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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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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,...
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Gabby Concepcion speaks up on KC’s suitors

KC Concepcion has a lot of suitors in United States, not just actor Paulo Avelino, according to her father, veteran actor Gabby Concepcion. “Maraming lumiligaw. Hindi ko lang alam, kumbaga sa contest, sino ang mananalo sa puso niya,” the elder Concepcion said. “Hindi ko alam kung...
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Palace: Gov’t to ensure aviation upgrade to be sustained

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After the country regained the much-coveted Category 1 status from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Malacañang on Saturday assured the public that the government will ensure that the Philippine aviation upgrade will be sustained. In an...
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California Food Banks Have Crucial Need for More Milk

The Great American Milk Drive Launches to Provide Local Food Banks with Gallons of Milk San Clemente, Calif. – That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in many of California’s food banks.  According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest...
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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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PHL no longer blacklisted

‘Hardwork’ pays off as more carriers poised to fly to US MANILA, April 10, 2014 (AFP) – The US Federal Aviation Administration has removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, Manila said Thursday, opening the door for its airlines to expand services to the United...
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LA Fil-Am leaders hopeful justice will be served on PDAF plunder case vs three PHL senators

Los Angeles – “The wheels of justice grinds slow. But justice will be served in the end. At the end of animated debate over the recent filing of charges by the Ombudsman against three PH Senators Enrile, Estrada and Revilla for plunder and 50 other subulterns including...
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PHL to probe Yee’s MILF links

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is conducting an investigation into the supposed plan to smuggle firearms into the United States from the Philippines, an official said. Customs’ public information chief Charo Logarta-Lagamon said the BOC has been conducting an...
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Honda Civic is top choice for Californians in 2013

Individual car purchases by Californians make Honda Civic the most popular vehicle in the Golden State in 2013 TORRANCE, Calif. – More individual Californians purchased a Honda Civic than any other vehicle in 2013, according to new-vehicle registration data now available from...