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The heat of Mayon Volcano

Salted fish dry under the heat of the sun in Albay province on Tuesday (September 16, 2014) as Mt. Mayon’s restiveness intensifies with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology hoisting Alert Level 3, expecting an explosion within a few days or weeks. (PNA... [Read more...]

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Tsuneishi ship building facility in Cebu

The 147-hectare shipyard of Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. at West Cebu Industrial Park Social Economic Zone in Balamban, Cebu eyes to be the shipbuilding capital of the Philippines and the “mother shipyard” in Southeast Asia. The Tsuneishi Balamban facility... [Read more...]

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Filipino Chinese community donates 2 mobile cars for Manila police

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada receives from Dr. James Dy (with red tie) a check for P1.53 million representing payment for two Nissan Almera police mobile cars that the Filipino Chinese community in Binondo donated to the Manila Police. Dy is chairman of the Filipino Chinese... [Read more...]

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Bamboo bicycles tour in Intramuros

Gawad Kalinga’s Reggie Ferrer, assistant store manager at bambike ecotours; and Letran student Inaki Miguel pose for the guided tour with handmade bamboo bicycles along the walled city of Intramuros on Tuesday (September 16, 2014). (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme  Read More →

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DOH partners with NKTI and PCSO to help transplant patients

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona (2nd from left) leads the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) which gives financial assistance to indigent patients... [Read more...]

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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

Forecast cites 300 mm. rains in three regions

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Government's weather agency forecast for the agricultural sector in Regions III, IV-A and IV rainfall up to 300 mm. — the highest expected downpour among regions nationwide within the 10-day period ending Sept. 20 this year.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Navy terminates SAR ops for missing Maharlika-2 passengers

MANILA, Sept. 16 — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Tuesday announced it is terminating the search-and-retrieval (SAR) operations for the passengers of M/V Maharlika-2 which went missing when the ship sank Saturday (Sept. 13) during rough weather off Southern Leyte.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Los Banos, Laguna celebrates 399th Foundation Day Anniversary Wednesday

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Celebrating its 399th Foundation Day Anniversary on Wednesday, people in the municipality of Los Banos, Laguna are given a special day to commemmorate the said event, according to a declaration by Malacanang.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Foreign

Australian universities move up in world rankings

SYDNEY, Sept. 16 — Australia's top universities have moved up the world rankings in the latest survey released on Tuesday.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Death toll rises to 57 in Nigeria's church collapse

LAGOS, Sept. 16 — Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NAMA) on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll from a building collapse in Nigeria's southwest state of Lagos has risen to 57, from Monday's 49.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

New Zealand Customs dog sniffs out RMB stash bound for Hong Kong

WELLINGTON, Sept. 16 — New Zealand Customs officers said Tuesday they have seized 700,000 Renminbi (113,644 U.S. dollars) from a man who was attempting to smuggle the cash out of the country to Hong Kong.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Sports & Entertainment

(Sports Focus) China to dominate Asian Games in Incheon

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 16 — China aims to dominate the Asian Games medal table for the ninth consecutive time as it sends a large squad to Incheon for the continent's premier sporting event.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

(Sports Focus) Sun Yang eyes world-level clashes with Park Tae-hwan at Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 16 — Chinese swimming team, led by world record holder Sun Yang, arrived here at the Incheon Airport Tuesday afternoon for the 17th Asian Games, which runs from September 19 to October 4.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Indonesia targets at least 2 badminton golds in Asian Games

JAKARTA, Sept. 16 — The Indonesian badminton team expected to collect at least two gold medals at the Asian Games in Incheon of South Korea from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4, official said here on Tuesday.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Travel & Tourism

Limited Tacloban airport operation continues to affect hotels

TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 16 — Limited operations of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport continue to affect some of the hotels in this city.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

SBMA lines up various activities in celebration of the National Tourism Week

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 16 –In line with the celebration of the National Tourism Week starting September 22, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has lined up several activities centering on the theme "Tourism and Community Development".

