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ILOILO CITY, Feb. 22 — Two Ilonggo artists are showcasing their masterpieces in separate art exhibits here and in Metro Manila.

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By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 20 (PNA) -– Throngs of volunteers mobilized by the city government here for its yearly Valentine’s month celebration planted thousands of tree seedlings near the foot of the majestic Mt. Mayon on Saturday.

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MANILA, Feb. 21 — As the government’s “Operation Baklas” against illegal poll campaign materials continues, an environmental watchdog group highlighted the lack of regulation to restrict cadmium, a cancer-causing substance, in plastic tarpaulins.

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BEKASI, West Java, Feb. 21 — Indonesia plans to reduce its plastic garbage by up to 1.9 tons in a year through its garbage reduction program.

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Fair weather forecast on Sunday

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Feb. 21 (PNA) — Except in Northern Luzon, fair weather will be experienced in most parts of the country on Sunday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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BEIJING, Feb. 14 — China will step up its efforts to study the gravitational waves phenomenon five months after the first ripples in space-time were observed, researchers told national media Sunday.

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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Feb. 14 (PNA) — Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) will showcase biofloc technology (BFT) and agri-aqua research and development (R&D) outputs at the SIPAG FIESTA slated on March 2-4 at PCAARRD's headquarters in Los Banos, Laguna.

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MOSCOW, Feb. 15 — While millions of people around the world are celebrating St. Valentine’s Day, NASA astronomers have also gotten straight to the heart of planet Pluto, seeking to know more about the tiny planet’s geological nature and evolution.

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BEIJING, Feb. 15 — The discovery of gravitational waves in the United States on Thursday by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has encouraged scientists around the world, with China set to accelerate research.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15 — US researchers have found a new way to produce nanoscale wires, with diameters as small as 200 nanometers, or billionths of a meter, that can serve as tiny, tunable lasers.

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MOSCOW, Feb. 15 — Over 950 experts took part in the first Russian Defense Ministry’s first robotics conference outside the Russian capital last week, the ministry’s press service said Monday.

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LONDON, Feb. 14 — The big hits of London's West End theaters and of New York's Broadway are celebrated in a new show at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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BMW to attend Isfahan car show

TEHRAN, Feb. 15 — Germany's giant automaker BMW is due to participate in an auto show in the central city of Isfahan.

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ILOILO CITY, Feb. 15 — Various universities in the city of Iloilo were encouraged to join and perform in a series of special events showcasing Ilonggo sports, arts, culture and heritage in this year’s Paraw Regatta festival.

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MOSCOW, Feb. 15 — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is to visit Japan in mid-April this year. An agreement on organizing the visit has been reached, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday. (PNA/TASS)

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By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Feb. 15 (PNA) — The Philippine Army (PA) will be commemorating the 71st anniversary of the retaking of Fort William Mckinley (now Fort Bonifacio) by Allied troops against Japanese troops in World War II this Tuesday.

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MANILA, Feb. 15 — The Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL), in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)and ADEC Innovations, is set to hold Learning Summit 2016 on Feb. 16 to 18, 2016, at the SMX Convention Center in Manila.

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MANILA, Feb. 15 — “Our projects in the field, particularly in remote areas, should not be used as platforms of trafficking in persons (TIP) activities.”

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By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, Feb. 14 (PNA) — Renewable energy firm Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has called on the government to deliver its commitment — at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (Cop21) in Paris last year — to reduce greenhouse gases by 70 percent in 2030.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Feb. 15 (PNA) — Metro Manila and seven other regions face up to an entire month of dry days in March amidst continuing onslaught of the drought-driving strong El Nino phenomenon.

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