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Dengue press conference

Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Eric A. Tayag (2nd left) gives overview of the partnership between DOH, the Asian Foundation for Tropical Medicine Inc. (AFTM), Sanofi Pasteur, and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) to strengthen the Dengue National... [Read more...]

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DOH, Sanofi Pasteur, AFTM and RITM sign memorandum of agreement

(From left) Research for Institute Tropical Medicine (RITM) Director Dr. Socorro P. Lupisan, Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric A. Tayag, Sanofi Pasteur Country Manager Ching R. Santos, and Asian Foundation for Tropical Medicine Inc. (AFTM) President Dr. Remigio M. Olveda sign... [Read more...]

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Beat the summer heat with watermelons

Watermelons, in season during this summer, are being sold in every corner including in Molino Boulevard in Imus, Cavite on Tuesday (April 15, 2014). Mostly made up of water, watermelon helps you hydrate and cool down in the summer heat and is a very good source of vitamin C,... [Read more...]

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Rehab of islands along Roxas Blvd, Manila

The City of Manila is rehabilitating its islands along Roxas Blvd as part of its beautification program. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan) lgi/acd  Read More →

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NFA assures transparency in opening of bids for importation of 800,000 MT rice

The National Food Authority (NFA) opens Tuesday (April 15) sealed bids for the importation of 800,000 metric tons of rice before the public composed of representatives from the participating companies, farmers’ group, private observers and the media to assure transparency... [Read more...]

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National

A Mindanao bishop call a ceasefire in the region during the observance of the Holy Week

MANILA, April 15 — Hoping that the same respect will be given to the Christians similar to the one afforded for Ramadan, a Mindanao prelate is calling for a ceasefire in the region during the observance of the Holy Week.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

PNP conducts social media usage seminar

MANILA, April 15 – To ensure that the community will play a vital role in crime fighting, the PNP Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR) announced Tuesday that it will conduct a seminar on social media usage.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Private sector workers will go to work on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

MANILA, April 15 — Private sector workers who will go to work on Thursday, April 17 (Maundy Thursday) and Friday, April 18 (Good Friday) will get 200 percent of their daily minimum wage, as both days are declared regular holidays.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



Provincial

Paete beckons the faithful, devotees for the traditional Lenten “salubong” rites

By Saul E. Pa-a

PAETE, Laguna April 15 (PNA) -– For thousands of devotees, pilgrims and the faitful, Paete which is one of Laguna’s lakeshore towns, some 112 kilometers east of Manila beckons with the traditional Lenten “salubong” rites beginning Tuesday.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Deadly mishap prompts Davao mayor to order 24/7 traffic watch along diversion road

DAVAO CITY, April 15 — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) of the Philippine National Police 11 to manage the traffic situation along the Carlos P. Garcia Highway, also known as the diversion road, round-the-clock following the vehicular accident Saturday night that killed eight people.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Pre-Holy Week fire in CDO gobbles up P1.5-M in properties

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 15 — A resident was injured in a pre-Holy Week fire that gobbled up a residential compound of about 20 houses here about 6:00 Tuesday morning, fire investigators said.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



Foreign

Int'l observers hail Guinea-Bissau's first polls since 2012 coup

BISSAU, April 16 — International observers from Africa and the European Union have welcomed the successful holding of Guinea-Bissau's first general elections since a military coup in 2012.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

China bear farm to be turned into rescue center

BEIJING, April 16 — A black bear farm in south China's Guangxi, where bears are raised for their bile, will be turned into a rescue center under an Animals Asia project.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Britain condemns attack in West Bank

LONDON, April 16 — The British Foreign Office on Tuesday condemned the attack in the West Bank and expressed concern about death at Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



Features

Traditional Lenten 'Pabasa' remains alive

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 15 (PNA Feature) — The traditional Lenten "Pabasa ng Pasyon" or reading of the passion of Jesus Christ remains very much alive around the country despite the advent of digital and fast-paced communications systems.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Bulacan grotto-shrine continues to attract pilgrims (Feature)

