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PHL better off today with ongoing reforms, says Aquino

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has changed a lot and has created more opportunities for its people because of the reform measures undertaken by the government, President Benigno S. Aquino III said Sunday in a speech before students of […]
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Aquino: I wanted to get back at Marcoses

BOSTON (Mabuhay) – Calling it “fortune’s way of showing irony,” President Aquino spent the 42nd anniversary of Martial Law with old friends and supporters here who gave his family refuge from the dictatorship back home. “It is perhaps fortune’s way […]
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Gov’t spends P14.8 million for Aquino’s US trip

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday said the government has allotted P14.8 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s four-day visit to the United States. The amount will cover the transportation, accommodation, food, equipment and other expenses of Aquino and his […]
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NDRRMC: More than 1 million people affected by Mario

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The number of people affected by Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) breached the one million mark as of Monday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said the […]
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Binay accuser Hechanova fears for life

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Engineer Mario Hechanova, who claimed to have received allowances from Vice President Jejomar Binay to rig Makati projects, is taking the Senate’s suggestion to join the witness protection program. “I’m not saying [he will kill me himself]. […]
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Nat’l Youth Commission asks Comelec to extend SK registration

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Launching its nationwide voters’ registration for Sangguiang Kabataan (SK) elections Saturday, the National Youth Commission (NYC) asks the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for a week’s extension until October 6 for the SK voters’ registration due to the...
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Opposition tactics could lead to reenacted budget, House leader warns

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II warned Thursday that persistent questions over the quorum and attacks on the proposed 2015 budget could delay its approval or, worse, force a reenacted budget next year. “And they say that […]
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Palace to Sino tourists: It’s not only fun in PHL, also safe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday assured Chinese tourists that it was safe to visit the Philippines, a day after a state-run newspaper in China accused Filipinos of “targeting” Chinese citizens. “We would continue to convey our assurances that we […]
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Senate okays PhilHealth automatic coverage to senior citizens

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Seeking to make health care more accessible to citizens, the Senate of the Philippines on Wednesday passed on second reading a bill aiming to extend the coverage of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to all senior […]
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Palace frowns upon ‘violent’ UP protest vs Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While Filipinos are free to speak up about issues, it should not result in violence, Malacañang said, a day after Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by angry students. “Every citizen is free to express his opinion […]