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OFW nurse dies in Texas after ‘hit and run’ incident

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who worked as a nurse in Texas, USA died an apparent victim of an alleged hit-and-run incident. Forty-six-year-old Joyce Cawis was a native of La Trinidad, Benguet. She left behind two children and worked as a nurse in Garland City....

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NAIA employee returns $4,700 money found in food court

An honest employee at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) today returned an envelope with $4,700 or at least Php239,079. Emiline Herrera works as a food serve at Terminal 1 when she saw an envelope and thought that it's already a trash. "Akala ko po kalat...

Malacañang says Aquino admin neglected drug problem

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Pacquiao-Vargas match might happen in Dubai

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Aug. 07, 16 | 8:53 am

Filipino boxing champ-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao has chosen the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champ Jessie Vargas as his opponent in his comeback fight on November 5, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s manager, told Lance Pugmire of the LA Times that the “Pacman” has chosen to fight the 27-year-old Vargas.

The 37-year-old boxer from General Santos City previously announced his retirement from boxing after a unanimous decision victory over Timothy Bradley Jr. in rubber match last April. In May, Pacquiao won a senatorial seat in the Philippine elections, but he reversed his decision to retire and stressed that he is willing to compete again.

“Retirement doesn’t suit Manny right now,” Koncz told Rappler. “Boxing is in his blood. When he trains, it’s like a pressure-release valve. You can see a dramatic difference in his mood. He’s happy. It’s amazing what training and fighting do for him.”

According to Koncz, Top Rank chief Bob Arum is looking to stage the bout in Las Vegas or Dubai. Arum tweeted last week that he was talking to a group from the Middle East that wants to host Pacquiao’s comeback match.

Arum initially announced the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will host the match, but later said he’ll be having negotiations with some big-time business people who are interested to hold it in Dubai.

Vargas holds a record of 27-1 with 10 KOs and became a two-division world champion this past March by claiming the vacant WBO welterweight championship at the expense of Sadam Ali.

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OFW nurse dies in Texas after ‘hit and run’ incident

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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who worked as a nurse in Texas, USA died an apparent victim of an alleged hit-and-run incident. Forty-six-year-old Joyce Cawis was a native of La Trinidad, Benguet. She left behind two children and worked as a nurse in Garland City....

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77-year-old woman loses $14,000 to budol-budol gang

A 77-year old woman lost her savings of more than 10 years from a budol-bufol group. "Nagtataka ako sa sarili ko hindi naman ako napakabobo...nagpe-pray ako lagi na patawarin ko sarili ko," the woman told ABS-CBN News. She recounted that the scheme took 12 hours for...

NAIA employee returns $4,700 money found in food court

NAIA employee returns $4,700 money found in food court

An honest employee at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) today returned an envelope with $4,700 or at least Php239,079. Emiline Herrera works as a food serve at Terminal 1 when she saw an envelope and thought that it's already a trash. "Akala ko po kalat...

Malacañang says Aquino admin neglected drug problem

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