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VP Binay greets SONA guests

Vice President Jejomar Binay and wife Dra. Elenita Binay greet dignitaries at the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives after the State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III on (Monday July 27,2015) in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. (PNA photo by... [Read more...]

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Escudero couple with Rep. Robredo at SONA 2015

Senator Francis Escudero is seen with Rep. Leni Robredo (left) and his actress wife Heart Evangelista during the last State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday (July 27, 2015) at the House of Representatives in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.... [Read more...]

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Cabinet members at SONA 2015

Photo shows (from left) Justice Secretary Leila De Lima; Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya; Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio Abad; and Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. during interviews after the... [Read more...]

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VP Binay and former President Ramos at SONA

Vice President Jejomar Binay is greeted by Leyte 1st District Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez as former President Fidel V. Ramos looks on during the last State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday (July 27, 2015) at the House of... [Read more...]

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Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao with Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and husband actor Richard Gomez during the sixth and last SONA of President Benigno Aquino III

Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao with Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and husband actor Richard Gomez during the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III on Monday (July 27, 2015) at the Plenary Hall at the House of the Representatives in Batasan... [Read more...]

2013 Campaign Trail

(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

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



National

President Aquino says 2016 polls would be ultimate referendum of ‘Daang Matuwid’

By Jose Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday said the upcoming 2016 national elections would be a gauge of his “Daang Matuwid” platform even as he urged Filipinos to make his reforms a “way of life” that will ultimately pave the way for the Philippines into becoming a first world country in the next generation.

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July 28, 2015 5:31 am

President Aquino pushes timely passage of proposed 2016 national budget

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III is hoping Congress will pass on time the proposed Php3.002 trillion 2016 national budget to expedite the implementation of priority programs and projects for inclusive growth.

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July 28, 2015 5:31 am

President Aquino pushes Anti-Dynasty Bill, 3 other important measures

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday pushed the passage of four important measures, including the Anti-Dynasty Bill, in the remainder of the third regular session of the 16th Congress.

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July 28, 2015 5:31 am



Foreign

Birds flock to China's Yellow River Delta

JINAN, July 27 — The delta of the Yellow River, China's second-longest waterway, has become a paradise for various species of wild birds, thanks to the restoration of the environment.

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July 28, 2015 5:38 am

Kurdish fighters drive IS out of key Syrian town

DAMASCUS, July 27 — The Kurdish fighters on Monday captured a key town in northern Syria from the Islamic State (IS) militants, a monitor group reported.

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July 28, 2015 5:38 am

Hamas warns against Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque

GAZA, July 27 — The armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement, al-Qassam Brigades, on Monday warned against any Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, one of Islam's holiest sites.

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July 28, 2015 5:38 am



Sports & Entertainment

Pangasinan amasses 18 gold, 25 silver, 35 bronze medals in Batang Pinoy-Luzon League

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 27 (PNA)–Pangasinan harvested 18 gold, 25 silver and 35 bronze medals in the week-long Batang Pinoy Luzon leg held July 17 to 22 in Bulacan participated in by different local government units.

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July 28, 2015 5:47 am

Neymar wants to play 2016 Copa America, Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 26 — Neymar has expressed his wish to play in both next year's Copa America and the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament.

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July 28, 2015 5:47 am

Beijing, a safe chocie for 2022 Games

BEIJING, July 27 — Seven years ago, china was putting the finishing touches on what was to become one of the most memorable Games ever. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing has left a far-reaching legacy to Beijing and china at large and the impetus given by the Games to the city's and broader China's development is still tangible.

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July 28, 2015 5:47 am



Travel & Tourism

(Feature)From Donsol to Matnog, Sorsogon province is eco-cultural tourism destination

By Danny O. Calleja

SORSOGON CITY, July 28 (PNA) — From tip to tip, the unassertive province of Sorsogon is indisputably a striking eco-cultural tourism destination that many can bet others do not know about.

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July 28, 2015 5:51 am

Iloilo airport flights, passenger arrivals rise — DOT

ILOILO CITY, July 27 — The Iloilo Airport is proving to be a primary driver of the burgeoning Iloilo economy, and arguably has become one of the country’s best performing airports as testified by hard figures dished out by the Department of Tourism in Region 6 (DOT-6).

