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Senate briefing on the campaign for food security

Senator Cynthia Villar (right), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, exchanges views with Ms. Hilal Elver (left), a researcher-professor and co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security and Democracy of Orfalea Center for Global... [Read more...]

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Public hearing on Mamasapano Truth Commission

Senator Teofisto Guingona III (left), chairperson of the Committee on Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, along with Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, ask resource person Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan (2nd from right), Executive Director of the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic... [Read more...]

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President Aquino offers a wreath at the EDSA People Power Monument

President Benigno S. Aquino III offers a wreath at the EDSA People Power Monument during the commemorative activities of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015). This... [Read more...]

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President Aquino leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the EDSA People Power Monument

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the EDSA People Power Monument during the commemorative activities of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on Wednesday (Feb.... [Read more...]

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President Aquino views the 7-minute unity walk of the AFP-PNP men and women

President Benigno S. Aquino III views the 7-minute unity walk of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner... [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

NUSP’s claim of 400 learning institutions increasing tuition fee in 2015-16 is improbable– CHED

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA)– The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Tuesday the claim of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) that 400 universities and colleges intend to increase their tuition and other school fees for academic year (AY) 2015-2016 is improbable.

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February 25, 2015 5:44 am

DOJ says MILF combatants cannot be charged in international court of justice

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA) -– Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday clarified that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who allegedly killed the Special Action Force (SAF) men during Mamasapano incident should be subjected to the Philippines courts and not in the international court of justice.

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February 25, 2015 5:44 am

Two more flights cancelled due to aircraft situation

MANILA, Feb. 24 — Two more flights were cancelled Tuesday due to an aircraft situation, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said in an advisory.

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February 25, 2015 5:44 am



Foreign

U.S. court to dismiss lawsuit seeking comfort women statue removal

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 — A Los Angeles county court has issued a tentative ruling that a lawsuit seeking the removal of a "comfort women" statue in the city of Glendale, southern California, threatened to quash freedom of expression.

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February 25, 2015 5:51 am

Colombia's Attorney General requests repealing NATO agreement

BOGOTA, Feb. 24 — Colombia's Attorney General Office requested Monday the Constitutional Court to declare a cooperation agreement between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) unconstitutional due to privacy concerns.

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February 25, 2015 5:51 am

SAS baggage handlers on strike at Copenhagen airport

COPENHAGEN, Feb. 24 — Baggage handlers of Scandinavian Airlines, or SAS, went on a strike Tuesday at Copenhagen Airport, creating delays for all flights operated by the airline, the airport said in a statement.

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February 25, 2015 5:51 am



Sports & Entertainment

Police athletics meet to serve as platform for athletes to earn SEA Games ticket

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 24 — A number of National athletes are expected to use the police athletics meet as a platform to qualify for the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, scheduled in June.

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February 25, 2015 5:59 am

Two-day open dart tournament set in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 24 — Dart enthusiasts from all over the region will square it out in the forthcoming two-day Open Dart Tournament in this city.

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February 25, 2015 5:59 am

17 Cebuanos now in national taekwondo team

CEBU CITY, Feb. 24 — From a previous high of eight, there are now 17 Cebuanos in the Philippine national taekwondo team, a new milestone for the local Cebu taekwondo community that has worked hard to spread the sport for the past few years.

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February 25, 2015 5:59 am



Travel & Tourism

Boracay is 2015 Traveller’s Choice Awards’ best beach in Asia

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA) — Never failing to impress tourists for its picture-perfect view, Boracay on Tuesday was named as the best beach in Asia by the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor in its 2015 Traveller's Choice Awards.

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February 25, 2015 6:03 am

Alitalia launches new Milan-Shanghai flight for Expo

BEIJING, Feb. 24 — Italian air carrier Alitalia said on Tuesday it will operate non-stop service between Milan and Shanghai from May 1 to Oct. 24.

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February 25, 2015 6:03 am

Iloilo sees economic prospects with direct flights to China, South Korea next year

ILOILO CITY, Feb 24 — Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog sees a lot of economic opportunities with the planned opening of direct flights from Iloilo City to china and South Korea next year.

