MANILA — Majority of the Supreme Court (SC) justices recently ruled that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo cannot escape prosecution for electoral sabotage despite claiming that the case was hastily prepared.
A Court source said the justices noted that they can no longer nullify the charges filed by the Department of Justice-Commission on Elections (Comelec) panel since Arroyo already pleaded not guilty to the case in February. Read more
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Just because you’re not the teacher’s pet doesn’t mean your teachers are not worth appreciating. How else would you know the ways of the world if not for them?
You may not know it, but teachers do have a tough job ahead of them. When your parents are gone, they are the ones responsible for you. And if you think your parents have a tough time keeping you out of trouble, can you imagine a teacher who is reponsible for an entire class?
Here are some ways to you can take the burden off your teachers.
• Behave. When your teacher is speaking, the least you can do is listen. Don’t run around the classroom or talk to your seatmate. Or worse, don’t pull out a cellphone or mini game. You’re not even supposed to bring those things to school.
• Do your assignments. Trust us, your teachers don’t give you homework just to make your life harder. They give you these things to make sure you get a better understanding of the lesson. They also want to make sure you are prepared for the coming discussions.
• Participate. Don’t just sit in class like a zombie. If you know the answer to a question, raise your hand and give the answer. No wonder some of you fall asleep in class. It’s because you’re not really participating.
• Be nice. Teachers can get really tired from all the talking and coaxing they have to do to get you and your classmates to understand the lesson. A small smile or a polite request is enough to get them going. If you’re being rude and nasty, it makes their job even more difficult.
Remember, teachers are human, too. They are not perfect, but we all know they do try their best. Let’s all give them a pat on the back to show them they are special.
Are you one of those people itching for the next Heroes of Olympus adventure?
Until the third book from Rick Riordan’s series is released, treat yourself to the Demigod Diaries, a collection of short stories and games to get you going. Aside from new demigods and those you’ve come to love, you’ll have a great time meeting new monsters as well.
In this book, you’ll read about Luke Castellan before he became the bad guy in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Here, you’ll find out why he, Annabeth and Thalia were so close.
If you’ve been missing some Percy and Annabeth moments, read about a short adventure they share in trying to locate Hermes’ stolen staff. Or you can skip to the part where Percy takes Annabeth on a romantic date, it’s up to you.
Leo, Jason and Piper also get their own adventure and it takes place just before they are set to go on their next adventure with other demigods, which you will read more of in the upcoming release, The Mark of Athena.
Finally, have you ever wondered why monsters are so good at tracking down demigods? You’ll have one demigod to blame. What’s great about this story is that we learn Rick’s son Haley is just as talented as his dad when it comes to writing these action-packed stories! This only means we can be assured of even more demigod tales in the years to come.
This was defi nitely a fun read, even if they were not as lengthy as the novels. And it’s a great way to cure us from our Heroes of Olympus fix. (Rick Riordan)
JUAN Manuel Marquez was doubtful that Manny Pacquiao would ever give him another rematch after a close majority decision loss in their trilogy last year.
The chances of a fourth fight with Pacquiao grew dim after the Filipino superstar lost by a controversial split decision to Timothy Bradley last June, after which both Pacquiao and Bradley sought a rematch late this year. But surprisingly, the 33-year-old Pacquiao picked his arch nemesis Marquez to be his opponent on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (MOVE)
MANNY Pacquiao’s much anticipated ring return will be finalized by Top Rank this week.
The 33-year-old Filipino boxing superstar is fighting on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas but his opponent is yet to be finalized. The deal is expected to be sealed by this week and will be announced next week. (MORE)