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The heat of Mayon Volcano

Salted fish dry under the heat of the sun in Albay province on Tuesday (September 16, 2014) as Mt. Mayon’s restiveness intensifies with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology hoisting Alert Level 3, expecting an explosion within a few days or weeks. (PNA... [Read more...]

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Tsuneishi ship building facility in Cebu

The 147-hectare shipyard of Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. at West Cebu Industrial Park Social Economic Zone in Balamban, Cebu eyes to be the shipbuilding capital of the Philippines and the “mother shipyard” in Southeast Asia. The Tsuneishi Balamban facility... [Read more...]

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Filipino Chinese community donates 2 mobile cars for Manila police

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada receives from Dr. James Dy (with red tie) a check for P1.53 million representing payment for two Nissan Almera police mobile cars that the Filipino Chinese community in Binondo donated to the Manila Police. Dy is chairman of the Filipino Chinese... [Read more...]

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Bamboo bicycles tour in Intramuros

Gawad Kalinga’s Reggie Ferrer, assistant store manager at bambike ecotours; and Letran student Inaki Miguel pose for the guided tour with handmade bamboo bicycles along the walled city of Intramuros on Tuesday (September 16, 2014). (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme  Read More →

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DOH partners with NKTI and PCSO to help transplant patients

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona (2nd from left) leads the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) which gives financial assistance to indigent patients... [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

PAL aircraft makes 'rough' landing at HK airport

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — An aircraft of Philippine Airlines (PAL) made a rough landing Tuesday noon at the Hong Kong International Airport after experiencing turbulence brought about by typhoon “Luis” (international name: Kalmaegi).

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

QC gov't wants standard time flashed hourly on TV

MANILA, Sept. 16 — The Quezon City government is urging all television stations within the city to flash hourly on television shows the Philippine Standard Time to address time differences that cause delay of scheduled business transactions.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Forecast cites 300 mm. rains in three regions

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Government's weather agency forecast for the agricultural sector in Regions III, IV-A and IV rainfall up to 300 mm. — the highest expected downpour among regions nationwide within the 10-day period ending Sept. 20 this year.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Foreign

Australian universities move up in world rankings

SYDNEY, Sept. 16 — Australia's top universities have moved up the world rankings in the latest survey released on Tuesday.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Death toll rises to 57 in Nigeria's church collapse

LAGOS, Sept. 16 — Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NAMA) on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll from a building collapse in Nigeria's southwest state of Lagos has risen to 57, from Monday's 49.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

New Zealand Customs dog sniffs out RMB stash bound for Hong Kong

WELLINGTON, Sept. 16 — New Zealand Customs officers said Tuesday they have seized 700,000 Renminbi (113,644 U.S. dollars) from a man who was attempting to smuggle the cash out of the country to Hong Kong.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Sports & Entertainment

PHL volleyball youth team eyes modest goal in Asian tourney

MANILA, Sept. 16 — The Philippine girls youth volleyball team is aiming for a modest goal when it competes in the Asian Youth Girls U-17 Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand for the first time in a long while.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

7 players added to Ceres-La Salle FC roster

By Cyrus M. Garde

BACOLOD CITY, Sept 16 (PNA) — Seven players were added to the lineup of Ceres-La Salle Football Club in a ceremonial signing of contract held at the 21 Restaurant here Tuesday.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

General Santos City rules Batang Pinoy-Mindanao Leg in Pagadian City

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Sept. 16 – The General Santos City athletic delegation landed as the champion as they ruled the recently-concluded four-day Batang Pinoy-Mindanao Leg held in this city.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Travel & Tourism

Boracay losing P165M from China travel ban

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 — The renowned tourist island of Boracay in Aklan is reportedly losing around P165 million from booking cancellations by more or less 7,000 Chinese nationals almost three days after China issued a travel ban advisory to the Philippines following the abduction of a Chinese teenager who worked in a family-run store in Zamboanga.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Davao Oriental expedites tourism development projects

