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Lacson: Distribution of Yolanda funds by Mar Roxas appropriate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following  allegations of politicking against administration officials, rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Thursday defended the move of Interior Sec. Mar Roxas to distribute funds to typhoon-hit areas. In a statement, Lacson said “some people” questioned...
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De Lima orders NBI to arrest Cedric Lee

MANILA Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to serve warrants for the arrest of Cedric Lee and four others accused in the Vhong Navarro grave coercion case who have not posted bail. The other four are Ferdinand...
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Pacquiao targets Mayweather in fight all fans crave

By Rebecca Bryan LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao avenged his loss to Timothy Bradley in convincing style on Saturday, and said he’s ready any time to negotiate the bout with Floyd Mayweather that fight fans crave. “The line is open 24 hours, seven days a week,” the Filipino ring...
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2 Pinoys rescued from sunken ferry

Anger boils over in search for S. Korea ship missing MANILA, Apr 17 (Mabuhay) – Two Filipino entertainers were among the passengers who were rescued from a ferry that sank off  South Korea earlier this week. A report on Bombo Radyo on Thursday quoted Philippine embassy in Seoul...
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OFW from UAE quarantined over MERS fears

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus. The man, who arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday, is not yet showing symptoms but has been...
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Aquino apologizes over ‘world’s worst airport’

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologized on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world’s worst. The fresh debacle at Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came as millions of...
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Philippine Airlines reports bigger net loss

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine Airlines’ parent firm said Wednesday it suffered a net loss of $205.15 million in the nine months to December, bigger than its loss for the whole of the previous fiscal year. PAL Holdings cited higher charges and maintenance costs and lower...
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BIR tax reminder not meant to spoil Pacquiao victory – Malacañang official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday said the reminder from Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief Kim Jacinto-Henares for boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to pay taxes was not meant to spoil his recent victory over American boxer Timothy Bradley. “Perhaps it was just...
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Palace: PNoy to keep tabs on Holy Week exodus, return

MANILA (Mabuhay) — As he has done so in past years, President Benigno Aquino III is likely to monitor the exodus of Filipinos to the provinces for the Holy Week as well as their return to Metro Manila after Easter, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson...
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PHL hopes deal reached before Obama visit

New defense accord means more US troops MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday it hopes to complete a new defense accord with the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month, as a territorial dispute with China simmers. The chief Philippine negotiator,...