ITCZ, Amihan brings rains over PHL until weekend –PAGASA

November 16, 2012 11:26 am· Comments Off 

MANILA, Nov. 16 — Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday said that many parts of the country would still have light to heavy rains until the weekend due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and the northeast monsoon or “hangin amihan”.

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TESDA training lifts skills of specialist welders

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MANILA, Nov. 16 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and a private manpower recently gave an intensive training and workshop on plastic welding to selected scholars, taking advantage of the burgeoning local and international market.

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150 indigent Filipino WWII veterans to receive early Christmas gifts

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MANILA, Nov. 16 — One hundred fifty indigent Filipino World War II veterans will receive their early Christmas gifts on Saturday, thanks to the Employees of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs–Manila Regional Office (USDVA-MARO) and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).

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Magnitude 4.0 quake rocks Benguet

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MANILA, Nov. 16 — A magnitude 4.0 earthquake of tectonic origin jolted parts of Benguet, including Baguio City, at 9:18 a.m. Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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CAO distributes 15,000 golden yellow cassava stalks to Samal Island farmers

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ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Davao del Norte, Nov. 16 — The City Agriculture Office in this island city distributed to farmers about 15,000 one-meter stalks of golden yellow variety cassava for planting.

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Miners rehabilitate lone surviving Norfolk pine tree in Baguio

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BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 16 — More than a hundred Philippine miners carefully removed all scales, soot and dead twigs of the lone surviving Norfolk pine tree here Thursday night in the hope to revive the more than century old tree.

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PCA discourages farmers from cutting coconut trees

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DAVAO CITY, Nov. 16 — The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) here is discouraging farmers from cutting coconut trees despite the low price of copra compared to the higher price of coconut lumber.

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Bulacan gov commends 2012 Gawad Saka awardees

November 16, 2012 11:26 am· Comments Off 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Nov. 16 — Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado commended on Friday the Bulakenyo awardees in this year's Gawad Saka saying it is a great pride of the province in having outstanding achievers in the agriculture sector.

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AFP Negros Island to probe NPA's source of funding

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ILOILO CITY, Nov. 16 –The Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) in Negros Island is poised to conduct an investigation on the source of funds of the New People's Army (NPA) after it paid a total of P2.2 million bail for 16 members under military custody, it was learned on Friday.

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Western Visayas employment rate increases

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ILOILO CITY, Nov. 16 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported an increase in employment rate in Western Visayas based on its latest round of survey last April.

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