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 — Efforts of Davao Oriental officials to acquire a niche in the tourism industry are gaining ground.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Limited Tacloban airport operation continues to affect hotels

TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 16 — Limited operations of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport continue to affect some of the hotels in this city.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Health & Lifestyle

Natural gas leaking into Pennsylvania, Texas water supplies: study

MOSCOW, Sept. 16 -– Drinking water supplies in Texas and Pennsylvania suffer from regular natural gas contamination, although it is not a direct consequence of horizontal drilling, or fracking, US researchers say.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

CHO vows to cover majority of targeted areas in immunization coverage in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 –- The City Health Office (CHO) on Tuesday vowed to cover majority of the targeted areas in the city in the immunization coverage of Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio at the end of the month-long campaign despite some challenges experienced by health staff.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Thailand To Manufacture Next-Generation Rabies Vaccine

By Minggu Simon Lhasa

BANGKOK, Sept 16 (PNA/Bernama) — The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) of the Thai Red Cross Society, BioNet-Asia and Liaoning Cheng Da Bioechnology (CDBIO) have announced a collaboration to manufacture the next-generation rabies vaccine in Thailand.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Provincial

'Luis' damage to agri, infra in Central Luzon reaches P218.59M

By Zorayda S. Tecson

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Some P218.59 million worth of crops and infrastructure in Central Luzon were damaged due to the onslaught of typhoon "Luis".

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

P106.7-M cash aid given to 9.6T beneficiaries in 6 Yolanda-hit towns – DSWD 7

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — Some P106.7 million cash aid has been given to 9,698 beneficiaries in six towns in northern Cebu whose houses were totally destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda, a Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 official said.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Cebu City VM orders police to intensify operations against prostitution

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) director Senior Supt. Noli Romana to intensify their inspection of possible places where minors and commercial sex workers stay at night.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Business

China eyes upgraded China-ASEAN FTA

NANNING, Sept. 16 — China looks forward to an upgraded China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) and vows efforts to improve its quality and performance, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Tuesday.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Singapore to explore investment opportunities in East Coast

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept. 16 — Singapore says it is willing to explore investment opportunities in Peninsular Malaysia's east coast states.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

City Council tackles CDO’s proposed 2015 Revenue Code

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 16 –- The City Council here has started the public hearings on the city’s proposed Revenue Code of 2015, City Councilor Prexy Elipe said on Tuesday.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Agri-Business

DTI-7 gives machines to 3 farmers groups to hike desiccated coconut production

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 7 has turned over manufacturing machines to two farmer organizations in Aloguinsan town in southern Cebu to increase production of desiccated coconut and coconut charcoal.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

NegOcc provincial gov’t seeks further improvement of cattle industry

By Nanette L. Guadalquiver

BACOLOD CITY, Sept 16 (PNA) – Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the provincial government continuously promotes the improvement of the local cattle industry.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

MNLF fighters, now a cooperative, to develop banana plant in Maguindanao

By Edwin O. Fernandez

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Members of the Moro National Liberation Front will launch on Thursday a self-sustained 500-hectare Cavendish banana farm in the MNLF’s main enclave in Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Features

(Feature) DOH promotes responsible parenthood for CCT beneficiaries

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 14 (PNA) — Not many people are aware that responsible parenthood through proper family planning and reproductive health is also taught to the family beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the government.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Vietnam's cigarette tax hike could see numbers of smokers drop, related illnesses decrease

HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept. 16 — Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has made proposals to the under-discussion amendment on the Law on Special Consumption Tax to increase the consumption tax on cigarettes from 65 percent in 2014, to 75 percent in 2015, and 85 percent in 2018.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

(Feature) Regional winners of Idols ng TESDA 2014 prove training gives them edge

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel

MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Seven technical-vocational graduates who have been chosen as regional winners of Idols ng TESDA 2014 have shared their stories proving that the training they received from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) gives them edge in the workplace.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



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