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Inspirational Message from PNA Acting Executive Editor

Philippines News Agency (PNA) Acting Executive Editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater... [Read more...]

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PNA acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University

Philippines News Agency (PNA) acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater,... [Read more...]

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PNA Internship Graduation Exercise in Legaspi City

(L-R) One of the graduates as she proudly displays her certificate of completion during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise attended by Philippines News Agency (PNA) Legazpi Bureau Chief Floreno G. Solmirano, Bicol University College of Arts and Letters Dean Dr. Maria Sarte,... [Read more...]

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Outgoing PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing, answers questions during press briefing

Outgoing PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing (left) and Director Rodolfo P. Estigoy (right), Chief Research Science Specialist of Philippine Center for PostHarvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), answers questions during press briefing on Friday (June 17, 2016)... [Read more...]

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President Aquino answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corps during his thanksgiving lunch

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corpse (MPC) during his thanksgiving lunch Friday, June 17, 2016 at Presidents Restaurant in Binondo Manila. The President express his gratitude to MPC for the 6 year working relations with them.... [Read more...]

2013 Campaign Trail

(Election) Central Visayas police chief orders cops to secure local poll winners

CEBU CITY, May 13 — Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Marcelo Garbo Jr. Monday assured his men will secure all winners in the local elections.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

(Elections)Espino voting in Bugallon, Braganza in Alaminos City

DAGUPAN CITY, May 13 — Confident of getting reelected, Gov. Amado Espino Jr. is casting his vote at 7:30 a.m. in his electoral precinct at the Portic Elementary School in Bugallon town.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

Team PNoy bets ready to cast votes on Monday polls

MANILA, May 12 — All the senatorial candidates of the ruling coalition Team PNoy are ready to join the more than 50 million Filipino voters who will go out on Monday to cast their votes for 12 senators, partylists and local candidates.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm



National

Comelec chief rapped for 'Comeleak'

MANILA, June 17 — A privacy expert and former national statistician filed an administrative complaint on Friday against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista in connection with the so-called "Comeleak" of voters' data.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am

President Aquino hopes Philippines would be able to cope with future South China Sea challenges

MANILA, June 17 — Two weeks before leaving office, President Benigno S. Aquino III said he hopes the country would be better prepared to address the challenges posed by the International Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the case filed by the Philippines against China.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am

Lim is set to resign on Monday as head of the Comelec-CFO

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Robert Lim is set to resign as head of the poll body's Campaign Finance Office (CFO) next week.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am



Foreign

U.N. vows to equal rights for disablities to achieve development process

UNITED NATIONS, June 16 — The United Nations on Thursday concluded a three-day meeting on the disabled persons with determination to never leave them behind in the global drive for sustainable development.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am

Victim of Japanese sexual slavery renews call for justice

GENEVA, June 17 — A 91 year-old South Korean survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery during World War II on Friday condemned the controversial "comfort women" agreement reached by Japan and South Korea last year.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am

Dongfeng Honda to recall over one million vehicles

BEIJING, June 17 — Dongfeng Honda will recall more than one million vehicles due to defective airbags, China's quality watchdog said on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am



Sports & Entertainment

Brazilian Olympic swimmer Medeiros fails doping test

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16 — Brazilian swimmer Etiene Medeiros faces the prospect of missing this year's Olympic Games after failing a doping test, local authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am

CSDPC tasked to plan sports uplifting activities in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, June 17 -– The City Sports Development and Promotions Committee (CSDPC) is finalizing plans and programs to uplift sports consciousness in Baguio City using the PHP60-million appropriation intended to complete the rehabilitation of the Baguio Athletic Bowl at Burnham Park.

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am

Pinoy boxer back, training with Cuban coach

DAVAO CITY, June 17 -– Undefeated Filipino lightweight Harmonito “Hammer” dela Torre of General Santos City is now back training with his Cuban coach Osmiri “Moro” Fernandez in Miami, USA.

