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There had been speculation that the accused had reached a deal with prosecutors after changing their plea.

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Jose Antonio Vargas, a 27-year-old reporter for the Washington Post, was part of the team that covered the April 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre.

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gmanews.tv: A newspaper columnist was gunned down Monday night, making him the latest casualty of attacks against journalists in the country.

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MIGRANTE-Japan condemns the gruesome murder of Honiefaith Ratilla Kamiosawa, a 22-year old Filipina whose body was found mutilated in an apartment located in Tokyo’s Minato district on April 4, 2008. We demand that justice be served for the victim and her family.
Only recently, another Filipina was murdered by her Japanese husband along with the couple’s 8-month old baby. And late …

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Flooding the market with imported rice could lower local prices but it could also depress farm gate prices. In effect, the President has imposed a disincentive to rice producers.

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The chairman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines
(NDFP) Human Rights Monitoring Committee Fidel V. Agcaoili today
expressed outrage over the appointment of Executive Secretary Eduardo
Ermita as head of the GRP 44-team delegation to the United Nations
Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on April
11.
Agcaoili said that Ermita’s record as the US pointguard and the GRP’s
mastermind orchestrating the gross …

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched Strategy 2020, a new long-term strategy for its vision of an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty.
To fight poverty in a region of more than 600 million poor people surviving on $1 a day, Strategy 2020 will refocus ADB operations on three development agendas—inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, …

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Two schools will offer a biotechnology course in the coming semester, following the path taken by the National Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) in UP Diliman.
The Cavite State University (CSU) and University of Southern Mindanao (USM) will begin offering 3 units of biotechnology courses to college students next semester.
It was UP-NIMBB that pioneered the course and attracted many …

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is extremely concerned for the safety of a Palawan journalist who received death threats on his cellular phone on April 4.
According to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), an IFJ affiliate, a correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Redempto Anda, fears for his life after receiving two threatening text messages from …