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Champions NU Bulldogs at UAAP Season 77

Coach Eric Altamirano graces National University (NU) Bulldogs win 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws Best of 3 of the UAAP Season 77, held Wednesday (October 15, 2014) at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.(PNA photo by Marvie A. Lloren) lgi/jme  Read More →

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Champion National University (NU) Bulldogs #17 Jeth Rosario slam dunk

Champion National University (NU) Bulldogs #17 Jeth Rosario slam dunk, with 6 points 4 rebounds, with winning score 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraw at the UAAP Season 77 Best of 3 held Wednesday (October 15, 2014) at Samart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. (PNA... [Read more...]

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National University (NU) Bulldogs wins 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) at UAAP Season ’77

National University (NU) Bulldogs wins 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws at the UAAP Season 77 2014 men’s basketball final games best of three, held Wednesday (Oct. 15, 2014) at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.) lgi/jme  Read More →

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Deles welcomes activation of MILF, MNLF coordination mecha

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles (second from right) on Wednesday met with Organization on Islamic Cooperation (OIC) special envoy Ambassador Sayyid Kassim El-Masri (second from left) who arrived in the Philippines this week to facilitate the activation... [Read more...]

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Deles welcomes activation of MILF, MNLF coordination mech

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles (middle) met with senior leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) on Tuesday afternoon in Manila. The meeting happened after MNLF and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) representatives signed the terms... [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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National

Deles welcomes activation of MILF, MNLF coordination mechanism on Bangsamoro

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) formally activated and operationalized the Bangsamoro Coordination Forum (BCF), Ambassador Sayyid Kassim El-Masri, Organization on Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Special Envoy relayed during a meeting Wednesday with government representatives headed by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles.

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am

OPAPP-PCW intensifies efforts in addressing women concerns in conflict, post-conflict areas

MANILA, Oct. 15 — Recognizing the plight of women in conflict-stricken areas in the country, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) have intensified efforts in addressing women concerns on peace and security especially those in conflict and post-conflict areas.

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am

Lacson presents 'Yolanda'-affected areas rehab progress report

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson presented to President Benigno Aquino III the progress report of the comprehensive rehabilitation program in areas affected by Typhoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan).

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am



Foreign

H.K. police dismantle protesters' barricades, arrest 45

HONG KONG, Oct. 15 — Violence erupted early Wednesday on a road blockaded by protesters who have been occupying major thoroughfares in Hong Kong to press for democratic elections, while a government official hinted a dialogue could reconvene to resolve the deadlock.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am

German citizens behind Islamic State suicide bombings in Syria, Iraq: reports

MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — Eight German citizens have been confirmed to be behind suicide attacks carried out in Syria and Iraq on behalf of the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Tagesspiegel reported Wednesday, citing sources in German security services.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am

Death toll in cyclone rises to 26 in AP

HYDERABAD, Oct. 15 — The death toll in the devastating cyclone "Hudhud" rose to 26 Wednesday with the report of one more death in the cyclone-hit Andhra Pradesh while over 1.35 lakh people are rehabilitated in the relief camps set up by the state government.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am



Sports & Entertainment

Government clears 135-strong contingent for Para Asian Games

NEW DELHI, Oct. 15 — The Sports Ministry on Wednesday cleared a contingent of 135 persons, including 87 athletes, for the Para-Asian Games, beginning in Incheon, South Korea from Saturday.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am

National U ends 60-year title drought in UAAP (Sports)

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) – National University ended its long 60-year title drought, beating Far Eastern University, 75-59, on Wednesday night in a rubber-match Game Three of the 77th Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) at the jampacked Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am

Big names in ISL will benefit Indian football: FIFA

NEW DELHI, Oct. 15 — FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke on Wednesday said the presence of big names in the Indian Super League (ISL) will help the cricket-obsessed nation develop a football culture and could brighten the national team's chances of qualifying for the World Cup.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am



Travel & Tourism

DOT-6 director confident 2014 tourist arrival target of 3.6M could be reached

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 — Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said she is confident that the targeted tourists arrivals of 3.6 million for 2014 could be reached despite the travel ban issued by the Chinese government last September.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am

DOT's VPY2015 TVC to be aired internationally

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) — The latest television commercial (TVC) of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) is set to join the department’s previous TVCs being aired in digital billboards worldwide.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am

Independent travelers fill up void left by China travel ban

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 -– Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said world famous Boracay island barely suffered from the Chinese travel ban issued September because of foreign independent travelers fill the void.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am



Health & Lifestyle

IPHO reports 17 suspected cases of measles in Maasin town

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October 16, 2014 5:18 am

DOH-MIMAROPA reports 94 percent coverage for mass immunization campaign

By Sweetie dela Torre

MANILA, Oct. 15(PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) in MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan provinces) on Wednesday reported a 94 percent coverage for their recently concluded measles, rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization (MR-OPV) campaign for 2014 held from September 1 to October 10, 2014.

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October 16, 2014 5:18 am

Second Ebola patient in U.S. in good condition

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Provincial

Two rebels killed, 2 arrested in Army–NPA armed encounter in Davao Occidental

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 15 — Two members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with soldiers belonging to the 73rd Infantry Battalion (73IB) under the Army’s 1002nd Infantry Brigade.

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am

Gov. Degamo opens Buglasan 2014 Organic Farm Family Agri-Fair

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 15 –- Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo officially opened the Buglasan 2014 Organic Farm Family Agri-Fair on Wednesday at the Provincial Nursery Compound, this city.

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am

EDC embarks on road restoration in Valencia, Negros Oriental

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 15 -– The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has started the restoration of the road that slipped and went down near the Ticala Creek in Barangay Caidiocan, Valencia town in Negros Oriental last week.

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am



Business

Gold price closes down in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Oct. 15 — The gold price in Hong Kong went down 80 HK dollars to close at 11,348 HK dollars per tael on Wednesday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am

(Roundup) HK stocks close up 0.4%

HONG KONG, Oct. 15 — Hong Kong stocks rose 92.08 points, or 0.4 percent, to close on Wednesday at 23,140.05 points.

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am

Singapore stocks close 0.14% higher

SINGAPORE, Oct. 15 — Singapore stocks finished higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 4.32 points, or 0.14 percent, to close at 3,198.72.

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am



Agri-Business

AI in carabaos continues in Palawan province

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 15 (PNA) — In a bid to increase the population of domesticated animals like carabaos, the provincial government began conducting artificial insimination (AI) in carabaos in the towns of Rizal and Quezon in southern Palawan since Monday, October 13.

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October 16, 2014 5:09 am

Technology fora, exhibit highlight FishCon week in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 15 — Various stakeholders from Eastern Visayas gathered here for the kickoff of the 51st Conservation Week celebration marked by opening of exhibits, technology fora and blessing of five monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) vessels of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Monday.

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October 16, 2014 5:09 am

DA allays concern of Central Luzon farmers on impact of ASEAN economic integration

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Features

Grief and rescue after SW China quake

JINGGU, Yunnan, Oct. 9 — A candlelight vigil was held early Wednesday morning as the body of 58-year-old Dao Qiongfen lay in a coffin.

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Grief and rescue after SW China quake

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(Feature) 37-year-old Patikul massacre in Sulu recalled

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MANILA, Oct. 9 (PNA) — Oct. 10, 1977 was a day of infamy for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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