DONEGAL PRIEST SAYS ABORTION BILL IS PLAN TO INTRODUCE ABORTION ON DEMAND

first_imgA well-known Donegal priest has said the abortion bill is merely a disguised plan by the Irish Government to introduce abortion on demand.Fr. John Joe Duffy of Stranorlar said he has real fears about the Government’s proposals.In a statement to Donegal Daily, Fr Duffy said he is dismayed by the plans by the Labour and Fine Gael Government on the issue which he claims are being enacted merely to stay in Government. The following is a full text of his statement. “I am gravely concerned about the governments proposals regarding their intention to legislate for abortion. Despite the assertions by government that the well being and welfare of the expectant mother is to the forefront and center of this legislation, I submit that their true intention is the liberalisation of the availability of abortion on demand in Ireland. By legislating on suicide threats as grounds for the termination of life as per the proposed legislation, does not at all safeguard the well being of the mother nor does it put her mental health well being to the forefront.“The legislation intends to give the right to the expectant mother to seek a termination on the grounds that she feels suicidal and it be asserted by her presenting herself as suicidal in a hospital environment. Based on the heads of the proposed legislation published by the government, no criteria is set down where the psychiatric history is taken into consideration. Nor that continual assessment and counselling of the expectant mother may be put into place over a period of time. Basically the legislation is a very blunt instrument whereby the 2 psychiatrists and 1 obstetrician deal with the case the expectant mother presents to them at face value.If the well being of the mother was the sole determinant factor in this legislation, then help, assistance and guidance, medical or psychiatrist or both would be offered in the first instance and provided for in this legislation, but that is not the case. Abortion is never the solution to address the mental health of an expectant mother or suicidality, unfortunately in many cases only to increase suicidality. What the legislation taken at face value is supposedly hoping to prevent will unfortunately only greatly add a greater burden of suicidality on the woman in the fullness of time. What we now have is the scenario where psychiatrists whose medical responsibility is to help the mental health of individuals are now legalally responsible as per the legislation to sign off on the abortion of life unborn. The legislation is flawed because if the well being and mental health of the expectant mother were central to the government’s intentions, then they would do everything possible within the legislation to ensure termination would not occur. It is proven in various professional assessments, reports and studies that an abortion of a pregnancy greatly increases the strains and stresses leading to increased suicidality, suicide, and drug dependency. “I fear the true motivation for this legislation was revealed in last Sunday’s newspapers by both Aodhan O’ Riordan and Ann Ferris, the Labour TDs, when they let slip that the true intention of this government is to ultimately have abortion on demand . I am dismayed that the pre-election promises and committments made by FG public representatives not to legislate for abortion has been sold out by them for the price of staying in government. FG are appeasing the true Labour agenda which is the direct and intentional killing of the unborn child on demand. I am asking public representatives regardless of political affiliations, regardless of religious beliefs to stand up for life, to stand up for the protection of the unborn, for the well being of the mother. This legislation is flawed from the very outset because it’s intentions were never for the well being of the mother or the protection of the life of the unborn. It’s intentions were solely the liberalisation of abortion on demand as stated once again by the former Taoiseach, Mr. John Bruton in Tuesdays papers where he said this was unconstitutional. He goes onto to say that he knows of no other area of law, where a threat of suicide is sufficient to make legal, what would otherwise be illegal. Legislating on the basis of the X case is bringing legal certanity to flawed legal judgement by the Supreme court rather than the legal clarity in which the Taoiseach Enda Kenny talks about. In essence what the govt is doing is using flawed legal interpretation and turning it into statute law under the constitution, and this is very wrong. The main party in this coalition government do not have the moral authority to vote in Dail Eireann for this legislation because they gave an electoral pledge that they would never do so. There fore Minister of State Dinny Mc Ginley, and Deputy Joe Mc Hugh, need to stand up and publicly account for their voting intentions regarding this proposed legislation. We the electorate must hold them to account.“Let us a society not sleep walk our way into liberalisation of abortion in our times in our country, as a permanent solution to any problem regardless of what some politicians would hoodwink us into believing. Abortion solves nothing, it just ends life. Fr John Joe Duffy,Stranorlar,Co. Donegal.DONEGAL PRIEST SAYS ABORTION BILL IS PLAN TO INTRODUCE ABORTION ON DEMAND was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Abortion BillFr John Joe Duffylast_img read more

