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Senate public hearing on integration of Airport Terminal Fee of OFWs

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III (left) and Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Subcommittee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, question Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Vice Chairman and General Manager Jose Angel Honrado (right) about... [Read more...]

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Princess Anne arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang

Visiting Princess Anne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang for a courtesy call on Tuesday (March 17, 2015). Her visit is in connection with her charity and various humanitarian works. She has been President... [Read more...]

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President Aquino visits the wounded soldiers confined at the Army General Hospital in Fort Bonifacio

President Benigno S. Aquino III visits the wounded soldiers confined at the Army General Hospital in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Monday afternoon (March 16, 2015). President Aquino personally thanked the injured troopers for their gallantry and bravery during their separate... [Read more...]

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Senate public hearing on proposed Revised Penal Code amendments

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III (left), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presides at the public hearing on the proposed Revised Penal Code amendments at the Senate Bldg. in Pasay City on Tuesday (March 17, 2015). Also in photo are (from right) Undersecretary... [Read more...]

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President Aquino visits the wounded soldiers confined at the V. Luna Hospital

President Benigno S. Aquino III visits the wounded soldiers confined at the V. Luna Hospital in Quezon City on Monday afternoon (March 16, 2015). President Aquino personally thanked the injured troopers for their gallantry and bravery during their separate encounters with members... [Read more...]

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

House committee ends probe on irregularities at LTFRB

By Mabelle M. Manalo

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — The House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability finally ended Tuesday its inquiry on the alleged irregularities at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

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March 18, 2015 5:41 am

DOJ orders more members of Ampatuan clan to explain involvement in Maguindanao massacre

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday ordered 14 more members of the Ampatuan clan to explain their participation in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.

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March 18, 2015 5:41 am

Govt to regain public trust through constant pursuit of reform programs

MANILA, March 17 — The government is determined to regain public trust by continuously pushing for reform programs that aim to better the people’s lives, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Tuesday.

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March 18, 2015 5:41 am



Foreign

German FM highlights 'unique chance' for Iran nuclear deal

Berlin, March 17 — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier stressed 'the unique chance' for an agreement on Iran's nuclear program following a two-hour special meeting in Brussels on the state of Iran nuclear negotiations.

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March 18, 2015 5:50 am

120 historical items donated to Nanjing Massacre museum

NANJING, March 17 — The Nanjing Massacre museum received a donation of 120 pieces of World War II memorabilia, including pictures of Japan's the surrender ceremony and silk-made combat maps used by U.S. troops.

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March 18, 2015 5:50 am

Operators opt to scrap 3 old nuclear reactors at Fukui plants

OSAKA, March 17 — The operators of two nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture decided Tuesday to scrap three old reactors, the industry's first response to a 2013 government regulation against reactors running for over 40 years amid public safety concerns in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

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March 18, 2015 5:50 am



Sports & Entertainment

Chinese multi-arts group wows Batangas City

MANILA, March 17 — The Jilin Provincial Art Troupe, a multi-arts group from northeastern China, recently performed before enthusiastic audiences at the Batangas City Convention Center as part of the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the PhilippinesChina Diplomatic Relations.

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March 18, 2015 5:57 am

Accommodation for athletes, officials of ‘Palaro 2015’ ready for occupancy

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, March 17 — The sign on the gate is clear and simple: “Ready For Occupancy.”

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March 18, 2015 5:57 am

Team Albay bags 2 gold, 1 silver medals on first day of Palarong Bicol 2015

By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo

LEGAZPI CITY, March 17 (PNA) — The Vulcans or Team Albay won two gold medals and one silver medal on the first day of the Palarong Bicol 2015 in Pili, Camarines Sur, on Monday.

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March 18, 2015 5:57 am



Travel & Tourism

After rising from 'Reming' devastation, Albay now haven of foreign tourists in Bicol

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

LEGAZPI CITY, March 17 (PNA) — Rising from the devastation wrought by super typhoon "Reming" in 2006, Albay province has completely regained its economic and tourism glory, Maria "Nini" Ravanilla, Department of Tourism Bicol regional director, said Tuesday.

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March 18, 2015 6:05 am

Hanoi told to prioritize tourism-boosting policies

HANOI, March 17 — Hanoi needs to develop its own brand of tourism, focusing on craft villages, eco-tourism and cultural tourism, said Nguyen Cong Hoan, the deputy director of Hanoi Redtours.

