May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Comelec says 770,000 votes still to be canvassed and transmitted
By Ferdinand G. Patinio
MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — It’s still anyone’s game as far as the vice presidential race is concerned since there are still some 770,000 votes that have not been transmitted from the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) and some areas in the country.
September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA develops dual-purpose native chicken breeds for international market
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, Sept. 21 (PNA) — With the Philippines in the thick of preparations for the ASEAN economic integration, the Department of Agriculture said Monday that it is developing native chicken breeds to further enhance the local poultry industry’s competitiveness in the international market.
September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Personal remittances reach USD 15.7B in first 7 months
MANILA, Sept 15 — Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) amounted to USD 2.3 billion in July 2015, higher by 0.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Dubai to build world's longest ski slope, biggest fountain
DUBAI, Aug. 4 — Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum launched Monday Meydan One, a tourism development project expected to feature a 1.2 km-long ski slope, an ice rink along with the world's largest fountain, said the ruler's media office via its social media channels.
August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gulf nations welcome Iran nuclear deal
DOHA, Aug. 4 — The Gulf countries on Monday night welcomed the nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers, but expressed concerns that the deal would allow greater regional interference by the Islamic republic.
June 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on First MERS death case reported in Germany
MOSCOW, June 16 — A man, 65, from North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, spent his vacation in the United Arab Emirates in February and underwent treatment for the virus in a hospital on June 6. Representatives from the hospital in Ostercappeln told the news agency that the man was admitted too late.
June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bushehr exports 7500 tons of cultured shrimp
BUSHEHR, May 31 — Director General of Bushehr Fisheries Organization said that last year 14,600 tons of cultured shrimp were produced in the province of which 7,500 tons were exported abroad.
March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on China to advance free trade talks with Arabs, Israel
BEIJING, March 5 — china vows to advance talks on free trade zones with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Israel, said the Chinese government work report distributed Thursday morning to the press.
March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Iran discovers huge iron ore, coal reserves
TEHRAN, March 2 — Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mehdi Karbasian said two huge iron ore and coal reserves were discovered in Iran in the first half of current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2014).
February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pepper exports drop 11.6% in January
HA NOI, Feb. 3 — Pepper exports slumped 11.6 per cent to 9,000 tonnes in January, from a year ago, earning USD 49 million, according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.