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PNP Star Rank Officers Shooting Challenge

PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima (3rd from left) led the 84 PNP star rank officers showcasing their firearms proficiency during the PNP Star Rank Officers Shooting Challenge at the PNP Firing Range in Camp Crame. (PNA photo by Lloyd Caliwan)FPV/CLTC/ron  Read More →

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‘PaskuJuan: Salu-Salo sa Pagbabago’ festival and bazaar

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon J. Soliman (left) announces the first-ever “PaskuJuan: Salu-Salo sa Pagbabago” festival and bazaar where Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries... [Read more...]

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Quality products produced by 4Ps beneficiaries being marketed at ‘Kultura Filipino’ section of SM Malls nationwide

Livelihood & Outreach Programs Assistant Vice President Cristie S. Angeles of SM Foundation, Inc. (center), in a forum Thursday (Nov. 20), said that SM Foundation helps in selling the products or crops of farmers being sold in all SM Supermarkets nationwide, thus enabling... [Read more...]

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DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program: Bridging the Gap Between Local Business and Communities

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon J. Soliman (right) says that in implementing the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), the DSWD has linked itself to private business partners who believe in the capacity of the poor people to rise from poverty... [Read more...]

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Senate plenary deliberation on DOTC’s 2015 Budget

Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito Estrada (right) interpellates Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator Francis Escudero during the Senate plenary deliberation on the proposed 2015 Budget of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Thursday... [Read more...]

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2013 Campaign Trail

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

(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



National

BSP reminds banks to have a prudent customer identification process

MANILA, Nov. 21 — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has observed loose practices of some banks in terms of proper identification of customers.

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November 21, 2014 11:45 am

Japan provides emergency vehicles to 'Yolanda' affected areas

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa will attend the turn-over ceremony of “The Project for the Provision of Emergency Vehicles to the Typhoon Yolanda Affected Areas in the Philippines” on November 23, 2014.

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November 21, 2014 11:45 am

2 women hurt in IED blast in Cotobato City

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Two young women were seriously hurt after still unknown persons detonated an IED (improvised explosive device) in Sinsuat Avenue, Luna Street, Cotabato City Thursday night.

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November 21, 2014 11:45 am



Foreign

S.Korea, Japan to hold talks on wartime sex slavery next week

SEOUL, Nov. 21 — Senior diplomats from South Korea and Japan will hold talks next week about Japan's sexual enslavement of South Korean women during World War II, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Friday.

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November 21, 2014 11:53 am

Sicilian police arrest 23 more suspects in anti-mafia operation

ROME, Nov. 21 — Italian police on Thursday arrested 23 mafia suspects in the country's southern island of Sicily, one day after a major operation was conducted against one of the crime syndicate's most powerful clans, local media said.

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November 21, 2014 11:53 am

Netanyahu slams decision of banning Arab workers

JERUSALEM, Nov. 21 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday slammed a southern Israeli city's mayor who imposed a ban on employing Arab Israeli construction workers in kindergartens due to "security concerns," according to a statement from his office.

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November 21, 2014 11:53 am



Sports & Entertainment

Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG, Nov. 20 — Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu suffered a three-game loss to lesser-ranked Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the second round of US$ 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon here today.

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November 21, 2014 12:01 pm

Cebu-led beach volleybal teams make playoff in 4th Asian Beach Games

CEBU CITY, Nov. 20 — Cebu City's crazy dream of one day sending a team to the summer Olympics in beach volleyball is starting to bear some fruit, though in a lesser known international competition.

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November 21, 2014 12:01 pm

Lakers come back to win over Rockets

HOUSTON, Nov. 20 — The Los Angeles Lakers came from behind in the final two minutes to beat the Houston Rockets 98-92 Wednesday night at Toyota Center, giving the host team their first losing streak of the season.

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November 21, 2014 12:01 pm



Travel & Tourism

Megaworld beefs up lifestyle component of P30-B Mactan Newtown project

CEBU CITY, Nov. 20 — Megaworld Corporation is beefing up the lifestyle component at the P30-billion, 29.3-hectare Mactan Newtown project in Lapu-Lapu City.

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November 21, 2014 12:06 pm

Visa changes for Chinese visitors unlock opportunities: New Zealand tourism chief

WELLINGTON, Nov. 21 — New Zealand's tourism industry is set to get a boost under visa changes that make it easier for Chinese to travel to and work in the country, the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) said Friday.