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March 18, 2015 6:05 am

Roundup: Visa-free travel between China, Fiji expected to attract more Chinese tourists

SUVA, March 17 — From March 14, 2015, nationals of china and Fiji can enter each others country without a visa, as agreed by both governments. The latest move, combined with other steps such as the launching of Fiji's first travel guidebook in Chinese, are expected to further attract Chinese tourists to the South Pacific island country, many say in Fiji.

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March 18, 2015 6:05 am



Health & Lifestyle

German doctors conduct free surgeries in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 17 — A non-profit medical organization, Interplast Germany, recently conducted a medical mission that offered free-of-charge surgical operation to 63 patients at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) in Bolingit, San Carlos City.

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March 18, 2015 6:03 am

Health advocates call for stricter enforcement of the law banning the sales of cigarettes near schoolsBe Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, March 17 — Health advocates from the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines (FCAP) called on Tuesday for stricter enforcement of the law prohibiting the selling of cigarettes near universities and other school campuses to minors.

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March 18, 2015 6:03 am

Animal bites rising in South Cotabato, health officials launch info drive vs rabies

KORONADAL CITY, March 17 — The provincial health office in South Cotabato has reported about 696 cases of animal bites during the first two months of 2015.

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March 18, 2015 6:03 am



Provincial

Mom of 2013 North Cotabato attack victim welcomes arrest of Tambako

By Noel Y. Punzalan and Edwin O. Fernandez

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato, March 17 (PNA) — Relatives of a public school teacher who was allegedly beheaded by the group of arrested Moro bandit leader Mohammad Ali Tambako rejoiced upon learning he has been arrested.

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March 18, 2015 5:46 am

2 injured in fire in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 17 — Two persons were injured in a fire that gobbled up eight stores in El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental Tuesday afternoon, a report reaching here said.

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March 18, 2015 5:46 am

Leyte official welcomes Garin’s appointment as health chief

TACLOBAN CITY, March 17 — The appointment of Department of Health Secretary Janette Loreto Garin by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III last week is a living proof of competence of officials from Leyte, said Vice Governor Carlo P. Loreto.

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March 18, 2015 5:46 am



Business

Mariveles Coal Plant U1 trips, brings brownout to part of Meralco’s franchise area

By Luzel L. Danganan

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) – The first unit of the Mariveles Coal Power Plant, which has an installed capacity of 325.8 megawatts (MW), has tripped and brought power interruption to some of the Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco’s) franchise area on Tuesday.

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March 18, 2015 5:56 am

Globe backs internet.org goals thru Free Facebook promo

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) on Tuesday declared support for the internet.org objective thru its Free Facebook promo, which has introduced mobile browsing to many of its customers in the country.

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March 18, 2015 5:56 am

Tigerair PHL announces new routes to Legazpi and Puerto Princesa

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — Daily flights from Manila to Legazpi and five times weekly flights from Cebu to Puerto Princesa will be launched by Tigerair Philippines beginning March 29.

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March 18, 2015 5:56 am



Agri-Business

Over-production tagged as reason for dip in prices of onion in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 17 — Over-production of onion, aggravated by lack of cold-storage facilities, was tagged as the main reason the price of this agricultural commodity plunged to its lowest level, to the big letdown of thousands of farmers and their families in Pangasinan.

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March 18, 2015 5:52 am

DAR-Bicol into fresh milk production advocacy

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, March 17 (PNA) -– The regional office for Bicol here of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has embraced the production of quality fresh milk as another advocacy towards raising the earning power of farmers in Albay.

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March 18, 2015 5:52 am

DA-2 holds Agri Pinoy Mega Fiesta in Cagayan Valley

CITY OF ILAGAN, March 17 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Region 2 is conducting a four-day Agri Pinoy Mega in Cagayan Valley starting today, March 17 to 20, 2015.

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March 18, 2015 5:52 am



Features

DSWD’s women, child-friendly spaces in evacuation centers reduce risks during disasters

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, March 16 (PNA)–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Monday it considered its initiatives in putting up “women-child friendly spaces” for women and children in evacuation centers as one of its “best practices” in reducing risks during disasters.

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March 17, 2015 2:03 am

(Feature) DOH issues prevention tips on summer skin problems and diseases

By Leilani S. Junio

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, March 15 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) regional office for MIMAROPA has issued preventive tips in addressing common skin problems and other diseases during the coming summer season.

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March 17, 2015 2:03 am

DENR rouses Bicolanos to marine life conservation

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, March 14 (PNA) -– The Bicol Peninsula is surrounded by waters gifted with an exotic marine wildlife made up of various species —from the charming sea turtles, the exciting whale sharks, dancing dolphins and magnificent manta rays to the extremely rare megamouth shark — that are all considered endangered species,

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March 17, 2015 2:03 am



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