Bautista’s brother claims $1.7-M in joint investments with poll chief

Bautista’s brother claims $1.7-M in joint investments with poll chief

MANILA, Aug 14 (Mabuhay) –A sibling of embattled Commission on Elections Chief Andres Bautista on Monday revealed that he had at least $1.7 million in joint investments with the poll chief at one point. Dr. Martin Bautista said he entered joined investments with Andres in the 1990s because he was impressed with the latter’s business […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Fil-Chinese capitalists eyeing investments in Palawan

Fil-Chinese capitalists eyeing investments in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – A group of Filipino-Chinese businessmen is looking at the possibility of venturing in fish port and water system development projects in this city, and tourism investments in the northern town of San Vicente because of their competitive advantages compared to other areas in the country. Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Serbisyo Caravan brings gov’t services closer to the people

Serbisyo Caravan brings gov’t services closer to the people

MANILA, Aug. 12 – In keeping with President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of bringing government services directly to the people, various government agencies conducted Saturday the Serbisyo Caravan and Community Forum with various sectors at the Commonwealth Elementary School in Quezon City. The praticipating agencies include the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the […]

Give me affidavit on Paolo’s role in shabu shipment, I will resign — Duterte

Give me affidavit on Paolo’s role in shabu shipment, I will resign — Duterte

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday dared the accusers of his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, to produce document evidence against him. Duterte in a speech during the Southern Philippines Medical Center centennial celebration in DavaoCity said that he told fellow government workers that “the mere mention of our […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Duterte declares state of calamity in Ormoc City, Kananga in Leyte

Duterte declares state of calamity in Ormoc City, Kananga in Leyte

MANILA, Aug. 10 – President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of calamity in Ormoc City and the municipality of Kanaga in Leyte to hasten government recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the said areas that are still reeling from the effects of a powerful earthquake that hit the area last month. The declaration was issued through […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
DOH on heightened alert amid bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

DOH on heightened alert amid bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Saturday is on “heightened alert” amid the bird flue outbreak in a poultry farm in San Luis, Pampanga, a DOH official said. DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that all hospitals and other health facilities in Pampanga are under heightened monitoring due the avian flu threat. […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
Embassy official addresses student leaders in DC International Diplomacy Conference

Embassy official addresses student leaders in DC International Diplomacy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Embassy Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto was the guest speaker at the International Diplomacy Conference held at Georgetown University on 11 August 2017. Minister Chuasoto talked about diplomacy, the United Nations, Philippine foreign policy, Philippines-United States relations, and the Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN before 100 Junior and Senior high school students from […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Chinese traders donate 10,000 bags of rice, shirts for Marawi evacuees

Chinese traders donate 10,000 bags of rice, shirts for Marawi evacuees

MANILA, July 6 – The Federation of Filipino Chinese Association of the Philippines (FCAP) on Thursday turned over to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) 10,000 bags of rice and 10,000 shirts for people displaced by the clashes in Marawi City. FCAP officers and members led by chairman, Choy Chi Ho, presented the donation to PRC […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Gomez says quake-hit OrmocCity won’t be placed under state of calamity

Gomez says quake-hit OrmocCity won’t be placed under state of calamity

MANILA, July 8 (Mabuhay) — OrmocCity will not be placed under a state of calamity despite the effects of the magnitude-6.5 earthquake that jolted Leyte on Thursday afternoon. Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez said that they found no reason to declare a state of calamity based on the city officials’ meeting with the National Disaster […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Destinations, News, Philippine News ·
Los Angeles County’s sales tax rate take effect July 1

Los Angeles County’s sales tax rate take effect July 1

Sacramento – The half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 – Measure M – took effect on July 1, 2017. The increase will apply to every city and unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, bringing the countywide sales and use tax rate to 9.25 percent. “The sales tax increase enacted […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Exercise prudence on martial law statements, Escudero tells Panelo

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) –Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo should “exercise more prudence” in his statements over martial law in Mindanao, following the latter’s remark that another proclamation is necessary should Congress deem an extension unnecessary. “If its for the same area and to address the same threat, it […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Sylvia Sanchez reveals Arjo’s secret to acting prowess

Sylvia Sanchez reveals Arjo’s secret to acting prowess

Arjo Atayde’s outstanding performance on “MMK” Saturday has again proven his impeccable acting skills, after the episode earned excellent reviews. Atayde, who used to portray a tough villain on “Ang Probinsyano,” played renowned Pinoy fashion designer Rocky Gathercole. Many netizens gave Atayde a thumbs up; some even called him the best actor of his generation. […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News, Philippine News ·
AFP to give martial law assessment as early as next week

AFP to give martial law assessment as early as next week

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines will hand its assessment on the Mindanao martial law next week at the earliest. In an interview with reporters after the Mindanao Hour briefing in Malacañang on Friday, military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said President Rodrigo Duterte could expect the assessment before the […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
SC: Unjustified fears, past experience should not cloud martial law significance

SC: Unjustified fears, past experience should not cloud martial law significance

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) –Supreme Court justices believe fears and apprehensions stemming from the nation’s traumatic experience during the Marcos years should not dilute the significance of the imposition of martial law for the promotion of public safety. Affirming President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao aimed at crushing ISIS-inspired militants, the SC said […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Duterte’s pardon of political prisoners a ‘positive gesture,’ says solon

Duterte’s pardon of political prisoners a ‘positive gesture,’ says solon

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — A left-leaning lawmaker on Friday welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to pardon 10 political prisoners, describing it as a “very positive gesture” ahead of the fifth round of peace talks eyed in August. “This bodes well for the continuation of the peace negotiations,” Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Skyrocketing prices in Marawi, nearby areas not true — DTI chief

Skyrocketing prices in Marawi, nearby areas not true — DTI chief

MANILA, June 3 (Mabuhay) — Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Saturday belied reports of skyrocketing prices of prime commodities in MarawiCity and nearby areas despite the enforcement of a price freeze. “All areas outside Marawi are reported to have normal flow of goods and normal prices. Good inventory. No price increases. Even in IliganCity and […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Shooting incident could not defeat our spirit — Resorts World Manila

Shooting incident could not defeat our spirit — Resorts World Manila

MANILA, June 2 (Mabuhay) — Travelers International Hotel Group Inc., the operator of Resorts World Manila, on Friday expressed grief over the recent shooting incident at its hotel and casino in PasayCity. “This cowardly act of a deranged mind will not defeat the spirit on which Resorts World Manila was built,” the company said in […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Military eyes end of Marawi conflict in 3 days

Military eyes end of Marawi conflict in 3 days

MANILA, June 5 (Mabuhay) — The military said Monday it is exploring all means to end the conflict in MarawiCity, which started last May 23, in the next 3 days, as President Rodrigo Duterte instructed. Despite the short time frame, Colonel Edgard Arevalo, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), assured the safety […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Kiko Pangilinan: Martial law extension must be justified in joint session

Kiko Pangilinan: Martial law extension must be justified in joint session

MANILA, June 2 (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Friday said an extension to the 60-day martial law period imposed over Mindanao must be justified before Congress in joint session. “We will wait for the justification of any extension and Congress must convene in a joint session to deliberate on any extension,” Pangilinan said […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Palace condoles with kin of Resorts World Manila incident victims

Palace condoles with kin of Resorts World Manila incident victims

MANILA, June 2 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday extended its sympathies to the family and loved ones of those who died during a gunfire incident in Resorts World Manila. “The Palace wishes to express its deep condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the Resorts World Manila’s latest incident,” presidential spokesman Ernesto […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·