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Exchanging views on NAST Environmental Science Award

National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) President William G. Padolina (seated) and National Scientist/Academician Mercedes B. Concepcion exchange views during the NAST Environmental Science Award held at the New World Manila Bay Hotel in Malate, Manila on Wednesday... [Read more...]

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Grand prize winners of 2015 NAST Environmental Science Award

Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Forester Arsenio B. Ella (left) and Dr. Severino G. Salmo III of the Department of Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University, show the replica of the PhP50,000 check... [Read more...]

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NAST Environmental Science Award

National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Member and Board of Judges NAST Environmental Science Award (NESA) Chair National Scientist Angel C. Alcala (3rd, right), hands to Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology... [Read more...]

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Celebration of Earth Day in LPPCHEA

Maynilad Senior Vice President Frankie Arellano (right) delivers his message during the Earth Day celebration with the theme “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere for Everyone” on Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at the 175-hectare Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Echo-Tourism... [Read more...]

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Plaque of Appreciation from the Baguio City Jail inmates

Assistant Department Head of the Baguio City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) Ruben Cervantes receives a Plaque of Appreciation and a token from the Baguio City Jail (BCJ) inmates through J/CInsp. Elvis Danglose and J/CInsp. Mary Ann Tresmanio. Cervantes graced... [Read more...]

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

10,000 Pantawid Pamilya high school grads demonstrate success amid poverty anew

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — In an effort to prove further that determination and perseverance coupled with a little help from the government are the key to success, more than 10,000 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) who have graduated from high school in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be participating in the second post-graduation event at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday (April 23).

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April 23, 2015 10:18 am

DFA arranging second visit of Mary Jane Veloso’s family to Indonesia

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is arranging the second visit of the family of Filipino death row convict Mary Jane Veloso to Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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April 23, 2015 10:18 am

PHL aggressive on advocacy on maritime row, still uses diplomatic track

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — A Palace official on Wednesday said the Philippines remains aggressive on its advocacy to make its position on the South China Sea maritime dispute known.

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April 23, 2015 10:18 am



Foreign

Slovakia against mandatory migrants resettlement

BRATISLAVA, April 23 — Slovakia is against any mandatory resettlement of refugees according to any EU distribution formula, announced Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajcak during a parliamentary committee session on foreign affairs on Wednesday.

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April 23, 2015 10:27 am

Lockdown on streets near White House lifted after removing suspicious package

WASHINGTON, April 23 — The lockdown on streets near the White House here in the U.S. capital was lifted Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was removed.

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April 23, 2015 10:27 am

Italy's Renzi urges EU's comprehensive policy towards Africa to tackle migrant trafficking

By Alessandra Cardone

ROME, April 23 (PNA/Xinhua) — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Wednesday urged Europe to consider a comprehensive policy towards Africa which he said is crucial to solve migrant trafficking at its roots.

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April 23, 2015 10:27 am



Sports & Entertainment

Bacolod-based LOPTTA to hold free table tennis clinic for kids

BACOLOD CITY, April 23 — The Lopue's Table Tennis Association (LOPTTA) headed by its president Leonito Lopue will hold a free summer clinic for children ages 4 to 14 from May 4 to 16 the Lopue's San Sebastian Department Store, Annex Building here.

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April 23, 2015 10:40 am

Talk ‘N Text ties series behind De Ocampo’s 33 points

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) -– Ranidel de Ocampo scored 33 points to lead Talk ‘N Text get back in Game Four to tie the series via a 99-92 victory against Rain or Shine on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals at the Araneta Coliseum.

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April 23, 2015 10:40 am

3 Pinoy boxers win in Indonesia

PALAMBANG, Indonesia, April 22 -– The ABAP national team was fortunate not to have drawn first day matches and the extra recovery day served them well as 3 of the 4 boxers who fought Tuesday scored impressive victories at the 22nd President's Cup at the Palembang Sports City Complex here.

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April 23, 2015 10:40 am



Travel & Tourism

Academe, tourism players team up for "Davao food trip and walking tour"

DAVAO CITY, April 22 — The Tourism Educators' Association of Davao (TEADC) in collaboration with the tourism industry players here will launch the Visit Davao Food Trip and Walking Tour for hotel and restaurant management (HRM) and Tourism students of Davao City on Thursday.

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April 23, 2015 10:47 am

Masbate cattle festival gallops to higher mileage of success

By Norman B. Tamar

MASBATE CITY, April 22 (PNA) — Loud screams, amid the sun’s glittering beams, from first-time spectators echoed in the Grand Arena when the cowboys proudly displayed their skills in the Bull Riding competition.

