Rappler Newscast | June 21, 2012

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Pacquiao won says 5 WBO judges. | Comedy King Dolphy undergoes dialysis. | Rene Saguisag: Chief Justice should be paragon of hard work.

Today on Rappler.

  • 5 judges of the World Boxing Organization reviewing video of the Pacquiao Bradley fight, unanimously vote for Pacquiao as the winner.
  • Comedy King Dolphy undergoes dialysis.
  • And, former Senator Rene Saguisag tells candidates for the post of Chief Justice, they should not only be paragons of integrity, probity and independence BUT ALSO OF hard work.

STORY 1: WBO JUDGES: PACQUIAO WON
A 5-member panel of judges convened by the World Boxing Organization says Manny Pacquiao won the June 9 fight with Timothy Bradley.
All the 5 judges voted unanimously in favor of Pacquiao after watching the video of the fight.
WBO president Francisco Valcarcel says, his judges all had the matchup for Pacquiao, by scores of 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112, and 115-113.
Pacquiao says he is elated by the decision, describing it as quote– “justice.” He hopes the decision would bring back the faith of boxing fans in the sport.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum says, quote–“That’s a Solomon-like conclusion.” Bradley defeated Pacquiao in a split decision with judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford scoring in favor of Bradley, and Jerry Roth scoring in favor of Pacquiao.
Pacquiao and Bradley’s fight contract contains a rematch clause, scheduled for November 10.  But Arum and other Top Rank officials have said they will most likely not push through with the fight. It appears that Pacquiao may fight Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time this November, according to reports.

Story 2: CJ SHOULD BE PARAGON OF HARD WORK
Former Senator Rene Saguisag says the future chief justice must be in the mold of Chief Justices Manuel Moran, Roberto Concepcion, J. B. L. Reyes, Ceasar Bengson and Ricardo Paras who lived up to the highest standards of integrity, probity and independence.
Saguisag says being a member of the Supreme Court is a 24/7 job. He expresses dismay at justices who travel abroad or take up higher studies.
SAGUISAG: Yung mga Chief Justice natin dapat tapos na ang pag-aaral. Huwag ng magdo-doctorate. Pagka si Chief Justice martes nagkita kami, o hindi, nakita ko siya Lettermen concert Manila hotel the next night nabasa ko same concert Araneta. E nagdo-doctorate ka, may 8,000 cases yan.
Anong image ang nakikita ko? Para ka bang nagda-drive, nagce-celphone and at the same time romancing your girlfriend. Aba e explosive yan.
You cannot do a good job in any of the three kung magmu-multitask kang ganoon.
Pag ikaw ang Chief Justice na or even a chief justice you only have one duty. Decide cases. Tigilan mo na yang pag-aaral. Tigilan mo na yang, kaya dito I hope UST will set a policy, we are not going to accept any longer any justice doing graduate work because grabe ang backlog kung court of appeals, sandigan and supreme court. E yang mag-masters ka, wag ng doctorate nearly full time yan. Nag-masters ako, pareho kaming nagha-harvard para kayong 1 year na bar exam. Kaya wala ka ng pwedeng ibang gawin e dito… kung ikaw di pa tapos ang pag-aaral, mag resign ka muna. Tapusin mo muna pag-aaral mo tsaka ka bumalik. Wag ng maulit yung mga ganun. Wag na rin maulit yung nagpe-presscon.
The former Cory Aquino spokesperson also has this to say about the high number of nominees to the post, and the members of the JBC.
SAGUISAG: Hindi malinaw sa akin kung bakit na-extend e. Nadagdagan na naman ng mga pinabili ng suka e nominated na.
Yung iba naman nagpapaliwanag wala naman silang ka tsansa-tsansang manombrahan e. I mean, with all due respect. Kaya, yun nga. Walang malinaw na justification for extending it.
Well noong araw kasi ang tawag ko diyan, Let me call you sweetheart… sila-sila lang. And ang isa pang abuso doon na hindi nabubulgar e Gloria returned a list. I mean, shameful dahil economist kuno, assisted by generals. What do I know about the legal profession and its members. Chief Justice yan, law deans yan, etc. Kaya to me, yun ang pangit na pinayagan nina Chief Justice Davide.
Kasi noon merong appointment of presiding justice sa court of appeals ang tingin ni Gloria, aba teka muna linked ito sa oposisyon, kamag-anak ni ganito, ganoon. Pinalitan ng Court of Appeals yung listahan. And that should not be repeated.
Saguisag laments the state of Philippine politics now.
SAGUISAG: Minsan there are nights I think .. my entire life, utter waste, because I’m about to leave this world  in a far worse shape than when i entered it.
And i tried my best but mukhang totally wasted but yon nga like i said we can never ever give up hope , when can never eve r give up on our motherland.

