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Aquino: ‘Farfetched’ to junk VFA to stop crime involving Pinoys, Americans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said it would be “farfetched” to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States for the purpose of stopping crimes involving Filipinos and Americans. “If we abrogate […]
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Palawan tops Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 by Condè Nast Traveler

The Condè Nast Traveler Magazine (US Edition) announced Palawan as Readers’ 2014 Choice Award for top island destination on October 20, 2014. Palawan scored a rating of 88.750%, beating other world famous destinations including  Kauai, Hawaii(4th),  Maui, Hawaii (3rd), and Kiawah...
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Aquino: No kid glove treatment for US Marine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said that US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of Filipina transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, is not be treated with kid gloves. At a forum, […]
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Pemberton detained at Camp Aguinaldo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, was transferred on Wednesday to a facility inside the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo […]
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Aquino renews commitment to stop media killings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday made an assurance that his administration will continue to work to stop attacks on members of the press “until this number reaches zero.” In his speech during the Annual Presidential […]
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Antonio Tiu paid P11M downpayment for Batangas property

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Chinese-Filipino businessman Antonio Tiu told a Senate hearing on Wednesday that he paid an P11-million downpayment to buy the controversial property in Batangas province, which is being linked to Vice President Jejomar Binay. Responding to queries of […]
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Aquino to PHL’s wartime allies: Honor peace, never again to war

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday rallied the Philippines’ wartime allies behind peaceful resolution to modern-day conflicts between countries. During the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Leyte Landing, Aquino encouraged envoys from the US, Australia,...
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P54-B for MRT 3 buyout most likely to be slashed from DOTC 2015 budget: Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communications’ (DOTC) plan to buy out the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) for almost P54 billion is unprogrammed and is not reflected in the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), Senator Chiz […]
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Legarda cites Germany’s experience in improving PHL’s natural resources governance

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Philippines can learn a lot from Germany’s experience in natural resources management and improving relevant policies, particularly on land use planning, coastal protection, sustainable forest management and...
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Jeffrey Laude’s mom willing to forgive slay suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The mother of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude said she is willing to forgive the US serviceman accused of killing her child, but vowed to continue her family’s fight for justice. Julita Laude said she may […]