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Rodriguez wants Harding declared persona non grata

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent REP. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District yesterday filed a proposed House resolution to declare Miss New Zealand-Pancontinental Nicole Harding persona non grata over her rants on social media that placed the city in a bad light. Rodriguez filed the three-page proposed resolution at the ...

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Pemberton found guilty, gets 12 years

A REGIONAL court yesterday found US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of killing transgender Jennifer Laude in Olongapo in Oct. 11 last year. Judge Roline Ginez-Jabalde of the Regional Trial Court Branch 74 in Ologapo sentenced Pemberton to six to 12 years imprisonment. The court also ordered Pemberton ...

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Stanley on mess: No money, no sponsor

By NITZ ARANCON and LITO RULONA Correspondents THE controversial Mr. and Ms. Pancontinental 2015 pageant is a classic case of how to stage an international beauty pageant without enough capital. The local organizer of the pageant yesterday admitted that her group brought over 30 people, mostly foreigners, into the city ...

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Oca mulls lawsuit vs pageant organizers

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent MAYOR Oscar Moreno has tasked local tourism officials to determine the liability of organizers of the just-concluded controversial Mr. and Ms. Pancontinental 2015 pageant, and identify those responsible for the mess. Moreno said this even as he said that city hall is contemplating on pressing charges ...

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Budgetel: Not our fault

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE manager of Budgetel on Thursday revealed that local organizers of the Mr. and Ms. Pancontinental 2015 booked the pageant candidates too late in the day resulting in a billeting mess on Saturday. Kassandra Arbuis, Budgetel manager, said the establishment cannot be faulted, adding that its ...

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