Eagles rout Tigers; Warriors win

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo went to its small man when its big guy began to sputter in foul trouble and the Eagles soared to their third straight victory with a 93-77 rout of the UST Tigers in a duel of unbeaten teams in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Philsports Arena yesterday.

The 5-6 Eman Monfort, back in the mix after being relegated to the second team last season, came out big with a stirring 20-point output, highlighted by six triples, as he powered the Eagles past the erratic Tigers for the solo lead.

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Charice: I spend my money well. We are used to budgeting our money.

Charice could have achieved another dream – share the stage with Michael Jackson. The “most talented girl in the world” was already rehearsing for her stage appearance with the “gloved one” when the sad news of his death reverberated in all corners of the globe. To sing with the King of Pop was a once in a lifetime chance for Charice.

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Speaker: No constituent assembly at SONA

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Prospero Nograles downplayed yesterday allegations of former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. that administration lawmakers would use the joint session of Congress when President Arroyo delivers her State of the Nation Address (SONA) next week to convene a constituent assembly or con-ass and introduce amendments to the Constitution.

“There is no factual and/or legal basis for this unnecessary warning from the former Speaker,” Nograles said.

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NGO eyes rogues gallery for illegal recruiters

MANILA, Philippines – Amid mounting complaints of would-be overseas Filipino workers losing their money for non-existent jobs, a non-government organization is proposing a rogues gallery for illegal recruiters.

The Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services (Ideals) unveiled the proposed “Illegal Recruiter’s Facebook” on Tuesday during one of its roundtable discussions with sectors concerned with migrant workers in Quezon City.

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2 on trial for Pinoy detainee’s accidental death in UAE

MANILA, Philippines — Two inmates of a detention center in the United Arab Emirates are on trial for the death of their asthmatic Filipino fellow inmate last February, an online news site has reported.

The Khaleej Times said the two who stood trial included a 19-year-old Yemeni and a 20-year-old “stateless” man.

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