PHILIPPINES NEWS AGENCY

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Palace protocol chief Marciano Paynor as ambassador of the Philippines to the United States. “Yes. He’s a seasoned foreign [service] career employee. He is good,” the President replied when asked by reporters during a Palace event Monday night if Paynor had accepted the appointment. Paynor,…

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President Rodrigo Duterte maintained that arrests can be made even without warrants, refuting the statement of Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno that police officers cannot apprehend without warrants of arrest. “Madame Chief Justice, you are again wrong when you said, ‘Do not allow yourself to be arrested without a warrant’,” the…

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MANILA: High-intensity volleyball action will take center stage in Laguna this coming weekend when the Philippines plays host to the 17th Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan town. Club teams seeing action in the event, which is organized by the Philippine Super Liga (PSL)…

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DAVAO CITY: The 2016 Gaisano Grand Cup inter-school basketball tournament opens on September 24 with more than 100 teams, at the Gaisano Grand Citimall Sky Gym in Ilustre St. here. A total of 105 teams will see action in seven divisions, according to new league commissioner Rael Diaz. The long-running…

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DAVAO CITY: Unbeaten prospect Rimar “Terminator” Metuda of Sanman Boxing Stable will fight Mirzhan Zhaksylykov of Kazakhstan for the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver super featherweight title on September 9 at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk. Metuda has an unblemished record of 10 straight wins with five knockouts…

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BURGOS, Ilocos Norte: Over a decade since a scaly bright pink fruit that reminded some of a dragon found its way to the Philippines, tons of dragon fruit are now being produced in various parts of the country, providing a source of profits and livelihood to countryside entrepreneurs. On August…

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The Department of Health (DOH) is closely monitoring and testing travelers who are symptomatic or indicating signs of Zika virus infection. The DOH enhanced its watch for the possible entry of the disease following the increase in the number of Zika cases in Singapore. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has donated P220,000 worth of new equipment for weightlifters based in this city. Philippine Weightlifting Association vice president, Councilor Elbert Atilano told Philippine News Agency on Monday that the donation, which arrived here Sunday, is very timely and will be of great help…

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MOSCOW: After an earthquake killed hundreds in Italy earlier this week, experts warn that an even worse disaster is imminent as the planet is overdue for high-magnitude earthquakes along Earth’s largest fault lines. UTS Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering senior lecturer Dr. Behzad Fatahi warned that “no one in the world…

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President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City to commemorate National Heroes Day on Monday. This year’s commemorative program, with the theme, “Bawat Pilipino, Bayaning Katuwang sa Pagbabago” is led by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)…

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