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Judith Barretto, 86, dies

Judith Barretto, 86, dies

Piano teacher and 2012 Papal Awardee Judith Catada Barretto of Polo, Valenzuela City passed away peacefully in her sleep last Sunday at the age of 86.

Health spokesperson Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag said the nationwide smoking ban takes effect 60 days after the publication of Executive Order 26 signed by President Duterte.

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All existing public utility vehicle (PUV) franchises have until 2020 to operate before dilapidated units are scrapped and replaced by modern, eco-friendly ones.

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I could’ve told her the chumminess happens only when they’re not working, for the reality is that beneath the surface of garrulous fraternalization, journalists are expected to work against each other. Either that, or as Ninoy Aquino once gleefully observed without a hint of malice in his voice, journalists tend to be incestuous (which may explain why the romantic alternative is tribal intermarriage, in my opinion).

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Names, names; Unusual, ‘outdated’

Dr. Jaime Laya’s“ Wala Lang” column in Manila Bulletin last June 5 was most entertaining and enlightening.He dwelt on unusual surnames quite common in Batangas, starting with “ Dima”.

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Jessie Javier Carlos began carrying his own gun with him after a corruption case was filed against him, a former colleague of the dismissed tax expert at the Department of Finance (DoF) disclosed yesterday.

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