Thursday, July 16, 2009

Odds and Ends - 7/16

Only 7 solons can join Arroyo US trip

MANILA, Philippines—Speaker Prospero Nograles on Wednesday said only seven congressmen could join President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her trip to the United States for a meeting with President Barack Obama end of this month.

Only 7? 100 solons were jostling to tag along. The way I see it, seven congressmen is a tad too much already. And what for? Kodakan?
SC approves recount for Pampanga governorship

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court has given the green light to a recount of votes for the 2007 Pampanga gubernatorial race, nine months before new elections are held.

I am told a recount would take at least ten months.
Oldest woman to give birth dies, leaving twins

MADRID - She devoted years to caring for her mother, who died at age 101. Then Maria del Carmen Bousada embarked on a quest to become a mom herself. She lied to a California fertility clinic to skirt its age limit, and later pointed to her mother's longevity as a reason to expect she'd be around to care for her kids.

At age 66 she had twins, becoming the world's oldest new mom - and raising questions about maternity so late in life. Now she is dead at age 69, leaving behind boys not yet 3.

Yes - raising questions about maternity so late in life. But that's not the only questions it raises.

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