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Senate plenary deliberations on the proposed DOT 2015 Budget

Senate President Pro Tempore and Finance Subcommittee Chairman Ralph Recto confers with Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez (right photo) while being interpellated by Senator Pia Cayetano during the plenary deliberations on the 2015 DOT Budget on Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2014)... [Read more...]

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Senate plenary deliberations on the proposed 2015 Budget of NFA and DOF

Senator Gregorio Honasan II (right) interpellates Senate Finance Committee Chairman Francis Escudero (left photo) and Subcommittee Chairman and Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto during the plenary deliberations on the proposed 2015 Budget of the National Food Authority... [Read more...]

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International Year of Family Farming Knowledge and Learning Market-Policy Engagement Press Conference

Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette R. Puyat (3rd from left) delivers her message during a press conference on the last day of the International Year of Family Farming Knowledge and Learning Market-Policy Engagement on Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2014) at the Bureau of... [Read more...]

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DTI destroys Php1.4-M worth of substandard Christmas lights

Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV (extreme right), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory Domingo (center) and DTI Undersecretary for Consumer Protection Group Victorio Mario Dimagiba witness the destruction of an estimated Php1.4-million worth of uncertified... [Read more...]

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Substandard and uncertified Christmas lights

Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo inspect some of the substandard and uncertified Christmas lights seized by DTI personnel in Metro Manila for having no Import Commodity Certificate (ICC) markings and not... [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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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm



National

MARINA now looking into shipboard training difficulties

MANILA, Nov. 25 — The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is now looking at measures which could help alleviate the difficulties of Filipino cadets in getting adequate shipboard training.

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November 25, 2014 11:16 pm

Malacanang welcomes removal of HK journalists from blacklist

MANILA, Nov. 25 — Malacanang welcomed the lifting of the blacklist order against some Hong Kong journalists and maintained that the order was issued in good faith.

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November 25, 2014 11:16 pm

Summary deportation order was issued earlier against 9 convicted Chinese poachers — BI

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said that summary deportation order has been issued earlier against the nine Chinese poachers, which were convicted by a Palawan court on Monday.

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November 25, 2014 11:16 pm



Foreign

Libya's Mitiga airport bombed again by army warplanes

TRIPOLI, Nov. 26 — Warplanes of Libyan army carried out on Tuesday another air strike on Tripoli's Mitiga airport in less than 24 hours, according to a security source.

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November 26, 2014 6:59 am

Seven killed in E.Ukraine amid fierce fighting

KIEV, Nov. 26 — Intense fighting between government troops and independence-seeking insurgents in eastern Ukraine killed seven people over the past 24 hours, authorities said Tuesday.

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November 26, 2014 6:59 am

Russia to fingerprint foreign visa applicants starting December

MOSCOW, Nov. 26 — Foreign visitors to Russia will have to leave their fingerprints when applying for visa, according to the decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

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November 26, 2014 6:59 am



Sports & Entertainment

Cambodia's famous elephant to retire after offering rides to tourists for 3 decades

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 25 — Sambo, the internationally famous elephant known for years as one of capital Phnom Penh's most famous attractions, will retire to northeastern Cambodia's Mondulkiri province this week, an owner and officials said Tuesday.

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November 25, 2014 11:47 pm

Philippine Azkals enters semifinals of Suzuki Cup

MANILA, Nov. 25 — The Philippine Azkals made it into the semifinals of the ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup after blanking perennial conqueror Indonesia, 4-0, on Tuesday night in Vietnam.

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November 25, 2014 11:47 pm

300 cyclists to join racing across Vietnam

HANOI, Nov. 25 — As many as 300 cyclists are taking part in a bike racing tournament across Vietnam during Dec. 2-16, said organizer on Tuesday.

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November 25, 2014 11:47 pm



Travel & Tourism

Austrian tourism industry expecting good winter season

VIENNA, Nov. 26 — The Austrian tourism industry is optimistic about the upcoming winter season due to positive indicators in October and November, a spokesperson from the Federal Economic Chambers told journalists Tuesday.

