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Manila Archbishop Antonio Luis G. Tagle announces the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines

Manila Archbishop Antonio Luis G. Tagle announces the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15-19 next year during a press conference on Tuesday (July 29, 2014) in Intramuros, Manila. Also in photo (from left) are Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara; Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop... [Read more...]

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PCOO Secretary Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma being interviewed by reporters at the side lines of the synchronized announcement of Pope Francis upcoming visit to PHL on Jan. 15-19, 2015

PCOO Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma was interviewed by mediamen at the side lines of the synchronized announcement on Tuesday (July 29) for Pope Francis visit to the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan) lgi/acd  Read More →

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Pope Francis to visit Manila next year

Manila Archbishop Antonio Luis G. Tagle announces the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15-19 next year during a press conference on Tuesday (July 29, 2014) in Intramuros, Manila. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)LAM/acd  Read More →

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Cardinal Tagle announces upcoming visit of Pope Francis

Manila Archbishop Antonio Luis G. Tagle announces the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15-19 next year during a press conference on Tuesday (July 29, 2014) in Intramuros, Manila. Also in photo (from left) are Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara; Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop... [Read more...]

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Manila Archbishop Antonio Luis G. Cardinal Tagle, PCOO Secretary Sonny Coloma for synchronized announcement of Pope Francis visit to PHL on Jan. 15-19

Presidential Communication and Operation Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma, representing the government; (from left) Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, Manila Archbishop Antonio Luis G.Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto Apostolic Nuncio, for the synchronized... [Read more...]

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National

NCRPO lauds policemen for record-setting zero-clash during SONA

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Director Carmelo Valmoria on Tuesday lauded his men for setting a record zero-clash with protesters during President Benigno S. Aquino III's State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

President Aquino to submit proposed P2.6 T National Budget for 2015 to Congress on Wednesday

MANILA, July 29 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is getting ready to submit the proposed P2.6 trillion National Budget to Congress on Wednesday, a Malacañang official said Tuesday.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Filipino trombone player gets scholarship at Peabody Conservatory of Music

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, July 29 (PNA)– An outstanding sophomore trombone player of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra(PPO)has been granted a full scholarship at the famous John Hopkins University's Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, USA this year.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am



Provincial

Bicolana champion cop shooter gets efficiency medal

CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, July 29 – Chief Supt. Victor P. Deona, Police Regional Office 5 regional director, awarded during the regional office’s flag-raising ceremony here on Monday the PNP Efficiency Medal to PO2 Jennifer Kristine P. Galang for being the Champion in the Lady PNCO Category Individual Shooting Competition.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Baguio City local gov't obtains fair rating

BAGUIO CITY, July 29 -– A recent Citizens’ Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) revealed that the city government of Baguio was given a fair rate in citizens’ satisfaction on the programs which means that the clients/citizens were satisfied with the programs as well as services of the city.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Calamba folks give mixed reactions to SONA

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, July 29 -– People in the grassroots expressed mixed reactions about President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am



Foreign

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree to deepen border cooperation

BISHKEK, July 29 — Kyrgyz and Tajik authorities have agreed to jointly investigate a recent deadly border incident and expand cooperation on border affairs, said the Kyrgyz Border Service.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Britain to cut benefits for migrants

LONDON, July 29 — British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday announced tougher measures on immigration, planning new laws to cut the benefits that foreigners can claim in Britain.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Minister's Team to expedite repatriation of remains of MH17 Malaysian passengers, crew

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam will lead the ministry's team in expediting the Disaster Victim Indentification (DVI) process to enable speedier repatriation of the remains of Malaysians who perished in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 aircraft tragedy.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am



Features

(Feature) Positive changes happening to the lives of beneficiaries of DSWD's 4Ps

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Tuesday there are a number of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries who have reported positive changes in their lives after they become grantees of the program.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

(Feature) M-4 automatic rifle: A versatile weapon – Army spokesperson

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) — The Remington M-4 automatic rifle, of which 63,000 units have been procured for the Philippine Army, is a very versatile weapon and very ideal for close-quarter battle, according to PA spokesperson Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato.

