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Agriculture chief awards Cotabato City Mayor Guiani PHP9.9-M project grant

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (left) awards to Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani Jr. (middle) a PHP9.9-million project grant for the concreting of Poblacion 1 farm-to-market road in support of the Food Staples Sufficiency Program of the government. Cotabato City is among... [Read more...]

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TESDA, KBP sign agreement on info dissemination

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)Director General Joel Villanueva (middle) and Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) president Herman Z. Basbano (left) sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) regarding the dissemination of information on TESDA... [Read more...]

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TESDA signs agreement with various partners

Secretary Joel Villanueva, Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development(TESDA), delivers his message during the signing of agreement with various partners on Monday (August 03, 2015) at the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City. TESDA signed a memorandum... [Read more...]

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DOH leads launching of school-based immunization program at Camarines Sur National High School

NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur, Aug. 3 (PNA) — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette L. Garin leads the vaccination of Grade 1 and Grade 7 pupils at the Camarines Sur National High School in Naga City on Monday (Aug. 3, 2015) to mark the launching of the nationwide school-based... [Read more...]

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Fitness program for preschool learners of Barangay Bagong Nayon, Antipolo City

Preschool learners of Barangay Bagong Nayon in Antipolo City hold their monthly exercise and fitness program at the Barangay Nayon covered court to help the young children develop healthy and positive lifestyles. (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)SCS/jor  Read More →

2013 Campaign Trail

(Elections)Espino voting in Bugallon, Braganza in Alaminos City

DAGUPAN CITY, May 13 — Confident of getting reelected, Gov. Amado Espino Jr. is casting his vote at 7:30 a.m. in his electoral precinct at the Portic Elementary School in Bugallon town.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

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



National

DOH turns over two dental vans to Naga City and Camarines Sur provincial gov’t

NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur, Aug. 3 — The Department of Health (DOH) turned over two mobile dental vans with two dentists and two dental chairs to the city government of Naga and the provincial government of Camarines Sur on Monday.

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August 4, 2015 5:20 am

VP Binay does not have any solutions to MRT-3’s problems — DOTC chief

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug. 3 (PNA) — A transport official on Monday hit back on Vice President Jejomar Binay after the latter criticized the Aquino administration’s solutions to the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) problems in what he described as his own version of a SONA (State of the Nation Address).

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August 4, 2015 5:20 am

Selection process for next Navy chief, NOLCOM head underway

MANILA, Aug. 3 — With the retirement of Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Jesus C. Millan just a week away, the Armed Forces on Monday announced that the selection process for the latter's replacement is now on.

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August 4, 2015 5:20 am



Foreign

China's insurer pays for Tibet's earthquake damage

LHASA, Aug. 3 — A Chinese insurance company paid on Sunday for houses in Tibet damaged or destroyed by April's earthquake in neighboring Nepal, the biggest insurance claim in the region's history.

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August 4, 2015 5:27 am

French, Malaysian experts meet in Paris for MH370 investigation

PARIS, Aug. 3 — Investigators from France and Malaysia are meeting here Monday to study the origin of plane debris found Wednesday on the La Reunion Island beach, which may belong to the Boeing 777 plane of the missing MH370 flight, French media said Monday.

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August 4, 2015 5:27 am

Iran urges normalization of ties with Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN, Aug. 3 — Iran and Saudi Arabia have potentials to normalize bilateral relations and to interact constructively over the regional issues, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was quoted as saying by Alalam Arabic language satellite channel on Monday.

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August 4, 2015 5:27 am



Sports & Entertainment

US swimmer Ledecky sets 1500 meters freestyle world record in Kazan

KAZAN, Aug. 3 — American swimmer Katie Ledecky established a new world record for the women's 1500 meters freestyle at the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, on Monday.

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August 4, 2015 5:38 am

Globe powers connectivity at Ironman 70.3

MANILA, Aug. 3 — Telco giant Globe Telecom has been set to power connectivity at the international triathlon competition Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.

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August 4, 2015 5:38 am

Golf: Mika Miyazato 7th at Women's British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland, Aug. 3 — Japan's Mika Miyazato faded down the stretch and shot a 1-over 73 to tie for seventh in the final round of the Women's British Open on Sunday.

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August 4, 2015 5:38 am



Travel & Tourism

Southern Leyte gov seeks completion of Maasin Airport

MAASIN CITY, Southern, Leyte, Aug. 3 –- The local government in this province is asking the national government to fast track the release of funds for the full development of Maasin Airport, a project that will help unlock local tourism potential.

