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Voluntary Drug Testing

Board Member Jeneda Salcedo-Orendain (right), president of Iloilo Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB), signs up for the surprise but voluntary drug testing with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office 6 Director Paul Ledesma and Iloilo Provincial Police Office Director... [Read more...]

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Comelec Chairman Andres D. Bautista discusses “Vote Right!!! Itama ang Pagboto!”

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres D. Bautista (right) discusses “Vote Right!!! Itama ang Pagboto!” in the forum held as past of the Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) 2015 Midyear Media Convention on Friday (August 28, 2015) at the... [Read more...]

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PAPI President Luis T. Arriola presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal

Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) President Luis T. Arriola (2nd from left) presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal during the PAPI 2015 Midyear Media Convention on Friday (August 28, 2015) at the Asian Institute of Management... [Read more...]

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Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal delivers his message on the topic “Vote Right!!! Itama ang Pagboto!”

Noted Election lawyer Romulo B. Macalintal (right) delivers his message on the topic “Vote Right!!! Itama ang Pagboto!” during the Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) 2015 Midyear Media Convention on Friday (August 28, 2015) at the Asian Institute... [Read more...]

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PAPI 2015 Midyear Media Convention and TOCP Awards

Luis T. Arriola, PAPI President (center) presents Certificate of Appreciation to Commission on Elections Chairman Andres D. Bautista as Guest of Honor and Speaker at the PAPI 2015 Midyear Media Convention and TOCP Awards on Friday (Aug. 28, 2015) held at Asian Institute of Management(AIM... [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

6 NPO execs found liable for bidding fraud

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — The acting director of the National Printing Office (NPO) and the chairman and four members of NPO's Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) were ordered dismissed from the service after the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) found them guilty of grave misconduct in connection with the anomalous procurement of printing services worth Php1.9 million.

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August 29, 2015 5:10 am

NLRC exec faces raps for unlawful solicitation

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has found probable cause to charge a commissioner of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) for unlawfully soliciting Php100,000 from a counsel handling cases pending before the NLRC Fourth Division.

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August 29, 2015 5:10 am

DSWD to launch Youth Development Session on Aug. 31

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Friday it will be partnering with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) in the launching of the Youth Development Session (YDS) on Aug. 31.

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August 29, 2015 5:10 am



Foreign

Taliban kill 25 civilians in N. Afghanistan: official

MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Aug. 28 — Taliban militants have killed 25 civilians in the northern Faryab province with Maimana as its capital 425 km northwest of Kabul over the past two days, a local official said Friday.

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August 29, 2015 5:17 am

Facebook has a billion users in a single day, says Zuckerberg

HOUSTON, Aug. 28 — Setting a new milestone in social media connectivity, one billion people from around the world logged on to Facebook in a single day, the highest ever, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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August 29, 2015 5:17 am

USS Donald Cook to Enter Black Sea on Friday

MOSCOW, Aug. 28 — “The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners,” according to the statement.

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August 29, 2015 5:17 am



Sports & Entertainment

IOC president visits 2022 Winter Olympics venues

CHONGLI, Hebei Province, Aug. 28 — International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach arrived in Chongli County of Zhangjiakou on Friday to inspect 2022 Winter Olympics venues.

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August 29, 2015 5:27 am

Nietes’ Mexican foe in US fight named (Sports)

CEBU CITY, Aug. 28 — Mexican fighter Juan Alejo will try to do what his compatriots failed to do — defeat Donnie Nietes, the best light-flyweight in the world and the longest-reigning Filipino boxing champion.

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August 29, 2015 5:27 am

China wins 1st gold in athletics worlds

BEIJING, Aug. 28 — china claimed its first gold medal at the world athletics championships as Liu Hong and Lyu Xiuzhi finished 1-2 on Friday.

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August 29, 2015 5:27 am



Travel & Tourism

Australia's post record-high tourism profits due to high Chinese tourist arrivals

MELBOURNE, Aug. 28 — Australia has noted a a record-high revenue from its tourism industry due to the rise in the number of Chinese tourists flocking to the country.

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August 29, 2015 5:32 am

New China Southern Airlines service promises boost to New Zealand's South Island

WELLINGTON, Aug. 28 — New Zealand's South Island is expecting a major tourism boost after China Southern Airlines announced Friday it will start a new year-round service between Christchurch and Guangzhou from December.

