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January 15, 2019 8:29 AM Marijuana patch eases pain for Arroyo

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo suffers from multiple cervical spondylosis which causes pain on her spine How does Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo help ease pain on her cervical spine? She uses marijuana – well, at least in countries that have legalized it. The Pampanga 2nd District congresswoman admitted she uses cannabis patches to help ease pain whenever 293

December 29, 2018 4:37 AM UEFA: Anti-racism protocol not followed in Koulibaly case

Napoli's Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly gets targeted by monkey noises and racist chants during an Italian league match MILAN, Italy – European football governing body UEFA said Friday, December 28, that the correct anti-racism protocol had not been followed during the Italian league game between Inter Milan and Napoli midweek amid repeated abuse 92

December 26, 2018 12:52 PM Drilon: No need to convene bicam on Road Board

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon insisted on Wednesday that there is no need to convene a bicameral conference committee on the abolition of the Road Board. "With all due respect to Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the Senate has already taken the position that the bill to abolish the Road Board is already approved by virtue of its adoption 123

December 7, 2018 2:16 AM Lacson: Declining 'Pork' is the Answer to 'Misplaced Generosity'

If the "pork" in Pampanga and Camarines Sur worth some P4.3 billion stemmed from a "misplaced gesture of generosity," the beneficiaries can show good faith by declining such amounts, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said. Lacson issued the advice after House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said the allocations were a show of "misplaced generosity" to public 113

November 4, 2018 8:34 AM Virginia Flor Agbayani, 'Grand Dame of Philippine Art Education,' passes away at 96

'The Grand Dame of Philippine Art Education' is lauded nationally and internationally for her pioneering and innovate efforts in art education MANILA, Philippines — Professor Virginia Flor Agbayani, dubbed "The Grand Dame of Philippine Art Education" passed away on October 22, 2018, in Sherman Oaks, California at the age of 96. A private funeral Mass was held on October 100

October 23, 2018 4:48 AM Lacson: On Speaker Arroyo's Recommendation of withdrawal from the IPU

First, Speaker Arroyo's recommendation is based on the wrong premise. The IPU has yet to act on its Human Rights Committee's recommendation to the IPU Governing Council. Having said that, it is premature, if at all, to denounce the IPU as a whole, much less withdraw membership from the body. Second, by withdrawing, it would imply that the Philippine 91

October 18, 2018 4:28 AM New law allows creation of Sorsogon’s first university

The province of Sorsogon will now have its first university, the Sorsogon State University (SSU). This after President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Oct. 11 Republic Act 11088, an act converting the Sorsogon State College into a state university effective on Oct. 26. Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon 1st District Rep. Evelina Escudero lauded Malacañang on Thursday 79

October 17, 2018 9:46 AM Arroyo sister-in-law runs for House seat as Negros Occidental rep

Ma. Lourdes “Marilou” Arroyo-Lesaca (center) with husband John Lesaca (right), Fifth District Rep. Alejandro Mirasol (secnd from right), niece Dina Arroyo-Tantoco, and Abang Lingkod partylist Rep. Stephen Paduano (left) during the filing of her certificate of candidacy at the Comelec office Bacolod City on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 (Photo by NANETTE L. GUADALQUIVER 108

October 14, 2018 9:17 PM Floirendo, Alvarez poll rivalry draws spotlight

DAVAO CITY— One of the races likely to be most watched in the Davao region would be the congressional runs of erstwhile friends who are not running against each other—Representatives Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. and Pantaleon Alvarez. Floirendo filed in Tagum City on Thursday his certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection as representative of Davao 61

October 11, 2018 1:14 PM Farmer seeks congressional seat vs Alvarez in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY – A farmer and former security guard filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Thursday afternoon to challenge former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for Davao del Norte’s first congressional seat in next year’s midterm elections. Ronelo Rafales of Buan village, Asuncion town, showed up at the provincial office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) 70