After wresting an Olympic gold, Hidilyn Diaz now snatches a diamond ring

After wresting an Olympic gold, Hidilyn Diaz now snatches a diamond ring

Hidilyn Diaz (CNN courtesy)

Considered as a placeholder for somebody else after filing a COC for president, Senator Bato dela Rosa says that he always think as if he is playing basketball and gets tired of media questions hurled at him… he is always being asked when will be the substitution be made?
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Motorists will have to brace for a hefty fuel price hike this week, the third increase this month. Industry watchers said the astronomical rise in gas prices has been prompting a shift into a higher bill utilization exerting further pressure on the availability of supplies. The relentless rise in oil prices is turning up another financial burden to many Pinoys. Beyond its impact on commuters’ pockets, high oil prices will also have a ripple effect on the prices of basic commodities because the manufacturing sector uses oil in production as well as in the transport of goods. Unlike before fuel prices played up and down but this time it’s unbelievably outrageous that fuel prices are always going up and up!
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P-Duterte has vowed to campaign seriously for candidates running under PDP-Laban in next year’s polls. He even promised to provide them with sacks of money to ensure victory. For sure, it was not a joke, because trillions of money have been robbed from the government coffers. Haizsst!!
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The holding of Christmas parties this year remains uncertain despite the significant drop in COVID-19 cases. DOH might announce the IATF decision a week before Christmas. The prevailing will always remain: Will it be a Merry Christmas or a Merry Christmask!?
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At one time when P-Duterte was lonely, a cabinet member advised him to always be positive so as not to be stressed. But P-Duterte retorted that how can he be looking positive when all his oppositions are negative!
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Regine Velasquez nearly smashed a videoke when she sang her very own hit song. She said she was cheated because the videoke only gave her a score of 80!
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Hidilyn Diaz remains undecided if she will shoot for another Olympic gold in the 2024 Paris Olympics although she has committed to seeing action in the world Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in December this year. This is after Diaz announced her engagement with conditioning coach Julius Naranjo, who presented her a barbell-shaped diamond ring on his proposal at the Resorts World Manila last Monday. Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president Monico Fuentebella is optimistic she will compete in Paris Olympics, though she recently got engaged. Diaz received then a diamond ring which is more precious than gold. Gold is for prestige while diamond is for a happy marriage. Diaz is really fortunate, after a gold there is a diamond!
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Those running in May 2022 elections better be careful in accepting campaign donations. The Comelec said contributions from foreigners and foreign corporations are prohibited by the government. This is an order that will take effect maybe after P-Duterte has received already his donations from China. You bet!
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The Comelec should resolve all election cases and other election incidents “with deliberate haste” the Supreme Court said. By their very mature and given the public interest involved, election cases must be resolved speedily, otherwise, the will of the electorate will be frustrated.
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Aside from Manny Pacquiao other presidential candidates at this early are already distributing money to voters. This is an obvious vote-buying scheme. But maybe they are just trying to avoid the Christmas rush, that’s why they are already on purchasing hunt early. He he he!
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Adherence to the rule of law in the Philippines remains one of the weakest in the region with the country placing 102nd out of 139 countries, including in the Rule Of Law Index of the World Justice Project(WJP). The Philippines dropped from 91st out of 128 countries in the Index last year and remained at 13th place out of 15 countries in East Asia, ahead of Myanmar, and Cambodia. The index measures the adherence to the rule of law based on 8 indicators which include the absence of corruption, fundamental rights, peace and order, civil and criminal justice. Under the Duterte administration, it is deemed impossible for the Philippines to even get up to the top 50.

(ai/mtvn)

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