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Russia still not returning seized euros

Posted by Mai on November 25th, 2008

The Philippine Star
Russia still not returning seized euros
By Cecille Suerte Felipe Updated November 25, 2008 12:00 AM

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is still waiting for the return of the 105,000 euros (P6.9 million) seized by Russian customs agents from retired police comptroller Director Eliseo de la Paz and his wife who failed to declare the cash they were carrying at a Moscow airport last Oct. 11.

“We are still waiting for the money. We believe that the Russian authorities have their own process (in sending the money back to the Philippines),” said a source, who requested anonymity.

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UN raps RP for rights violations

Posted by Mai on November 25th, 2008

INQUIRER.net
UN raps RP for rights violations

Killing of 2 activists in 2003 cited
By Nikko Dizon
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:48am (Mla time) 11/25/2008

MANILA, Philippines—The United Nations Human Rights Committee has said the Philippine government violated provisions in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in the murder of activists Eden Marcellana and Eddie Gumanoy in 2003.

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‘Comfort women’ pressure Japan for apology

Posted by Mai on November 25th, 2008

ABS-CBN News Online Beta
‘Comfort women’ pressure Japan for apology

Agence France-Presse | 11/25/2008 9:49 PM

TOKYO – A group of Asian women forced to work as sex slaves for Japan’s soldiers during World War II urged the country’s lawmakers Tuesday to pass a resolution demanding an official apology.

“Survivors are quickly ageing, still suffering from pain and complications from damage in the days of sexual slavery,” said a statement from a committee representing the so-called “comfort women” and their families.

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CBCP for Con-Con, but only after 2010

Posted by Mai on November 25th, 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
CBCP for Con-Con, but only after 2010

Reiterates position in face of House Con-Ass move
CBCP reiterates stand in face of new moves in House

Lelsie Ann G. Aquino, Kris Bayos

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) yesterday rejected the plan of the House of Representatives to convert itself into a Constituent Assembly (ConAss), saying any change in the Constitution should be done by way of a Constitutional Convention (ConCon) and only after the 2010 election.

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SSS sells its Meralco shares

Posted by Mai on November 25th, 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
SSS sells its Meralco shares

SMC increases its stake, looks to acquire more

By Chino S. Leyco And Likha Cuevas-Miel, Reporters

State-run Social Security System (SSS) is selling its shareholdings in Meralco to the country’s largest food and beverage company, San Miguel Corp., as it eyes buying more shares owned by a government bank.

Romulo Neri, SSS presi­dent and chief executive, told The Manila Times that the fund’s board approved last week the sale of about 6 percent of its shares in the Lopez-owed Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to San Miguel.

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Villar clears Estrada in his ouster

Posted by Mai on November 23rd, 2008

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Villar clears Estrada in his ouster

By Delmar Cariño
Northern Luzon Bureau
First Posted 22:21:00 11/22/2008

TUBLAY, Benguet — Senator Manuel Villar on Saturday absolved former President Joseph Estrada of any blame for his ouster as Senate president.

“Wala akong comment dyan. Si Erap ay nananatiling isa kong kaibigan, hanggang ngayon (I have no comment about that. Erap remains my friend),” he said here as guest of the town’s 108th founding anniversary.

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