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De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

Los Angeles – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim congratulates newly appointed PHL Honorary Consul Audie de Castro for San Diego, CA.  Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. administered the oath taking of Mr. de Castro’s at Malacañang Palace in Manila on 30 […]
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Palace: Chinese travel advisory won’t affect PHL-China ties

MANILA (Mabuhay) – China’s travel advisory to its nationals warning of possible security threats in the Philippines will not have any negative effect on Manila-Beijing ties, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte also reiterated the government...
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Passport production returns to normal after DFA breakdown

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Passport production has normalized after the Department of Foreign Affairs addressed technical problems that led to delays. However, delays will still persist within the next three to four weeks, the DFA said in a statement on Saturday. […]
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Adoption of orphans and abandoned children pushed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers from the A Teacher Party-list have filed a bill seeking to encourage couples or individuals to adopt orphans or abandoned children to enhance their upbringing and provide them with a better future. Reps. Mariano U. Piamonte […]
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Isabelle Daza wants grandmother to be hailed as National Artist

Actress Isabelle Daza, daughter of Miss Universe ’69 Gloria Diaz and former Makati Councilor Bong Daza, wants her grandmother, the late culinary icon Nora Villanueva Daza, to be honored as National Artist for Culinary Arts. “I know, wala pang National […]
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20 Filipino repatriates from war-torn Syria on the way home – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said some 20 Filipinos from Syria, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP), will arrive on Thursday (Sept. 18) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board […]
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DOTC awards P65-B LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project despite TRO

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Friday night finally awarded the Php65-billion Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1 Cavite Extension project after repeated delays. DOTC spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal said it was awarded to the Light...
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Palace on Manila’s truck ban: Ordinances at times have nat’l effects

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada was not pressured to lift the truck ban in his city, which President Benigno Aquino III himself has blamed for port congestion, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said at a press […]
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Activists hit Palparan transfer to AFP custody

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Militant groups on Monday condemned a Bulacan court’s decision to allow the transfer of retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio. “The move smacks […]
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‘Off the Beaten Path’ – Mimi Peter’s photo exhibitiion now at the AIA Building

Photographer/artist, Hanae Mae “Mimi” Blanco-Peters’ photo exhibit called “Off the Beaten Path” is now open to the public for free viewing at the American Institute of Architects Building on Wilshire Boulevard, from September 1-30, 2014. There will be an artist’s reception...