, 2014 6:24 am

Clashes leave at least 9 dead in eastern Ukraine

KIEV, Oct. 31 — At least nine people have been killed and 16 wounded during battles in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours, the bloodiest single day in the restive areas since a "regime of silence" was enforced, official reports showed Thursday.

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October 31, 2014 6:24 am

Jeb Bush slams Hillary Clinton in a possible preview of the 2016 Presidential Elections

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 — Jeb Bush criticized Hillary Clinton yesterday night at a GOP rally in Colorado in regard to her earlier remark that business enterprises do not create new jobs.

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October 31, 2014 6:24 am



Sports & Entertainment

Cambodia to host international marathon at Angkor site

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 30 — Cambodia will host on Dec. 7 the 19th international half marathon at the complex of Angkor Wat temple, a World Heritage Site in northwestern Siem Reap province, sports officials said Thursday.

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October 31, 2014 6:32 am

NBA: Raptors' DeRozan sets two career-highs in victory over Hawks

TORONTO, Oct. 30 — Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan recorded 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and 6 steals in the team's 109-102 victory over Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

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October 31, 2014 6:32 am

Optimistic Toronto Raptors begin 20th season with victory

By James Jia

TORONTO, Oct. 30 (PNA/Xinhua) — Toronto Raptors defeated Atlanta Hawks 109-102 on Wednesday night to begin the franchise's 20th season in the NBA.

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October 31, 2014 6:32 am



Travel & Tourism

Mactan airport to start collecting hiked terminal fee on Nov. 1

CEBU CITY, Oct. 30 — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) will start collecting the increased passenger service charge (PSC), more commonly known as the terminal fee, on November 1.

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October 31, 2014 6:37 am

TAP Portugal cabin crew to put on 4-day strike

LISBON, Oct. 30 — Cabin crew staff at Portuguese flagship airline TAP Portugal have called a four-day strike starting on 30th October, the cabin crew union Sindicato Nacional do Pessoal de Voo da Aviacao Civil (SNPVAC) said in a statement.

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October 31, 2014 6:37 am

Residents from 12 countries to get visa-free entry to Rwanda

KIGALI, Oct. 28 — Passport holders of 12 countries across the world will no longer need a visa to travel to Rwanda for short visits from next month, Rwanda's Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration said Monday.

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October 29, 2014 9:25 am



Health & Lifestyle

Health officials set ‘Ebola’ summit in CDO

By Cris Diaz

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 30 (PNA) — Local health officials have agreed to hold an “Ebola” summit in this seaport capital of 800,000 people in Northern Mindanao, a city official said Thursday.

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October 31, 2014 6:36 am

Texas nurse returning from Ebola mission to be quarantined: governor

HOUSTON, Oct. 30 — A female nurse who just returned to the U.S. State of Texas after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa will voluntarily self-quarantine herself at home for the next three weeks, Governor Rick Perry said Wednesday.

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October 31, 2014 6:36 am

Local council to help stop the spread of STD in villages

ORMOC CITY, Oct. 30 — The Local AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) Council (LAC) in this city will raise awareness to combat the spread of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in various villages affecting teenagers.

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October 31, 2014 6:36 am



Provincial

Lucena soon to become an industrial city — mayor

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Oct. 30 — The city of Lucena is now heading towards becoming an industrial city, Mayor Roderick Alcala described Thursday afternoon at a seminar of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Queen Margarette Hotel here.

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October 31, 2014 6:20 am

House leaders to meet with ARMM officials, employees on employment status

COTABATO CITY, Oct 30 — The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the draft Bangsamoro BAsic Law (BBL) will hold a dialogue with career service employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regarding the status of their employment once the new political entity officially replaces the current ARMM.

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October 31, 2014 6:20 am

Aklan province advocates Gender and Development

KALIBO, Aklan, Oct. 30 — Vice Governor Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo on Thursday urged local Gender and Development (GAD) advocates in the province to reach out to the local communities.

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October 31, 2014 6:20 am



Business

U.S. stocks open mixed after robust GDP

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 — U.S. stocks opened mixed Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy grew stronger than expected in the third quarter.

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October 31, 2014 6:30 am

Local demand for SSI Group shares robust

MANILA, Oct. 30 — Shares of SSI Group, the largest specialty retail company in the country, have received robust demand from domestic investors ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) next month.

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October 31, 2014 6:30 am

New BSP regulation on risk management a plus for PHL banks – Moody’s

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday dubbed as credit positive the latest regulation of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) putting a cap on the value of real estate collateral.

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October 31, 2014 6:30 am



Agri-Business

Pilmico distributes egg machines in Carigara, Ormoc City

By Reynalyn Bruses

CARIGARA, Leyte, Oct. 30 (PNA) – Pilmico Foods, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures recently distributed egg machine kits to farmers of Carigara, Leyte and Ormoc City in line with its advocacy campaign “Mahalin Pagkaing Atin.”

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October 31, 2014 6:26 am

NTA AgriPinoy celebrates 1st anniversary by starting poultry dressing facility

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) AgriPinoy Tobacco Farmers Food Processing and Trading Center in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur is set to formally start its poultry dressing facility in time for the center’s first anniversary celebrations on Oct. 31.

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October 31, 2014 6:26 am

Davao Sur town mayor to local farmers: Go organic

MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur, Oct. 30 — In efforts to make this municipality the organic capital of the country, Mayor Arthur Davin told his constituents to go organic in their farming practice.

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October 31, 2014 6:26 am



Features

(Feature) 'Atang': An undying Ilocano tradition of All Souls' Day fostering family solidarity

By Lilia M. Micua

VILLASIS, Pangasinan, Oct. 29 (PNA) — The old tradition of All Souls' Day is still alive in this Ilocano town on the edge of the Agno River even after it joined the journey to modernization across the years just like many other previously obscure Philippine towns.

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October 31, 2014 6:24 am

4Ps Exemplary Children 2014 share fun and learning experience in National Children’s Congress (Feature)

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Oct. 26 (PNA) — Children-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) who participated in the National Children’s Congress 2014 held in Quezon City from Oct. 22-25 of this year said they really had an enjoyable and good learning experience.

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October 29, 2014 9:09 am

(Feature)Passion for story-telling propels Kenyan reporter to global fame

By Bedah Mengo

NAIROBI, Oct. 28 (PNA/Xinhua) — Every day, Paul Wafula, a Kenyan journalist, is always on the lookout for things happening in Kenya in search of story ideas.

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October 29, 2014 9:09 am



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