House OKs divorce bill

first_imgAbsolute divorce validates theseparation between married couples as total and final, allowing the husband andwife to return to their status of being single with the right to contractmarriage. House panel chair Ma. Lucille Nava ofGuimaras immediately approved the motion of for the divorce bill’s approvalwith no abstentions as she appointed Lagman to head the TWG. MANILA – A measure instituting divorcein the Philippines has been approved by a House of Representatives committee asa technical working group has been formed to consolidate all the proposals. The House committee on population andfamily relations on Wednesday approved House Bill No. 100 or the AbsoluteDivorce Bill of 2019, which was authored by Albay 5th District Rep. EdcelLagman. “Itongtechnical working group, I will convene it most probably by next week,depending on the availability of the members, or [the] week after next.  But definitely within the month of February,this will be approved already, with a corresponding committee report,” Lagmansaid.center_img “The members are Rep. Arlene Brosas,Rep. (Juliet Marie) Ferrer, and Rep. (Ma. Victoria) Umali.  We are going to convene as soon as possible,”he added. The TWG is tasked to combine HB 100 withother divorce bills authored by Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas, andDavao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez. Before the 17th Congress adjourned, theHouse approved on third and final reading its previous version of the absolutedivorce bill. However, this measure was rejected by the Senate./PNlast_img read more

Devin Booker laughs at idea of playing as Suns in ‘NBA 2K’ Players Tournament

first_imgBook didn’t wanna run with the Suns 🤣@DevinBook ➡️ [email protected] ➡️ Lakers— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 6, 2020MORE: Donovan Mitchell falls in best game of tournament so farBooker, in his fifth year in the NBA, increased his scoring output to 26.1 points per game this season. He’s generally remained hopeful that the Suns can build around him to become a contender.The roster building clearly has a long way to go, though, and Booker chose to rock the more reliable Bucks against Porter and the Lakers instead. Devin Booker was not about to risk his status in the “NBA 2K” Players Tournament to make his Suns feel good about themselves.Phoenix held a 26-36 record when the NBA season was put on indefinite hold last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Booker, then, knew it would be a joke to use his real-life team. That’s why he reacted with laughter when first-round opponent Michael Porter Jr. said Booker should pick the Suns and let him choose his real-life Nuggets squad.last_img read more

‘Do we want to play behind fences again?’ Ray Wilkins on FA Cup coin-throwing

first_imgRay Wilkins has warned football supporters they will all be punished for the offenses of the minority if fans don’t help the authorities stamp out the throwing of projectiles at matches.This weekend’s FA Cup action was marred but a number of coin throwing incidents.Chelsea have vowed to ban the ‘idiotic and dangerous’ fans responsible for throwing objects at Manchester City players as they celebrated scoring at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Meanwhile, the Football Association have launched an investigation into the events which saw West Brom winger Chris Brunt hit with a coin thrown from a section of his own supporters against Reading.The Baggies star said he was “disgusted” and “ashamed” by the incident, and former player and coach Wilkins believes fans have the responsibility to turn offenders in.“This has got to stop, it’s just ridiculous,” Wilkins told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Do we want to start seeing football matches from behind fences or netting again? Because that’s where we’re heading.“These are extremely dangerous situations, especially the one with Chris Brunt. The coin hit him just below the eye so that could have been really serious.“I would also say that somewhere along the line, because it is a criminal offence, we’ve got to self-police our grounds as well. Even if CCTV didn’t pick it up, someone is that stadium knows who threw that coin.”last_img read more