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Leila Benitez: I’m so blessed

The name Leila Benitez still rings a bell…as it should......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

No persecution in ‘pork barrel’ scam cases during Aquino admin – De Lima

MANILA, Philippines --- "I don't know what their definition of political persecution is."   Detained Senator Leila de Lima had this to say as "sympathetic lawmakers," including those with pending plunder cases in relation with the "pork barrel" scam, celebrate the acquittal of former Senator Bong Revilla and "cry political persecution from the previous administration."   In a dispatch from Camp Crame in Quezon City, De Lima, who was Justice Secretary at the time of Revilla's arrest and detention for his plunder and graft cases, noted Monday the Aquino administration "never resorted to public vilification or character assassination of any of those under investigation...Keep on reading: No persecution in ‘pork barrel’ scam cases during Aquino admin – De Lima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 39 min. ago

‘Blessed Era’ continues at UFC as Holloway tops Ortega in Toronto

THE “Blessed Era” at the Ultimate Fighting Championship continued after Max “Blessed” Holloway dominated challenger Brian “T-City” Ortega in their headlining title fight at “UFC 231” in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday (Manila time) to retain his featherweight belt......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the reconstruction of the Manila Cathe…

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the reconstruction of the Manila Cathedral post-war, the papal envoy Thomas Manyo Cardinal Maeda of Osaka, Japan celebrated a Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Photos by: Chanda Pascua & Lorenzo Atienza Source link: In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the reconstruction of the Manila Cathe….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

De Lima: Revilla s acquittal sends wrong signal

MANILA, Philippines – Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday, December 8, expressed disbelief over the recent decision of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to acquit former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr of plunder charges related to the multi-billion-peso pork barrel scam . De Lima said in a statement sent from her detention cell on Saturday that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Youth leaders trade brickbats over duties

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE rift between the two youth leaders in Iloilo City continues as Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation president and City Councilor Leila Luntao slammed the statements of the chairman of the Local Youth and Development Office (LYDO). According to Luntao, LYDO chair Jason Gregorio does not communicate with her and fails to attend […] The post Youth leaders trade brickbats over duties appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Manila Cathedral concludes 60th anniversary celebration

The Manila Cathedral will cap its yearlong celebration of the 60th anniversary of its postwar reconstruction with twin Masses on Saturday, one of which will be celebrated by a Japanese cardinal.   Osaka Archbishop Thomas Aquinas Manyo Cardinal Maeda will lead the noon Mass today in honor of the feast day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patroness of the cathedral which was reconsecrated in 1958.   Maeda was sent by Pope Francis.   "Indeed, this temple, which has truly undergone great changes---destroyed seven times by earthquakes and other calamities through the centuries---was diligently rebuilt again and again by the fait...Keep on reading: Manila Cathedral concludes 60th anniversary celebration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

De Lima on alleged P2.4-B pork: Arroyo shows she has not changed

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Leila De Lima on Friday said the alleged P2.4-billion "pork barrel" allotted to House Speaker Gloria Arroyo's district shows that the former president, whose administration as president was marred with corruption allegations during her stay in Malacaang, has not changed after all. In a statement, De Lima stressed that the alleged insertions in the 2019 budget "comes as no surprise," considering Arroyo's history of corruption. "It is scandalous and shameless, but hardly a surprise. We do not expect anything less from Speaker Arroyo who, during her rule as President, was known for putting self-interest above public service," De Lima said. "The endle...Keep on reading: De Lima on alleged P2.4-B pork: Arroyo shows she has not changed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

No overlapping of duties with SK, youth office head says

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Local Youth and Development Office chairman Jason Gregorio debunked claims that his office overlaps with the duties the head of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation. According to Gregorio, he communicates with SK Federation president and City Councilor Leila Luntao regarding the projects that they undertake. “Sa madumduman ko, wala man kami sang […] The post No overlapping of duties with SK, youth office head says appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Mary, the Immaculate

NEXT Saturday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. For Philippine Catholics the devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus is widespread. At the turn of the 20th century the Philippines was wracked by religious revolt, particularly by the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, popular known as the Aglipayan Church named after its first Supreme Bishop, Gregorio […] The post Mary, the Immaculate appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

