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SSS commends DILG for protection of nearly 75,000 JO and contractual workers

The Social Security System (SSS) accorded a special citation for the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for its solid commitment to provide social protection to nearly 75,000 job order (JO) and contractual workers at the Balikat ng Bayan Awards held during... [Read more...]

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Senate hearing on the proposed DA budget of PHP50.6-B for 2017

Senator Cynthia Villar (left), vice chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, presides over the Finance Subcommittee hearing on the proposed PHP50.6-billion budget of the Department of Agriculture on Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2016) at the Senate in Pasay City. Villar... [Read more...]

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Ambulances for North Cotabato

Photo shows four of the five brand new ambulance units for North Cotabato province personally turned over by Philippine National Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan in simple ceremonies on Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2016) at the provincial capitol grounds... [Read more...]

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Citation for K9 Hero Dog and its handlers

Explosive Detector Dog ìHEAVYî (shown in photo) and its handlers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) receive Plaque and Certificate of Recognition for the dog’s outstanding performance as explosive detector during the Animal Welfare Week Celebration with the... [Read more...]

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Sen. Loren Legarda presides at the Senate hearing on DA’s proposed budget for 2017

Senator Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, directs a question to Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol during the Senate hearing on the proposed PHP50.6-billion budget of the DA for 2017 on Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2016). (PNA photos by Jess... [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

PHL hosting of 2016 Miss U pageant pushes through amid cancellation rumors

MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Philippines will definitely host the 2016 Miss Universe pageant, Department of Tourism Undersecretary Katherine de Castro assured on Tuesday.

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October 5, 2016 10:30 am

President Duterte rejects Misuari’s request to bring security escorts in Davao City

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said fugitive Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari agreed to talk to him in Davao City but with his own security escorts.

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October 5, 2016 10:30 am

Catholic bishops reiterate objection to same-sex marriage in the country

MANILA, Oct. 4 — Catholic prelates have reiterated their stand versus same-sex marriage in the country since it is against the teachings of the Church.

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October 5, 2016 10:30 am



Foreign

Warring parties in Yemen must protect schools — UNICEF

GENEVA, Oct. 5 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday urged all parties to the Yemeni conflict to protect schools, students and teachers as the war-torn country's schools open this week.

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October 5, 2016 10:49 am

UN peacekeeping chief calls on Sudanese parties to carry out political roadmap

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 — UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, on Tuesday called on all Sudanese parties to implement a political roadmap, which serves as the basis for the peace process, including ceasefire, in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur regions.

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October 5, 2016 10:49 am

European Parliament votes to crack down on trade in torture goods

STRASBOURG, Oct. 5 — The European Parliament, gathered for its plenary session here on Tuesday, voted overwhelmingly to crack down on European Union (EU) trade of goods and services used for torture and capital punishment in third countries.

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October 5, 2016 10:49 am



Sports & Entertainment

Top badminton players to join National Open this month

MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) will use the upcoming Bingo Bonanza National Open as one of five tournaments to select the members of the national team for major international competitions, including the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.

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October 5, 2016 10:59 am

Maybank feats '16 Rio Paralympian Josephine Medina

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA)– The Maybank Foundation, through Maybank Philippines, awarded Tuesday PHP200,000 to 2016 Rio Paralympics table tennis bronze medalist Josephine Medina.

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October 5, 2016 10:59 am

FIFA fines Brazil for homophobic chants

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 5 — World football governing body FIFA has fined the Brazilian football confederation USD20,000 for homophobic abuse by fans.

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October 5, 2016 10:59 am



Travel & Tourism

Ukraine extends visa-on-arrival policy for Chinese citizens

KIEV, Oct. 5 — The Ukrainian government said on Tuesday it decided to extend the visa-on-arrival policy for Chinese citizens, which expired on September 30.

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October 5, 2016 11:04 am

Government allocates PHP410-M to relocate about 2,000 Intramuros settlers

By Josephine Grace Aguilo

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) — The Intramuros Administration (IA) has allocated PHP410 million to relocate around 2,000 informal settlers living within the walled city of Intramuros, IA Finance & Administrative Division Chief Merceditas C. de Sahagun, disclosed on Tuesday.