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August 29, 2015 5:32 am

Bulgaria reports 16.5% growth in outbound, 9% drop in inbound trips in July

SOFIA, Aug. 28 — In July 2015, the number of trips Bulgarians took abroad grew by 16.5 percent year-on-year, while arrivals from abroad were 9.0 percent fewer, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said Thursday.

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August 29, 2015 5:32 am



Health & Lifestyle

Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 28 — Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.

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August 29, 2015 5:30 am

Vitamin D vital to fight bowel diseases: New Zealand research

WELLINGTON, Aug. 28 — Wider use of vitamin D-fortified foods could help fight a range of bowel diseases, including cancer, as people around the world avoid the harmful rays of the sun, according to a New Zealand research out Friday.

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August 29, 2015 5:30 am

Japan tops 'healthy life expectancy' list, Singapore second

LONDON, Aug. 28 — Japan ranked first in "healthy life expectancy" followed by Singapore in the 2013 study of 188 countries released Thursday by the British medical journal Lancet.

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August 29, 2015 5:30 am



Provincial

JCI Iloilo Ilang-ilang and LPNHS bring heaven to aeta community through education

ILOILO CITY, August 28 -–The Junior Chamber International Philippines Iloilo Ilang-ilang, Inc. (JCI), together with the Lapaz National High School (LPNHS), educate aeta community in Barangay (village) Lanit, Jaro, Iloilo City.

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August 29, 2015 5:14 am

RDC-VI set to elect new chairman

ILOILO CITY, Aug 28 — The Regional Development Council in Western Visayas is set to hold its third quarter meeting on Sept. 4 at Casa Real of the Iloilo provincial government to elect its chairman coming from the public sector who will only serve as such for the remaining term of office of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. of the Province of Negros Occidental.

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August 29, 2015 5:14 am

Pangasinan cops advance enhanced shooting proficiency

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan, Aug. 28 — At least 63 members of the Malasiqui police station (MPS) underwent enhanced shooting proficiency training on Friday till Saturday to boost their capabilities in neutralizing criminals.

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August 29, 2015 5:14 am



Business

DOTC sets traffic plan dry run for LRT-2 project on Saturday

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — Before presenting to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for approval, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is first set to test its proposed traffic management plan for the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) Masinag Extension project on Saturday.

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August 29, 2015 5:25 am

Olongapo City LGU agrees to sign debt-restructuring deal with PSALM

By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) – Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management President and Chief Executive Lourdes Alzona said Friday that Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino has agreed to restructure the city government's power bills incurred since 2013.

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August 29, 2015 5:25 am

German wages increase outpaces inflation in Q2

BERLIN, Aug. 28 — The growth of negotiated wages in Germany significantly outpaced the increase in consumer prices in the second quarter of 2015, boosting Germans' purchasing power which supported economic expansion, official data showed Friday.

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August 29, 2015 5:25 am



Agri-Business

Maguindanao school gets farm equipment from DAF-ARMM

RAJAH BUAYAN, Maguindanao, Aug 28 — Public school students are expected to become agriculture-productive citizens with the turn-over Thursday of one unit hand tractor from Department of Agricultlure and Fisher in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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August 29, 2015 5:22 am

Monsanto creates module-based technology service for farmers

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — Monsanto, a multinational agricultural company, has developed DEKALBLINK, a module-based platform that would provide services to Filipino farmers through voice messages and short messages (SMS).

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August 29, 2015 5:22 am

DA urges farmers to be armed with information to prepare for impact of El Niño

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 27 — Accurate information is necessary to be able to cushion the impact of the El Niño phenomenon.

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August 29, 2015 5:22 am



Features

(News Feature) UK’s Globe Theatre brings ‘Hamlet’ to Manila as it marks 125th show in two-year world tour

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) — The long wait of Filipino playgoers to see a Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre production ended on Sunday (Aug. 23) as the London theater company staged Globe to Globe: Hamlet at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Little Theater in Pasay City.

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August 29, 2015 5:20 am

(Feature) DSWD seeks support of academe, other sectors to ensure success of 'Oplan Balik Bahay, Sagip Buhay' program

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Monday it is continuously seeking the support of both public and private institutions and other sectors to ensure the success of the "Oplan Balik Bahay, Sagip Buhay (OBBSB)" program as a way to address the long-pressing problem of street dwellers in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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August 29, 2015 5:20 am

(Feature) If Ninoy is still alive

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) –- We see him in our Php500 bill. We are all aware that he’s the father of the current president of the Republic of the Philippines, and husband of the late Cory Aquino.

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August 29, 2015 5:20 am