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Manila: Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay has resigned from his post after corruption charges were hurled against him, an official said on Monday.

Binay quit as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and as Presidential Advisor on Overseas Filipino Workers’ Concern, Xinhua reported.

Joey Salgado, Binay’s media affairs chief, said that the Vice President tendered “his irrevocable resignation from the cabinet effective immediately”.

Binay is facing corruption allegations for alleged overpriced projects in Makati city when he was the mayor of the place.

He had expressed his intention to run for president in 2016. (IANS)

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Actress Sushmita Sen, who won the Miss Universe title for India in the Philippines on May 21, 1994, says nothing has changed since the time she won the title except for the years gone by.
Sushmita Sen had won the Miss Universe title for India in the Philippines on May 21, 1994. Wikimedia commons

Actress Sushmita Sen, who won the Miss Universe title for India in the Philippines on May 21, 1994, says nothing has changed since the time she won the title except for the years gone by.

At the time when she won, she was just 18.

On Monday, Sushmita shared an emotional note on her Instagram along with a close up shot of herself.

She wrote: “I was 18-years-old when India won Miss Universe for the very first time on May 21, 1994. I am 42 now, still a ‘miss’ with a ‘universe’ inside me. Nothing has changed except the years.”

“Thank you guys for the letters, cards and gifts but mostly for remembering the universe is lovingly abundant and so what we give out, we get more of. I celebrate with you India and Philippines (my second home),” she added.

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After completing her reign as Miss Universe, Sushmita began receiving various offers to act in films. She started her career with the Hindi film “Dastak” in 1996.

Since then, Sushmita has worked in films like “Aankhen”, “Main Hoon Na”, “Zindaggi Rocks” and “No Problem”. (IANS)

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