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October 5, 2016 11:04 am

Expect influx of Israeli tourists in PHL

MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday reported that more than 40 Israeli travel agencies participated in a seminar on Philippine tourism organized by the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv to promote the Philippines as a new adventure destination for Israeli tourists.

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October 5, 2016 11:04 am



Health & Lifestyle

District health centers urged to spearhead advocacy awareness on diabetes, hypertension

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 4 — District health centers in this city are encouraged to lead in the diabetes awareness campaign by encouraging patients with diabetes to join diabetes and hypertension health clubs.

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October 5, 2016 11:02 am

UAE capital Abu Dhabi reports bird flu cases

DUBAI, Oct. 5 — The Abu Dhabi emergency and crisis management team announced on Tuesday it detected a number of bird flu-infected quays, reported the United Arab Emirates (UAE) state news agency WAM.

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October 5, 2016 11:02 am

EU ministers discuss medicine shortages, vaccination, tuberculosis

BRATISLAVA, Oct. 5 — Health ministers of EU member states discussed medicine shortages at an ongoing informal health meeting here, Slovak health minister Tomas Drucker announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

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October 5, 2016 11:02 am



Provincial

OCD-CAR on red alert due to 'Julian'

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 5 — The Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Regional Office (OCD-CAR) implemented a red alert status on Wednesday morning in anticipation of the effects of tropical depression 'Julian'.

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October 5, 2016 10:44 am

Army seeks cooperation of Muslim clerics in fight vs. extremists

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Oct. 5 — Military authorities and Muslim Religious Leaders (MRL) have formed an alliance of cooperation to get rid Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur of suspected jihadist and extremists.

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October 5, 2016 10:44 am

No illegal drugs found in Pangasinan fish cages

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 5 — There were no illegal drugs found in fish cages owned and operated by either Chinese or Taiwanese nationals in western Pangasinan.

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October 5, 2016 10:44 am



Business

Industrial producer prices down in both eurozone, EU in August

BRUSSELS, Oct. 5 — Industrial producer prices fell by 0.2 percent in both the 19-member euro area and the 28-member European Union (EU) in August month-on-month, according to estimates released Tuesday by Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

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October 5, 2016 10:57 am

Gold down in biggest decline since 2013 on US dollar strength

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell sharply on Tuesday as the US dollar strengthened significantly in the wake of the Brexit.

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October 5, 2016 10:57 am

Oil prices waver narrowly amid OPEC speculation

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 — Oil prices ended slightly lower Tuesday, as traders continued to assess the impact of a preliminary deal on output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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October 5, 2016 10:57 am



Agri-Business

Victorias City unveils P5-million organic trading post

BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 4 — Mayor Frederick Francis Palanca led Monday the unveiling of the P5-million Organic Market and Pasalubong Center of Victorias City in Negros Occidental.

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October 5, 2016 10:53 am

DA sees higher income for Region 8 farmers from duck raising

By Danica-Ann M. Ultado

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 4 (PNA) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office here and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) have set aside Php 3.5 million to promote duck raising in Eastern Visayas.

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October 5, 2016 10:53 am

Coffee confab set in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 4 — The 9th Philippine Coffee Summit is set to kick-off next week, October 12 to 13 at SMX Convention Center, SMX Lanang which will be facilitated by the Philippine Coffee Board, Incorporated (PCBI) with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA).

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October 5, 2016 10:53 am



Features

Feature: Pet lover starts shelter for stray dogs in Egyptby Ahmed Shafiq

CAIRO, Oct. 4 — Amid the green farms of the Giza governorate in Egypt, stray and abandoned dogs can have a safe haven at the HOPE Society, a welfare sanctuary that provides food, medication and housing for all sorts of dogs.

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October 5, 2016 10:49 am

(Feature) PCC’s Milka Krem showcases 4 ‘must try’ local cheeses

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Anyone who has already been at “Milka Krem” — the dairy products outlet of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija — can ascertain that it has become a haven for an array of delightful, truly refreshing, and healthy products that it sells to the public.

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May 12, 2016 6:15 am

Solo parent benefits from 4Ps, looks forward to earning college degree

By Leilanie G. Adriano

SAN FERNANDO, La Union, May 5 (PNA) — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office I (DSWD-FO1) have helped a solo parent for six years — Marissa Madanay from Pao Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union.

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May 10, 2016 5:22 am