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FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS SELECTED FOR HOME BASED U18 INTERNATIONAL SQUAD

first_imgThere was exciting news for Co.Donegal on the International front this week, as five footballers from the county were selected as part of the U18 International Home Based Squad. The squad will play a friendly match on 17th February v Shamrock Rovers FC in Dublin in preparation for an away trip to play Wales twice in Swansea from the 21st February – 24th February.Well done to Lee McCarron (Finn Harps FC), Adrian Delap, Daire O Baoill, Gareth Doherty, and Jason McGee (All Letterkenny Rovers FC) on this massive achievement of getting represent your country. FAI coach Shane Barr told Donegal Daily, “It’s a credit to these players to achieve such a milestone, and a lot of credit goes also to the work that was carried out by their clubs down through the years.“The five boys were also involved with the FAI Regional Emerging Talent Programme together within the last 3 years, as well as Inishowen and Donegal Schoolboy League Centres respectively.“It’s great to see their development continuing as they progress on the FAI Player Development Pathway and strive to make careers for themselves, taking advantages of the huge opportunities in the Beautiful Game.“Well Done Boys and Good Luck.  FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS SELECTED FOR HOME BASED U18 INTERNATIONAL SQUAD was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FAIInternationalIrelandNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides update on Roberto Firmino’s eye injury

first_imgEngland ace Daniel Sturridge could be handed a rare opportunity if Firmino is ruled out.“He will be ready,” Klopp said of Sturridge, who has made four substitute appearances this season after enjoying a decent pre-season – scoring six goals.“If Bobby can’t play, Dom (Solanke) and Divock (Origi) can’t, then we are short of options. They got little injuries in the under-23 game with Swansea.” Firmino had earlier scored what proved to be the winning goal for the Reds in a 2-1 win over Spurs The boss is ‘hoping’ the Brazilian will be fit to play against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday after it was revealed his problem was less serious than first feared.Firmino was forced off at Wembley and sent to hospital in London after he suffered what can only be explained as a severe poke in the eye from Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided ‘good news’ on the eye injury Roberto Firmino suffered during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham. 3 3center_img GRUESOME – Vertonghen’s forefinger went knuckle-deep into Firmino’s left eye But it has since been confirmed the Reds ace suffered an abrasion to his eye with no lasting damage, and that he could be passed fit for their first Champions League clash of the new season against the Ligue 1 winners.And Klopp is hopeful his number nine will be available.Speaking at Monday’s pre-match press conference, the Liverpool manager said: “He couldn’t play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow.“It is good news, it will be close. It was a big relief for all of us.” 3 Firmino was forced off against Tottenham and sent to hospital last_img read more

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Delight for Donegal tourism as figures show 289,000 visitors spent €83M here last year

first_imgA very credible 289,000 tourists visited Donegal last year and spent a whopping €83million, figures have revealed.The figures for 2015 were compiled by Fáilte Ireland’s Survey of Overseas Travellers and does not take into account local visitors.The list shows that Donegal received the eight most number of tourists in the entire country. Understandably Dublin received the most tourists with almost 5 million visitors spending a total of €1,726 million.With the advent of the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal is expected to increase its tourist numbers and their overall spend considerably for 2016.Browsing through the Donegal Tourism app.Here is the full list of the counties and the visitors they received in 2015.1. Dublin: 4,938,0002. Cork: 1,449,0003. Galway: 1,354,0004. Kerry: 1,026,0005. Clare: 597,0006. Limerick: 537,0007. Mayo: 302,0008. Donegal: 289,0009. Kilkenny: 267,00010. Waterford: 263,00011. Wicklow: 248,00012. Wexford: 221,00013. Kildare: 214,00014. Sligo: 186,00015. Tipperary: 180,00016. Cavan: 144,00017. Meath: 134,00018. Louth: 125,00019. Westmeath: 116,00020. Monaghan: 65,00021. Carlow: 62,00022. Laois & Leitrim: 57,000 each23. Offally & Roscommon: 50,000 each24. Longford: 30,000 Richard E Grant, during filming for Tourism Ireland at Fanad Lighthouse.Overseas tourist revenue earned by county (the figures do not take domestic tourism into account):1. Dublin: €1,726m2. Cork: €558m3. Galway: €475m4. Kerry: €234m5. Limerick: €212m6. Clare: €127m7. Kildare: €89m8. Donegal: €83m9. Wicklow: €82m10. Mayo: €80m11. Waterford: €75m12. Tipperary: €66m13. Wexford: €65m14. Sligo: €51m15. Cavan: €50m16. Kilkenny: €45m17. Meath: €44m18. Louth & Westmeath: €36m each19. Carlow: €32m20. Monaghan: €25m21. Roscommon: €20m22. Laois: €18m23. Leitrim: €15m24. Offaly: €14m25. Longford: €8mDelight for Donegal tourism as figures show 289,000 visitors spent €83M here last year was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Donegal man assaulted fiancee just minutes after they got engaged

