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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

Team PNoy bets ready to cast votes on Monday polls

MANILA, May 12 — All the senatorial candidates of the ruling coalition Team PNoy are ready to join the more than 50 million Filipino voters who will go out on Monday to cast their votes for 12 senators, partylists and local candidates.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

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



National

PMC says commitment to PHL security made them PHIBLEX supporters

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) commandant Major Gen. Andre Costales said the commitment to provide better security to the country has made them active partners to the ongoing Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) which formally started Tuesday.

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October 5, 2016 10:30 am

TD ‘Julian’ heading to Cagayan

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Tropical depression “Julian” is continuously heading west northwest nearing Calayan, Cagayan, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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October 5, 2016 10:30 am

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

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October 5, 2016 10:30 am



Foreign

White House calls Trump not role model

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 — The White House on Tuesday doubled down its criticism of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling him not a role model for Americans in any way.

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October 5, 2016 10:49 am

Russia to continue cooperation with US on Syria despite strained ties – Kremlin

MOSCOW, Oct. 5 — Russia would continue cooperation with the United States despite Washington's suspension on the interaction with Moscow over the Syrian settlement, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

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October 5, 2016 10:49 am

Colombia's Santos, Uribe to meet to discuss FARC peace process

BOGOTA, Oct. 5 — Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos will meet former president and senator Alvaro Uribe on Wednesday morning to discuss how to take the peace process with the FARC forward, after voters rejected the current peace agreement in Sunday's referendum.

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October 5, 2016 10:49 am



Sports & Entertainment

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

San Beda's seniors, juniors team clinch last NCAA finals seats

MANILA, Oct. 4 — San Beda booked its 11th consecutive NCAA men's basketball finals appearance with a 77-63 win against Perpetual Help in the knockout semifinal at the Mall of Asia Arena on Tuesday.

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October 5, 2016 10:59 am

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



Travel & Tourism

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

More Fun in the PHL campaign has failed to attract more tourists, says study

By Josephine Grace Aguilo

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) — Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo disclosed Tuesday that her department will launch its brand new slogan during the Miss Universe coronation night on Jan. 30, replacing the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign which she said has failed to attract more tourists to the country.

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October 5, 2016 11:04 am



Health & Lifestyle

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

Cavite health official moves to contain spread of Chikungunya virus in Indang town

By Rogelio Limpin

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, Oct. 4 (PNA) — The chief of the Provincial Health Office has moved to stop the further spread of Chikungunya virus in this province's Indang town.

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October 5, 2016 11:02 am



Provincial

LGUs to create inter-local environment zone to protect fishery resources

LAOAG CITY, Oct. 5 — At least 16 local chief executives from the coastal and mountainous municipalities of Ilocos Norte are enjoined to sign a covenant which aims to unify efforts for the protection of fishery resources here.

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October 5, 2016 10:44 am

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



Business

Dollar trades in upper 102 yen zone in early deals in Tokyo

TOKYO, Oct. 5 — The US dollar changed hands in the uper 102 yen zone in early trade in tokyo on Wednesday, coming off a three-week high of 102.96 yen logged at one point overnight in New York.

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October 5, 2016 10:57 am

IMF cuts growth prediction for Portuguese economy to 1% for 2016

LISBON, Oct. 5 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut Portugal's economic growth forecast for this year, anticipating 1 percent growth, according to its latest World Economic Outlook published Tuesday.

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October 5, 2016 10:57 am

Ireland's unemployment drops below 8%

DUBLIN, Oct. 5 — Ireland's unemployment has fallen from a peak of 15 percent in 2011 to 7.9 percent, according to official figures released on Tuesday.

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October 5, 2016 10:57 am



Agri-Business

Region 8 eyes massive cacao expansion in 6 years

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 5 –- Intensified intervention for cacao planting in Eastern Visayas is expected to raise the production of dried cacao beans to 5,000 metric tons (MT) in 2022, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

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October 5, 2016 10:53 am

DA developing Negros Occidental as pilot area for community-based coffee processing enterprise

BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 4 — The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development (DA-PhilMech) is developing Negros Occidental as a model site for community-based coffee processing enterprise.

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October 5, 2016 10:53 am

US agri unit remains committed in assisting coffee production in Mindanao

By Digna D. Banzon

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 4 (PNA) — The Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers on Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA) of the United States Department of Agriculture remains committed in assisting coffee production in Mindanao being one of the top of the three high-value crops that are covered under the Mindanao Productivity in Agricultural Commerce and Trade (MinPACT). The other two products are cacao and coconut.

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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