Okay, the glass slipper didn’t fit. When the clock struck midnight last Sunday, Cinderella stood at the right of winner in the victory podium instead of the top where she should have been. But hadn’t the prince only wanted her to do the laundry?
The Philippines might have only won the silver medal in the just-ended FIBA Asia World Cup qualifying tournament behind eventual champion, the taller and heftier Iran. But who said we were targeting a higher finish than third. Hadn’t coach Chot Reyes’ boys only aimed for a bronze medal so the Philippines can win back its place in the World Championship?
Neophyte Philippine Sen. Grace Poe has yet to declare her candidacy, but the highly popular daughter the iconic Fernando Poe Jr. already looms as the person to watch in the May 2016 presidential elections.
Days after seeing Poe jump to second to Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest Pulse Asia survey of potential presidential candidates, her godfather, Manila Mayor and former President Joseph Estrada told Inquirer columnist Neal H. Cruz that Estrada will support Poe if she finally decides to vie for the presidency.
Perennial presidential frontrunner Binay plunged six percentage points in the Nov. 14-20 survey after shedding a hefty 10 points in September. In contrast, Poe jumped by six percentage points to 18 points, dislodging Liberal Party's presumptive presidential bet, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who dropped sharply form No. 2 to seventh in the latest Pulse Asia polls.
By CECIL MORELLA
A sex, drugs and bribery scandal at the Philippines' main prison, where a raid uncovered drug lords "living like kings" in luxury cells with stripper bars and jacuzzis, has shocked a country inured to tales of official corruption.
The revelations were headline news Tuesday, a day after police commandos swooped on the infamously crowded Bilibid prison complex to verify reports drug rings were operated from behind bars.
By HARVEY I. BARKIN
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (Calif.) -- Take One Pizza on Sunday, Dec. 14, held the grand opening of its second store at the new Westborough Square in this city, with two new toppings – Its Snowtime and The Villain.