CBCP head, Archbishop Soc Villegas, wades into the 2016 political fray

USE THIS - 2016 Elections UPDATES June 8-15

Do you agree with CBCP's guidelines for voters? Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Church governing body, CBCP, has issued 10 points to ponder as the country greets the Election Year. No. 8 is highly interesting - A Catholic is not closed to the candidacy of a non-Catholic. It is a dramatic turn-around to the Church position in the 1992 presidential polls when the bishops opposed the candidacy of the protestant Fidel Ramos.

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How Letty J. Magsanoc so pissed off Marcos, she got fired

Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc had the balls to look at the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the face and tell him off, after he inaugurated himself as president for the nth time. I am reprinting below the piece that got her fired from Panorama magazine, that inspired other writers to carry on the fight. She is gone now, but her fighting spirit lives on. This piece, along with the explanation is from The Philippine Press UNDER SIEGE, published by the National Press Club and Committee to Protect Writers in 1984, when it had become even more dangerous to fight the regime.

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Fun facts about the Marcoses and Star Wars

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Now that Senator Bongbong Marcos is trying to milk the Star Wars movie "from the sands of Paoay to the moons (????) of Batac," my hubby Alan came up with some interesting facts about Star Wars and the Marcoses.

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Sen. Chiz infuriates Marcos family

USE THIS - 2016 Elections UPDATES June 8-15

By Raïssa Robles - Only a block of cheese, er, Chiz stands between Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. and the vice-presidency. Which is why, one political analyst told me, the Marcos family is infuriated at Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Who is he anyway? Just the son of Salvador “Sonny” Escudero, a former alalay of their late patriarch, President Ferdinand Marcos.

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