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Iggy defends Grace,
hits back at Magsie

Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo Jr. yesterday came to the defense of his girlfriend, Grace Ibuna, and told Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno “Magsie” Peña: “Stop picking a fight against women, and keep out of my district.”

“Magsie Peña seems fond of picking fights with women. Why not pick on someone your own size or better yet why not pick on me instead,” Arroyo said in a press statement, in reaction to a verbal tussle between Peña and Ibuna last week.

On April 6, Ibuna, when asked by the media if she had plans to run for congress in the fifth district in 2013 when Arroyo ends his third term, said it was too far away to answer that question.moremoremore

Montelibano gets
death threats by text

Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano  yesterday said he has been receiving  “death threats” through text messages after he exposed in March that P6.1 million was lost from the Murcia Treasurer’s Office before he assumed his post as mayor.

“It’s very unfortunate that my critics had resorted to this cheap trick. I kept mum about this as they were not worth dignifying. But the frequency of these supposed threats on my life became alarming, that’s why I had them booked at the Murcia PNP,” Montelibano told more than 400 municipal employees attending the town’s  flag-raising ceremony yesterday, a press release from his office said.moremoremore

STAR turns 29 today

When the group sang “When You Wish upon a Star” on a Sunday morning at Bascon Hotel on April 12, 29 years ago they laid emphasis on the lyric “your dreams come true.” They had reason to hope their wish for a daily newspaper would come true because several had tried before and they did not last.

Two newspapermen Mode Sa-onoy and Primo Esleyer and one newshen, Ninfa Leonardia, founded the newspaper that would be independent and professional. Others, like Santi Alcapa, Monet Padilla, Pert Toga and Rolly Espina later joined in.

Skeptics gave them, at most, three months to live but with determination when the odds were difficult, putting in their personal funds to meet the payroll and insuring that the news and columns are fair at the same time keeping private interests at bay, the Visayan DAILY STAR survived to celebrate its 29th year today. moremoremore

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