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House body tackles proposed DSWD budget for 2015

DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman (left) defends the Php108,660,365 proposed budget of the Department for 2015 thru power point presentation during the budget deliberation on Wednesday (Aug. 27) at the House of Representatives committee on appropriations in Batasan... [Read more...]

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UST prevailed over UP 77-65 during UAAP 77th Season elimination round 2 game

UST’s Abdul Karim No. 20 keeps the ball away from the umbrella defense put up against UP’s Deigo Dario No. 5, Angelo Vito No. 15, and Moriah Gingerich No. 12, during the UAAP 77th Season elimination round 2 game, which the UST prevailed over UP maroon 77-65 on Wednesday... [Read more...]

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Senate inquiry on reported dumping of Turkish flour

Senator Cynthia Villar, Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture & Food, presides the Senate inquiry on the reported dumping of Turkish flour into the country affecting the prices of bread, noodles and other food products on Wednesday (August 27, 2014) at the Senate Building... [Read more...]

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Courtesy call of outgoing 3rd ID chief

3rd Infantry Division Commander Major General Aurelio Baladad of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) pays a courtesy call Wednesday (August 27, 2014) on Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. before his reassignment as head of the Eastern Mindanao Command on September 5. (PNA... [Read more...]

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PHP 10k for typhoon ‘Yolanda’ survivors

The surviving kins of the victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” receive P10,000 aid from Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on Wednesday (August 27, 2014). The assistance comes from the national government through the Office of Civil Defense. (PNA photo by Jezza A.... [Read more...]

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National

No basis to impeach the President, people still supportive of 'daang matuwid' agenda, says official

MANILA, Aug. 27 — The Palace believes there is no basis for the impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno S. Aquino III, whose reform agenda still has the support of the people, an official said Wednesday.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Palace on worsening traffic: Be patient, we are working on it

MANILA, Aug. 27 — Malacañang on Wednesday apologized for the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila brought about by heavy rains, drainage system improvements, and road repairs.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

DILG chief justifies proposed budget for 2015

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Wednesday justified the proposed Php104.5 billion budget of the agency for next year.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am



Provincial

Passenger boat sinks off Masbate; 8 passengers safe

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 27 — Eight persons were saved when the passenger boat they were riding in sank in the seas off Mandaon, Masbate, at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Feasibility study on Burnham Park development pushes through

BAGUIO CITY, August 27 -– The conduct of a feasibility study will push through to be used as a reference in future development plans at Burnham Park in Baguio City but the development of Melvin Jones Football Field as a parking lot will be put on hold.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Davao dad believes sisterhood agreements still relevant

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 27 -– Davao City Councilor Rachel Zozobrado said Wednesday sisterhood agreements remain an essential program for cities that want to strengthen their economic and cultural ties with other cities whether in the Philippines or outside of the country.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am



Foreign

UN Security Council highlights initiatives to combat terrorism in Sahel

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 28 — The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed continued grave concern over terrorist groups operating in the Sahel region of Africa, highlighting various regional and international initiatives to combat these groups.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

U.S. fighter jet crashes in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 — A U.S. F-15C Eagle fighter jet crashed on Wednesday morning near Deerfield, Virginia, during a routine mission, the Pentagon confirmed.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

UN Security Council urges immediate ceasefire in Libya, steps up sanctions

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 28 — The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution on Libya, calling for an immediate ceasefire while expanding sanctions to include those involved in violence there.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am



Features

(Feature) NCHP launches 'Mga Rebolusyonaryong Dekalogo' and 'Andres Bonifacio Exhibit' at Museo ng Katipunan Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine

By Lily O. Ramos

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — It was a trip down history lane on Wednesday’s launching of the book "Mga Rebolusyonaryong Dekalogo" and the "Pagtunghay sa Eksibit ng Dekalogo ni Andres Bonifacio" by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NCHP) at the Museo ng Katipunan Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine in San Juan City.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

(Feature) 4Ps can result to total life transformation of poor beneficiaries

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) can also result to total life transformation of its poor beneficiaries.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Success of 4Ps proven anew in Region 1

By Freddie G. Lazaro

CANDON CITY, Aug. 25 (PNA) — In order to boost the well-being of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries, the local government of Laoac in Pangasinan provided the livelihood needs of some of the cash transfer beneficiaries from the ranks of the poorest of the poor in the town.

