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Exporters call for intensified actions vs. banana diseases

(PNA) Exporters are pushing for intensified actions against diseases affecting banana production in Mindanao to meet the growing demand for higher quality products of the overseas markets. In a resolution…

Putin, Obama leave G20 talks with unwavering views on Syria – Putin

ST. PETERSBURG, (PNA/RIA Novosti) -– Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that his meeting with US leader Barack Obama was “constructive,” but added that they held by their opinions on…

Russian senator accuses U.S. leaders of pressuring congressmen

MOSCOW, (PNA/RIA Novosti) -– U.S. Congress members would not have rejected a meeting with Russian parliamentarians without pressure from the U.S. leadership, a senior Russian senator said Friday. “A number…

Players suspended, slapped P170T fine for involving in PBA brawl

MANILA, (PNA) – The players involved in the bench-clearing fight in a game between San Mig Coffee and GlobalPort last Wednesday have been slapped with a total of P170,000 fine…

Adlay farmers receive bridge project from DAR

MANILA, (PNA) — Two newly-constructed bridge projects worth P8.1-million were recently turned-over to Brgy. Adlay, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). According to the DAR,…

Aquino appoints new gov’t officials and judges

MANILA, (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new officials in various government agencies and in the courts, a Palace official said. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte announced…

Better compensation package urged for teachers

By Perla Lena TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — The Philippine government should look into the state of teachers and work on a better compensation package to encourage younger generations to pursue…

600 more TESDA scholars recognized

MANILA, (PNA) — “From tambay to TESDA Specialista,” This is what Dir. Gen. Joel Villanueva said as 600 technical vocational (techvoc) students graduated on Thursday at SM Bacoor under their…

Int’l leaders congratulate Vietnam on its 68th National Day

HANOI, (PNA/VNS) — World leaders have sent congratulations to Vietnam to mark the country’s 68th National Day on September 2. These leaders include Japanese Emperor Akihito, South Korean President Park…

Jeron Teng lifts La Salle past Ateneo 66-64 in UAAP showdown

By Kevin Patrick V. Mariano MANILA, (PNA)–Jeron Teng came up big at the most needed time after burying a crucial game winning jumper that gave the De La Salle Green…

12 killed, 15 wounded in attacks in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD, (PNA/Xinhua) — At least 12 people were killed and 15 others wounded on Friday as two bombings struck a town in northern Iraq, said the police. A roadside bomb…

Suriname’s president under pressure over arrest of son

PARAMARIBO, (PNA/Xinhua) — Suriname President Desi Bouterse was under great pressure from the opposition in parliament, who sent him a letter on Friday seeking clarification over his son’s arrest. Dino…

British marijuana trafficker nabbed

MANILA, (PNA) — US Marshalls are expected to be in the country to fetch a British national, considered as a high profile fugitive, as soon as the Bureau of Immigration…

Joaquin Henson: It ain’t over for Manny

By Joaquin M. Henson It will be close to a year since his last fight when Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring to battle Brandon Rios in a 12-round bout…

Dep-Ed honors Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Ariellas Arida’s parents

By Camille Diola The Department of Education (DepEd) honored public school teachers Arlesito and Estella Arida whose crowning glory is their daughter, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro…