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Palace wishes nation peaceful, reflective Lenten season

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace hopes the nation will have a peaceful and reflective Holy Week as Filipinos observe the Lenten Season. “As a new week approaches, we in the administration wish the Filipino people a peaceful and reflective Holy Week,” Deputy Presidential...
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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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Japanese envoy apologizes for World War II, thanks PHL for ‘moving on’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe used the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan on Wednesday to apologize for Japan’s role during World War II, saying it has learned its lesson from those days. “Seventy-two years have passed. Still, it...
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Angara files bill granting tax incentives for first-time home buyers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has filed a bill that grants a tax incentive for first-time home buyers in the form of home mortgage interest relief. Angara’s Senate Bill No. 2148 seeks to provide for home mortgage interest relief, an...
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7 out of 10 Pinoys OK RH Law – survey

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations revealed that about 70 percent of Filipinos or seven out of 10 respondents are in favor of the controversial Reproductive Health Law. The survey was commissioned by pro-RH group The Forum for Family Planning...
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Filipino Veterans Foundation presents Bataan Legacy April

Los Angeles, CA –  In commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan (A Day of Valor), the Filipino Veterans Foundation will present Bataan Legacy on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00AM at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015....
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Oliver Tolentino returns as 1st Filipino in 53 years to dress winner at the Academy Awards

Fresh off A-Lister Jessica Alba wearing his piña cocktail dress in a Redbook magazine photo shoot, Hollywood fashion designer Oliver Tolentino arrived back in the Philippines last week with a new achievement to his credit. Most Filipinos know that Bobby Lopez became the first...
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Palace says government focused on achieving inclusive growth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Aquino administration remains focused in attaining inclusive growth in accordance with the development priorities of the government, a Malacanang official said Wednesday. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. issued the...
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Lent is a time for self-reflection

The period of Cuaresma or Mahal na Araw is a great time of the year where Filipinos join Christians throughout the world in preparing believers through prayer, penance and self-denial in a solemn commemoration of the most tragic event in religious history. The forty-day period...
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VP Binay hopes CAB will bring progress in Mindanao

MANILA, Mar 27 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he is hopeful the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) will bring progress in Mindanao. “I am hopeful that with this act of unity and goodwill, we will finally usher in a new era of...