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August 26, 2014 5:39 am



Agri-Business

DA commits proper quota administration as WTO approves QR extension on PHL rice

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — With the approval of the World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council on the request of the Philippines to extend the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice, the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Wednesday assured proper administration on the importation quota of the food staple.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Trade ministry facilitates fishery exports worth US$ 1.5-M

JAKARTA, Aug. 27 — The Trade Ministry has recorded exports worth US$ 1.5 million of fishery products between Indonesian company PT Bumi Menara Intenusa and German Rud Kanzow, according to a senior official.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Study to be conducted for efficient rice production in Central Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 27 — A research study will be conducted, aiming to find efficient rice production mechanization in Central Luzon.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am



Business

S. African manufacturing sector continues to shed jobs

JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 28 — South Africa's manufacturing sector shed 59,000 jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to data released on Wednesday.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Germany's benchmark DAX drops

FRANKFURT, Aug. 28 — The benchmark DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Wednesday lost 0.19 percent and closed at 9,569.71 points.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Foreign tourists spend 34.497-B euros in Spain up to July

MADRID, Aug. 28 — Foreign tourists spent 34.497 billion euros (45.536 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months of this year, official figures indicated on Wednesday.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am



Sports & Entertainment

USA squad aims to conquer Basketball World Cup

MADRID, Aug. 27 — The United States squad for the forthcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup arrived in Spain on Tuesday with the message that they aim to upset their hosts and win the gold medal, although they will take things one game at a time.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

3,000 participants from 25 countries to take part in Melaka Century Ride 2014

MELAKA, Aug 27 — About 3,000 participants from 25 countries are expected to take part in the Melaka Century Ride 2014 on Oct 26, at the Bayou Lagoon Park Resort in Jalan Wakaf Utama, here.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Perpetual Help moves to solo third in NCAA men’s basketball

MANILA, Aug. 27 — Perpetual Help stymied Letran College's running game by slowing it down in the stretch as it eked out a 67-64 victory on Wednesday that moved it up to solo third spot in the 90th NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am



Health & Lifestyle

HK to screen blood donors to prevent Ebola

HONG KONG, Aug. 27 — The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) announced Wednesday that it will defer blood donation by those who have lived in or visited countries with Ebola virus outbreak.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Democratic Republic of Congo reports Ebola outbreak: WHO

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the Democratic Republic of Congo?s (DRC) Ministry of Health notified WHO of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurred in its northern Equateur province.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Zambia declares Ebola 'notifiable disease'

LUSAKA, Aug. 28 — The Zambian government has signed a statutory instrument that compels health workers to notify authorities of any Ebola suspects, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am



Travel & Tourism

DOT to meet owners of hotels, lodging houses for papal visit, 2015 campaign

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 27 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) will meet officials from the local hospitality industry next week to tackle preparations for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and Visit Philippines Year 2015.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Abu Dhabi to attract more tourists from India

ABU DHABI, Aug. 27 — With visitors from India emerging as the largest number of Abu Dhabi's international hotel guests over the past year, the emirate's tourism industry is embarking on a five-city road-show aimed at keeping the destination foremost in the country's outbound influencers' mind-set, reports Emirates News Agency (WAM).

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am

Pook Port in Kalibo nearing completion

KALIBO, Aklan, Aug. 27 — The sea port in Barangay Pook, Kalibo, Aklan is now nearing completion.

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August 28, 2014 6:08 am



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