UAAP: Clutch knows clutch as Cabagnot gives props to Desiderio

Without a doubt, Paul Desiderio is the most clutch player in all of the University of the Philippines. It shouldn’t be forgotten, however, that not far from him, there’s somebody who could very well out-clutch him. Only, that somebody is not a teammate. Rather, it’s Fighting Maroons assistant coach Alex Cabagnot – currently the point guard for San Miguel Beer who has been called “The Crunchman” for all his heroics throughout a 13-year playing career. That is exactly why, when State U needed a shot to make history, Cabagnot knew whose hands the ball should be in. “He hit a couple of huge shots. Actually, even before that shot, I wanted him to shoot it and we just looked at each other,” he shared, talking about Desiderio. He then continued, “He knew that I wanted him to take that. I’m blessed that he made it.” That shot the Beerman was referring to? Why, it’s just the biggest shot that has gone in for Diliman in the last 32 years. Paul Desderio delivers the final five points for UP. What a finish. #AtinToPapasokTo #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/wWlYNSG0jQ — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) Nobyembre 28, 2018 And, apparently, the shot was what it looked like – a shot made possible by UP’s team captain and UP’s team captain alone. “Walang play yun. Nasa kanya lang talaga yun. Gusto niya lang talagang akuin,” head coach Bo Perasol said, confirming that he did not call any play with his team all even with Adamson University in their knockout bout last Wednesday. He then continued, “Makapal lang talaga mukha nito. Nakita mo naman na ang dami niyang mintis before that, pero alam niya na for the win, aakuin niya talaga.” Indeed, Desiderio was 2-of-18 from the field before hitting a triple and then that midrange jumper over the outstretched arms of Sean Manganti which proved to be the game-winner. That never-give-up mentality is just the proof that he has that clutch gene. “He’s very happy-go-lucky, but when it’s crunch time, he’s assertive. That’s the only thing I could as for,” Cabagnot said. He then continued, “Hindi niya tinataguan yung bola and we don’t have to tell him to shoot or to make a stop. He just knows it.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

De Lima, Poe, Villanueva call on Filipinos to copy ‘Supremo’s’ patriotism

On the commemoration of the 115th birthday of Andres Bonifacio, senators have called on Filipinos to exemplify the patriotism of the Supremo who never bowed to the powers that be. Born on Nov. 30, 1863, Bonifacio was the founder and eventual Supremo or leader of the Katipunan, a secret society that triggered the 1896 revolution against the Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines. In a statement on Friday, Senator Leila de Lima stressed on the need to exemplify Bonifacio's principles by opposing the wrongdoings in government and fighting for human rights and sovereignty. "Kaya naman sa paggunita natin sa kanyang kadakilaan at kabayanihan, isabuhay natin, lalo na ng ating mga pin...Keep on reading: De Lima, Poe, Villanueva call on Filipinos to copy ‘Supremo’s’ patriotism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Lacson insists: It’s ‘pork’; a ‘blessed few’ to get more

Senator Panfilo Lacson is standing by his allegation that the P60 million allocated for each member of the House of Representatives in the proposed national budget is pork, saying a "blessed few" may even get more.   "They excised P20B from the 51.792B proposed national budget and appropriated P60M to each of their 297 members, probably more to a blessed few since a simple computation tells me there is an excess of 2.17B," Lacson said in a text message on Thursday.   "If that isn't pork, tell me what is?" he said.   Lacson issued the statement when sought for comment on House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr.'s statement that the funds for lawmakers...Keep on reading: Lacson insists: It’s ‘pork’; a ‘blessed few’ to get more.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

