Gary V to become a grandfather soon

Gary Valenciano (MNS photo) Gary Valenciano is now going to be a grandfather. This after his son, Paolo Valenciano, posted on Instagram the result of his wife Samantha Godinez’s pregnancy test. In the caption, Paolo wrote: “Boom. Gary Vs gonna be a Lolo V.” He also used the hashtag “Baby Vee.” Godinez, for her part, also took to social media […]

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Duterte wants frugal, simple inauguration; short inaugural speech

By Lilian C. Mellejor Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a press conference in Davao City, Monday. Duterte expressed openness on the return to the Philippines of Jose Maria Sison, founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front, to participate in peace talks.(MNS photo) DAVAO CITY, May 25 (PNA) – With 36 days left […]

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SC to tackle house arrest bid of ex-Pres. Arroyo next week

Former president Gloria Arroyo The Supreme Court (SC) is set to tackle the appeal for house arrest of former president and now Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when it resumes its session on Tuesday next week. The SC is currently under a month-long “decision-writing” recess following its en banc summer session in Baguio City last April 4-25. In her […]

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PH’s gold dream fades as Pacquiao rules out Rio

Manila, Philippines – Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said Friday he would skip the Rio Olympics even if professionals were allowed to compete, knocking out the Philippines’ best chance of winning its first gold medal. Pacquiao, who was this month elected to his nation’s Senate and harbours dreams of becoming president, said he wanted to instead focus on his political career. “I have […]

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China pushes ‘patriotic’ tours in South China Sea: report

Beijing, China —  China will turn contested islands in the South China Sea into pleasure-trip destinations for “patriotic” tourists, state-media said Friday, in a move likely to further stoke regional tensions. China claims almost all of the strategically vital South China Sea despite rival claims from Southeast Asian neighbours and has rapidly built reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military […]

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Manny Pacquiao will not pursue Rio Olympics, reports say

More: Swimming U.S. swim stars spread across three Olympic Trials tune-up meets Michael Phelps talks Rio goal, his father in ‘On Assignment’ (video) Michael Phelps’ baby makes Facebook live video debut We already knew Katie Ledecky can beat the boys in practice, even an Olympic champion. One of the many takeaways from this week’s Sports Illustrated profile of Ledecky is that she has beaten 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan […]

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Will Manny fight or not?

Three Filipino fighters are confirmed to compete at the AIBA World Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan, on June 7-19 and not one of them is named Manny Pacquiao. Booked to bid for tickets to Rio are flyweight Ian Clark Bautista, bantamweight Mario Fernandez and welterweight Eumir Marcial. So far, two Filipino boxers have qualified for the Olympics – […]

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Philippines: President-Elect Duterte Prompts Concern Over Economic Policy

Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte was declared the winner of the Philippines’ May 9 presidential election and is set to be sworn into office on June 30, after winning 38 percent of the popular vote. Duterte’s election brings to a close the six-year presidency of Benigno Aquino, under whom the Philippines became one of Asia’s fastest expanding economies, growing at […]

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Bishop says Church won’t prevent arrest of priests

Giovanna Fontanilla (2nd left), director of the University of Santo Tomas Community Development Office, announces Pope Francis’ activities when he visits the pontifical university during his trip to the Philippines in January. The Pope will meet with leaders of various religions and youth representatives. (MNS photo) MANILA  (Mabuhay) –  Archbishop Oscar Cruz on Tuesday said that the Catholic Church will […]

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