first_imgA Letterkenny man who assaulted his fiancee just minutes after they got engaged in Derry on Sunday night has been given a suspended jail sentence.Sean Fahey (48), from Slievesnaght Road, was given a two-month sentence, suspended for 18 months, at the city’s magistrates court yesterday. The Belfast Telegraph reports he was also ordered to pay his now former fiancee compensation of £75.A police officer told District Judge Michael Ranaghan that Fahey had a record of 198 reported incidents in the Republic and had 54 bench warrants issued for his arrest.She said Fahey assaulted his then-fiancee outside her home in the Ballymagroarty area by twisting her arm behind her back after they’d had an argument following their engagement just minutes earlier.For full report see https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/donegal-man-fahey-assaulted-fiancee-just-minutes-after-engagement-in-derry-36406237.htmlDonegal man assaulted fiancee just minutes after they got engaged was last modified: December 14th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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FA ‘set to block Barton loan move’

first_imgThe Football Association are set to block any attempt by Joey Barton to see out his 12-match ban by going out on loan, according to The Sun.Barton is currently training at Fleetwood Town, with QPR supposedly keen to loan him out so that his suspension is served quickly because of the large number of games lower-division teams face early in the season.Championship clubs Nottingham Forest, Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday are also reported to be interested in the controversial midfielder.It is suggested that a short-term loan would require an application to the FA and the chances of getting a move pushed through is seen as unlikely.Meanwhile, Portuguese newspaper A Bola report that Benfica are closing in on the signing of QPR’s Armand Traore.Ashley Cole could be content to let his Chelsea contract run down without signing a new deal before his current one expires next year, the Daily Mirror say.Cole has still not been offered a contract extension and it is said that sources close to the England left-back have indicated he is prepared to keep his options open.The Daily Mail say Victor Moses wants talks with manager Roberto Martinez as Wigan continue to block a transfer to Chelsea.Moses is said to have set his heart on a move to Stamford Bridge but the Blues have had a number of bids for him rejected, the latest apparently being for £6.5m.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Draft tax laws up for public comment

first_img6 June 2011The National Treasury has released a draft of the 2011 Taxation Laws Amendment Bills (TLAB), which includes personal income tax relief, for public comment.The draft was released on Thursday, which gives effect to the budget review tax proposals that were announced in the Budget in February.“The [draft] includes most, but not all the 2011 Budget proposals, as some proposals require further work or consultation; the taxation of gambling winnings and contributions to retirement funds are thus not included,” the Treasury said in a statement this week.“These outstanding matters will be covered by separate legislation in the form of a second set of bills.”Formal hearingsThe draft is published for public comment before formal introduction in Parliament. The standing committee on finance convenes informal hearings on these draft bills and considers public comments received.The National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (Sars) will consider all the comments received, and thereafter submit a response document to the standing committee in August.“The draft Bills are then revised and formally introduced in Parliament by the minister of finance [expected to be in early September],” the Treasury said.Tax bracket adjustmentsThe draft legislation deals with personal income tax relief through adjustments to the personal income tax brackets and rebates amounting to R8.1-billion, and the introduction of a third rebate of R2 000 per year for taxpayers 75 years and older.It also proposes an increase in the tax-free interest-income annual threshold from R22 300 to R22 800 for individuals below 65 years and from R32 000 to R33 000 for individuals aged 65 years and older, among other matters.The draft legislation and explanatory memorandum can be found on the National Treasury website www.treasury.gov.za.Comments should be submitted to the National Treasury via Nomfanelo Mpotulo at nomfanelo.mpotulo@treasury.gov.za and to Sars via Adele Collins at acollins@sars.gov.za by 4 July 2011.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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ED attaches O.P. Chautala’s ₹1.94-crore property