UAAP: Adamson s future is still secure with rising point guard Jerom Lastimosa

Adamson University's Jerom Lastimosa closed his first playing year in the UAAP with tons of emotion. The Soaring Falcons found themselves getting booted out in the semifinals for the third straight year. Lastimosa could have been the Falcons' hero after making the game-tying triple with 2.6 left in regulation. It was Lastimosa's shot that forced an extra five minutes to decide who will advance to the Finals to take on defending champions Ateneo. "Pagkashoot ko ng three points sa gilid po, yung mindset ko is sa amin talaga ibibigay ni Lord," he said. Come the overtime, Lastimosa gifted Adamson a six-point cushion after sinking another triple with 2:39 left in the additional period. He displayed poise and control during the crucial moments of the match. But in the end, the Maroons gobbled up the lead as Adamson failed to find a reply. "Pero hindi pala [ito] sa amin. So sad," he said. Lastimosa was heartbroken after failing to overcome Adamson's Final Four curse. For three straight years in the Franz Pumaren era, they have always made it to the Final Four only to settle for third place. Lastimosa was seen bawling beside graduating senior Sean Manganti during the singing of the Adamson University Hymn.  "Yung pinakita lang namin na laban kanina, actually, magandang laban pero talaga eh talo pa rin, nagkulang kami sa -- hindi abot sa five minutes po," said the recruit from Dumaguete while holding back tears. To focus on the silver lining of the heartbreak, Adamson will still have the services of the 5-foot-10 point guard for at least two more years. "Pagbutihan ko lang sa loob ng [playing years ko]. Mamatured ko pa rin yung mga laro namin pa. Iaangat ko pa para mas maganda yung laro," he said. In just his first year as Adamson's point guard, he posted averages of 7.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. His rise is a manifestation of the program that Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren has always been proud of. From a little known point guard from Asian College in Dumaguete, Lastimosa is now building his name as a reliable point guard in the UAAP. "Whoever heard of Jerom Lastimosa? I don’t think even a single dot in the radar, he was noticed," said the Adamson mentor. "I think he’s gonna be valuable, his name is gonna be mentioned and will always be in the conversation. He had some mental mistakes but that’s part of being a [20]-year old kid out of the province. I don’t think he even imagined himself playing in this situation and earning some big minutes," Pumaren added referring to Lastimosa's 20.7 minutes per game. As manifestation of the trust bestowed upon the young player, he was tasked to make the last shot of the season with 6.6 left but it clanked off to the side of the rim. No worries for the Adamson faithful however, as Lastimosa has still more years to perfect the shot. For him, he is just very thankful for the UAAP experience he has been having so far. From getting his minutes to playing in front of an Araneta Coliseum brimming with nearly 21,000 fans, "Actually, yung paglipat ko dito is hindi ko talaga ine-expect na maco-contain ko yung laro ko galing sa Dumaguete [papuntang UAAP]," said the Adamsonian. "Syempre rookie ako, first time ko dito sa UAAP tapos ganun yung crowd kadami saka sobrang blessed ko rin kasi first time ko yun maglaro sa UAAP na sobrang daming tao tsaka nagpapasalamat kami sa crowd namin," Lastimosa said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

De Lima calls for Senate hearings on POGOs, casinos

A day after the Senate began hearings on an increase in Chinese workers in the Philippines, Sen. Leila de Lima has filed a resolution urging hearings into Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators and casinos in the country. Source link link: De Lima calls for Senate hearings on POGOs, casinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

De Lima calls for Senate hearings on POGOs, casinos

A day after the Senate began hearings on an increase in Chinese workers in the Philippines, Sen. Leila de Lima has filed a resolution urging hearings into Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators and casinos in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Leila de Lima runs to Court of Appeals to block drug convicts’ testimonies

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima has brought to the Court of Appeals her bid to block the testimonies of 13 convict-witnesses in the drug cases she is facing before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

De Lima to CA: Stop convicts from testifying against me in drug case

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED – Reverse a ruling that denied her plea to disqualify 13 convict-witnesses from testifying against her in connection with illegal drug trading charges filed by the justice department. This was what detained Senator Leila de Lima asked the Court of Appeals (CA) last week. De Lima asserted in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

De Lima wants probe of military control of Customs | Inquirer News

Senator Leila de Lima has asked the Senate to look into what she branded as the "unconstitutional move" of President Rodrigo Duterte to temporarily place the Bureau of Customs (BoC) under mi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

True romance

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima’s long-time flame Ronnie Dayan is turning out to be a serious headache for her supporters, who are trying to paint De Lima as a prisoner of conscience, due to the simple narration of their relations. “While inconsistent in some of his testimonies… Dayan established the connection of De Lima to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

De Lima defends Caloocan bishop slammed by Duterte

        "It is vintage Duterte."   Detained Senator Leila de Lima aired her sentiment on the recent "attack" of President Rodrigo Duterte against Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David.   READ: Duterte: Bishop David stealing church offerings   READ: Bishop on Duterte allegation: Let's bear with people who are sick "Duterte's attack on (Bishop David) is nothing but slanderous," De Lima said in a dispatch from Camp Crame.   "He (Duterte) destroys the reputation of those who oppose him and those who fight for the victims of his rule. Bishop (David) is his latest victim," she added.   The Caloocan pr...Keep on reading: De Lima defends Caloocan bishop slammed by Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018