Roque to De Lima: May you spend the rest of your life in jail

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday hit back at Senator Leila De Lima for suggesting he has bartered his dignity and reputation as a human rights lawyer in exchange for a spot in the administration’s senatorial ticket in May 2019 elections. “As I said, happy anniversary on your first year […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Hometown, News, Philippine News ·

Health reform advocate accuses Sanofi of concealing Dengvaxia risks

MANILA, February 26, 2018 – Health reform advocate Dr. Anthony Leachon on Monday accused French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur of concealing safety issues in its controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. During the House committee on good government and public accountability hearing on the Dengvaxia mess, Leachon, who was a former member of the dengue expert panel of […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Embassy renews commitment to gender equality, development at launch of National Women’s Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. renewed their commitment to achieve full gender equality and development as they launched the 2018 celebration of National Women’s Month during the flag-raising ceremony on 26 February 2018 at the Carlos P. Romulo Hall. The National Women’s Month Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Jannelle So returns to LA 18 debuting ‘So Jannelle’ to local audience

Jannelle So returns to LA 18 debuting ‘So Jannelle’ to local audience

(Los Angeles, California – February 2017) After almost 4 years away from the local L.A. television airwaves, journalist/host/producer and now entrepreneur Jannelle So is making her much anticipated return to where it all began by bringing “So Jannelle”, a weekly half-hour talk-show format that debuted on The Filipino Channel last year, to L.A.’s very own […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Lifestyle, Local News, News ·
Regine declares Morissette a ‘new queen’

Regine declares Morissette a ‘new queen’

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) — Regarded as the preeminent “biritera” and with a singing career spanning three decades, superstar Regine Velasquez is among the industry’s few who can credibly anoint up-and-comers as fellow “royalty,” or more specifically, a queen. In front of a packed Big Dome, Velasquez did just that and declared Kapamilya singer Morissette […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

FVR: Values must live on; EDSA 1986 not end of change

MANILA, February 25, 2018 – Former President Fidel V. Ramos reminded Filipinos that while feat on attaining democracy was achieved during the 1986 EDSA People Power revolution that led to the ousting of former leader Ferdinand Marcos, change does not end with it. In his speech at the 32nd anniversary of the revolution, the former […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Duterte awaits Cimatu ‘suggestion’ on Boracay pollution

MANILA, February 26, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be waiting for the recommendation of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu to address Boracay’s environmental woes, Malacanang said Monday. In a Palace briefing, Roque said Cimatu was given 60 days to “come up with the recommendations on what to do […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
EDSA Revolution highlights Pinoys’ love for country

EDSA Revolution highlights Pinoys’ love for country

MANILA, February 25, 2018 – The bloodless EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986 highlights the Filipinos’ love for their country. “(The) EDSA Revolution is a landmark of hope and unity that Filipino people never hesitated to show their love for country,” said Philippine Army (PA) spokesperson, Lt. Col. Louie Villanueva, in a message late Saturday. […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Kisses: ‘Seeing my dad cry was the worst’

Kisses: ‘Seeing my dad cry was the worst’

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — It’s only been three weeks since her grandfather passed away. Kisses Delavin is still finding it difficult to describe the pain of losing a loved one, as she recalled the moment she found out of her lolo’s death in an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda.” She began by sharing […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Metro Manila police on full alert amid possible terror groups’ retaliation

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — Police in Metro Manila are on full alert following the arrest of a widow of slain terrorist leaders Khadafy Janjalani and Zulkifli bin Hir. According to National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde, they have not received any direct terror threat in Metro Manila. Albayalde, however, said terror […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Duterte defends ‘sarcastic’ remark on shooting women in genitals

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday defended what he called sarcastic remarks about shooting female fighters in the genitals, saying he would make them again. Duterte, known for his often profane or obscene language, expressed anger toward what he called “amazons” who had left their children to join the New People’s […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Nadine Lustre to launch makeup line

Nadine Lustre to launch makeup line

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — Actress Nadine Lustre is joining the likes of Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda as she prepares to launch her makeup line this April. Lustre has collaborated with the Australian cosmetics brand BYS for the makeup collection, dubbed “Lustrous.” According to an article from the fashion website Preview, there are currently […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
Noynoy: I would’ve suspended dengue vaccination program too

Noynoy: I would’ve suspended dengue vaccination program too

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) — Former President Benigno Aquino III on Monday admitted that if he was still the chief executive, he would have also suspended the government’s dengue vaccination program. Aquino made the statement considering French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur’s advisory in November 2017 on the supposed dangers of the Dengvaxia vaccine. At the joint hearing of […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Hometown, News, Philippine News ·

3 Abu Sayyaf, 7 NPA members surrender to WestMinCom

MANILA, Feb 19 (Mabuhay) — Three Abu Sayyaf members and seven New People’s Army rebels laid down their arms in the midst of the military’s sustained operations in Western Mindanao. Karim Abubakar, Jimboy Abubakar Aldam, and Imran Arajan Abdulajidz, members of the Abu Sayyaf Group led by sub-leader Nurhassan Jamiri, yielded to the troops of […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Trillanes urges Senate bank panel to probe Duterte ‘accounts’

MANILA, Feb 16 (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV urged Friday the Senate committee on banks to probe the alleged undeclared bank deposits of President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Trillanes said this is especially needed after the Ombudsman said it closed its investigation against Duterte due to the refusal […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Sharon to mark 40th year in showbiz with concert

Sharon to mark 40th year in showbiz with concert

Sharon Cuneta is gearing up for a concert to mark her 40th anniversary in show business. In her Facebook page, Cuneta shared that the two-night concert dubbed “Big One” will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on September 28 and 29. In July 1984, Cuneta staged her first major two-night concert “Sharon, Solo with the […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News, Philippine News ·
Mark Bautista: ‘Thank you for the love’

Mark Bautista: ‘Thank you for the love’

Singer-actor Mark Bautista gave brief but meaningful words in his first public appearance since he reportedly confirmed being bisexual in an upcoming autobiography, based on leaked pages of the book. The 34-year-old actor was one the guest performers in Joanna Ampil’s Valentine’s Day concert, “Love Wins,” held at BGC Arts Center in Taguig. He performed […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Lorenzana tells Human Rights Watch: Stop your hypocrisy

MANILA, Feb 17 (Mabuhay) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday hit back at Human Rights Watch for its statement that President Rodrigo Duterte is only encouraging war crimes with the “bounty for lumads” for every communist rebel they kill. In a statement, the Defense chief said that HRW has “always been unreasonably critical of […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
In tears, family meets remains of OFW Joanna at Iloilo airport

In tears, family meets remains of OFW Joanna at Iloilo airport

MANILA, Feb 17 (Mabuhay) — In grief, the family of OFW Joanna Demafelis welcomed her remains early Saturday morning at the IloiloInternationalAirport. Members of Joanna’s family broke down in tears in front of the crate containing her remains, as they offered a short, solemn prayer for the repose of her soul. The flight carrying her […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

No Marine deployment yet to Scarborough Shoal — Nolcom chief

SANTA ANA, Cagayan, Feb 17 (Mabuhay) — The military will not yet deploy Marine troops to patrol and secure Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal pending “guidance” from the national government, a military official said Friday. “Not this time. We have to settle some of other issues since that is a diplomatic issue that we have to get […]

23.02.2018 · Filled under: News ·