Feature: Japanese judo coach to have key role for Brazil at Olympics

February 15, 2016 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Japanese judo coach to have key role for Brazil at Olympics 

TOKYO, Feb. 11 — A Japanese judo instructor working for Brazil's national team is bringing cultural and technical experience to her pupils as they ramp up their training program with just six months to go before the opening of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Feature: Young people give educational support to disaster-hit kids

February 15, 2016 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Young people give educational support to disaster-hit kids 

ISHINOMAKI, Japan, Feb. 11 — Satoshi Okuno thought he had finally found the answer to his question — what he should do for society — when he saw children studying in a corner of a gymnasium being used as a shelter after a strong earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeastern region in March 2011.

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Feature: Death doesn't end Syrian refugees' misery in Lebanon

February 3, 2016 12:08 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Death doesn't end Syrian refugees' misery in Lebanon 

BEIRUT, Jan. 31 — Syrians who fled their war-torn country to Lebanon since 2011 are living in very harsh conditions.

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Feature: Japan looks to music therapy as population grays

February 3, 2016 12:08 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Japan looks to music therapy as population grays 

TOKYO, Jan. 31 — As Japan's population grays and diseases of aging increase, some hospitals and municipalities are introducing "music therapy" as a way to help patients living with dementia.

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Ecological peculiarity makes Jovellar town spectacular

January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on Ecological peculiarity makes Jovellar town spectacular 

By Danny O. Calleja

JOVELLAR, Albay, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Deep through the woods down the outskirts of this poor, sleepy Bicol town are peculiar natural settings that make the place incredibly spectacular.

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Two student-writers bag top KWF award

January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on Two student-writers bag top KWF award 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) – Government's language authority Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) honored the winners of its nationwide Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda competition for the best thesis and dissertation in Filipino, the country's national language.

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(NEWS FEATURE) Why not build a wind farm outside Ilocos Norte?

January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on (NEWS FEATURE) Why not build a wind farm outside Ilocos Norte? 

By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — Ilocos Norte, a historic city, is not only known for its old churches, but also for its many wind farms — as it hosts three projects with a total power generation of 249 megawatts (MWs).

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Feature: Snow storm adds to misery of Syrian refugees in north Lebanon

January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on Feature: Snow storm adds to misery of Syrian refugees in north Lebanon 

By Salah Takieddine

BEIRUT, Jan. 28 (PNA/Xinhua) — Leila Khamiss, a 50-year-old displaced Syrian woman, said that Syrian refugees living in tents in northern Lebanon have not received help or aid despite a current severe snow storm that has dumped mounds of snow across the mountainous areas there since Saturday.

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(Feature) Ayala Museum showcases Heart Evangelista's 'Oceans Apart' paintings on Jan. 30-Feb. 10

January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on (Feature) Ayala Museum showcases Heart Evangelista's 'Oceans Apart' paintings on Jan. 30-Feb. 10 

By Lily O. Ramos

MANILA, Jan. 26 (PNA) — One of entertainment and showbiz's most beautiful actresses, Heart Evangelista, is holding an exhibition of her paintings "Oceans Apart" at the Artists' Space at Ayala Museum in Makati City — free to the public — from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10.

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(Feature) WomanHealth Philippines to candidates in the coming polls: Include health system in your platforms

January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on (Feature) WomanHealth Philippines to candidates in the coming polls: Include health system in your platforms 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 25 (PNA) — An advocate group for women's reproductive rights in the country is urging presidential aspirants and other candidates for elective positions in the coming May 9 elections to include "a good health system" in their platform of governance as basis for the people to select them wisely.

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