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Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 this week on the floor of the Assembly, describing the critical collaboration between Filipino and Latino farm workers and leaders during the genesis of...
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Marvin to Jolina: Natakot akong mahalin ka noon

The hit ‘90s loveteam Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal finally explained why they didn’t end up together. Magdangal admitted that she was “crazy in love” with Agustin back then. “Pero ayaw niya sa akin,” the “Flordeliza” star said. “Pakiramdam ko ako lang talaga ang may love...
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Bishop Wilkerson: High Mass presider at 41st LA Peñafrancia fiesta

By Mits San Jose UBLA PRO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Most Reverend Gerald Eugene Wilkerson, D.D., V.G., Bishop of the San Fernando Valley Pastoral Region until his retirement two months ago at age 75, will preside over a concelebrated High Mass to highlight the Kaaldawan...
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PHL is in better shape to absorb economic headwinds — IMF

MACTAN (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is strong enough to weather any spillover from the China economic slowdown and other external headwinds, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “The Philippine economy will be less affected by the slowdown in the Chinese...
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Binay denies hand in spread of fake money bearing Roxas’ face

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday denied having anything to do with the fake P500 bills bearing the face of his rival, outgoing Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II that were sent to some journalists this week. “Huwag mo namang ituro sa akin ‘yan. Ikaw...
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Bongbong to announce 2016 plans soon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With a month to go before the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs), Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that he will soon announce whether he will run for the national elections. The senator said that he continues to iron out plans with several...
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Tagle issues ‘oratio imperata’ against El Niño

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has issued an oratio imperata or obligatory against the El Niño phenomenon. “Let us together storm heavens with our supplications, that God’s mercy be upon us and avert the disaster that a prolonged and intense El...
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Former traffic czar: I can solve traffic mess in a month

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Isang buwan lang.” Former traffic czar Romeo Maganto on Saturday said he can solve the worsening traffic situation on EDSA and other roads in Metro Manila within a month. Maganto, a retired police general, was appointed traffic czar during the Ramos...
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Not ready to write ‘30’ yet

I will be taking an indefinite leave from writing my weekly column in this paper starting next week. I had a recent freak accident which has kept me in bed for almost a month now. The “magnetic resonance imaging” scan (MRI) done on my back three days ago showed that I had...