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November 21, 2014 12:06 pm

Flights cancelled due to bad weather

MANILA, Nov 21 — Two flights to and from Caticlan in Aklan were cancelled Friday morning due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in an advisory.

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November 21, 2014 12:06 pm



Health & Lifestyle

China donates medical supplies to Togo

LOME, Nov. 21 — The Chinese government on Thursday donated medical supplies worth 5 million yuan (about USD820,000) to assist Togo in its Ebola virus disease prevention and response strategy.

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November 21, 2014 12:05 pm

China-donated bio-safety lab breaks ground in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Nov. 21 — Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday ceremonially broke ground on a China-donated permanent fixed bio-safety level III laboratory aimed to test bacterial and other fungal diseases in the country.

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November 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Spanish health worker to return after possible Ebola contagion in Mali

MADRID, Nov. 21 — A Spanish health worker from the Doctors without Borders organization (Medecins San Frontiers: MSF) will be flown back to Spain early Friday morning from Mali as the result of a risk of contagion from the Ebola virus.

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November 21, 2014 12:05 pm



Provincial

2 civilians hurt in Cotabato City blast

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 21 — Two civilians were hurt following a loud explosion that occurred around 6:00 p.m.Thursday along the junction of Sinsuat Avenue and Gen. Luna St. here, police said.

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November 21, 2014 11:49 am

NorCot farmers' cooperative gets another national award

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Nov. 21 — The famous farmers's cooperative in North Cotabato once again proved its worth by winning another award which again placed the North Cotabato the limelight amid violence hounding the province, officials here said Friday.

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November 21, 2014 11:49 am

Zambo City launches renewed traffic, jaywalking ordinance

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 21 — The city government has launched a renewed campaign of City Ordinance No. 248 otherwise known as the Revised Traffic Code of this city.

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November 21, 2014 11:49 am



Business

Tokyo shares lose ground by break on yen's advance

TOKYO, Nov. 21 — Tokyo shares lost ground by ending the morning session Friday due to a pause in the yen's fast falling against the U.S. dollar.

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November 21, 2014 11:59 am

US maintains duty on VN tra fish

HA NOI, Nov. 21 — The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to maintain its anti-dumping tax on tra fish fillets imported from Viet Nam for at least five more years.

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November 21, 2014 11:59 am

Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia plan to set up regional rubber market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 21 — Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are planning to set up a regional rubber market in the next 18 months that will serve as a platform for better rubber price recovery, as well as an effective hedging function for producers, consumers and market players, local reports said here Friday.

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November 21, 2014 11:59 am



Agri-Business

Malta bans bee imports from southern Italy to prevent pest threat

VALLETTA, Nov. 20 — Malta has banned bee imports from Southern Italy to prevent pest threat, the Plant Health Directorate (PHD) under the archipelago's Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change said on Wednesday.

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November 21, 2014 11:56 am

Taiwan tightens crackdown on food fraud amid scandals

TAIPEI, Nov. 20 — Taiwan's legislative authority passed new amendments to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation after a third reading on Tuesday.

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November 21, 2014 11:56 am

Macedonia to conduct checkup on alleged re-export agricultural products from EU to Russia

SKOPJE, Nov. 20 — The Macedonian government requested state institutions to initiate a two-day systematic checkup on alleged re-export agricultural products from the European Union (EU) to Russia on Wednesday.

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November 21, 2014 11:56 am



Features

Young Yolanda survivor recalls story of survival, hope

By Ronald O. Reyes

PALO, Leyte, Nov. 10 (PNA)- Gorge Ryan Requiez, 13, says he is not crying anymore, yet apparently his cracked voice betrayed him.

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November 14, 2014 11:22 am

Gawad Kalasag titleholder moves Albay into merging nutrition with DRRM

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 8 (PNA) — The village chieftain, who steered his barangay here to victory in last year’s Gawad Kalasag national championship, has moved all villages in Albay province into merging nutrition with the works of Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs).

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November 10, 2014 9:03 am

Of eggplants and pests: Farmers support GMO eggplant (Feature)

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel

MANILA, Nov. 9 (PNA) — Since he was a teenager, 66-year old Tomas Villamin has been planting eggplant crops at his farm in Sariaya, Quezon.

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November 10, 2014 9:03 am



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