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After win, tearful Jinkee asks Pacquiao to retire

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manny Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee, said now is the time for the boxing champ to hang his gloves and retire, having proven himself to the whole world. Jinkee, who is in GeneralSantosCity waiting for the birth of her fifth child, told Pacquiao: “Gaano ba karami ang...
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Lacson: Romualdezes brought ‘hakot’ crowds to anti-govt rallies in Tacloban

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday accused politicians from Leyte’s Romualdez clan of ferrying paid crowds to rallies in Tacloban City over the past months to protest the government’s response to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Lacson said Leyte Rep....
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Power supply outlook tight but there’s nothing to worry about, says DOE

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Combined efforts have been put in place to ensure that the country will not suffer, especially during the tight power supply in the summer months, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said the government...
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Satisfaction with Aquino dips, but still ‘good’ – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Public satisfaction with President Benigno Aquino III’s performance declined in the first quarter of the year but stayed in the “good” territory, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey, done from March 27 to 30, showed that 66...
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PNP: No threat to upcoming Obama visit so far

MANILA (Mabuhay) — At least for now, the Philippine intelligence community has not detected any “immediate” terrorist or criminal threat to the visit of US President Barack Obama on April 28 and 29. Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore...
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Padaca denies challenging Sandiganbayan in plea vs. graft raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Election commissioner Grace Padaca on Wednesday denied challenging the independence of the Sandiganbayan in reiterating her supposed immunity from suit, being a presidential appointee, in her appeal to dismiss the graft case she is facing. The Sandiganbayan...
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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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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...