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 ·
ISIS not behind Resorts World incident — AFP

ISIS not behind Resorts World incident — AFP

MANILA, Jun 3 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has dismissed claims made by the international terror group ISIS that it was behind Friday’s attack in Resorts World Manila in PasayCity, where at least 38 people, including the lone gunman, died. AFP spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, said Saturday claims made by […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

BEIJING, May 14 – The Philippine government lauded Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping for the success of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, a high-profile economic event here attended by 29 world leaders including President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs described the Belt and Road Initiative as a “bold […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Napoles gets death threats, seeks transfer to NBI custody

Napoles gets death threats, seeks transfer to NBI custody

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — The camp of businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is seeking her swift transfer to the National Bureau of Investigation Custodial Center after receiving death threats from unknown individuals. In a very urgent motion to the Sandiganbayan, the Napoles camp said the businesswoman has been “bombarded […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Duterte to Pinoys in HK: Give me time to fix PHL so you can go home

Duterte to Pinoys in HK: Give me time to fix PHL so you can go home

HONG KONG, May 14 – President Rodrigo Duterte asked for three to four years to solve graft, corruption and illegal drugs in the country. Facing an exultant crowd of Filipinos here on Saturday, President Duterte said he and his Cabinet are doing their “very best” to encourage Filipino professionals working abroad to return home and […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·
Senate legal counsel reviews ethics complaint vs Sotto

Senate legal counsel reviews ethics complaint vs Sotto

  MANILA, May 15 – Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the ethics complaint filed against Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III for the controversial remark he made about single mothers is now being reviewed by the Senate legal counsel. “Ni-refer ko muna ang ethics complaint against him sa legal counsel ng Senate. Di malinaw […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Pemberton seeks reversal of conviction for Laude slay

Pemberton seeks reversal of conviction for Laude slay

MANILA, May 12 – United States Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, tagged in the killing of a transgender woman in Olongapo City in October 2014, seeks to reverse the ruling of Court of Appeals last April 3 affirming the ruling of Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74 which found Pemberton guilty of homicide. […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Philippine News, World News ·
AFP cites cooperation of Boholanos that nip in the bud terror attack on Bohol

AFP cites cooperation of Boholanos that nip in the bud terror attack on Bohol

MANILA, April 14 (PNA) – The military on Saturday lauded the Boholanos for the timely information about the presence of 10 heavily armed Abu Sayyaf terrorists that slipped into the shorelines of Bohol early last Tuesday that nipped in the first terror attack on Bohol. Brig. Gen. Resty Padilla Jr., spokesman of the Armed Forces […]

19.04.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·