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SS motors off to Dipolog City early tomorrow morning to head, in place of daughter Cap Aimie, two Baliwasan soccer football teams, to participate in the 2018 Saulog Football Championships.

Thus, SS editions will be dependent on time and net availability while there.

And today, SS texted ZT big bosses about possibility of of premturely missing out on SS today, as there was a dragging power failure in Baliwasan. Thank God, electricity has resumed earlier than expected. And we’re here.

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote on the arrest of two females for indulging in the drug trade. It however, fancied on the duo being sexagenarians. Yes, story is eye-catching indeed, they being in their 60’s - oldies.

And not much interest was bandied on the worth of contrabands hauled in.

It happened, P/SSup Allan Nazarro, city police director, described the confiscated contrabands as the biggest drug-buy-bust operation the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) carried out in the city for this year.

The feat yielded more than one kilogram of shabu, costing millions of pesos.

Nazarro said , P/Sup Edilberto Alvarez and P/CInsp. Geronimo Miniosa led the buy-bust teams.

Also seized from the elderlies were a Toyota Innova, and P7,000 in cash.

Both were detained at the station cells to face charges for violation of the anti-drugs law.

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Who says, Duterte is mum on the militarization of China in the contested West Philippine Sea?

Malacañang confirmed that the Philippines had filed a diplomatic protest against China over the issue.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the confirmation after Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano insisted that the Philippines has been filing “several dozens” of diplomatic protests against the actions of China, including the reported harassment to Philippine military forces by Chinese forces in Ayungin Shoal last May 11.

Roque also reiterated that President Duterte is not giving up the country’s rights to the disputed waters.

He also stressed that the Philippines has been lodging its protests against China but without getting much public attention. He said that the Philippines had protested all incidents the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) mentioned.

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House justice committee chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali said on Friday he is elated that the Senate failed to adopt the resolution urging the Supreme Court (SC) to review its decision to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto petition, saying it could be a “violation of separation of powers” of the three branches of government.

The high court, voting 8-6, granted the quo warranto petition that sought to remove Sereno from office. And Sereno’s camp had already filed a motion for reconsideration on the case.

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Ranking second richest Cabinet member next to Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi becam the butt of Dutrte’s jok, who   teased him to consider retirement from government service due to his immense wealth,

Villar in his SALN report marked P1.4 billion in net worth, and Cusi P1.35 billion to hi name.

Cusi was former manager of the Manila International Airport Authority, but before that, Duterte added, he was “really a prosperous businessman.”

Based on his profile on the Department of Energy website, Cusi previously worked as chairman of the Batangas-based shipping company Starlite Ferries Inc. He also served as board member of mining firm Intex Resources Philippines, Inc.

Cusi, who has a master’s degree in business administration from University of the Philippines-Cebu, also headed various companies engaged in logistics, manning, maritime engineering and convenience stores.

Whoops, power backed down again some four and a half, and at 3.30 pm at the moment, it’s back. Still time to send article by email. Thank God. Bless you all. (By Jimmy Cabato)

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