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Inspirational Message from PNA Acting Executive Editor

Philippines News Agency (PNA) Acting Executive Editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater... [Read more...]

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PNA acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University

Philippines News Agency (PNA) acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater,... [Read more...]

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PNA Internship Graduation Exercise in Legaspi City

(L-R) One of the graduates as she proudly displays her certificate of completion during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise attended by Philippines News Agency (PNA) Legazpi Bureau Chief Floreno G. Solmirano, Bicol University College of Arts and Letters Dean Dr. Maria Sarte,... [Read more...]

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Outgoing PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing, answers questions during press briefing

Outgoing PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing (left) and Director Rodolfo P. Estigoy (right), Chief Research Science Specialist of Philippine Center for PostHarvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), answers questions during press briefing on Friday (June 17, 2016)... [Read more...]

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President Aquino answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corps during his thanksgiving lunch

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corpse (MPC) during his thanksgiving lunch Friday, June 17, 2016 at Presidents Restaurant in Binondo Manila. The President express his gratitude to MPC for the 6 year working relations with them.... [Read more...]

2013 Campaign Trail

Voters turn out in Cagayan de Oro 70-75%

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 13 – Volunteers expect a 70-75 percent voters turnout in this city although the Commission on Election (Comelec) has yet to release the official figure.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

(Election) Voting in some precincts in Bacolod extended

BACOLOD CITY, May 13 — Some clustered precincts in this city were forced to extend the voting period to accommodate hundreds of voters still queuing to cast their voters.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm

(Election) PCOS tech dies of heart failure while doing job in Capiz

ILOILO CITY, May 13 — A teacher assigned to serve as a precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine technician in Brgy. Dulangan, Pilar, Capiz died Monday due to an apparent heart failure while doing his duties.

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May 13, 2013 10:35 pm



National

DILG prepares for the 2nd Metro Manila Shake Drill on June 22

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Cognizant of the need for disaster preparedness, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is getting ready for the simultaneous 2nd Metro Manila Shake Drill on June 22.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am

DepEd sees lower dropout rate in Senior High

By Filane Mikee Cervantes

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Outgoing Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday allayed fears of soaring dropout rates due to Senior High School (SHS), saying that the number will be reduced from 50 percent to 10 percent.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am

President Aquino hopes Philippines would be able to cope with future South China Sea challenges

MANILA, June 17 — Two weeks before leaving office, President Benigno S. Aquino III said he hopes the country would be better prepared to address the challenges posed by the International Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the case filed by the Philippines against China.

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June 18, 2016 1:26 am



Foreign

Dongfeng Honda to recall over one million vehicles

BEIJING, June 17 — Dongfeng Honda will recall more than one million vehicles due to defective airbags, China's quality watchdog said on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am

Russian lawmaker says US missile defense system deployment in Japan to affect security

TOKYO, June 17 — US’ plan to deploy a missile defense system in Japan will upset the balance of powers in the region and will negatively affect the existing security system, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am

Russia-Japan peace treaty consultations to be held in Tokyo on June 22

TOKYO, June 17 — Consultations on the issue of peace treaty between Russia and Japan will be held in Tokyo on June 22, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a news conference here on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 1:51 am



Sports & Entertainment

CSDPC tasked to plan sports uplifting activities in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, June 17 -– The City Sports Development and Promotions Committee (CSDPC) is finalizing plans and programs to uplift sports consciousness in Baguio City using the PHP60-million appropriation intended to complete the rehabilitation of the Baguio Athletic Bowl at Burnham Park.

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am

Pinoy boxer back, training with Cuban coach

DAVAO CITY, June 17 -– Undefeated Filipino lightweight Harmonito “Hammer” dela Torre of General Santos City is now back training with his Cuban coach Osmiri “Moro” Fernandez in Miami, USA.

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am

Pacquiao to grace Php1-M WSOF Global Championship

DAVAO CITY, June 17 — Senator-elect Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will grace the much-awaited World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Global Championship slated on July 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

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June 18, 2016 2:09 am



Travel & Tourism

Malindo Air, Turkish airlines announce interline partnership

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Malindo Air has teamed up with Turkish Airlines to tap new markets as well as enable passengers to find connections easier when traveling between ASEAN and Europe.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am

Chinese tourists spending up big in Australia: report

SYDNEY, June 17 — Chinese tourists are expected to spend more than 4.1 billion Australian dollars (3.02 billion U.S. dollars) in Australian retail outlets during 2016, according to a report received on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am

Shanghai Disney resort celebrates historic grand opening as the first Disney resort in Mainland China

SHANGHAI, June 16 — Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its historic Grand Opening Thursday, culminating one of Disney's most ambitious projects ever.

