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Drilon KO’d from Senate post after Pacquiao motion

A few days after Sen. Leila M. de Lima was arrested on drug charges, the 24-man Senate led by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday removed Sen. Franklin M. Drilon, a Liberal Party stalwart, as the Senate President Pro Tempore.

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Sumunod na kayang magpo-propose ng marriage si Luis Manzano kay Jessy Mendiola? Naunahan siya ng BFF niyang si Billy Crawford na engaged na kay Coleen Garcia. Wala pang detalye ng kanilang kasal. Ang tanging sabi ni Billy, “It should not be anytime soon .” May mga obligation pa raw sila at kailangan pa nilang magtrabaho para sa kanilang magandang kinabukasan.

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SENATE Minority Leader Ralph Recto has called for itemization of billions of pesos in lump-sum appropriations in the proposed National Budget for 2017. Itemization, he said, will avert the underspending that held back the operations of government in the last year of the previous Aquino administration.

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THREE years after super typhoon “Yolanda” hit Eastern Visayas, leaving 6,300 dead, over 1,000 missing, and over 28,000 injured, it continues to be in the news – not so much for the devastation that it left as for the official failings that continue to be investigated to this day.

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Remembering Joker

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And last October 5, 2016, we commemorated the first year death anniversary of another dear friend, Senator Joker P. Arroyo. I cannot believe that it has been a year since we lost Joker. And I continue to miss my friend.

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Senators yesterday are skeptical whether President Rodrigo Duterte would be humble enough to heed former President Fidel V. Ramos’ advice but are hopeful the Chief Executive would take it upon himself to accept constructive criticisms offered to him by persons he respect the most.

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