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 15 (PNA)–The 49-year old our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Shrine in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan continued to attract devotees especially during the Holy Week.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

DA-Bicol intensifies production of genetically-improved carabao breeds

By Danny O. Calleja

PILI, Camarines Sur, April 14 (PNA) –- The Regional Field Unit (RFU) here for Bicol of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is harnessing the potential of artificial insemination (AI) in accelerating genetic improvements towards increasing the productivity of carabaos.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



Agri-Business

Chicago agricultural commodity futures market continues to rise

CHICAGO, April 16 — Chicago agricultural commodity futures were traded higher Tuesday for two sessions in a row, mostly supported by better-than-expected U.S. domestic consumption and weather concerns.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Palace welcomes news on possible increase in mango exports to the U.S.

MANILA, April 15 — The Palace on Tuesday welcomed the United States’ plan to import more mangoes from the Philippines by allowing more mango-growing regions in the country to ship their produce to the US.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Holy Week rains welcome for farmers in Negros Occidental – governor

BACOLOD CITY, April 15 -– Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. thanked God for the rains in the province since Sunday after receiving reports that the summer heat has already been taking its toll on the province's agriculture.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



Business

Canadian stocks fluctuate to close higher

TORONTO, April 16 — Canada's main stock index closed higher Tuesday after fluctuating over positive economic data and concerns on rising tension between Ukraine and Russia.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Ireland economy to grow by 2.1 pct in 2014: gov't body

DUBLIN, April 16 — Ireland's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.1 percent this year, strengthening to 2.7 percent next year and to 3.5 percent by 2018, said the Department of Finance on Tuesday.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

U.S. Treasury declines to name China as currency manipulator

WASHINGTON, April 16 — The U.S. Treasury Department said on Tuesday that China cannot be ruled as a currency manipulator, but said the pace of RMB's appreciation has been insufficient.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



Sports & Entertainment

French Open to enjoy over 10% increase in prize money

PARIS, April 15 — This year's French Open will enjoy an increase in prize money of more than 10 percent than 2013, said the French Tennis Federation on Tuesday.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Iraq reasserts mastery over PHL in Asian Volley Club tourney

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, April 15 (PNA) – Iraq’s South Gas Club Sports proved too much to handle for the Philippines’ PLDT Home TVolution spikers, downing host country, 25-17, 25-21, 25-21, in the battle for 5th to 8th place of the 2014 Asian Men's Volleyball Club Championship presented by PLDT Home Fibr on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

WBO lady world boxing champion Julaton faces off with Egyptian kickboxing queen Saber

MANILA, April 15 — Look at what the sweet victory of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has done in his last fight at Grand MGM in Las Vegas!

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



Health & Lifestyle

TV viewing tied to less sleep for kids: study

WASHINGTON, April 15 — Kids who watch more TV or even have TVs in their bedrooms get less sleep, a U.S. study said Monday.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Overweight mothers have higher risk of stillbirth, infant death: study

WASHINGTON, April 16 — Women with a higher body mass index (BMI) before or in early pregnancy may have a risk of fetal death, stillbirth and infant death, British researchers said Tuesday.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Liberia steps ups measures to control Ebola virus

MONROVIA, April 16 — The government of Liberia has announced that measures have been stepped up to contain the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



Travel & Tourism

DPWH announces road re-blocking along EDSA during the Holy Week

MANILA, April 15 — As part of the continuing road projects along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila, the Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) has identified road re-blocking activities on the southbound and northbound portions of EDSA.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Latvia concerns about decrease of tourists from Russia

RIGA, April 15 — Due to the economic slow down in Russia, the number of tourists from Russia may decrease, according to Kitija Gitendorfa, president of the Association of Latvian Travel Agents and Operators on Monday.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am

Amadeus partners with Europe’s airlines for travel agents training

MANILA, April 15 — Technology provider for global travel industry, Amadeus, has partnered with two European airlines to conduct training with travel agents in the country.

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April 16, 2014 9:36 am



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