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Keeping Grounded to her Filipino Roots: Jocelyn David

Early Life Joycelyn’s family lived in Santa Rosa, Laguna in the early 1970s. Her grandfather worked for CN Rail as a Machinist, and her grandmother was a nurse. When they migrated to Canada, they were blessed with seven children, led by her mother Restita Espiritu. Later on, her parents moved to Edmonton, Alberta which became …

Greg Slaughter focuses on PBA season, sets aside Gilas inclusion

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Despite of being part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool for next year’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter would rather focus on having a better play in 41st season of PBA. The 6’11” Slaughter was asked on the possibility of tapping him to include in the 12-man team of coach Tab Baldwin …

Disqualification case for Pacquiao’s absenteeism

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – A petition of disqualification case in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is filed to Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao from senatorial race in 2016 elections due to his “pattern of absenteeism” at the House of Representatives. Petitioner Ferdinand Sevilla said the boxing champion should also be declared as a “nuisance” candidate for he …

BBL approval challenges the Congress

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The approval of the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) remains a challenge for the House of Representatives. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte admitted that BBL is bit challenging for him and other leaders of chamber. They would also try to finish floor debates on the measure and put it to a vote on …

Successor of PNoy, to receive P400,000 monthly salary

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Aquino’s administration is planning to increase the salary of the President’s successor from P120,000 to about P400,000 a month. In a report by Jess Diaz of The Philippine Star, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad told that under Malacañang’s new salary adjustment plan, government personnel with low salary grades would receive less, while those …

Comelec, files disqualification case to nuisance candidates

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will file petitions to more than a hundred people who filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) for president, vice-president, and senators and declaring them as nuisance candidates. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said at a press briefing that the poll body has until today to file the petition …

Abu Sayyaf becoming ISIS affiliate

SAMAL, PHILIPPINES- A video showing hostages begging for their lives and masked men behind them has become viral in social media for almost a month. Militants holding two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipina was hostaged in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The hostage incident was believed to be led by a college-educated, media-savvy, …

Santiago refuses to release medical records publicly

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Presidential candidate Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago refused to take the challenge for her to release her medical record publicly for it is against her right to privacy. In an open letter of Sylvia Estrada – Claudio, director of the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s Studies, she dared Santiago to release her …

National Museum complies with Tropical Fabrics Law

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In celebration of Museums and Galleries Month, the National Museum complied with the Republic Act No. 9242 or the Tropical Fabrics Law for Public Officials and Employees, authored by Sen. Loren Legarda. The RA No. 9242 prescribes the use of Philippine tropical fabrics for official uniforms of government officials and employees and …

PBA season opener, dedicated to Typhoon Lando victims

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – After the postponement of the league’s 41st season opening last Sunday due to Typhoon Lando, the PBA Board of Governors decided to dedicate the 41st season opener to victims of the typhoon. Headed by new Chairman Robert Non, he announced that the proceeds of season opener on Wednesday, Oct. 21 (Ph Time), …

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