Story 3: DOLPHY UNDERGOES DIALYSIS
The son of movie icon Dolphy says his father is undergoing dialysis to help arrest kidney failure.
Dolphy’s condition changed to critical Tuesday after being stable Monday.
Quizon says -quote- “(The dialysis) will support my dad’s kidneys and lessen the excess fluids in my dad’s body.”
“It will wash away the toxins that have accumulated in his body because of his weak kidneys.”
Quizon adds the dialysis reduced his father’s spasms.
He says -quote- “His platelets are very low and he is positive for hemorrhaging, (that’s) the downside of the dialysis.”
He says there’s no feeling of panic in the family. Somehow, they have found reason to be happy, especially since Dolphy was able to open his eyes again.
This is the last time a member of the family will talk to the media. Quizon says he will continue to reply to SMS questions regarding his father’s condition.

Story 4: FORBES: 15 PH BILLIONAIRES
Forbes Magazine says there are now 15 billionaires in the Philippines, against only 11 in 2011
The 40 richest people in the country enjoy higher fortunes this year as the Philippine economy outperforms most of its neighbors.
Mall magnate Henry Sy is still the Philippines’ richest man…
holding the top spot for the 5th year in a row in 2012.
The 87-year-old Henry Sy controls the SM group which operates the country’s biggest retail business, SM Malls,
and biggest bank Banco de Oro or BDO.
Lucio Tan of Fortune Tobacco and PAL retains his second place for the 5th consecutive year.
Port operator Enrique Razon Jr is the biggest gainer, jumping 4 places to become the third-richest.
John Gokongwei falls one place to become 4th richest in the Philippines. The Gokongwei family controls conglomerate JG Summit and budget carrier Cebu Pacific.
At 5th place is David Consunji, the man behind construction Giant DMCI Holdings.
6th richest is Andrew Tan of Alliance Global, and 7th is Jaime Zobel de Ayala of Ayala Corporation. In 8th place is George Ty of Metrobank and in 9th place is Roberto Ongpin who leads the company that controls San Miguel… 10th richest is Eduardo Danding Cojuanco Jr.

Story 5: MOBILES TO REPLACE COMPUTERS IN ASIA
Mobile devices are on track to replace conventional computers, says a top Google Executive.
Google Asia Pacific’s Aliza Knox says, smartphones and tablets are now becoming the primary means to access the internet in Asia-Pacific.
She says -quote- Asia has an insatiable appetite for mobile.
She notes that Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and urban China have higher smartphone use rates than the United States.
She expects that by 2015, one in two people on mobile Internet will be in Asia.

Story 6: THE wRap
Let’s now look at Rappler’s “wRap” for today…
a list of the ten most important events around the world you shouldn’t miss.
At number 7, the International Union for Conservation of Nature or IUCN comes out with the latest Red List, which details threats to biodiversity.
The Red List says that close to a third, or around 19-thousand of more than 63-thousand plant and animal species around the globe face extinction.
The group says the latest report is a “clarion call to world leaders gathering in Rio to secure the web of life.”
At number 8, Prince William is set to receive a 10-million pound inheritance from the late Princess of Wales as he turns 30 on Thursday, June 21. Princess Diana left the bulk of her estate to her sons William and Harry aged 15 and 12 when she died in 1997.  The inheritance is to be handed over to them when they turn 30.  Diana left an estate of close to 13-million pounds. The figure has grown to about 20 million pounds through investment.
At number 9, Filipino graphic designer Brian Montes has won one of the biggest book cover design contests held by a global marketplace for online graphic design.
Montes won 3,500 US dollars for a cover redesign involving the best-selling book, “The Purpose Driven Life” by Christian pastor Rick Warren.
The winning design adds brightly-colored leaves to what was a two-tone cover kept for the past decade.
And at number 10, There’s a connection between sleep disturbances and heavy use of cellphones and computers.
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg find that “constant accessibility” for people who are always reaching for their phones caused more stress and symptoms of depression – not to mention sleeping problems for men.
Researchers propose that people unplug more.
For the full top 10 visit Rappler.com’s ‘the wRap.’

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