International Women’s Day: Helping women take matters into their own hands – ICRC

March 9, 2012 12:43 pm· Comments Off on International Women’s Day: Helping women take matters into their own hands – ICRC 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 8 – In armed conflict, men bore the brunt of casualties, nevertheless, women also suffer tremendously.

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AFP chief confirms ouster plot vs. P-Noy

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MANILA, March 8 – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Jessie Dellosa on Thursday confirmed that there are groups planning to oust President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III.

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Miranda fails to show up at DOJ probe

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MANILA, March 8 – Former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Spokesman Supt. Rommel Miranda failed to show up on Thursday at the preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the complaint for kidnapping-for-ransom with homicide filed against him.

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Japan approves P85.5-M for pesticide analyzer of prime commodity exports to Japan

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By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 08 —The Government of Japan has approved funding of P85.5 million for the upgrading of two pesticide laboratories of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)to be undertaken during a two-year period, the Japanese embassy said.

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Ex-Rep. Daza no-show at NBI

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MANILA, March 8 – Former Quezon City (3rd District) Rep. Naneth Castello-Daza Castello did not show up at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday, where she was subpoenaed in connection with the investigation into the shooting incident which resulted in the death of her former live-in partner Noel Orate, Sr.

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PCW spearheads Women's Month celebrations

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MANILA, March 08 —About 300 persons, spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), on Thursday undertook seedling preparations to rehabilitate the Marikina Watershed, part of the country’s celebration of National Women’s Day that is duplicated in many parts of the world.

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Closure of 10 PHL diplomatic missions will have “minimal effects” on services in areas affected

March 9, 2012 12:43 pm· Comments Off on Closure of 10 PHL diplomatic missions will have “minimal effects” on services in areas affected 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 8 — The forthcoming closure of 10 foreign missions of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will have “minimal effects” on services in the areas concerned, since their functions will be taken over by honorary consuls who will be appointed.

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NPA torches P8-M worth of quarry equipment in Surigao City

March 9, 2012 12:43 pm· Comments Off on NPA torches P8-M worth of quarry equipment in Surigao City 

MANILA, March 8 — Armed men, believed to be members of the New People's Army (NPA)'s Guerrilla Front 16B swooped down on a quarry site in Sitio Aton, Barangay Danao, Surigao City, burning down P8 million worth of heavy equipment Thursday morning.

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'The Firm' denies CJ Corona's accusation

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By Perfecto Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, March 8 — The Villaraza, Cruz, Marcelo & Angangco (CVC Law) on Thursday denied allegations that they are behind the hatchet job against Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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Foreign secretary to visit Moscow next week

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MANILA, March 9 — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario is scheduled to visit Moscow next week, meeting Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on March 13 for talks to strengthen economic, political and cultural cooperation.

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