Hidilyn Diaz breaks her personal record in London Olympics 2012

Filipina weightlifter and Philippine flag bearer in the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 Hidilyn Diaz did a nice job in her weightlifting event today at the ExCel in London.

The 21 year old Pinay broke her own Philippine record of 96kg when she lifted 97kg in the snatch round to rank 2nd among the Group B competitors. Because of that Filipino sporting fans cheered and throw support for Hidilyn via the micro blogging site Twitter, evident by landing as one of the trending topics here in the country. The phrases Go Hidilyn Diaz and Hidilyn Diaz landed in the top 10 trending topics in the Philippines.

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PNoy bashes anew, took a swipe on Noli de Castro

At the TV Patrol 25th anniversary last Friday in Manila Hotel, President Benigno Aquino III unleashes again his fierce tongue as he slammed its main achor Noli “Kabayan” De Castro. Speaking in front of the ABS-CBN bosses, TV Patrol’s current and past anchors and reporters and other visitors, he didn’t let the glorious event stop him from bashing what according to him was unbalanced commentary and news reporting.

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China leads Olympic Medal Tally (London 2012)

After 2 days of competition, China lead the countries with the most number of medals in this year’s London Olympics. China already got 8 medals in total which is composed of 5 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze. Shooter Yi Siling got the first gold for China in the women’s 10m Air Riffle event.

Following China in the medal tally is the Olympic favorite United States. USA collected 6 medals so far in the 2 days of the games in London. 2 of it are golds, 2 are silvers and 2 also are bronze. Italy came in third place with 5 total medals, 2 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze.

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London Olympics 2012 Officially Open

This year’s edition of the quadrennial games, opened in a star-studded and extravagant opening ceremony in London. The London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony showcased Britain’s richness in literature, music and film. Some notable British artists who graced the opening ceremony were Daniel Craig, Rowan Atkinson, JK Rowling and David Beckham who carried the Olympic flame.

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JBC finishes its CJ interviews today

After 4 days of interviews to 20 out of 22 Chief Justice nominees (2 were disqualified, Vicente Velasquez for Tax Evation Case and Rufus Rodriguez for failing to take the Psychological Test), the Judicial and Bar council concluded its interview process for the selection of the next Chief Justice today. Last batch of CJ nominees that were interviewed  includes SEC Chairwoman Teresita J. Herbosa, former San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora and SC Associate Justices Ma. Lourdes Sereno and Presbitero Velasco.

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Philippine Team All Set for the London Olympics 2012

After the arrival of BMX rider Daniel Caluag in London, the 11-man Philippine Team for this year’s London Olympics has now been completed. Aside from Caluag, other athletes that composed the Philippine Team are Jasmine Paler Alkhaldi and Jessie Khing Lacuna for swimming, Mark Anthony Barriga for Boxing, Rene Herrera and Marestella Torres for Athletics, Tomohiko Hoshina for Judo, Paul Brian Rosario for Skeet Shooting, Hidilyn Diaz for Weightlifting, Rachelle Anne Cabral and Mark Javier for Archery.

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Ex-President Arroyo Out on 1M Bail

After several months of being under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in V. Luna Quezon City, former President and current Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is now out on bail.

After posting 1 million peso bail for her Electoral Sabotage case in Pasay RTC, Rep. Macapagal-Arroyo was finally released from detention this afternoon. Following the release of Judge Mupas’ order for Arroyo to post bail earlier this morning, his lawyers immediately went to Pasay RTC to pay the prescribed bail amount. Thereafter, the release order signed by Mupas was served in VMMC by the Pasay RTC Court Sherif early this afternoon.

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JBC Interviews for the Next Chief Justice started today

A day after President Noynoy Aquino delivered his 3rd State of the Nation Address where he encouraged the future Supreme Court Chief Justice to continue the change in the judicial system of the country, the Judicial and Bar Council or JBC started its public interviews of the nominees for the next Chief Justice.

With live television coverage, the 7-man panel conducted the interviews for the 1st batch of nominees. Interviewees for today includes, PCGG Chairman Andres Bautista, Soledad Cagampang De Castro, DOJ Sec. Leila de Lima, La Salle College of Law Dean Atty. Manuel Diokno, Solicitor Gen. Francis Jardeleza and Atty. Katrina Legarda. The JBC panel is composed of Justice Diosdado Peralta, former CA Justice Aurora Lagman, Jose Mejia, Usec Frederick Musngi, IBP officer Milagros Fernan-Cayosa, retired SC Justice Regino Hermosisima and Rep. Niel Tupas.

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