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NFA blames 'expenses' for high rice prices Posted at Oct 03 2018 09:45 AM | Updated as of Oct 03 2018 10:28 AM

NFA blames 'expenses' for high rice prices Posted at Oct 03 2018 09:45 AM | Updated as of Oct 03 2018 10:28 AM

MANILA - Retailers have been unable to lower the price of rice because of their other expenses, the National Food Authority said Wednesday.

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After wreaking havoc in Africa, 'impossible to kill' crop-destroying worm reaches Asia

After wreaking havoc in Africa, 'impossible to kill' crop-destroying worm reaches Asia

New Delhi (CNN)After leaving a trail of ruined crops in Africa and the Americas, an invasive worm has been found in India, prompting concern that it could have a devastating effect on the country's agriculture.

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DID YOU KNOW: DOH records 69,088 dengue cases this year

DID YOU KNOW: DOH records 69,088 dengue cases this year

According to the latest Department of Health data, a total of 69,088 dengue cases were reported nationwide from Jan. 1 to July 28.

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1 dead, 18 nabbed in Cavite anti-drug operations

1 dead, 18 nabbed in Cavite anti-drug operations

arrest arrested INQUIRER image SAN PEDRO CITY—One was killed while 18 other suspects were arrested in a 24-hour police anti-drug operation in Cavite province. In Mendez town, suspect Erickson Sarmiento was killed after putting up a fight with members of the arresting policemen from the Drug Enforcement Unit around 1 a.m. Thursday in Barangay (village) Bucal. Cavite police director Sr. Supt. William Segun said the police recovered a sachet of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) from Sarmiento during the buy bust operation. He said Sarmiento faced separate drug charges in March and September 2016.

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Flash flooding and landslides devastate Indonesia

Flash flooding and landslides devastate Indonesia

TORRENTIAL rain triggered flash flooding and landslides in Indonesia, resulting in 27 dead including a dozen schoolchildren.

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Happy kids may become adults with lower heart attack risk

Happy kids may become adults with lower heart attack risk

Published March 16, 2016 7:40am By LISA RAPAPORT, Reuters Kids who live in a stress-free environment may grow up to be adults with a lower risk of heart attacks than their peers who experience social, emotional or financial difficulties during childhood, a Finnish study suggests.

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100,000 pairs of scissors to avoid delays in May elections

100,000 pairs of scissors to avoid delays in May elections

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping 100,000 pairs of scissors would prevent delays in the May 9.

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World's first dengue vaccine now available in PH

World's first dengue vaccine now available in PH

An initial 300,000 doses will be made available to the private market DENGUE VACCINE. The world's first-ever dengue vaccine is now available in the Philippines. Photo from Sanofi Pasteur

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Filipino scientist receives funding for work on malaria vaccine

Filipino scientist receives funding for work on malaria vaccine

Published March 31, 2016 5:59pm A US-based Filipino scientist has just receivedfrom Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund for his work on a malaria vaccine.

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DOH starts dengue vaccinations today

DOH starts dengue vaccinations today

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 4, 2016 - 12:00am The DOH said a child who will suffer from fever and headache should be kept comfortable, encouraged to drink plenty of water and take appropriate medication.

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