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DSWD receives add’l donation for “Yolanda” survivors

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman receives the PHP 432,679.22 check donation of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for typhoon “Yolanda” survivors from Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto... [Read more...]

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House hearing on the DOTC budget for 2015

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Isidro Ungab (left) confers with Abakada Partylist Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz during the hearing on the proposed 2015 budget of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2014) at the House of Representatives... [Read more...]

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DOTC Budget hearing in Congress

Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya (2nd from right photo) presents the proposed DOTC Budget for 2015 during the hearing by the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2014) at the House of Representatives in Batasan Hills,... [Read more...]

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Senate hearing on HB Bill granting PHL citizenship to Peter Leslie Wallace and Math wizard Farrell Eldrian Wu

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate Committee on Human Rights, along with Senator Maria Lourdes Binay (in center photo), presides at the hearing on House Bill No. 4110 seeking to grant Philippine citizenship to Peter Leslie Wallace (1st in... [Read more...]

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House Justice Committee dismisses impeachment raps vs. President Aquino

The House Committee on Justice chaired by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., voting 54-4, junked with finality on Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2014) the three impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno S. Aquino III for insufficiency in substance. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)SCS/gsc  Read More →

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National

CIDG arrest “Ipit Taxi” gang members

MANILA, Sept. 2 — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has arrested two suspects involved in a series of “ipit-taxi” robbery incidents in Metro Manila, CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong said on Tuesday.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

PHL to undertake new measures to ease port congestion

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — The government will implement new measures to help further ease congestion in the Port of Manila amid the expected increase in cargo shipments as the ‘ber’ months start, including charging higher penalty for overstaying cargoes.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Sotto wants Sandiganbayan’s suspension order be tackled first by Senate

MANILA, Sept. 2 -– As the Senate received the Sandiganbayan’s final decision on suspension order against Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, acting Senate minority leader Vicento Sotto III moved that the matter be discussed first by the Senate as a whole.

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Provincial

24,000 children set to be vaccinated in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 2 — Mayor Belen T. Fernandez led the launching on Tuesday of the "Ligtas sa Tigdas" campaign here aiming to immunize some 24,000 children in 31 barangays for a period of one month.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Dumaguete LGU to launch Anti-Drug Summit in October

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 2 – The city government of Dumaguete will launch a two-day Anti-Drug Summit in October through the Dumaguete City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (DCADAC) in cooperation with the Rotary Club South.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Zambo health official advises parents to join DOH immunization campaign

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 2 -– A top health official has advised parents with children five years old and below to have their children immunized with anti-measles and anti-polio vaccines.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am



Foreign

Roundup: Attacks kill 3, wound 4 within day in Afghanistan

KABUL, Sept. 2 — Three police have been killed and four others including a civilian sustained injuries as suicide attack and bomb blast rocked the northern Baghlan and the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Tuesday.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

WFP steps up emergency assistance, logistical support against Ebola outbreak

GENEVA, Sept. 2 — The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday said it is stepping up assistance to people impacted by Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and increasing logistical support to the whole humanitarian community fighting the spread of the virus.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

UN inquiry committee to probe Israeli offensive in Gaza

RAMALLAH, Sept. 2 — A senior Palestinian diplomat announced on Tuesday that a United Nations inquiry committee will arrive in the Gaza Strip in October to probe 50 days of Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am



Features

(Feature) How PhilHealth coverage protects the 4Ps beneficiaries from sinking deeper into poverty?