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Tourism Week aims to put Misamis Oriental in the country’s roadmap

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 16 -– The province of Misamis Oriental kicked off the week-long Tourism Week on Monday with an optimism to put the province in the roadmap of the country’s flourishing tourism industry.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Health & Lifestyle

Natural gas leaking into Pennsylvania, Texas water supplies: study

MOSCOW, Sept. 16 -– Drinking water supplies in Texas and Pennsylvania suffer from regular natural gas contamination, although it is not a direct consequence of horizontal drilling, or fracking, US researchers say.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

CHO vows to cover majority of targeted areas in immunization coverage in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 –- The City Health Office (CHO) on Tuesday vowed to cover majority of the targeted areas in the city in the immunization coverage of Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio at the end of the month-long campaign despite some challenges experienced by health staff.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Thailand To Manufacture Next-Generation Rabies Vaccine

By Minggu Simon Lhasa

BANGKOK, Sept 16 (PNA/Bernama) — The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) of the Thai Red Cross Society, BioNet-Asia and Liaoning Cheng Da Bioechnology (CDBIO) have announced a collaboration to manufacture the next-generation rabies vaccine in Thailand.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Provincial

SP mulls creation of local youth development council

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 -– The city council here has approved on first reading the committee report on a proposed ordinance creating the Local Youth Development Council of Iloilo City as presented by the SP committee on youth and sports development chaired by city councilor Nielex Tupas.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Davao Norte cops get lead in killing of barangay official

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Sept. 16 — Tagum City Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief P/Supt. Solomon De Castella disclosed the city police now has leads in the killing of Magugpo West barangay captain Niño Cutin.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Heavy rains could complicate Mayon eruption, if ever – Albay disaster official

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 16 — The chief of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) said Albay might be facing a complex disaster if the restiveness of Mayon volcano would be accompanied by heavy rainfall during this typhoon season.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Business

Gold rises ahead of Fed policy meeting announcement

CHICAGO, Sept. 17 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose slightly Tuesday after U.S. producer prices for August turned out flat amid the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

French stock market declines slightly Tuesday

PARIS, Sept. 17 — The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 lost 19.48 points and stood at 4,409.15 points on Tuesday, with a 0.44 percent decrease.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Spanish stock market falls slightly Tuesday

MADRID, Sept. 17 — Spain's benchmark stock market index Ibex-35 fell 0.39 percent on Tuesday to close at 10,798.70 points.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Agri-Business

PhilFIDA-Bicol decries abaca leaf sheaths trading as industry bane

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) -– The widespread trading in Bicol of abaca leaf sheaths locally called “bakbak” has been declared by the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) as a bane to the region’s fiber industry.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

Gov't, private agencies forge pact to upgrade hybrid production, market

By Marilyn E. Galang

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Sept. 16 (PNA) — A state university and an agricultural institution based in this city, along with other agencies, have forged an understanding that will accelerate production of hybrid Mestiso 38 rice seeds.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

DTI-7 gives machines to 3 farmers groups to hike desiccated coconut production

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 7 has turned over manufacturing machines to two farmer organizations in Aloguinsan town in southern Cebu to increase production of desiccated coconut and coconut charcoal.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



Features

Vietnam's cigarette tax hike could see numbers of smokers drop, related illnesses decrease

HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept. 16 — Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has made proposals to the under-discussion amendment on the Law on Special Consumption Tax to increase the consumption tax on cigarettes from 65 percent in 2014, to 75 percent in 2015, and 85 percent in 2018.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

(Feature) Regional winners of Idols ng TESDA 2014 prove training gives them edge

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel

MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Seven technical-vocational graduates who have been chosen as regional winners of Idols ng TESDA 2014 have shared their stories proving that the training they received from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) gives them edge in the workplace.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am

(Feature) DOH promotes responsible parenthood for CCT beneficiaries

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 14 (PNA) — Not many people are aware that responsible parenthood through proper family planning and reproductive health is also taught to the family beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the government.

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September 17, 2014 5:46 am



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