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April 23, 2015 10:47 am

PSA launches ASPBI, STEP 2014 in Zamboanga City

By R.G. Antonet A. Go

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 22 (PNA) – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) held on Wednesday stakeholders’ forum about the agency’s Annual Survey on Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) and Survey on Tourism Establishments in the Philippines (STEP) 2014 stakeholder’s forum in this city.

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April 23, 2015 10:47 am



Health & Lifestyle

IPHO reminds public to wage continuous fight vs dengue

ILOILO CITY, April 23 -– The Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has urged the public to wage continuous fight against dengue even during summer.

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April 23, 2015 10:45 am

Diet more important than exercise to lose weight: study

SYDNEY, April 23 — Researchers said on Thursday diet is more important than exercise for people wanting to lose weight.

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April 23, 2015 10:45 am

WHO calls for renewed efforts in global vaccination

UNITED NATIONS, April 23 — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported that progress toward global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with one in five children worldwide still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations.

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April 23, 2015 10:45 am



Provincial

MinDA sees improvement of power situation in Mindanao despite dry spell

DAVAO CITY, April 22 — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDa) allayed fears of a worst power situation in Mindanao despite a long dry spell affecting the island.

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April 23, 2015 10:22 am

3-year transition of Negros Island Region pushed

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 22 — Businessmen in Negros Oriental, while supporting the proposed Negros Island Region, have clarified that they want a transition period first instead of government spending some Php 40 billion to set up a regional center.

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April 23, 2015 10:22 am

Iloilo guv urges LGUs to give hazard pay to health workers

ILOILO CITY, April 23 –- Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. urged the local government units (LGUs) in the province to grant health workers hazard pay if their finances would permit it.

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April 23, 2015 10:22 am



Business

Tokyo shares maintain buoyant with Nikkei hitting new 15-yr high

TOKYO, April 23 — Tokyo shares maintained its buoyant trend by opening the trading Thursday with its benchmark Nikkei briefly hitting to a fresh 15-year high, following gains in the overnight U.S market and hopes for improved corporate performance here.

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April 23, 2015 10:35 am

62% of banks surveyed are focused on improving the online and mobile experience for their clients

WINDSOR, Conn., April 23 — SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced the results of a survey examining wealth management operations and technology in Asia .

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April 23, 2015 10:35 am

HCM City needs 20,000 new employees next month

HCM CITY, April 23 — The HCM City Centre of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information (FALMI) has forecast a requirement for 20,000 new employees next month.

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April 23, 2015 10:35 am



Agri-Business

Chicago agricultural commodities decline on lower demand, improved weather

CHICAGO, April 23 — Chicago Board of Trade soybeans, corn and wheat all went lower on Wednesday amid slowing crop feed demand due to bird flu and much improved planting weather in the U.S. and Europe.

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April 23, 2015 10:30 am

Chinese experts start 2-year term in Namibia to support agriculture

WINDHOEK, April 23 — Fifteen Chinese agricultural experts on Wednesday arrived in Namibia where they will serve a two-year term to offer assistance in agriculture.

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April 23, 2015 10:30 am

Halal park to tap oil palm-based food and personal care products in POIC

LAHAD DATU, April 22 — A halal park is being planned for the Lahad Datu Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC Lahad Datu) to tap the potential in oil palm-based food and personal care products, as well as marine and fisheries-based manufactured products.

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April 23, 2015 10:30 am



Features

Feature: Nueva Vizcaya entrepreneur turns rugs into cash

By Ben Moses Ebreo

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 22 (PNA) — Every month, Celyn Gabol, 47 contacts her suppliers of reject ‘Ukay-ukay’ or used clothes and orders them in packages for a purpose.

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April 23, 2015 10:27 am

(Feature) Medical concerns bind immigrants to stay longer in the U.S.(Last of a two-part article)

By Randolph G. Altarejos

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (PNA) — Lucky are those war veterans with children who could readily accommodate them when they go back to the Philippines. But for Rustica Gundran, 82 and a widow, it’s a different story. Without children of her own, and sickly, she finds it hard to accept reality.

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April 22, 2015 9:19 am

(Feature) Medical concerns bind immigrants to stay longer in the U.S.(1st of a two-part article)

By Randolph G. Altarejos

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (PNA) — Smitten by the good life and modern medical facilities in the United States, many ethnic immigrants have put on hold the idea of going back home for good.

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April 22, 2015 9:19 am



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