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Playwright Alberto S. Florentino, 1931-2018

NEW YORK---I heard last month, from the fictionist Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, that the writer Alberto Florentino had passed away in late September. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia, complicated by the fact that he had had Alzheimer's for some time. At the time of his death, Bert had been living with his wife, Eva, in Portland, Oregon, where they had moved from New York about a decade ago, to be closer to their daughter Lisa and her family. I knew of Bert before I met him in New York. He had made a name for himself by winning a Palanca award for his play The World Is an Apple, when he was all of twenty-three years of age. Significantly, Bert had also been the publishe...Keep on reading: Playwright Alberto S. Florentino, 1931-2018.....»»

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Sandiganbayan clears Aklan governor, wife in SALN case | News

Sandiganbayan clears Aklan governor, wife in SALN case | News.....»»

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Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic

Montreal, Canada -- A surveillance aircraft and six ships were dispatched Monday to assess a spill of 250,000 liters of oil from a drilling platform off Canada's Atlantic coast, officials said.   The spill occurred Friday when workers noticed "a loss of pressure on an underwater line" connecting the South White Rose platform and Husky Energy's Sea Rose tanker, 350 kilometers southeast of St. John's, Newfoundland, according to a government watchdog.   A flight Monday morning found "no visible sheen" on the water, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) said in a series of Twitter messages.   "Four oiled seabirds" were spotted and a wildli...Keep on reading: Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic.....»»

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WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman’s wife moved to tears

It was an emotional visit by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman’s wife Cristiane Manzur to the Tuloy Sa Don Bosco Streetchildren Village in Alabang last Sunday afternoon......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Wife fulfills soldier’s dream

Leah in March 2018 received a P100,000 loan assistance from the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.) under its special program, Wounded-and-Killed in Action (WIA-KIA), an offshoot program to help soldiers and police who were either killed or wounded during the Marawi conflict......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Ex-Ifugao congressman Gualberto Lumauig dies

MANILA, Philippines – Former Ifugao governor and representative Gualberto Lumauig died on Sunday, November 18 after a lingering illness. Lumauig is survived by his wife Felicisima Esing Dait Lumauig, with whom he has 6 children: the late Aloysius, Benedict , Cicero, and Doris, as well as Emma, Frances, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

SALN cases vs Aklan governor, wife junked

Citing the “inordinate delay” by the Office of the Ombudsman in investigating and filing the cases, the Sandiganbayan has dismissed the four criminal charges filed against Aklan Gov. Florencio Miraflores and his wife Ma. Lourdes in connection with their statements of assets and liabilities and net worth (SALNs)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Imelda should be held in contempt for skipping sentencing – Hilbay

The Sandiganbayan should not let pass the lies of former first lady Imelda Marcos, who claimed that she was ill when she skipped the promulgation of her graft case, according to former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay. Hilbay, a senatorial aspirant, was among the 200 people who gathered at the People Power Monument on Sunday to call for the immediate arrest of the wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. "I don't think the Sandiganbayan should allow that kind of blatant dishonesty to go unpunished," Hilbay told reporters. "At the very least, she should have been cited for contempt of court... Down the line, they should deny her the remedies of appeal because she decided not t...Keep on reading: Imelda should be held in contempt for skipping sentencing – Hilbay.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2018Related News

Sandiganbayan dismisses case vs Aklan governor, wife over delay

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan dismissed the criminal charges filed against incumbent Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores and his wife, former Ibajay mayor Lourdes Miraflores, due to inordinate delay. Inordinate delay means the case has taken too long to resolve, violating a person's constitutional right to speedy ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Barack Obama surprise guest at wife Michelle’s book show

WASHINGTON --- Former President Barack Obama practically brought the house down at Michelle Obama's book show in Washington. The former first lady is currently touring the country promoting her memoir, "Becoming," and participated in a conversation Saturday night moderated by her longtime friend and former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. When the conversation shifted toward Mrs. Obama's feelings about her husband, Jarrett announced a "special guest" and Barack Obama came on stage carrying a bouquet of pink roses for his wife. The crowd at Capital One Arena leapt to its feet. Jarrett asked him what about Michelle Obama captured his heart when they met at a Chica...Keep on reading: Barack Obama surprise guest at wife Michelle’s book show.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2018Related News