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August 4, 2015 5:42 am

Mactan airport to have second runway costing PHP6B by 2020

CEBU CITY, Aug. 3 — The Mactan Cebu International airport (MCIA), the country’s busiest airport outside Manila, is poised to have a second runway by 2020, an official said.

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August 4, 2015 5:42 am

Indonesia sees 4.27% drop in foreign tourist arrivals in June

JAKARTA, Aug. 3 — Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia reduced by 4.27 percent to 815,100 in June on a yearly basis, the national statistics bureau said on Monday.

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August 4, 2015 5:42 am



Health & Lifestyle

Thousands of uni-bound students in England to be vaccinated against deadly 'freshers' flu

LONDON, Aug. 3 — A vaccination program was announced Monday to protect thousands of teenagers heading to British universities this fall against a deadly disease known as "freshers" flu.

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August 4, 2015 5:40 am

Maternal mortality rate of Iloilo down to 44 per 100,000 live births

ILOILO CITY, August 3 — The Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the province of Iloilo has dropped to 44 per 100,000 live births, according to Department of Health (DOH)-6 Regional Director Marlyn Convocar.

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August 4, 2015 5:40 am

Regional hospital lines up activities to mark centennial

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 3 — The Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) has announced several activities for the hospital’s 100th founding anniversary celebration next year.

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August 4, 2015 5:40 am



Provincial

Alaminos City holds Sectoral Studies workshop

ALAMINOS CITY, Aug. 3 — The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Alaminos City conducted a five-day Sectoral Studies Preparation Workshop at the Alaminos City Training Hall last July 27 to 31.

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August 4, 2015 5:23 am

7 hurt as LPG tank explodes in Calamba City

By Robert Maico

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Aug. 3 (PNA) — Seven persons were hurt after a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tank exploded at 12:51 p.m. Monday in Barangay 2 here.

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August 4, 2015 5:23 am

Aug. 6 a non-working holiday in Cebu as province marks 446th founding day

CEBU CITY, Aug. 3 — Cebuanos will mark the 446th founding anniversary of the province of Cebu with a series of activities and a non-working holiday on Aug. 6, Thursday.

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August 4, 2015 5:23 am



Business

France reports increased car sales in July

PARIS, Aug. 3 — Car sales in France rose 2.3 percent in July from the same period a year earlier, the French car sales federation CCFA said Monday.

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August 4, 2015 5:35 am

COL Financial sees PSEi hitting 7,950 by end-2015

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Aug. 3 (PNA) — Leading online stock brokerage COL Financial has downgraded its yearend target for the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) to 7,950 from earlier target of 8,300, as it sees the market’s weakness as only temporary amid the country’s fundamental story.

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August 4, 2015 5:35 am

EAEU to study opportunity to sign free trade zone agreement with South Korea, Iran

MOSCOW, Aug. 3 — The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will study an opportunity to sign a free trade zone agreement with South Korea and Iran, according to the data of the EAEU obtained by TASS.

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August 4, 2015 5:35 am



Agri-Business

Rwanda hails China's role in promoting agriculture sector

KIGALI, Aug. 3 — china has for years played an important role in promoting agriculture sector in Rwanda, ranging from farmer training,crop growing, water and soil conservation, a senior agricultural official said.

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August 4, 2015 5:31 am

Indonesian drought will not cause rice shortage

JAKARTA, Aug. 3 — The ongoing drought affecting various parts of Indonesia will not cause shortage of rice this year as the government has taken anticipatory steps to reduce its impacts on rice fields.

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August 4, 2015 5:31 am

India sets three-year target to sequence wheat genome

MOSCOW, Aug. 2 — India’s agricultural research council ICAR aims to sequence the wheat genome by 2018, local media reported Sunday.

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August 4, 2015 5:31 am



Features

Feature: Brother calls for attention to only war dead of postwar Japan

TOKYO, July 29 — Amid growing controversies over the Shinzo Abe administration's move toward allowing Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense, an 88-year-old man wants people to know the story of his younger brother — the only Japanese man killed in a war since 1945.

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August 4, 2015 5:30 am

Feature: NPO launches digital archives on Fukushima nuclear disaster

TOKYO, July 29 — A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization (NPO) has launched a digital archive of public documents on the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, so people can examine whether administrative bodies have appropriately pursued policies in the wake of the disaster.

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August 4, 2015 5:30 am

(News Feature) In times of disaster, stay on the line with ROGER

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Aug 3 (PNA) — Responding in times of disasters entails a lot of preparation. However, there are unavailable circumstances that might hinder faster and smoother response.

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August 4, 2015 5:30 am



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