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MANILA — Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (pictured above) gave up his presidency and is prohibited by the Constitution from seeking it again, veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said.

I found it providential that the last day of National Book Week (Nov. 24-30) falls on the birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, whose 151st birthday we observed last Thursday.

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DANCE OF DEATH: Artist’s rendition of how 162 people died in the Ozone Disco fire 18 years ago on Timog Avenue in Quezon City. (Inset) Two survivors — Renan Galang and Ryan Floresca — in a hearing at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court.  (Photos by Joan Bondoc)

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WILL Senate President Frank Drilon get a pass from his fellow senators who will compose the inquisition court (circa 2014) in investigating the alleged overprice of his pet project Iloilo Convention Center?

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Philippine ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia, Jr. (2nd from right) awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC) to CFC ANCOP USA for the latter’s support of PHC’s rebuilding and recovery projects in the Typhoon Yolanda hit areas in the Philippines.

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