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Romulo denies transaction with Napoles

Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo denied he had any transactions with businesswoman and alleged head of the multi-billion peso Priority Development Assistance Fund scam Janet Lim-Napoles.

Romulo said that the Department of Budget and Management’s website itself will prove where his pork barrel funds went.

Romula issued the statement after a newspaper article revealed the wedding of Romulo, and surprisingly, one of the sponsors was Napoles.

The Pasig representative added that Napoles was just introduced to his wife, former Valenzuela Councilor Shalani Soledad through their friends in the show business industry. (Rommel Fuertes)


QC home rocked by explosion

An explosion shook a townhouse unit in Quezon City minutes before the sun rose.

Based on the report, a fragmentation grenade exploded at the house of Engr. Reynaldo Fuentes on Scout Fentebella, Brgy. Laging Handa.

The report says that the Fuentes family and their house help were inside the house when the explosion happened.

Still, none of them were hurt except for a damaged gate of the unit and a flat tire of their family vehicle.

Fuentes suspects that the explosion has something to do with his job as he was just recently promoted in the company he works for. (Kisses Jabson)


Raisin lowers high blood

Aside from using it to put an umph in your bland oatmeal, who would’ve thought that raisins can actually help you lower you high blood pressure?

Based on study made by the Louisville Metabolic and Atheroscerosis Research Center in the US, eating raisins three times a day can help lower your blood pressure.

According to the study, raisins have high content of Potassium, Polyphenols, and Phenolic Acid that helps in achieving lower blood pressure.

They’re also good for people suffering from heart ailments, and with high cholesterol.

But that’s not all.

Eating raisins can help lower your sugar level because it has fiber and anti-oxidants that can control the increase of sugar level in your system.   (Judie Anne Abejero)


Peso plummets at its lowest

Yesterday was the lowest the peso has ever been in the past 31 months.

The exchange rate closed at 44.50 pesos for a dollar late afternoon.

This is being considered the lowest the peso has ever been since January 24, 2011, when it went down to 44.58 peso to a dollar.

The drop in peso was brought by the on-going tension in Syria.

Also, imports crashed to 4.8 percent amounting to 4.86 Billion dollars, making our first half trade deficit to 29.615 Billion dollars.   (Rey Sibayan)


Filing of COC for SK and Barangay elections extended

The Commission on Elections extended the deadline for the filing of Certificate of Candidacy for the October 28 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez said that the extension of COC was because of the influx of candidates.

From the initial three day filing, the COMELEC decided to make it to six days, from October 11 until the 17th, except for October 13 which falls on a Sunday.

Under Resolution no. 9740, the COMELEC En Banc states that all running for Barangay Captain, member of the Sangguniang Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman and member will have to file their COC.   (Judie Anne Abejero)


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