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February 25, 2015 6:03 am



Health & Lifestyle

US health officials discovers new deadly virus

MOSCOW, Feb. 24 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with Kansas officials to find any other cases of a virus, which the CDC named “Bourbon” after the county where the man lived, Bloomberg reported.

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February 25, 2015 6:01 am

Dagupan to organize infectious disease preparedness response task force

DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 24 — The city council here has passed an ordinance seeking to organize the city's infectious disease preparedness response task force that will adopt the necessary measures to prevent the entry of viruses that can cause infectious diseases.

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February 25, 2015 6:01 am

DOH coordinating with airport authorities in campaign to enhance filling up of 'health declaration checklist'

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday it is coordinating with airport authorities in the country on enhancing and devising a new system in the filling up of the health declaration checklist among arriving Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and other travellers.

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February 25, 2015 6:01 am



Provincial

CDO lawmaker declines Comelec position

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 24 — A lawmaker from Cagayan De Oro City has declined nomination to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and instead vowed to focus his last term in Congress to pursue the unfinished program of his office.

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February 25, 2015 5:48 am

Bukidnon fire kills 5 kids; town mayor orders probe

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 24 — A town mayor on Tuesday ordered a probe into the fire that killed 5 children in a village of Cabanglasan in Bukidnon Sunday evening.

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February 25, 2015 5:48 am

Sec. Soliman lobbies for cheaper cost of late registration, correction of entry

TACLOBAN CITY, Feb. 24 — Department of Social and Development Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman vowed to lobby for a more affordable cost of processing late registration and correction of entry for vital records of poor families.

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February 25, 2015 5:48 am



Business

PHL stocks hit 16th record close

MANILA, Feb. 24 –- Local share prices rallied Tuesday to new all-time high, its sixth day in a row, as investors placed bets on lower oil prices.

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February 25, 2015 5:57 am

54-MW wind farm connects to Meralco’s transmission line

MANILA, Feb. 24 — Alternergy Wind One Corp’s 54-Megawatt (MW) wind farm has successfully connected to Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco’s) transmission line.

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February 25, 2015 5:57 am

Private sector's crude steel output at 1.6-M tons

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 — Iranian private sector steel companies produced 1.61 million tons of crude steel during March 21, 2014-January 20, 2015.

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February 25, 2015 5:57 am



Agri-Business

Only half of UK food to be homegrown in 2040 — Report

MOSCOW, Feb. 24 — Just half of food supplies in the United Kingdom will be domestically produced in 25 years' time, a report by the UK National Farmers' Union (NFU) issued Tuesday revealed.

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February 25, 2015 5:54 am

Foodstuff exports hit US$ 4.2-B

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 — Iran exported foodstuff and agro products worth US$ 4.2 billion during March 21, 2014-Jaunuary 20, 2015.

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February 25, 2015 5:54 am

Export of 100 k/t chicken meat next year

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 — An Agriculture Jihad Minister deputy said it is predicted that 100 thousand tons of chicken meat will be exported next year, adding that currently over 2 million tons of chicken meat is being produced in the country of which about 65,000 tons is exported to the neighboring countries.

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February 25, 2015 5:54 am



Features

4Ps beneficiaries in remote Bicol village establish own pharmacy (Feature)

By Danny O. Calleja

CARAMOAN, Camarines Sur, Feb. 22 (PNA) -– Time was when residents of a remote island village here would sail on boats just to buy medicines for their sick from the opposite town in the island province of Catanduanes, about two hours away.

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February 23, 2015 7:45 am

Things to watch out for in the Year of the Sheep

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Feb. 20 (PNA) — The Chinese New Year parading the Year of the Sheep or Goat will continue for auspicious 14 days more that is why there will be continuous dragon dance on selected streets and establishments everywhere.

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February 21, 2015 12:28 am

Conflicting reactions meet PopCom-proposed teenage pregnancy-care facilities in Bicol

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 20 (PNA) -– Will it help or will only worsen the situation?

These are the opposing questions that are locking Bicol moralists and population authorities in a conflict of opinions over the proposed establishment of facilities that would take care of teenage pregnancy cases in the region.

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February 21, 2015 12:28 am



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