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June 18, 2016 2:15 am



Health & Lifestyle

NCDA lauds the issuance of IRR on R.A. 10524

MANILA, June 17 — The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) has lauded the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10524 entitled “An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for Persons with Disability, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7277, As Amended, Otherwise Known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability,” which is set to be signed by the respective stakeholders Friday, June 17, 2016.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am

China's growth problem – undernourished preschoolers

CHANGSHA, June 16 — Preschooler Shi Bing in central China, wants to grow up faster so he can go to elementary school where he will get a free school lunch instead of going home for the same cold steamed buns and pickles every day.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am

Calamba’s 'Buhayani Festival' short film tilt draws millennial, budding film makers

By Saul E. Pa-a

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna June 16 (PNA) — Calamba City staged on Thursday its 3rd “Buhayani 2016 Short Film Festival” competition that drew scores of millennial and budding film makers through their video masterpieces inspired by Rizal’s life and works at the SM City Calamba Cinema 1 here.

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June 18, 2016 2:12 am



Provincial

ARMM, MTRCB to host forum on media's role in Mindanao peace process

COTABATO CITY, June 17 — Recognizing the vital role of media in the Mindanao peace process, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) will hold a forum to further improve media coverage, officials here said Friday.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am

Guimaras files case vs property developer, Iloilo City

JORDAN, Guimaras, June 17 — The Provincial Government of Guimaras led by Governor Samuel Gumarin filed Friday morning a case against Iloilo City Government with regard to the P135-million Guimaras Iloilo Ferry Terminal complex located at Rotary Park, Barangay Concepcion, Iloilo City.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am

Poverty incidence in Western Visayas declines

ILOILO CITY, June 17 — Poverty incidence in Western Visayas has declined as a result of interventions implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the administration of President Benigno C. Aquino III.

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June 18, 2016 1:40 am



Business

Lukoil still seeking to develop Arctic offshore deposits

ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — Russia’s oil major Lukoil still plans to apply for development of the Arctic offshore deposits, President Vagit Alekperov said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2016) on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am

Lukoil plans to offset costs on Iraqi fields in August

ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — Russia’s oil major Lukoil plans to offset the costs on Iraqi fields in August, President Vagit Alekperov told TASS Friday.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am

Putin’s SPIEF-2016 speech to focus on Russia’s economic reforms — Kremlin

ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — The speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2016) will give answers to expectations on structural reforms in Russia’s economy, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

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June 18, 2016 2:06 am



Agri-Business

PhilMech bares list of ‘Agrinnovation’ technologies ready for mass adoption

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) bared on Friday seven technologies for different agricultural commodities and two technologies specifically for soybeans that it has developed in the past three to four years that are now ready for mass adoption by farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am

Real’s beekeepers receive starter kits on honey bee production, culture

By Gideon Belen

REAL, Quezon, June 17 (PNA) -– Around 35 farmers-beekeepers in Barangay Cawayan in this town could now earn more from honey bee production and honey culture through the acquisition of starter bee hive and tool kits provided by Quezon’s Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) this month.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am

Pangasinan survives El Niño, now prepares for La Niña

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, June 16 — The province of Pangasinan, one of the top rice-producing provinces in the country, has been “very lucky” for sustaining only minimal damages due to the El Niño phenomenon, a provincial agricultural executive said.

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June 18, 2016 1:59 am



Features

(Feature) PCC’s Milka Krem showcases 4 ‘must try’ local cheeses

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Anyone who has already been at “Milka Krem” — the dairy products outlet of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija — can ascertain that it has become a haven for an array of delightful, truly refreshing, and healthy products that it sells to the public.

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May 12, 2016 6:15 am

Solo parent benefits from 4Ps, looks forward to earning college degree

By Leilanie G. Adriano

SAN FERNANDO, La Union, May 5 (PNA) — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office I (DSWD-FO1) have helped a solo parent for six years — Marissa Madanay from Pao Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union.

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May 10, 2016 5:22 am

(Abril: Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino)Iba’t-Ibang Dila, Iisang Bansa

By Butch Galicia

TORONTO, Undated (PNA Features) — Isang turista ang nagsapalarang dumalaw sa kaibigan sa kabundukan ng Timog Pilipinas. Siya ay lumapit sa isang umpukan at nagtanong: “Is this the town of San Isidro?”

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April 14, 2016 3:23 am