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — Getting sick or being hospitalized for certain illnesses usually "hurts the pockets" of most Filipino families, especially the poor or the vulnerable sectors of society.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

When Brazilian samba meets Chinese elements

By Xinhua writers Ji Ye, Chen Weihua

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 2 (PNA/Xinhua) — During a carnival in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia two years ago, a large Chinese dragon boat carrying a Chinese palace and terracota warriors received a standing ovation.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

(Feature) Over 11-M poor children nationwide are benefiting from 4Ps –DSWD

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — More than 11 million children who are 18 years old and below are now benefiting from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) being implemented nationwide by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am



Agri-Business

PHL agrees to buy up to 1-M tons white rice annually from Thailand

BANGKOK, Sept. 2 — Thailand's ruling military junta has agreed to an agreement that will allow Philippines to buy up to one million tonnes of white rice from the country annually for the 2014-2016 period.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Future of PHL agriculture: DA mechanization program gives rise to innovative technologies

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — Low-cost and innovative machinery and technologies designed to make farming more efficient and productive are now available to Filipino farmers through the Department of Agriculture’s farm mechanization program.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Hacienda Luisita agrarian reform beneficiaries train on modern farming, entrepreneurship

MANILA, Sept 2 — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently signed an agreement with two agricultural institutions to train 1,240 agrarian reform beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita on modern farming and entrepreneurship with the end in view of helping them sustain their on-farm and off-farm activities.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am



Business

Agus-Pulangui to fully shutdown as 2 plant open

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla on Tuesday said the shutdown of Agus-Pulangui Plant, the sole hydropower plant in Mindanao, is set with the the opening of the Aboitiz Power Plant and a new plant in Saranggani next year.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Indonesia's Widodo to increase fuel price: aide

JAKARTA, Sept. 2 — A close aide to Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo said on Tuesday that he and his running mate Jusuf Kalla would create social security net first before deciding to increase the price of subsidized fuel to ease the state budget burden.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Abad optimistic on increasing budget gap via higher spending on infra, social protection programs

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Sept 2 (PNA) — While some advance countries are trying to address ballooning budget deficit the Philippines, on the other hand, is facing some hurdles on meeting its programmed budget gap.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am



Sports & Entertainment

Cine Europa focuses on family importance at EDSA Shangri-La on Sept. 11-21

By Lily O. Ramos

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) —- Like the Filipinos, Europeans consider the family as the foundation of society — a solace to turn to when everything seems wrong, a source of love, sympathy, understanding, emotional, spiritual and physical healing or strength in times of need.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Mulatto Davao finally wins 8th Ultimate Shindig in Dumaguete City

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 2 -– After four years, the multi-titled Mulatto Davao finally captured one of the country’s prestigious national Frisbee competition – the 8th Ultimate Shindig held recently in Dumaguete City.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Myanmar to join 3-nation car rally

YANGON, Sept. 2 — Myanmar will participate in the India-Myanmar-Thailand car rally in November, official media reported Tuesday.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am



Health & Lifestyle

Cebu City kicks off measles, polio vaccination campaign

CEBU CITY, Sept. 2 — The Cebu City Health Office Monday kicked off the vaccination campaign against measles and polio at Barangay Tinago Sports Complex, this city.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

DOH–Bicol places Catanduanes under Code White over dengue upsurge

DARAGA, Albay, Sept. 2 — A “Code White” alert has been hoisted over dengue-plagued Catanduanes areas.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

DOH-Bicol starts mass immunization

By Emmanuel P. Solis

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) Bicol regional office has started a month-long measles-rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization (MR-OPV-MI) 2014 for all children to prevent the spread of polio cases in the region, DOH Regional Director Gloria Balboa said in a press conference held at her office.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am



Travel & Tourism

Cebu PB urges DOT, DA to regulate tourism, business on sharks and rays

By Eddie O. Fernandez

CEBU CITY, Sept. 2 (PNA) — The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has passed a resolution seeking the regulation of tourist spots or any form of business operations related to, or with prime dependence on endangered sharks and rays among local government units (LGUs) in the province.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Silay City sets activities for World Tourism Month

BACOLOD CITY, Sept 2 — The City of Silay City in Negros Occidental has scheduled various activities to celebrate Tourism Month this September.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am

Ethiopian Airlines launches new flights to Madrid

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 2 — The Ethiopian Airlines on Monday commenced its new flights to Madrid, Spain, which has become the 10th European destination of the airliner.

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September 3, 2014 5:58 am



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