Browsing All posts tagged under »women«

Philippines Miss Universe first runner-up

December 20, 2012

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MANILA, Philippines – Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon won the first runner-up in the Miss Universe beauty pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada Thursday. Miss U.S.A. won the crown after making it into the final five with Venezuela, Australia, Philippines and Brazil. During the question and answer portion, Tugonon was asked “Do you believe that speaking […]

Man accused of raping daughter

December 17, 2012

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A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his 12-year-old daughter in barangay Bago, Asturias town, western Cebu. The father was drunk when the alleged abuse took place inside their house around 4 a.m. last Saturday, PO2 Cesar Climaco of Asturias police said. Police said the victim was sleeping with her siblings in their room […]

Private sector to help build Mandaue children’s center

December 17, 2012

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SITE development of Children’s Center of Mandaue City dubbed Home of Positive Encouragement was already done. The 1.2-hectare lot now has access roads and depressed portions now filled. The Home of Positive Encouragement (HOPE), a P100-million facility in sitio Dungguan in barangay Basak is set to be finished in 2016. The first phase which is […]

Aquino certifies RH bill ‘urgent’

December 15, 2012

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MANILA—President Aquino certified as urgent the reproductive health (RH) bill, after it passed on second reading at the House of Representatives despite a spirited opposition mounted by the influential Catholic Church. The President’s move signals the formal shift of the battle over the RH bill to the Senate, which was still stuck in the period […]

Cervical cancer vaccine too expensive for the poor

November 26, 2012

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ONCE it’s made affordable to indigent women, a mother of three children from barangay Casili, Mandaue City wants to avail of cervical cancer vaccine to keep her health in check. Jeilla Murcilla, a 29-year-old housewife, was cuddling her three year old child while attending the program of Mandaue Women’s Summit held in Mandaue City Sports […]

Couple nabbed on recruitment charges

November 8, 2012

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A COUPLE accused of illegal recruitment was arrested at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) Tuesday evening. The suspects aged 46 and 38 reportedly promised jobs abroad to some individuals but were not authorized by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Nine women […]

M’daue mayor reminded of ‘pink room’ ordinance

November 5, 2012

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MANDAUE City Councilor Editha Cabahug filed a resolution reminding Mayor Jonas Cortes of the city ordinance in establishing a pink room in the Mandaue City Hospital. “Nataligam-an lang seguro ni mao naghimo ta ug resolution nga mu remind ni mayor nga naay existing ordinance regarding aning pag-establish ug pink room sa syudad,” Cabahug told Cebu […]

Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls

October 29, 2012

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DEPOK, Indonesia (AP) — When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn’t know, she accepted it out of curiosity. It’s a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has repeated itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit Indonesia’s growing obsession with social […]

Teen student sues dean after lewd motel visit

September 12, 2012

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A DEAN of one of Cebu City’s colleges is facing charges for acts of lasciviousness for allegedly making sexual advances on a teenage student whom he brought to a motel in Mandaue City last Aug. 29. The complaint was filed with the Mandaue City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday. The student, a minor, said the dean […]

Mayor has reservations about spanking ordinance

July 1, 2012

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by Ador Vincent Mayol and Edison delos Angeles   CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama voiced reservations about a proposed city ordinance banning  corporal punishment on children. The mayor said he will review the final draft of the ordinance passed by the Cebu City Council last June 27. Rama said he doesn’t see anything wrong with […]