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Ukrainian President dissolves parliament, announces early elections

KIEV, (PNA/ITAR-TASS) – Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko on Monday dissolved the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) and announced early legislative elections. The president dissolved the Rada “as this is the only correct…

President Aquino leads National Heroes’ Day celebration

MANILA, Aug. 25 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday paid tribute to the country’s past and modern-day heroes as he led the nation in commemorating National Heroes’…

Off-duty cop shoots dead 2 QC robbers

MANILA (PNA), Aug. 18 (PNA) — Two armed robbers dropped dead after an exchange of bullets with an off-duty cop in Quezon City, Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, PNP Public…

Bicolana finds out there’s big money in corn farming

By Danny O. Calleja TIGAON, Camarines Sur, (PNA) -– At her young age, Angelita Abion wanted something else other than farming. She was born into a family of farmers in…

Barugo cookie makers rising up from the rubble

BARUGO, Leyte, (PNA) — Producers of “roscas”, a local cookie of this town, is now on their road to recovery after suffering losses from last year’s super typhoon. Hampered by…

U.S. Ebola patient ‘growing stronger every day’

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — One of the two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa and are being treated in a U.S. hospital said Friday that he is “growing stronger every…

Amok shot dead after killing 2 men inside vice mayor’s house in Maguindanao

KIDAPAWAN CITY, (PNA) — Police multipliers shot dead late Sunday afternoon a bodyguard of a Maguindanao politician who earlier shot dead two civilians, police and military authorities here said. Capt….

Pacquiao to launch 3-day relief mission in typhoon-hit areas in Samar, Leyte

By Allen Estabillo GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 29 (PNA) — Boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao will visit Tacloban City and several parts of Eastern Visayas this weekend…

Pacquiao ends losing streak, beats Rios

MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA)–Filipino ring legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao gave his grief-stricken countrymen in the typhoon-devastated areas something to cheer about by dominating Mexican-American Brandon “Bambam” Rios in their welterweight…

EU official urges stepped-up global action to close “emissions gap”

BRUSSELS, (PNA/Xinhua) — The European Union on Tuesday called for concerted global action to cut excessive greenhouse gas emissions, after a UN report warned that the world could fail on…

Cambodian toddler dies of bird flu, bringing cases to 23 so far this year

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — A two-year-old girl from northwestern Pursat province died late last month from the H5N1 virus, bringing the number of the cases to 23 so far this…

1M Cambodian children get new measles, rubella vaccine

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — The total number of Cambodian children immunized in the nationwide campaign with measles and rubella vaccines has already reached one million, the Ministry of Health announced…

3-year-old boy infected with H7N9 bird flu

GUANGZHOU, (PNA/Xinhua) — A three-year-old boy was confirmed to have contracted H7N9 bird flu in south China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday. The child, a native of Sichuan Province living in…

Experts advise vaccination against Hepatitis B

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, (PNA) — If not properly treated, Hepatitis B may lead to liver cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma, the fourth most common cause of cancer among Filipinos…

Cali faces Smolka in toughest Pacific X-treme Combat fly title

MANILA, (PNA)– Davao City’s 22-year old pride, 22-year old Ale Cali gambles with his Pacific X-Treme Combat fly crown versus Louis Smolka come Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in…