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Road and drainage improvement in Quezon City

The Quezon City Engineering Department rushes the ongoing improvement of road and drainage system in Barangay North Fairview on Friday (July 18, 2014). (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)LAM/fom  Read More →

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Opening of EXPO Franchise Asia Philippines 2014

Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, visits local products on display during the opening of the EXPO Franchise Asia Philippines 2014 at the SMX Convention Center on Friday (July 18, 2014) in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)LAM/acd  Read More →

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Binibining Pilipinas contestants take selfie

Binibining Pilipinas beauties take a selfie during the opening of the EXPO Franchise Asia Philippines 2014 at the SMX on Friday (July 18, 2014) in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)LAM/acd  Read More →

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DENR climate change advocacy campaign

DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje delivers his welcome remarks during the media launch of the climate change advocacy campaign, “NagBabago Na Ang Panahon, Panaho Na Para Magbago,” on Friday (July 18, 2014) at the PIA Auditorium in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. (PNA photos... [Read more...]

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Advocacy campaign with GMA-7

Photo shows (from right) PCOO Secretary Sonny B. Coloma; Ma. Teresa L. Pacis, Assistant Vice-President Corporate Affairs of GMA Network Inc.; and DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje, join the media partnership with GMA-7 and signing of Memorandum of Agreement(MOA) during the media... [Read more...]

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National

EcoWaste slams sale of mercury-laden skin whitening cosmetics

MANILA, July 19 — “The gentle formula keeps your skin soft like a child.”

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

TS 'Henry' gains strength as it moves toward east of Northern Luzon

MANILA, July 19 — Tropical Storm "Henry" has gained strength and speed as it to moves northwest, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Saturday.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

TS 'Henry' won't affect PHL until Saturday

MANILA, July 18 — Tropical Storm "Henry" continues to move north northwest slowly and won't directly affect the country in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said on Friday.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am



Provincial

Governor commends 79th IB for job well done

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 18 -– Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo on Friday lauded the 79th Infantry “Masaligan” Battalion for having done an excellent job in fighting the insurgency in Negros Oriental and helping the province in attaining real peace and order.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Mayor Rama says he won’t implement ordinance on P5,000 cash aid to solo parents

CEBU CITY, July 18 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has said he won’t implement an ordinance granting P5,000 cash assistance to each solo parent registered in the city.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Cebu transport groups call off planned strike on Monday

CEBU CITY, July 18 — Cebu public transportation groups have called off their planned strike on Monday after a meeting Friday in Manila with Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and other transport officials.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am



Foreign

Death toll grows during the ongoing Israeli offensive on Gaza

GAZA, July 19 — Around 300 Palestinians were killed and 2,100 injured in the ongoing large-scale Israeli army offensive on the Gaza Strip that started in July 8, officials said early on Saturday.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

China calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS, July 19 — A Chinese envoy on Friday urged Israel and Palestine to immediately achieve a ceasefire, avoid any military ground operations and other actions that may lead to further escalation in the Gaza Strip.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

UN chief to travel to Middle East in bid to end Gaza conflict

UNITED NATIONS, July 19 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East region Saturday in a bid to end the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip, the UN political chief told the Security Council Friday.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am



Features

Gaza markets in recession as Israel continues attacks

By Ahmed Aldabba

GAZA, July 17 (PNA/Xinhua) — Butcher Ahmed al-Swisy from Gaza almost has sold nothing since the Israeli Operation Protective Edge to end Hamas militants' rocket fire started nine days ago.

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July 18, 2014 9:47 am

Japanese student makes room for laughs in China

BEIJING, July 11 — There's not much to laugh about these days in Japan's relationship with China.

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July 12, 2014 5:54 am

Vietnamese parents still prefer to have at least one son in family

By Hang Ngan, Thuy Anh, Zhang Jianhua

HANOI, July 11 (PNA/Xinhua)– Among Vietnamese parents, the preference nowadays is still to have at least one son in the family. "It is a duty of a Vietnamese man to have at least one son. If he fails to do so, he is being disloyal to his own parents," said Le Thi Ung, a 76-year-old woman who lives in this capital city.

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July 12, 2014 5:54 am



Agri-Business

Chicago agricultural commodities futures closed lower

CHICAGO, July 19 — Chicago agricultural commodities futures trading closed lower Friday, led by wheat.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Northern Samar hopes to become rice sufficient with help of DAR-ARCCESS

TACLOBAN CITY, July 18 — The province of Northern Samar hopes to improve its rice production with the assistance being provided by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) through its Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) projects.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

North Cotabato is leading rice producer in SOCCSKSARGEN region for 2013

COTABATO CITY, July 18 — North Cotabato remained to be the leading rice producer in the SOCCSKSARGEN region, officials said.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am



Business

Croatia issues oil, gas exploration tender

ZAGREB, July 19 — Croatia on Friday offered a public tender for on-shore oil and gas exploration.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Gold drops on profit-taking

CHICAGO, July 19 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Friday as profit- taking caused a slip following Thursday's surge on Malaysia Airlines flight crash.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

U.S. stocks rebound from sell-off prior day

NEW YORK, July 19 — U.S. stocks rallied Friday to wrap up the week higher, recovering from sharp declines the prior day, as market worries faded over an escalation of geopolitical crisis after the crash of a Malaysian passenger airline in Ukraine.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am



Sports & Entertainment

Former assistant writing tell-all on Lady Gaga

NEW YORK, July 18 — Lady Gaga's former assistant Jennifer O'Neill has signed a deal to pen a tell-all book about the musician.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Saina Nehwal pulls out of Commonwealth Games

NEW DELHI, July 18 — India's hopes of fetching five badminton medals at the Commonwealth Games suffered a massive jolt Friday as ace shuttler and defending champion Saina Nehwal pulled out of the Glasgow event after failing to recover from leg blisters sustained during the Australian Open Super Series triumph last month.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Iran team advances to semi-final of Asian basketball championships

TEHRAN, July 18 — Iranˈs national basketball team on Thursday defeated Jordan national team, advancing to semi-final of the Asian basketball championshps in China.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am



Health & Lifestyle

Solon seeks annual 'National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week'

MANILA, July 19 — To heighten public awareness about thyroid cancer, the sixth leading cancer in the country, a lawmaker is seeking the declaration of the fourth week of September every year as the “National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week.”

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Hemophilia specialist urges gov’t to include disease treatment in priority list

DAVAO CITY, July 18 -– A Hemophilia disease specialist urged local and national government to include in its priority programs the treatment and awareness for the rare bleeding disorder and consider the socio-economic implication to the family and the community because of its lifetime huge financial requirement.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Immunization coverage reaches 84%; still short of 90% global goal

MANILA, July 18 — More than 111 million infants worldwide received vaccines in 2013 to protect them from deadly diseases.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am



Travel & Tourism

Individual Taiwan tourism extends to more cities

CHANGCHUN, July 18 — Residents in 10 more cities in the Chinese mainland will be eligible to visit Taiwan as individual tourists, according to tourism officials from the two sides on Friday.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Tourism industry leader urges fixing of port terminals

CEBU CITY, July 18 — A leader of Cebu’s tour and travel operators sector has reiterated the call for government to fix port terminals and establish good sea-based transportation infrastructure to promote the thousands of enchanting islands in the country.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am

Solons bare P148-M tourism projects in Cagayan De Oro City

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 18 -– Representatives of the Second Congressional District had turned over projects worth P148 million that would likely boost the local tourism industry here.

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July 19, 2014 10:26 am



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