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November 26, 2014 7:05 am

CALABARZON tourism forum on Visit the Philippines Years 2015 set for Friday

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Various provincial tourism officers from CALABARZON will gather during a whole-day forum on Friday to discuss the latest trends in tourism and at the same time launch Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) in the region.

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November 25, 2014 11:52 pm

Palawan declared as 'Top Island in the World'

MANILA, Nov. 25 — A lawmaker has filed a resolution commending the Island of Palawan, which was declared recently as “Top Island In the World” in the 27th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

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November 25, 2014 11:52 pm



Health & Lifestyle

First Italian Ebola patient undergoes experimental treatment

ROME, Nov 26 — An Italian doctor, who was flown home on Tuesday after testing positive for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, was being treated with an experimental medicine here, local media reported.

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November 26, 2014 7:05 am

U.S. issues rules on menu calorie labeling to fight obesity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued two final rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines as part of the country's efforts to fight obesity.

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November 26, 2014 7:05 am

Illegal cheese factory in Portugal leads to brucellosis outbreak, at least 13 infected

LISBON, Nov. 26 — An unauthorized cheese factory in the northern Portuguese town of Baiao, 370 km north of Lisbon, is the source of an outbreak of brucellosis in the area, which has so far led to 13 confirmed infections, according to local press reports on Tuesday.

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November 26, 2014 7:05 am



Provincial

DSWD releases P315.54-M for Tacloban emergency shelter assistance

By Sarwell Q. Meniano

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released on Monday the P315.54 million for initial implementation of emergency shelter assistance (ESA) in this city.

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November 25, 2014 11:20 pm

Davao del Sur gov’t, Gawad Kalinga turn over houses to informal settlers

MATANAO, Davao del Sur, Nov. 25 — The Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation (GKCDF) in partnership with the provincial government of Davao del Sur has recently launched a housing project in an effort to provide homes for the homeless urban poor and informal settlers here.

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November 25, 2014 11:20 pm

DSWD distributes ESA funds to Tacloban 4Ps recipients

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 25 — For construction worker Allan Baylon, 39, it’s time for his family to rebuild their old home now that he has received a P30,000 emergency shelter assistance (ESA) from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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November 25, 2014 11:20 pm



Business

OECD projects weak growth, high joblessness in France

PARIS, Nov. 26 — Growth in France would rise gradually in 2015 and 2016, but it will remain too weak to digest a large slice of unemployed people among its 66 million population, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday.

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November 26, 2014 7:03 am

Free trade zone between Customs Union and Vietnam under negotiation: Putin

MOSCOW, Nov. 26 — Negotiations on a free trade zone agreement between the Customs Union and Vietnam are at the final stage, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

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November 26, 2014 7:03 am

French stock market up 0.32% on Tuesday

PARIS, Nov. 26 — The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 gained an advance of 0.32 percent to close at 4,382. 31 points on Tuesday, up 13.87 points.

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November 26, 2014 7:03 am



Agri-Business

Finland considers drastic measures to stop entry of African swine fever pest

HELSINKI, Nov. 26 — Finland is considering drastic measures to stop the entry of the African swine fever pest into Finland in order to safeguard continued exports of pork.

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November 26, 2014 6:59 am

Chicago agricultural commodities close higher

CHICAGO, Nov. 26 — Chicago agricultural commodities rose across the board Tuesday by large margins.

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November 26, 2014 6:59 am

Small farmers benefit most from Negros organic festival

BACOLOD CITY, Nov. 25 — Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said that small organic farmers in the province benefited the most from the five-day 9th Negros Island Organic Farming Festival held in Bacolod on November 19 to 23.

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November 25, 2014 11:32 pm



Features

New CamSur tourism plot takes old path to world’s smallest fish habitat

By Danny O. Calleja (Feature)

November 25, 2014 11:28 pm

Who remembers Ronald Niñofranco?

MANILA, Nov. 25 — The DOLE does. The 17-year old, whom the DOLE Regional Office No. 6 plucked from hazardous child labor in 2012 is now a grown-up—and a child laborer no more.

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November 25, 2014 11:28 pm

(Feature) Suicide bombing most lethal weapon in Afghanistan

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November 25, 2014 11:28 pm



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