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Aquino to attend ‘Araw ng Parangal sa Kapulisan’; meet Singaporean President this week

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to attend two more important engagements this week, aside from Monday’s Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) graduation rites in Silang, Cavite. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a statement, said the...
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Fil-Ams shocked by Sen. Yee’s arrest

By Rhony Laigo As a candidate seeking the California Secretary of State seat, Senator Leland Yee made headways and was probably on his way to becoming the first Asian to occupy that seat come November. That is until Wednesday came in the way, when agents of the Federal Bureau of...
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DepEd chief wants simplicity, ‘resilience’ theme for graduation rites

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Keep this year’s graduation simple, highlighting Filipinos’ resilience as the theme. This was the directive of Education Secretary Armin Luistro, who through DepEd Order No. 9 said the rites should focus on the theme “Hindi Natitinag ang Pusong Pilipino...
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GMA Kapuso Villages soon to rise in Leyte

Rebuilding the lives of the many displaced residents in Leyte due to typhoon Yolanda begins as GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) starts construction on two Kapuso Villages in Tacloban and Palo. The groundbreaking ceremonies of the Kapuso Villages, one in the city of Tacloban and the...
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DSWD chief denies reports of US, UK food donations sold in markets

MANILA, Dec. 11 (Mabuhay) – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Soliman on Wednesday vehemently denied reports circulating in the foreign media that donations from the US and UK consisting of MREs (meal-ready-to-eat) are being diverted and sold...
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Lacson is a very good choice – Angara

MANILA, Dec. 2 (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson was a very good choice to oversee the rehabilitation efforts in the areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, according to Senator Juan Edgardo Angara. Angara believed that Lacson would not fail...
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New US ambassador to PH: We help friends in trouble

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — New United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg promised the US will also be at the forefront of the country’s rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda. In his video message posted on the embassy’s website, Goldberg...
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Most foreign aid not directly given to PHL gov’t – Henares

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While foreign governments have pledged millions of dollars in donations for relief efforts in the Philippines, the government is not actually getting its hands on most of the funds. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief Kim Henares clarified that foreign...
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60 Celebs Unite in ABS-CBN’s “Tulong Na!” Benefit Concert

10,000 people fill up Araneta Coliseum to help calamity survivors; TFC North America Sagip Kapamilya telethon raises over $311k Songs of hope, unity and inspiration filled the recent sold-out, star-studded fundraising concert of ABS-CBN that gathered some of the country’s...
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Wells Fargo donates $250,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

ExpressSend Remittance Transfer Fees to the Philippines waived; Wells Fargo ATMs to accept donations for American Red Cross  Taguig, Philippines — November 13, 2013 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is supporting the Philippines typhoon and flood relief effort with a grant of...