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Philippine Travel Mart press conference

Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) President and Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) Chairman Cesar Cruz (left) answers questions in an ambush interview after the 26th Philippine Travel Mart press conference held at the Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City on Tuesday... [Read more...]

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PHILTOA’s 26th PTM adapts QR code system in tour packages

Travel junkies set to visit this yearís Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) now have a digital way of window-shopping with quick response (QR) code system incorporated in tour packages being offered. Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) and PTM Chairman Cesar Cruz (right) said... [Read more...]

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Exchanging views on 13th Development Policy Research Month

Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) president Dr. Gilberto Llanto (left) exchanges views with Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Public Information Officer Atty. Mary Ann Salada during the 13th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM)... [Read more...]

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13th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) press conference

Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) president Dr. Gilberto Llanto (at rostrum) delivers his welcome remarks during the 13th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) with the theme “Tamang Regulasyon para sa Patuloy na Pag-ahon” press conference held... [Read more...]

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Sen. Grace Poe presides at the public hearing on tightening the fight vs drugs and drug mules

Senator Grace Poe (2nd from left), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, listens to Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac (extreme right) during the public hearing on the need to tighten the fight against drugs... [Read more...]

2013 Campaign Trail

(Elections)Espino voting in Bugallon, Braganza in Alaminos City

DAGUPAN CITY, May 13 — Confident of getting reelected, Gov. Amado Espino Jr. is casting his vote at 7:30 a.m. in his electoral precinct at the Portic Elementary School in Bugallon town.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

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



National

East, West zones customers face water agony

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Some areas in the East and West zones covering Metro Manila and nearby locations will have water for only 12 hours or less in a day beginning this month, affecting nearly 356,000 customers, while other places will experience reduced water pressure.

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September 2, 2015 5:54 am

Villar denies NP jumped ship

By Jelly F. Muisco

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) – Senator Cynthia Villar on Tuesday denied reports that the Nacionalista Party has jumped ship after talks with Partidong Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and its possible presidential bet Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

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September 2, 2015 5:54 am

Battery of lawyers asks SET to dismiss petition questioning Poe's citizenship

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) – A battery of lawyers of Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday asked the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) to dismiss a petition questioning the senator's citizenship, saying it is “insufficient in form and substance.”

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September 2, 2015 5:54 am



Foreign

India to benefit from China-Pakistan economic corridor, says Pakistani diplomat

MOSCOW, Sept. 1 — India will benefit from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) despite any political disputes, said Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Zaheer Janjua.

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September 2, 2015 6:01 am

1 killed, 2 injured in low-intensity blast in western India

NEW DELHI, Sept. 1 — At least one person perished and two others injured in a low-intensity blast in the western Indian state of Maharashtra Tuesday, a senior police official said.

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September 2, 2015 6:01 am

Obama to announce expansion of US Ice-Breaker fleet in Arctic

MOSCOW, Sept. 1 — According to the report, Obama will highlight the need to purchase a new heavy icebreaker by 2020 and propose to start planning the purchase of additional vessels.

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September 2, 2015 6:01 am



Sports & Entertainment

Asia vs Europe and US in Kings Cup in Nov at Resorts World Manila

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA. Sept 1 (PNA)– After the historic women’s battle for the best women billiards players in the world last year comes the chance for the men to do theirs in the world pool with all media world looking at them for three competitive days.

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September 2, 2015 6:07 am

Tokyo Olympic committee drops 2020 games logo after plagiarism row

TOKYO, Sept. 1 — The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games decided on Tuesday to drop the logo design that was allegedly copied from the emblem of a Belgian theater, the public broadcaster NHK said.

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September 2, 2015 6:07 am

Demecillo, coach eye knockout victory over Basadre

CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 — Heavy-hitter Kenny Demecillo and his coach, Christopher “Ping-Ping” Tepora, eye a knockout victory over Daryl Basadre in the rematch on September 26 in the main event of “Brawl at the Mall” at the Gaisano Mall Atrium in Gen. Santos City.

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September 2, 2015 6:07 am



Travel & Tourism

ABS-CBN’s G-Eco Tours joins PHILTOA’s 26th PHL Travel Mart

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Since the launch of the Ugong Rock eco-tourism project in Palawan in 2008, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) has been carrying out efforts to lift poverty through eco-tourism.

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September 2, 2015 6:12 am

PHILTOA’s 26th PHL Travel Mart adapts QR code systems in tour packages

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept 1 (PNA) — Travel junkies set to visit this year’s Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) now have a digital way of window-shopping with quick response (QR) code systems being incorporated in tour packages being offered.

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September 2, 2015 6:12 am

Indonesia sees 4.76% rise in foreign tourist arrivals in July

JAKARTA, Sept. 1 — Indonesia recorded 777,200 foreign holidaymakers in July, an increase of 4.76 percent from a year earlier, the national statistics bureau said on Tuesday.