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July 25, 2014 9:36 am

Feature: Cuba opens blood glucose test strips plant for diabetes patients

HAVANA, July 23 — Backed with Chinese biotechnology, Cuba opened on Tuesday a blood glucose test strips plant, which is expected to benefit the island's growing ranks of diabetes patients.

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July 24, 2014 11:09 am



Agri-Business

India to increase per hectare productivity of crops

NEW DELHI, July 29 — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed the need for increasing the country's per hectare productivity of crops in order to meet the increasing demand.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

BFAR-12 rolls out new software to enhance fisherfolk registration system

By Allen V. Estabillo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 29 (PNA) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 12 is targeting a significant increase in the region’s fisherfolk registration records with the rollout in the area of its enhanced computerized registration and database system.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Dagupan's 'One Barangay, One Fish' project successful

DAGUPAN CITY, July 29 — A project called "One Barangay, One Fish" (OBOF) piloted in five coastal villages here turned out to be successful after just one production cycle with the bountiful harvest of high-value fish species by initial family beneficiaries.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am



Business

Argentina begins to pay off debt to Paris Club

BUENOS AIRES, July 29 — Argentina has made the first payment for $ 642 million to settle the debt to the Paris Club of public lenders bringing together 19 highly industrialized countries. The debt totals $ 9.7 billion including interest rate, Argentine Ministry of Economy said.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

ChiNext Index closes higher Tuesday

BEIJING, July 29 — The ChiNext Index, tracking China's Nasdaq-style board of growth enterprises, gained 17.24 points, or 1.31 percent, to end at 1,331.76 points on Tuesday.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

European Chamber of Commerce calls on all sectors to save energy

By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — The European Chamber of Commerce (ECC) urged all stakeholders to conserve energy with the projected power supply shortage in 2015.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am



Sports & Entertainment

20th Commonwealth Games opens with respect to Flight MH17 victims

GLASGOW, July 24 — The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games was officially opened in a spectacular event at the Celtic Park, Wednesday before about 40,000 spectators.

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July 25, 2014 9:36 am

Shia Labeouf does not want to look unfit to Brad Pitt

NEW YORK, July 24 — Troubled star Shia Labeouf is reportedly taking his alcohol addiction therapy seriously as he does not want to look unfit in front of Brad Pitt during promotional events of their film 'Fury.'

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July 25, 2014 9:36 am

Simon Kinberg says new 'Fantastic Four' is different

LONDON, July 24 — The new 'Fantstic Four' film will be different from all the previous comic movies, promises its screenwriter Simon Kinberg.

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July 25, 2014 9:36 am



Health & Lifestyle

Misamis Oriental opens 24/7 pharmacy for constituents

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, July 29 — The provincial capitol of Misamis Oriental announced on Tuesday the operation of 24/7 pharmacy here to attend to the medical needs of its constituents.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Nueva Vizcaya agri office posts 100% 2013 accomplishment on nutrition-related programs

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 29 — The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAgRo) here has registered a 100-percent accomplishment in its nutrition development program-related projects and activities last year.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

P 50M building rises soon at PPH

By Johanne Margarette R. Macob

SAN CARLOS CITY, July 29 (PNA)– From an average of about 400 patients daily, the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) may soon have a lot more patients to accommodate, with the putting up of another structure in this facility called "hospital of choice."

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am



Travel & Tourism

Phl to host International culinary event in 2015

MANILA, July 29 — One of the world’s leading annual culinary events is set to take place in Manila in 2015, known as “Visit the Philippines” year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Tourists to Cambodia's Preah Vihear heritage site up 53 pct in first quarter

PHNOM PENH, July 29 — Cambodia's world heritage Preah Vihear temple greeted 63,610 local and foreign visitors in the first half of 2014, up 53 percent over the same period last year, a report from the Preah Vihear provincial tourism department showed Tuesday.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am

Jungle trail to Underground River opens again in Puerto Princesa

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 29 (PNA) -– The park management of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) and the city government here opened again the “jungle trail” that may be used as alternative route to the world-famous site at Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan.

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July 30, 2014 5:42 am



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