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am



Travel & Tourism

(News Feature) Luxury travel key to ease overcrowding in top PHL destinations

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, June 14 (PNA) — A travel group is looking at easing overcrowding in the Philippines’ top destinations by developing luxury travel and tourism to prevent damages that could pose risks to the quality of tourism as well as the environment.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am

Malindo Air, Turkish airlines announce interline partnership

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Malindo Air has teamed up with Turkish Airlines to tap new markets as well as enable passengers to find connections easier when traveling between ASEAN and Europe.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am

Chinese tourists spending up big in Australia: report

SYDNEY, June 17 — Chinese tourists are expected to spend more than 4.1 billion Australian dollars (3.02 billion U.S. dollars) in Australian retail outlets during 2016, according to a report received on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am



Health & Lifestyle

NCDA lauds the issuance of IRR on R.A. 10524

MANILA, June 17 — The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) has lauded the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10524 entitled “An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for Persons with Disability, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7277, As Amended, Otherwise Known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability,” which is set to be signed by the respective stakeholders Friday, June 17, 2016.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am

Calamba’s 'Buhayani Festival' short film tilt draws millennial, budding film makers

By Saul E. Pa-a

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna June 16 (PNA) — Calamba City staged on Thursday its 3rd “Buhayani 2016 Short Film Festival” competition that drew scores of millennial and budding film makers through their video masterpieces inspired by Rizal’s life and works at the SM City Calamba Cinema 1 here.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am

DOH urges intensified cleanup as dengue cases up 153% in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, June 17 -– The Department of Health (DOH) here is calling for stepped up cleanup drive as dengue cases continue to increase in Western Visayas with 3,653 cases and eight deaths as of the 23rd morbidity week.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am



Provincial

Cops nab 3 for illegal mining in Camarines Norte

By Jorge Hallare

LEGAZPI CITY, June 17 (PNA) — Members of the Paracale Municipal Police Station (PMPS) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) of Daet town caught three men in the act of illegally mining in Sitio Bulaay, Barangay Palanas, Paracale, Camarines Norte, at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am

Army, police place troops on alert for possible NPA retaliation

KORONADAL CITY, June 17 –- Police and military authorities here have been placed on heightened alert for possible retaliatory attacks from communist rebels after a clash with government forces Friday morning that left two rebels killed.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am

Yes for Peace advocates laud transparency in preliminary talks; work for formal talks in UP

PLARIDEL, Bulacan, June 17  — Transparency, which is the key word of incoming Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza in managing the peace process, is fast gaining the support of stakeholders and peace advocates.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am



Business

PHL stocks regain 7,600 level

MANILA, June 17 — The local stock barometer regained the 7,600-level on Friday as investors took their cue from Wall Street’s rally after the United States Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am

Russian Helicopters shares may be sold to private investors — minister

ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov does not rule out further sale of Russian Helicopters shares, bringing the share of private investors up to 49 percent.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am

Russia to launch grain interventions in August-September '16 — minister

ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — Russia will launch grain interventions in August-September, which will be selective, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2016) on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am



Agri-Business

Negros Occidental farms, raisers get P1.3M worth of animals this June

BACOLOD CITY, June 17 — Multiplier farms as well as individual and association raisers in Negros Occidental have been allotted almost P1.3 million worth of animals by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) this June.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am

PhilMech bares list of ‘Agrinnovation’ technologies ready for mass adoption

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) bared on Friday seven technologies for different agricultural commodities and two technologies specifically for soybeans that it has developed in the past three to four years that are now ready for mass adoption by farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am

Real’s beekeepers receive starter kits on honey bee production, culture

By Gideon Belen

REAL, Quezon, June 17 (PNA) -– Around 35 farmers-beekeepers in Barangay Cawayan in this town could now earn more from honey bee production and honey culture through the acquisition of starter bee hive and tool kits provided by Quezon’s Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) this month.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am



Features

(Feature) PCC’s Milka Krem showcases 4 ‘must try’ local cheeses

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Anyone who has already been at “Milka Krem” — the dairy products outlet of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija — can ascertain that it has become a haven for an array of delightful, truly refreshing, and healthy products that it sells to the public.

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May 12, 2016 6:15 am

Solo parent benefits from 4Ps, looks forward to earning college degree

By Leilanie G. Adriano

SAN FERNANDO, La Union, May 5 (PNA) — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office I (DSWD-FO1) have helped a solo parent for six years — Marissa Madanay from Pao Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union.

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May 10, 2016 5:22 am

(Abril: Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino)Iba’t-Ibang Dila, Iisang Bansa

By Butch Galicia

TORONTO, Undated (PNA Features) — Isang turista ang nagsapalarang dumalaw sa kaibigan sa kabundukan ng Timog Pilipinas. Siya ay lumapit sa isang umpukan at nagtanong: “Is this the town of San Isidro?”

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April 14, 2016 3:23 am