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July 28, 2015 5:51 am

China to conduct safety checks on airports after flight chaos

BEIJING, July 27 — Chinese civil aviation watchdog asked local branches to conduct safety checks on medium-size, small and new airports after a passenger caused chaos on a flight on Sunday.

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July 28, 2015 5:51 am



Health & Lifestyle

Australia's first medicinal cannabis trial to begin early 2016

SYDNEY, July 27 — Australia's first medicinal cannabis trial testing whether the drug alleviates symptoms and pain for terminally ill patients and chronic sufferers will begin in the first of three trials next year.

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July 28, 2015 5:50 am

Analysis: Health care in Slovakia still lags behind

By Richard Kvasnovsky

BRATISLAVA, July 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — slovakia is lagging behind the advanced world in terms of life expectancy and quality amid the risk of a rapid rise in the deficit in the health-care sector, the long-term analyses of the health-care sector in slovakia have shown.

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July 28, 2015 5:50 am

Chinese scientists discover therapy to child obesity

BEIJING, July 27 — A research team led by Chinese scientists have discovered dietary modulation of gut microbiota can alleviate both genetic and simple obesity in children.

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July 28, 2015 5:50 am



Provincial

Muslim religious leader urged pols to spare BBL in political mileage

COTABATO CITY, July 27 — A Muslim religious leader on Monday urged politicians not to make use of the Mindanao peace process to advance personal interest at its expense.

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July 28, 2015 5:34 am

South Cotabato celebrates first birthday of 100 millionth symbolic baby

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 27 — South Cotabato province celebrated on Monday the first birthday of the area’s 100 millionth symbolic baby.

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July 28, 2015 5:34 am

Teachers in Western Visayas hope President Aquino will mention salary hike in SONA

ILOILO CITY, July 27 -– Department of Education (DepEd)-Region 6 information officer Leah Belleza said teachers are hoping President Benigno Aquino III will include their salary increase in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday.

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July 28, 2015 5:34 am



Business

New cable network to help Guinea join digital world: president

CONAKRY, July 27 — A 4,000-km fibre optic cable network to be constructed by China's Huawei company will help Guinea join the digital world, the Guinean president has said.

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July 28, 2015 5:44 am

Ringgit decline not surprising, says Economist

SINGAPORE, July 27 — Given the weakness in oil and commodity prices and prospects of higher US interest rates later this year, it is not surprising to see the ringgit fall.

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July 28, 2015 5:44 am

Israel's Teva buys Allergan generic drug unit for USD 40.5 billion

JERUSALEM, July 27 — Israel's drugmaker Teva, the largest of its kind in the world, announced Monday that it has signed a deal to acquire the generic unit of Irish pharmaceutical company Allergan for USD 40.5 billion.

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July 28, 2015 5:44 am



Agri-Business

Japanese farmers anxious, dissatisfied before upcoming TPP talks

TOKYO, July 27 — Japanese farmers on Monday expressed their anxiety and dissatisfaction over talks of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade framework as the government here disclosed insufficient information on the issue that matters farmers' lives.

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July 28, 2015 5:40 am

Ilocos farmers to undergo training on modern farming

LAOAG CITY, July 27 — Over 50 Ilocano farmers will undergo a three-month long training on advanced agricultural technology as Governor Imee R. Marcos in partnership with SM Foundation launched the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) training program at VL Farms, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

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July 28, 2015 5:40 am

MSME taps farmer coops for banana chips processing in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY, July 27 — A micro small and medium entrepreneur (MSME) has tapped two farmer cooperatives in the interior barangay of Davao Oriental for banana chips processing.

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July 28, 2015 5:40 am



Features

Feature: Britain's bright working class kids less likely to be high-earners than less-able upper class children

LONDON, July 26 — A leading social reformer described as a scandal Sunday that a child's place in Britain's class system determines their destiny in life.

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July 28, 2015 5:39 am

Feature: Nuclear expert tasked with leading Fukushima decommissioning

TOKYO, July 25 — Toru Ogawa, a 64-year-old nuclear research expert, has been entrusted with probably the most challenging task facing Japan — leading the decommissioning process of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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July 28, 2015 5:39 am

Feature: Forester seeks greater use of wood to protect forests in postwar Japan

KIHOKU, Japan, July 26 — Toru Hayami does not conceal his excitement when he talks about his "forest of 400 years" in Kihoku town in the central Japan prefecture of Mie.

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July 28, 2015 5:39 am



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