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September 2, 2015 6:12 am



Health & Lifestyle

RNET R-2 concludes 2015 MELLPI

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Sept. 1 — The National Nutrition Council Region (NNC)2, through the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET), concluded its Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) for year 2015 with its visit in municipalities of Aparri and Lal-lo recently. This year’s MELLPI started in Batanes.

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September 2, 2015 6:10 am

Over 343,000 children in Somalia to face acute malnutrition: UN

NAIROBI, Sept. 1 — The number of acutely and severely malnourished children in Somalia is likely to increase to 343,400 and 63,400 respectively through the end of the year, a UN-backed food security assessment says.

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September 2, 2015 6:10 am

North Cotabato town aims for 'zero TB case', culminates anti-TB month observance

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 1 — The Rural Health Unit of Makilala in North Cotabato on Tuesday spearheaded a motorcade, a short program and symposium to celebrate the National Lung Month, aimed at attaining its goal of "zero TB" in Makilala.

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September 2, 2015 6:10 am



Provincial

CHR wraps up probe against policemen as ordered by central office

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 1 — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has completed its investigation on a case that has caught the attention of CHR Manila when it was earlier reported to purportedly be a case of extra judicial killing (EJK) but was later ruled out when it was proven that there was no shooting at all.

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September 2, 2015 5:58 am

Winners of the WV Film grants program named

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 29 – The Department of Tourism 6 has named the four winners of the Western Visayas Film Grants Program of the department and CineKasimanwa.

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September 2, 2015 5:58 am

Negros Oriental cops do extra duty hours due to APEC 2015 summit

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 1 — With over 400 policemen from Negros Oriental being deployed to Cebu as part of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2015 (APEC 2015) summit, the remaining police force in Negros Oriental is doing extra duty hours, according to officer-in-charge provincial director Sr. Supt. Dionardo Carlos.

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September 2, 2015 5:58 am



Business

ASEAN, future hope of the region, says South Korean Ambassador to ASEAN

JAKARTA, Sept. 1 — ASEAN will attract more foreign investment with its robust economic growth, primarily driven by its competitive young workforce and soon-to-be-discovered potential, once the common ASEAN Community is formed on Dec 31, 2015, affirmed Suh Jung-in, Ambassador of South Korea to the region.

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September 2, 2015 6:05 am

Russian oil production may decline amid low prices, investment fall

MOSCOW, Sept. 1 — According to Russian deputy prime minister, Russia will not increase oil production due to the current oil prices as the volume of investments in difficult-to-access reserves and some new projects is naturally declining.

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September 2, 2015 6:05 am

China launches USD 10-B fund for LatAm industrial cooperation

BEIJING, Sept. 1 — China has established a fund of USD 10 billion to support the country's industrial cooperation with Latin America, the central bank announced on Tuesday.

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September 2, 2015 6:05 am



Agri-Business

Think before you plant, Ilocos farmers urged

By Leilanie G. Adriano

LAOAG CITY, Sept 1 (PNA) –Farmers living in highly-vulnerable areas, with washed-out dikes, silted rivers and farmlands are strongly advised to rethink first, before sowing the remaining seeds of hope and probably, sustain its growth until the next harvest.

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September 2, 2015 6:01 am

Almost 200,000 hectares of rice fields affected by drought in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 31 — The continuing dry spell has greatly affected vast portions of rice fields in the country.

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September 1, 2015 5:23 am

Legazpi promotes sustainable agriculture for dynamic environment

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) -– This key Bicol metropolis is hell-bent on preserving the vitality of its agricultural areas through sustainable agriculture even as it is vigorously campaigning for its conversion into highly urbanized city (HUC).

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September 1, 2015 5:23 am



Features

Feature: Nice weather, vintage aeroplanes, Black Hawks attract visitors on Slovak aviation event

BRATISLAVA, Aug. 31 — Nice weather, vintage aeroplanes and American Blackhawks helicopters attract dozens of thousands visitors on Slovak International Air Fest SIAF 2015 on Sliac in central slovakia.

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September 1, 2015 5:22 am

(Feature) Street revelries culminate Legazpi’s Ibalong Festival/with photos

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 30 (PNA) – Hundreds of revelers in colorful ethnic costumes on Saturday occupied three kilometers of the city’s main thoroughfare as they performed indigenous dances and played tribal music in a parade cheered by thousands of locals, tourists and visitors.

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September 1, 2015 5:22 am

(News Feature) UK’s Globe Theatre brings ‘Hamlet’ to Manila as it marks 125th show in two-year world tour

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) — The long wait of Filipino playgoers to see a Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre production ended on Sunday (Aug. 23) as the London theater company staged Globe to Globe: Hamlet at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Little Theater in Pasay City.

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August 29, 2015 5:20 am