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached a property worth ₹1.94 crore of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in a corruption case. The total attachment in the case stands at ₹6 crore.The money laundering case is based on an FIR lodged by the Central Bureau of Investigation against Mr. Chautala and others for allegedly acquiring assets disproportionate to their known sources of income. The CBI has filed a chargesheet against him and his sons, Abhay and Ajay Chautala, under the Prevention of Corruption Act.According to the CBI, Mr. Chautala had acquired assets disproportionate to his known sources of income to the tune of ₹6.09 crore from May 24, 1993, to May 31, 2006. “Investigation revealed that Abhay Singh Chautala and Ajay Singh Chautala had also acquired assets disproportionate to their known sources of income to the tune of ₹119. 69 crore and ₹27.74 crore, respectively,” said the DirectorateThe ED alleged that Mr. Chautala had acquired immovable properties in Delhi and Panchkula. He also got constructed a residential house at Sirsa in Haryana during the check period from the money received from undisclosed sources. “He had disclosed properties so acquired in the affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections in 2005 and 2009, thereby projecting publicly the tainted properties as untainted,” it said. The agency had earlier attached assets worth ₹46.96 lakh of Mr. Chautala, which has been confirmed by the Adjudicating Authority under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. “Further properties of Mr. Chautala to the tune of ₹3.68 crore were also attached in April 2019,” said the ED. The Directorate had filed a chargesheet against the former CM in July 2018. The court took cognisance of the charges in November last year. Later, a supplementary chargesheet was also filed.last_img read more

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Podcast: Near-Death Experiences, Bone-Eating Worms, and Suspicious Internet Comments

first_imgIs there a scientific basis to near-death experiences? What’s new with strange creatures known as boneworms? And how much stock should you put in Internet ratings?Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science’s Kristine Hamilton.Listen to the full Science podcast.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Read the transcript.Hear more podcasts.last_img read more

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Wallace to become first black driver in Cup race since 2006

first_imgEx-Newcastle player Tiote dies after collapsing in training MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Driving the famed 43 car is an unbelievable opportunity for any race car driver,” said Wallace. “With all that Richard Petty has contributed to the sport, I’m honored to start my first (race) with this team.”Wallace, 23, is only the fourth black driver in one of NASCAR’s top national series. Wendell Scott raced from 1961-73 in Cup, Willy T. Ribbs did three Cup races in 1986 and Bill Lester raced sporadically from 1999 until 2007 at all three national levels. Wallace won the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in 2013 to become the first black driver to win at a national NASCAR series event since Wendell Scott earned a Cup victory on December 1, 1963.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWallace raced in the Xfinity Series for Roush, but the team announced that he will transition from its Xfinity car to RPM. Without Wallace, Roush Fenway will suspend the No. 6 Xfinity team at Pocono.The team and Wallace will evaluate opportunities for him to run other Xfinity races this season. “We are very proud of Bubba and his development at Roush Fenway Racing,” team President Steve Newmark said. “We believe that Bubba has tremendous potential and will continue to excel in NASCAR’s top series. He has been a great representative of our organization both on and off the track and we’ve enjoyed being part of his growth as a driver.”Almirola fractured a vertebra during a fiery wreck last month at Kansas Speedway and is out indefinitely. Almirola and Wallace both drive Fords.Wallace has five years of experience in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, and has five wins and 20 top-five finishes.“We are excited for Bubba to get this opportunity,” said Dave Prick, global director for Ford Performance. “We couldn’t be happier with the progress of Aric Almirola’s recovery and can’t wait to get him back. In the meantime, this is a great opportunity for Bubba to show what he can do at the top level of the sport, and we are committed to helping RPM win races.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Aric Almirola (43) crashes into Danica Patrick and Joey Logano during the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Darrell Wallace Jr. will replace him to become the first black driver to race at NASCAR’s top level since 2006. APCHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver to race at NASCAR’s top level since 2006 when he replaces injured Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway.Richard Petty Motorsports said Wallace, more commonly referred to by his nickname “Bubba,” will be the replacement in the No. 43 until Almirola returns.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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