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Envoy: US to stand by PHL amid ‘threats’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The United States on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to stand by the Philippines, its long-time ally, in the face of threats –  a statement that could have extra meaning in light of recent developments in the territorial dispute between Manila and Beijin...
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President Aquino to lead ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’ on April 9

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the nation in observing the “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor), Malacanang said Monday. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a Palace media briefing, said that during the event, the President...
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Aquino firm on UN case amid China warnings

MANILA  (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Monday to push through with a UN appeal to solve its maritime disputes with China, as Beijing warned of consequences. “We are not here to challenge China, to provoke them into any action, but I do believe that they should...
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Gutierrezes in first Asian reality family series

With the family of showbiz veterans Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama set to star in their own reality show this summer, daughter Ruffa Gutierrez shared what fans can expect from the six-episode special. Said to be the first show of its kind in Asia, “It Takes Gutz To Be A...
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Drilon urges Filipinos not to forget People Power

MANILA, Feb 24 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday urged the Filipinos not to forget the EDSA People Power Revolution that brought back democracy in the country 28 years ago. ”To our countrymen, we should not forget that a People Power is one way to bring back...
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Grace Poe wants to make date of Ampatuan massacre ‘Philippine Press Freedom Day’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill seeking to declare November 23 Philippine Press Freedom Day. On that day in 2009, around a hundred gunmen stopped a convoy in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao that was on its way to file the certificate of then Buluan Vice Mayor...
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Prisoners return after typhoon mass escape

PALO  (Mabuhay) – Nearly half of the detainees who escaped from a flooded jail at the height of Super Typhoon Haiyan have returned, many after helping their families deal with the storm’s aftermath. There were nearly 600 detainees at the Leyte Provincial Jail when the typhoon,...
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Janice de Belen: Loveless but happy

ACTRESS Janice de Belen said that she was enjoying her freedom and ignores the idea of having a partner in life even after five years of being single. In an ambush interview, Janice said that she is not looking for a boyfriend. “Having a boyfriend is last on my list, actually not...
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President Aquino joins Filipinos in commemorating the 30th Death Anniversary of former Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, Jr.

MANILA, Aug 21 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III joined the Filipino people in commemorating the 30th Death Anniversary of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., saying that each Filipino carries the potential to bring about a lasting...
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U.S. Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON  (AFP) – After months of wrangling, the U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill that aims to put 11 million undocumented people on a path to citizenship. Chants of “Yes we did!” erupted from the public...
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