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Champions NU Bulldogs at UAAP Season 77

Coach Eric Altamirano graces National University (NU) Bulldogs win 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws Best of 3 of the UAAP Season 77, held Wednesday (October 15, 2014) at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.(PNA photo by Marvie A. Lloren) lgi/jme  Read More →

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Champion National University (NU) Bulldogs #17 Jeth Rosario slam dunk

Champion National University (NU) Bulldogs #17 Jeth Rosario slam dunk, with 6 points 4 rebounds, with winning score 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraw at the UAAP Season 77 Best of 3 held Wednesday (October 15, 2014) at Samart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. (PNA... [Read more...]

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National University (NU) Bulldogs wins 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) at UAAP Season ’77

National University (NU) Bulldogs wins 75-59 over Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws at the UAAP Season 77 2014 men’s basketball final games best of three, held Wednesday (Oct. 15, 2014) at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.) lgi/jme  Read More →

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Deles welcomes activation of MILF, MNLF coordination mecha

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles (second from right) on Wednesday met with Organization on Islamic Cooperation (OIC) special envoy Ambassador Sayyid Kassim El-Masri (second from left) who arrived in the Philippines this week to facilitate the activation... [Read more...]

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Deles welcomes activation of MILF, MNLF coordination mech

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles (middle) met with senior leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) on Tuesday afternoon in Manila. The meeting happened after MNLF and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) representatives signed the terms... [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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National

OPAPP-PCW intensifies efforts in addressing women concerns in conflict, post-conflict areas

MANILA, Oct. 15 — Recognizing the plight of women in conflict-stricken areas in the country, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) have intensified efforts in addressing women concerns on peace and security especially those in conflict and post-conflict areas.

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am

Lacson presents 'Yolanda'-affected areas rehab progress report

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson presented to President Benigno Aquino III the progress report of the comprehensive rehabilitation program in areas affected by Typhoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan).

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am

More flights cancelled

MANILA, Oct. 15 — More flights were cancelled Wednesday due to sunset limitation, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said.

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October 16, 2014 4:59 am



Foreign

Death toll in cyclone rises to 26 in AP

HYDERABAD, Oct. 15 — The death toll in the devastating cyclone "Hudhud" rose to 26 Wednesday with the report of one more death in the cyclone-hit Andhra Pradesh while over 1.35 lakh people are rehabilitated in the relief camps set up by the state government.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am

South Koreans concerned over Fukushima radiation found in steel imports: reports

MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — Radioactive steel imported by South Korea from Japan, which is still struggling to eliminate the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, poses a real threat, the country's environmentalists warn.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am

Russian-speaking cybercriminals earn US$ 2.5-B in 12 months

MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — Russian-speaking hackers earned an estimated US$ 2.5 billion between mid-2013 and mid-2014 using criminal tactics to attack Russian banks.

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October 16, 2014 5:07 am



Sports & Entertainment

Cebuana wins 21K race in South Korea

CEBU CITY, Oct. 15 — Cebuana running queen Mary Joy Tabal set her own mark after winning the 21K division of the 2014 Seoul Race in South Korea last October 12.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am

Head coach expects archery squad to make semi-final

INCHEON, Oct. 15 — Malaysia's archery squad to 2014 Asian Para Games here is expected to at least qualify for the semi-final of the events contested, said head coach, Abdul Rahman Saayon.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am

Rodriguez help Colombia beat Canada 1-0

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 — Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez helped his country beat Canada 1-0 on Tuesday in an international soccer friendly.

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October 16, 2014 5:16 am



Travel & Tourism

DOT-6 director confident 2014 tourist arrival target of 3.6M could be reached

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 — Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said she is confident that the targeted tourists arrivals of 3.6 million for 2014 could be reached despite the travel ban issued by the Chinese government last September.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am

DOT's VPY2015 TVC to be aired internationally

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) — The latest television commercial (TVC) of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) is set to join the department’s previous TVCs being aired in digital billboards worldwide.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am

Independent travelers fill up void left by China travel ban

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 -– Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said world famous Boracay island barely suffered from the Chinese travel ban issued September because of foreign independent travelers fill the void.