Elenita wants graft raps junked

Elenita Binay, the wife of former vice president Jejomar Binay Sr., has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow her to seek the dismissal of her graft and malversation cases without presenting any counter-evidence......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Private funeral held for Stan Lee, more memorials in works

LOS ANGELES --- A small, private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him. "Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes," Lee's company POW! Entertainment said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. POW! Entertainment has set up a memorial wall on Lee's website where friends, colleagues and fans can share thoughts, prayers and tributes to Lee, and messages from fellow creators and artists will be posted on Lee's social media pages in the coming days. The company says ...Keep on reading: Private funeral held for Stan Lee, more memorials in works.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 17th, 2018Related News

Husband accidentally shoots wife dead in Pangasinan

        DAGUPAN CITY --- A businesswoman was shot dead on Friday night (Nov. 16) accidentally by her husband in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, police said on Saturday (Nov. 17). Jennifer dela Cruz, 45, was hit in the head and died while being treated at the Western Pangasinan District Hospital. Police said Dela Cruz's 44-year-old husband, Christopher, was dry firing his 9-mm pistol at about 8:50 p.m. when the gun went off inside their house in Barangay (village) Palamis. Dry firing refers to practice shooting stances using an empty firearm. Christopher claimed he did not know the gun was loaded. He was immediately arrested by responding policemen a...Keep on reading: Husband accidentally shoots wife dead in Pangasinan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 17th, 2018Related News

Ustadz, wife survive ambush in Maguindanao, but son didn’t

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 16 Nov) – A family of a Maguindanao cleric was waylaid early Friday wherein the ustadz’s son died. Senior Supt. Madzagani Mukaram, Maguindanao police director, identified the slain victim as Samen Panday, 34, married. Ustadz Musa Panday, 55, and his wife Susana, 44, were rushed to Cotabato City Hospital […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Ustadz, wife survives ambush in Maguindanao, but son didn’t

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 16 Nov) – A family of a Maguindanao cleric was waylaid early Friday wherein the ustadz’s son died. Senior Supt. Madzagani Mukaram, Maguindanao police director, identified the slain victim as Samen Panday, 34, married. Ustadz Musa Panday, 55, and his wife Susana, 44, were rushed to Cotabato City Hospital […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Drexler, Rosalia lead Latin Grammys with 2 wins each

LAS VEGAS (AP) --- Rosalia and Jorge Drexler were leading at the Latin Grammys with two trophies each as several stars at the Thursday ceremony promoted messages of unity and justice throughout the night, sometimes alluding to the immigration and violence challenges affecting several countries. "In these times of crisis, art becomes a medium that reminds us of the urgency of justice and the need to find solutions that invite unity ... tolerance and inclusion," host Ana de la Reguera said before norteo group Calibre 50 performed "Corrido de Juanito", which tells the story of a man who immigrated to the United States. The Spanish sensation Rosala defeated urban music stars includ...Keep on reading: Drexler, Rosalia lead Latin Grammys with 2 wins each.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

[OPINION] Why Imelda Marcos should go to jail

The wife of the former dictator has been convicted of 7 counts of graft , all of which took place when she was a public official from 1968 to 1986. The cases were all related to private foundations in Switzerland . They were used to open bank accounts through which ill-gotten wealth ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Michael Douglas on being cancer-free, finally getting a star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES---At 74, Michael Douglas has survived a battle with throat cancer, finally got his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, became a grandpa and stars in a new Netflix comedy series, "The Kominsky Method."   Just two days after being honored with a star with several generations of Douglases present---dad Kirk (101 years old), wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, sons Cameron (his son with ex-wife Diandra Luker) and Dylan and daughter Carys--Michael sat down for an interview.   In the new Netflix comedy series, "The Kominsky Method," Michael Douglas costars with Alan Arkin. He plays Sandy Kominsky, an actor who's had his brush with fame and is now toiling as an acting...Keep on reading: Michael Douglas on being cancer-free, finally getting a star on Walk of Fame.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 15th, 2018Related News

QC police denies seizing Ladlad’s ATM card

The Quezon City Police District denied the allegation of the wife of former National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Vicente Ladlad that police confiscated her husband’s automated teller machine (ATM) card when he was arrested last week......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 13th, 2018Related News

Taguig voter questions Cayetano couple s bid for separate House seats

A complaint has been filed before the Commission on Elections against the candidacies of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and wife Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, who are both gunning for seats at the House of Representatives......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News