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Pacquiao is first sitting senator in history to win a world title

Manny Pacquiao made history Saturday night when he scored a very impressive unanimous decision win over Jessie Vargas to reclaim his WBO welterweight title enroute to becoming the first sitting senator in history to win a world title.

Manny Pacquiao is Philippines' richest congressman

Incumbent congressman and senator-elect Manny Pacquiao is the richest congressman in the Philippines with a net worth of P3.27 billion based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) report released by the House on Wednesday, June 8.

Comelec proclaims Manny Pacquiao as elected senator

Incumbent congressman and retired boxer Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, May 19, 2016 as one of the 12 new senators of the Philippines who will serve for the next six years.

Pacquiao ranks No.1 in Pulse Asia awareness rating

Incumbent congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquaio remains the most popular candidate for senator in the May 9 general elections in the Philippines with an awareness rating of 99 percent in the Pulse Asia survey conducted on April 19-24, 2016.

Pacquiao consistent at No.6 in latest Pulse Asia survey

Despite his inability to campaign in the upcoming senatorial election in the Philippines, incumbent congressman Manny Pacquiao has maintained his ranking in the latest senatorial survey conducted by Pulse Asia for ABS-CBN from March 15-20, 2016.

Pacquiao consistent winner in 2 separate senatorial surveys

Manila - If the 2016 Phl senatorial elections were held today, Manny Pacquiao would be one of the 12 winning candidates based on the result of two separate surveys conducted nationwide by Pulse Asia on Nov.8-15 and Dec. 11-14, 2015.

Latest poll shows Manny Pacquiao winning a senate seat

A nationwide survey conducted by Pulse Asia for ABS-CBN News showed Filipino boxing star and incumbent Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao winning a senate seat along with 11 other candidates in the 2016 senatorial elections.

Senator wants FDA to probe peanut butter infused with caffeine

There's a product on the market called 'STEEM,' which is peanut butter with caffeine. However, not everyone is a fan of it.

Law & Order actor and former senator Fred Thompson dies at 73

Nashville - On November 1, former United States senator and "Law & Order" actor Fred Thompson passed away at the age of 73, due to cancer.

What Manny Pacquiao intends to do if elected senator

While Manny Pacquiao has yet to disclose his overall legislative agenda pending the filing of his Certificate of Candidacy for senator, he has mentioned some of the priority bills he will push once elected to the Philippine senate.

Op-Ed: Only Floyd Mayweather can stop Pacquiao from retiring

Manny Pacquiao has publicly declared his candidacy in the upcoming senatorial elections in the Philippines and in the next few days he will officially file his Certificate of Candidacy before a designated officer of the Commission on Elections.

Manny Pacquiao declares candidacy for Senator

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao announced his intention to run for senator in the 2016 national elections in the Philippines during a convention attended by his party mates Monday in General Santos City

Survey shows Manny Pacquiao in Top 12 senatorial candidates list

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has made it to the magic 12 winning candidates for senator in a latest poll conducted by Pulse Asia on the 2016 national elections.

Manny Pacquiao to quit boxing if elected as senator

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will give up boxing if he wins a seat in the Philippine Senate in a national elections that is set for May 2016.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao needs senate seat for higher political agenda

Two years ago, Manny Pacquiao admitted he has plans to run in the 2022 Philippine presidential elections. Now Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has confirmed the incumbent congressman from Sarangani is indeed running for president in 2022.

Senator takes on antibiotic resistant organisms Special

Washington - With so-called “super bugs” on the rise, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced a bill aimed at slowing down the rate of antibiotic resistant microorganisms.

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

Justin Trudeau reforms Senate by removing Liberals from caucus

Ottawa - In a surprise move on Wednesday morning, the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has added more independent senators to the upper chamber when he removed 35 senators from the Liberal caucus.

Florida legislators introduce bills to legalize medicinal pot

Parrish - Legislators in the Florida state House and Senate have introduced bills that would allow residents of the state to use marijuana for certain medical conditions

Tennessee State Senator reintroduces 'Don't Say Gay' bill Special

Nashville - A Tennessee State Senator is finding himself in the middle of a yet another controversy, introducing a bill that would force school counselors and educators to "out" gay students.

Video: John Kerry did a guest spot on the sitcom 'Cheers'

Boston - As John Kerry is confirmed as the new Secretary of State with a 94-3 vote, it is interesting to note that he once had a guest spot on the popular sitcom "Cheers" in the 1990's.

Video: Biden, 'Spread your legs, you gonna be frisked'

While VP Joe Biden posed for photos with families of newly sworn-in senators Thursday, a photographer asked Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's husband to drop his hands. Biden offered a recipe for a photogenic snap: "Spread your legs, You're gonna be frisked."

WWII Medal of Honor hero Daniel Inouye, dead at 88

Bethesda - Senator Daniel Inouye, Pearl Harbor survivor, Medal of Honor recipient and member of the "Greatest Generation", has passed away at the age of 88.

Sen. Scott Brown pulls out of debate in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Boston - As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he will not be debating his challenger, Elizabeth Warren (D), on Tuesday.

South Dakota senator George McGovern has died

George McGovern, former US presidential candidate and South Dakota senator, has died at a hospice in Sioux Falls aged 90.

Former U.S. moderate Republican Senator Arlen Specter dead at 82

Philadelphia - Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has died at the age of 82, according to a statement from the family. Specter died in his family home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Brazil Senator: Do what I say, but I’ll do what I want!

Very many politicians all over the world are known for their involvement in corruption, for taking advantage of their positions to become wealthy (or wealthier!) and Brazil’s politicians definitely can’t avoid being associated with this stereotype

Woman arrested for burning down 3,500-year-old tree

The fifth oldest individual tree in the world, as well as the largest Pond Cypress in America, ended up being burned from the inside out on January 16.

Senator says keeping teacher pay low 'a biblical principle'

According to Alabama state Senator Shadrack McGill, raising teacher salaries is against the Bible and would only lead to the selection of less-qualified teachers.

Nigeria: PDP senator arrested on charges of sponsoring Boko Haram

Abuja - The Nigerian State Security Service says it has arrested Senator Ali Ndume, after a leader of the Boko Haram, the militant Islamic sect responsible for the recent bombings in Nigeria, implicated him as one of the politicians sponsoring the group.
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