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October 16, 2014 5:19 am



Health & Lifestyle

IPHO reports 17 suspected cases of measles in Maasin town

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 –- The Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has reported 17 suspected cases of measles in Maasin town with their serum samples now sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

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October 16, 2014 5:18 am

DOH-MIMAROPA reports 94 percent coverage for mass immunization campaign

By Sweetie dela Torre

MANILA, Oct. 15(PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) in MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan provinces) on Wednesday reported a 94 percent coverage for their recently concluded measles, rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization (MR-OPV) campaign for 2014 held from September 1 to October 10, 2014.

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October 16, 2014 5:18 am

Second Ebola patient in U.S. in good condition

HOUSTON, Oct. 15 — A Dallas nurse diagnosed to be the second Ebola patient in the United States is now in good condition, according to Texas health authorities.

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October 16, 2014 5:18 am



Provincial

Davao Customs collector leaves post; wants impartial probe on oil smuggling

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 15 — Bureau of Customs Port of Davao District Collector Ernesto Aradanas left his post on Tuesday but he was still in fighting mode calling for an impartial investigation on the alleged oil smuggling.

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am

Assistance for CDO’s calamity victims sought

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 15 -– A local legislator has expressed concern at the alleged failure of the city government to extend financial assistance to calamity victims here.

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am

Probe on ‘dark net’ existence in PHL pushed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 15 -– A lawmaker is pushing an inquiry into the alleged existence of a virtual marketplace for dangerous drugs in the country known as “dark net.”

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October 16, 2014 5:03 am



Business

Singapore stocks close 0.14% higher

SINGAPORE, Oct. 15 — Singapore stocks finished higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 4.32 points, or 0.14 percent, to close at 3,198.72.

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am

Peso almost unchanged vs. USD

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Philippine peso ended almost flat to a US Dollar Wednesday as investors remain cautious partly due to expectations of a longer-than-anticipated hike in the Federal Reserve’s interest rate.

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am

SSI Group sets IPO price range at Php7-Php7.50 per share

MANILA, Oct. 15 — Specialty retailer SSI Group Inc., which will be listing at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) next month, has set the price range for the offered shares between Php7 to Php7.50 per share.

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October 16, 2014 5:13 am



Agri-Business

AI in carabaos continues in Palawan province

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 15 (PNA) — In a bid to increase the population of domesticated animals like carabaos, the provincial government began conducting artificial insimination (AI) in carabaos in the towns of Rizal and Quezon in southern Palawan since Monday, October 13.

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October 16, 2014 5:09 am

Technology fora, exhibit highlight FishCon week in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 15 — Various stakeholders from Eastern Visayas gathered here for the kickoff of the 51st Conservation Week celebration marked by opening of exhibits, technology fora and blessing of five monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) vessels of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Monday.

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October 16, 2014 5:09 am

DA allays concern of Central Luzon farmers on impact of ASEAN economic integration

By Zorayda S. Tecson

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Oct. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allayed concerns of farmers in Central Luzon on the impact of the Association Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) economic integration come 2015.

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Features

Feature: Exploring the Japanese art of green tea in Singapore

By Ma Yujie

SINGAPORE, Oct. 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — Combination is often the zenith of new ideas. Brew green tea, the signature beverage of East Asian culture, with cinnamon, honey, and finally some Drambuie from the west, there goes the unique green-tea flavored cocktail, by Riot, a mixologist from Kuro, a Japanese restaurant & bar in Singapore, as one of the three tailor-made cocktails for this year's Japanese Food and Beverage showcase.

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(Feature) Archdiocese of Cotabato to do away with traditional Halloween practices by holding 'March of Saints'

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Oct. 9 (PNA) — The Archdiocese of Cotabato is doing away with the traditional Halloween practices during "Undas" and instead will be holding a “March of the Saints” which aims to highlight the lives and virtues of Catholic saints.

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October 10, 2014 9:57 am

Feature: Exploring the Japanese art of green tea in Singapore

By Ma Yujie

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