Pinoy bakery renews trip to PHL prize contest     By Abner Galino

Pinoy bakery renews trip to PHL prize contest By Abner Galino

A customer loyalty rewards contest that offers free round-trip tickets to the Philippines and as well as a culinary tour has been recently re-launched by Leelin Bakery and Café, in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) in Los Angeles and the Philippine Air Lines (PAL), during a modest ceremony in Cerritos last November […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Gov’t to go after CPP’s legal fronts — Duterte

FORTMAGSAYSAY, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would tag all the legal fronts of the New People’s Army as criminals and have them arrested for conspiracy. Duterte reiterated that he would soon declare NPA as a terror group. “We will treat you as criminals. We will arrest you, including legal […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Palace rejects request of former MRT maintenance provider to meet with Duterte

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday denied the request of the former Metro Rail Transit (MRT3) maintenance provider, Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI), to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte. At a press conference, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said there was “no reason” to meet with BURI officials, as the government has already canceled […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
No ceasefire with Reds this Christmas season — PNP

No ceasefire with Reds this Christmas season — PNP

MANILA, Nov 22 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) would continue its normal combat patrol and anti-insurgency operations, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that there would be no ceasefire with the communists this Christmas season, its spokesperson declared on Wednesday PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos said: “We will focus on maintaining peace and […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
House panel denies Sereno lawyers chance to cross-examine witnesses

House panel denies Sereno lawyers chance to cross-examine witnesses

MANILA, Nov 22 (Mabuhay) — The House Committee on Justice on Wednesday denied the legal counsel of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno the chance to cross-examine the witnesses to be presented in proceedings of the impeachment complaint against her at the House of Representatives. With a vote of 30 in the affirmative and four in […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

DDB asks for P15M budget to get the number of drug users right

MANILA, Nov 17 (Mabuhay) — The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has requested a P15-million budgetary allocation from the Senate finance committee for it to finally determine the “accurate” number of drug users in the country. This was disclosed by Senator Panfilo Lacson during the Senate interpellation on the proposed 2018 budget of the DDB Thursday […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Philippine GDP grows 6.9% in Q3, beyond market consensus

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine economy grew by 6.9 percent in the third quarter of the year, higher than a market consensus of 6.6 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Thursday. The latest figure compares with the upward-revised 6.7 percent in the second quarter and the downward-revised 7.0 percent in the third […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Palace rejects special treatment rap for Russian drug suspects

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte reassured Russia on his government’s treatment of 2 Russian drug suspects to strengthen ties with newfound ally, Moscow, Malacañang said Thursday. “Kapangyarihan ng Presidente na maging chief architect ng foreign policy. Iyan po ay legal at walang basehan ang pula na special treatment ito,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
China pledges P1.15-B for Marawi; Duterte to gift rifle that killed Hapilon to Beijing

China pledges P1.15-B for Marawi; Duterte to gift rifle that killed Hapilon to Beijing

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday announced his government’s P1.15 billion donation to MarawiCity. “The Chinese government will provide 150 million RMB Yuan of grants for the rebuilding and improvement of livelihood in Marawi to demonstrate the support of the Chinese people,” he said after his bilateral meeting with President […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

ASEAN should address human rights issues — ex-CHR chief

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should investigate alleged human rights investigations in the region, the former head of the Philippines’ human rights watchdog said Thursday. The regional bloc, which wrapped up its annual summit in Manila this week, has not done anything to address the plight of the Rohingya […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

No such thing as government ‘keyboard army’ — Andanar

MANILA, Nov 17 (Mabuhay) –Malacañang on Friday denied that the government is employing a “keyboard army” to amplify support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, which is drawing massive flak both locally and internationally due to its high death toll. In a text message to reporters, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar said […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

2017 a good one for ASEAN: Lopez

MANILA – 2017 is definitely a good year for ASEAN. This, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez during the 15th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City Sunday. “So dear colleagues, we started this year with high hopes and we are now concluding it […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

PNP chief: No specific threat monitored in ASEAN Summit except protesters

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday said they have not monitored any specific threat in connection with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. “So far walang na-monitor na specific terror threat sa ASEAN,” Dela Rosa said during the mass formation at the PNP National […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Lagman urges higher family planning budget

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) — The need to increase the budget allocation for family planning supplies and devices has become more urgent now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared 51 contraceptives “non-abortifacient” or not causing abortion, Albay Representative Edcel Lagman said Monday. In a statement, Lagman argued that the 2018 proposed budget for […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Duterte raises Korea peninsula issue in meeting with Brunei, South China Sea row with Australia

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has discussed the tensions in the Korean peninsula dispute in his meeting with Brunei and the South China Sea dispute with Australia. Duterte met with Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday before the gala dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the SMXConvention Center. Duterte […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Duterte lauds ASEAN, international partners for Marawi aid

Duterte lauds ASEAN, international partners for Marawi aid

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed gratitude to ASEAN member states and other international partners for their assistance in the recently-concluded campaign against the Maute Group terrorists in Marawi City. “Less than a month ago, Philippine government forces liberated the city of Marawi from terrorist groups who pledged allegiance to […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

PEZA wants 300 new economic zones in 2018

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) — Following the uproar from the business sector, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said it plans to do dialogues with private landowners to convert at least 300 new economic zones by 2018. “Around 300 [new economic zones are expected] next year. We will know by the end of January. We […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
PHL-US ties ‘vibrant’ under Duterte, Trump — Palace official

PHL-US ties ‘vibrant’ under Duterte, Trump — Palace official

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay) — The relationship between the Philippines and the United States, two longtime allies, is “vibrant” under their current respective leaderships, said a Palace official on Tuesday. The over-40-minute-long bilateral meeting between Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump was a “good indication” of a positive relationship between the two countries, said Presidential […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Duterte backs Japan’s stand vs. NoKor

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he supported Japan’s position against North Korea and its nuclear threat. “I can assure you that in the matter of the interest of your country and mine, we are supporting you against what North Korea is doing,” Duterte told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

17.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Duterte may declare martial law next week — Lorenzana

Duterte may declare martial law next week — Lorenzana

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law next week if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defense chief said Friday. “He said, if the left will try to have a massive protest, start fires on the […]

22.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·