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NFA palay procurement hits 1M bags

The National Food Authority (NFA) has already procured a total of 50,000 metric tons (MT) or 1 million bags of palay (unmilled rice) in the first two weeks of 2019. In a press conference on Tuesday in Pasay City, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said this development was …

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Clash erupts ahead of BOL plebiscite

Clash erupts ahead of BOL plebiscite By AL JACINTO, TMT January 16, 2019 home / News / Regions / Clash erupts ahead of BOL plebiscite TROOPS on patrol clashed on Tuesday with pro-Islamic State fighters in Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao even as the Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council (JPSCC) …

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Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

This handout photograph taken on January 12, 2019 and received from Chongqing University on January 15 shows a cotton sprout (left) growing in an experiment inside the Chang’e-4 moon probe on the far side of the moon. Cotton seeds carried by China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander have germinated inside the probe …

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Suarez in pro debut at Cagayan de Oro

Philippines’ Charly Suarez (right) fights with India’s Akhil Kumar in the men’s boxing light welter 60 kg preliminaries session 6 during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO FORMER Olympian Charly Suarez battles fellow Filipino Ernesto Cagampang this Tuesday night in his non-title lightweight professional …

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14,324 pass the Criminologist Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 14,324 out of 41,341 passed the Criminologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Criminology in the cities of Manila, Antique, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Occidental Mindoro, Pagadian, Palawan, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last …

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Japan Olympic chief denies corruption allegations

TOKYO: The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee Tuesday denied involvement in a suspect payment made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Games, while apologising for any possible impact on the hosting of the event. French investigating magistrates have indicted Tsunekazu Takeda as they probe two payments of 2.8 million Singapore …

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PH financial system seen intact amid Hanjin default

THE Philippine financial system is unlikely to be shaken by the loan default of a bankrupt Korean-owned shipbuilder, a Fitch Group unit said, but warned of challenges moving forward due to slower economic growth. “Our view at Fitch Solutions is that the loan default by the local shipbuilding unit of …

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