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U and I, and Miss U.

THE first Miss Universe pageant that was held in the Philippines took place in 1974. The first ever Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela of Finland, fell in love with and married a Filipino, Virgilio Hilario. The first Miss Universe from the Philippines, Gloria Diaz, won her crown on the day American astronauts made history in outer space.

MALACAÑANG’S press office this week found itself in the familiar situation of denying press reports on a presidential speech, charging “inaccurate reporting” of President Duterte’s remarks on martial law before the Davao City Chamber of Commerce.

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Jesus came with his disciples into the house. Again the crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat.

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Okra is a flowering plant in the mallow family, the same plant family as hibiscus and cotton. Okra traces its native roots to Ethiopia and a bit north to the region of the Sudan. As early as the 13th century it was said to be growing along the Nile River.

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Rumors about the supposed ‘Lenileaks’ spread by the social media (socmed) has reached Malacanang. Palace officials understandably treat the issue as something ‘serious’ but more discerning people think it is just another trash some people circulate for entertainment.

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A new American president takes his oath of office today in Washington, DC, with the usual inauguration events threatened by protests of all kinds planned by various groups opposing or questioning some position or opinion or plan announced by incoming President Donald Trump during the recent national election.

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