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Archive for January, 2008

Farmers may have ‘Golden Rice’ by 2011 – IRRI

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Farmers may have ‘Golden Rice’ by 2011 – IRRI

Thursday, January 31, 2008

HONG KONG – Genetically modified (GMO) Golden Rice may be available to farmers as early as 2011, possibly helping to save millions of children threatened with blindness or premature death due to Vitamin A deficiency.

Robert Zeigler, director general of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), told Reuters it expected to release the GMO rice, enriched with Vitamin A, by 2011. It was conducting its first field trials in the Philippines this year.

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Govt to close down NAIA Terminal 1

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Govt to close down NAIA Terminal 1

By Mark Louie Roxas, Correspondent

CLARK FREEPORT: The international airport in Manila will give way to the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) inside Clark Freeport Zone as the premier gateway to the Philippines, President Gloria Arroyo announced.

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(UPDATE) Edwards and Giuliani drop out of White House race

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

ABS-CBN Interactive
(UPDATE) Edwards and Giuliani drop out of White House race

Reuters

WASHINGTON – Democrat John Edwards and Republican Rudy Giuliani were abandoning their presidential bids on Wednesday, shrinking the field to two main candidates in each party.

The surprise announcement by Edwards, a former North Carolina senator who was his party’s vice presidential nominee four years ago, left former first lady Hillary Clinton facing Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination in what seemed likely to be an long, bruising struggle.

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Indigent groups oppose ban of contraceptives

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

Sun.Star Manila
Indigent groups oppose ban of contraceptives

MANILA residents coming from the poorest communities in the city asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to declare unconstitutional an issuance banning artificial contraception and state-provided reproductive health services in the city.

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Lim orders shutdown of Recto’s ‘diploma mill’

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

INQUIRER.net
Lim orders shutdown of Recto’s ‘diploma mill’

By Allison Lopez
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim has ordered Chief Superintendent Roberto Rosales, the Manila Police District director, to shut down all Recto Avenue establishments selling fake documents, including diplomas and school records.

Lim gave the order on Wednesday after receiving numerous complaints from embassies about the proliferation of forged documents submitted by visa applicants, including bank certificates, school records and police clearances.

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3 killed, 27 others hurt in GenSan bomb explosion

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

GMANews.TV
3 killed, 27 others hurt in GenSan bomb explosion

MANILA, Philippines – A homemade bomb ripped through a fish processing plant in the southern Philippines on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 27 workers, officials said.

The blast in General Santos City occurred near the gate of the Philbest canning factory as workers were changing shift and many were milling around, police said.

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