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Congress honors Manny Pangilinan, Gilas Pilipinas

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte (standing, right photo) and Majority Leader Rep. Neptali Gonzales II (seated, center, right photo) honor Manuel “Manny” L. Pangilinan (seated, extreme right, right photo), president of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, and the members... [Read more...]

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Photobomber at Dr. Jose Rizal’s monument?

Senator Pia Cayetano, Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, points to the ongoing construction of Torre de Manila, now being dubbed as the ‘Pambansang Photobomber,’ at the back of the monument of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal in Luneta Park,... [Read more...]

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DAR budget hearing

ANAKPAWIS Party-list Rep. Fernando “Ka Pando” L. Hicap (left), asks questions from Negros Oriental Pryde Henry A. Teves (standing), who sponsored the proposed 2015 budget of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) led by Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes... [Read more...]

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Free movies for children of evacuees

Children of 34 families evacuated by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) to the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome at the height of typhoon “Luis” watch a movie provided by the Balon Dagupan Mobile Library, which is a project of Mayor... [Read more...]

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Three-pronged strategy seeks generating cleaner air

Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) OIC Director Jonas Leones (4th from left) explains the need for compliance with Euro 4 motor vehicle emission standards and a Metro Manila- wide ban on private motor vehicles aged 15 years and older aside from continuation of anti-smoke belching... [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

Int’l, domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather

MANILA, Sept. 19 — Bad weather led to the cancellation of both international and domestic flights as early as 6 a.m. Friday.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Mario induced heavy rains flood many parts of NCR

MANILA, Sept. 19 — Heavy rains spawned by the combined effects of southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm "Mario" flooded many areas in Metro Manila Friday morning, according to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Mario induced heavy rains flood many parts of NCR

MANILA, Sept. 19 — Heavy rains spawned by the combined effects of southwest monsoon and Tropical Storm "Mario" flooded many areas in Metro Manila Friday morning, according to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am



Foreign

Analysis: Political battle over Israel's 2015 budget

JERUSALEM, Sept. 19 — Israeli citizens may be heading out to vote in June 2015, if politicians can't come up with an agreed formula for the 2015 budget.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Sri Lanka trade deficit widens to 55% on increased oil imports

COLOMBO, Sept. 19 — Sri Lanka's increase in import expenditure surpassed the increase in earnings from exports in July 2014 on a year-on-year basis widening the trade deficit by 55.2 percent, the Central Bank said in its latest report Thursday.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Anti-terror raids not against Muslim communities — Australian PM

MELBOURNE, Sept. 19 — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday the ongoing counter-terrorism raids are against crimes and not against religion.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am



Sports & Entertainment

Free condoms real hit at Asian games in South Korea

MOSCOW, Sept. 18 — The Incheon Asian Games in South Korea are witnessing a surprising rush as athletes from different participating countries have lined line up for free condoms being given out by the organizers, AFP reported on Thursday.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Jakarta vice governor urges stepping up infrastructure plans for Asian Games

JAKARTA, Sept. 18 — Jakarta Vice Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has called for relevant parties to step up infrastructure development plans to prepare for the 18th Asian Games taking place in Jakarta in 2018.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Agency acknowledges Russia's right to host 2018 FIFA World Cup

BRUSSELS, Sept. 18 — EU can't strip Russia of the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, EU External Action Service (EEAS) told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am



Travel & Tourism

DOT rallies Aklanons to save Boracay

By Lydia C. Pendon

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 18 (PNA)– The Department of Tourism (DOT)regional office here is rallying Aklanons all over the world to help save Boracay, the island jewel of the province and top tourist drawer in this part of the country.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Samar’s Sohoton Natural Park continues to draw visitors

BASEY, Samar, Sept. 18 — The Sohoton Natural Park in this town has been attracting tourists since it reopened shortly after last year’s catastrophe that slightly disrupted tourism activities.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

DOT rallies Aklanons to save Boracay

By Lydia C. Pendon

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 18 (PNA)– The Department of Tourism (DOT)regional office here is rallying Aklanons all over the world to help save Boracay, the island jewel of the province and top tourist drawer in this part of the country.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am



Health & Lifestyle

N. Cotabato health officials search for 3 wives of man suspected to be HIV positive

MATALAM, North Cotabato, Sept. 18 — Health authorities here are searching for the three wives of a man who claimed he has symptoms of Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV), a health official said.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

NNC doubts 2013 report showing reduced malnutrition prevalence in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY, Sept 18 — The National Nutrition Council (NNC) is not convinced of the reduction of regional malnutrition prevalence in 2013, citing low coverage and failure of typhoon-affected areas to submit accurate reports.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

DOH warns on consequence of fatal case of measles

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 18 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday warned that certain fatal consequences may result due to measles complication.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am



Provincial

Army pursuing NPAs in North Cotabato mountains

MAGPET, North Cotabato, Sept. 19 -– The military here has deployed more troops and additional buffer force to contain abuses by communist guerrillas, an Army colonel Friday said.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

State of calamity declared in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Sept 19 — The Kidapawan City Council on Thursday placed the city under state of calamity, providing Php9.1 million fund for rehabilitation and assistance to some 300 families.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Samar’s Basey town to showcase best mats in festival

BASEY, Samar, Sept. 19 — Mat weavers in this town will showcase their masterpiece in a competition on September 29, one of the highlights of fiesta celebration in this town, known as the “Banig (sleeping mat) Capital of the Philippines.”

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am



Business

No need to worry on weakening rupiah — Indonesian central bank

JAKARTA, Sept. 19 — Governor of Indonesian Central Bank Agus Martowardojo on Thursday said that the weakening of rupiah against U.S. dollar was still in line with the country's economic fundamentals.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Tokyo shares open higher on weaker yen, U.S. gains

TOKYO, Sept. 19 — Tokyo shares opened higher on Friday on the yen's further depreciation and buoyant overnight gains in the U.S. market.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Myanmar to issue 5,000 kyat banknote in new design

YANGON, Sept. 19 — The Central Bank of Myanmar will issue 5,000-kyat banknotes in new design aimed at increasing its security and prevention from forgery, state radio and TV reported Thursday night.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am



Agri-Business

Russian food ban deals blow to Austrian pork farmers

VIENNA, Sept. 19 — Alarm is growing among Austrian pig farmers with the price of pork falling a further 10 cents to 1. 77 U.S. dollar per kg on Wednesday evening.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Hungarian grain output up 6.1 percent

BUDAPEST, Sept. 18 – Hungary's grain production rose by 6.1 percent in 2014 and amounted to 7.2 million tons, showed preliminary figures Central Statistics Office issued Thursday.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am

Quezon farmers train on Farm Business Planning

By Belinda M. Otordoz

LUCENA CITY, Quezon Sept 18 (PNA) – The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) held over the weekend a two-day training on 'Farm Business Planning: Value Chain Approach' at Ouan’s Worth Farm & Resort in this city.

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September 19, 2014 10:27 am



Features

(Feature)Hair culture and art needs international licensing for Filipino hair stylists

By Lily O. Ramos

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA)-— Hair culture and art industry in the Philippines is a growing undertaking that needs nurturing, constant upgrading and maximizing of talent and skills to the hilt if the country wants to be on the world map.

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September 18, 2014 4:38 am

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



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