Comelec says 770,000 votes still to be canvassed and transmitted

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.

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DA develops dual-purpose native chicken breeds for international market

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.

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Personal remittances reach USD 15.7B in first 7 months

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.

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Dubai to build world's longest ski slope, biggest fountain

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.

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Gulf nations welcome Iran nuclear deal

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.

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First MERS death case reported in Germany

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.

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Bushehr exports 7500 tons of cultured shrimp

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.

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China to advance free trade talks with Arabs, Israel

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.

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Iran discovers huge iron ore, coal reserves

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).

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Pepper exports drop 11.6% in January

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.

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