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New Health Secretary tagged incompetent, dishonest

Kabayan Party-list Rep. Harry L. Roque is opposing the confirmation of Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial, saying “she is not the right person to head a department.” In a letter to the Commission on Appointments thru ex-officio chairman Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, Roque said that after attending several meetings of the House of Representatives Committee on Health, as well as talking to concerned sectors, he has “become convinced that she is not the right person to head a department crucial to...

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Another warrant out for Matobato

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said might be compelled to yield anew to the authorities the self-confessed hitman, Edgar Matobato, following the issuance of another arrest warrant by the Davao City Prosecutors Office Municipal Trial Court Branch 3. The latest arrest warrant was made during Matobato’s arraignment Thursday, Nov. 3, after he failed to show up in the said proceedings. Matobato’s lawyers, according to Trillanes, has a pending motion to transfer the hearing of the case, involving...

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Pacquiao, kayang pagsabayin ang boxing at trabaho – solon

Umaasa ang isang lider ng Kamara de Representantes na titigil na ang mga nananawagan na magretiro sa boksing si Sen. Manny Pacquiao matapos ang kanyang panalo kahapon. Ayon kay House committee on appropriations chairman Karlo Alexei Nograles napatunayan ni Pacquiao na maaari nitong pagsabayin ang boksing at pagiging mambabatas at parehong pagtagumpayan ito. “The victory of our Pambansang Kamao Senator Manny Pacquiao should put to rest all doubts that he should drop his boxing career. This is...

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Lacson to Pacquiao: Retire while there’s still applause

It’s always best to leave the stage while your audience is applauding, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said, addressed to his colleague, Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao. Lacson’s unsolicited advice to Pacquiao was made on the eve of the latter’s fight in Las Vegas in which he came out victorious, becoming the new WBO welterweight champion, defeating Mexican-American fighter Jessie Vargas. Pacquiao previously announced his retirement after beating Timothy Bradley Jr. in April...

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70-anyos na lola, pinakabagong milyonarya

Isang nagtitinda ng pagkain sa palengke ng San Juan City ang nanalo ng P27.5 milyong jackpot prize ng Lotto 6/42 noong Oktobre 22. Pumunta sa tanggapan ni Alexander Balutan, general manager ng Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office ang nanalo upang kunin ang kanyang premyo. Ang nanalo ay 70 taong gulang, may asawa at apat na anak. Siya ang nag-iisang nakakuha sa winning number combination na 9-10-21-31-41-2. Ang mga numero ay nakursunadahan lamang niyang tayaan. Nagkakahalaga ng P60 ang taya...