DOH officials deny allegations of corruption

MANILA – A total of 13 officials of the Department of Health (DOH) issued a statement late Wednesday, denying allegations of corruption over the procurement of the controversial dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. The officials, led by Undersecretary Mario Villaverde, said they “categorically deny” the accusations hurled against them by former DOH consultant, Dr. Francisco Cruz, over their […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
Exciting PHL destinations highlighted in DC launch of ‘Bring Home A Friend’ program

Exciting PHL destinations highlighted in DC launch of ‘Bring Home A Friend’ program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Filipinos and Americans alike attended the DC Launch of Philippine Department of Tourism’s Bring Home a Friend to the Philippines (BHAF) incentive program on 19 January 2018 at the Philippine Embassy. A team from the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) in New York led by Tourism Attaché Susan Del Mundo spearheaded the launch of […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Ona says successor in DOH ‘solely responsible’ for Dengvaxia vaccine mess

MANILA, Jan 22 (Mabuhay) — Former Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Monday put the blame on his successor in the Department of Health (DOH) for the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. During the continuation of the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on Dengvaxia, Ona said French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur requested for briefings on the status […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Second chance for Carlo, Angelica? Here’s Bela Padilla’s answer

Second chance for Carlo, Angelica? Here’s Bela Padilla’s answer

A lot of people know by now how close Bela Padilla is to Angelica Panganiban. It is also no secret that Padilla recently did a movie with Panganiban’s ex-boyfriend, Carlo Aquino. Hence, it seems natural for Padilla to be asked if she thinks there is a possibility for the two to get back together. In […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Kiko: House expecting SC to side with them on Cha-cha

MANIL,A Jan 23 (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives is forcing the issue on Charter change (Cha-cha) believing that the Supreme Court (SC) would eventually decide in their favor, opposition Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Tuesday Pangilinan, president of the Liberal Party (LP), also accused the administration of “bullying” the Senate as allies of President […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Mayon might collapse with more lava flows: Phivolcs

Mayon might collapse with more lava flows: Phivolcs

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned on Monday that a “hazardous eruption” might occur in the coming days, when the Mayon Volcano’s cone-shaped portion, called edifice, might partially collapse with more intense lava flows. Phivolcs science research specialist Eric Arconado said part of Mayon’s edifice might collapse during a hazardous eruption. […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Duterte’s ‘ambitious’ infra plan made ‘feasible’ by TRAIN law

Duterte’s ‘ambitious’ infra plan made ‘feasible’ by TRAIN law

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) — The Duterte administration’s “ambitious” infrastructure program is “financially feasible” under the new tax reform law as well as the wise fiscal management of past administrations, and the declining debt service payments, A Department of Finance (DOF) official claimed on Tuesday. The newly-implemented Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law will […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Youth group says massive protests set after Roque’s remarks vs. Joma Sison

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) — A militant youth group on Tuesday said it will conduct massive protests on February 2 and 23 as a response to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque’s “ridiculing” of communist leader Jose Maria Sison’s call for youth protests against President Rodrigo Duterte. It said it will launch “massive mobilizations and walkout protests” […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO CELEBRATES THE AUSPICIOUS YEAR OF 2018 WITH CAR AND EASYPLAY® GIVEAWAYS

PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO CELEBRATES THE AUSPICIOUS YEAR OF 2018 WITH CAR AND EASYPLAY® GIVEAWAYS

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26.01.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Giveaways, Offers, Promotions ·
Maxene Magalona ties the knot in Boracay

Maxene Magalona ties the knot in Boracay

MANILA, Jan 12 (Mabuhay) — Actress Maxene Magalona married musician Rob Mananquil in the island paradise of Boracay on Thursday, with the event attended by the couple’s family and close friends in and out of showbiz. Magalona was a vision in white as she held a matching bouquet with a locket as tribute to her […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

DFA tasks legal office to review existing treaties on death penalty

MANILA – Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday said he already tasked the agency’s legal office to craft a comprehensive policy paper about the country’s existing international agreements signed relating to the death penalty. “We already have the initial finding but I was still in the Senate as committee chair then […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Mayon Volcano’s alert status raised to level 3

Mayon Volcano’s alert status raised to level 3

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised Mayon Volcano’s alert status from level 2 to level 3 on Sunday evening. Alert level 2 means “increasing unrest” while level 3 signifies “increased tendency towards hazardous eruption.” Phivolcs said that for the past 24 hours, Mayon Volcano has noticeably increased its unrest. Three […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
11-year-old Fil-Am golfer to play in World Championship

11-year-old Fil-Am golfer to play in World Championship

An 11-year-old Filipino American golfer, Jaden Dumdumaya of Fairfield, California, recently bagged the 1st place of the 2017 World Series FCG NorCal Championship. With the win, Jaden has also qualified to the 2018 FCG Callaway World Championship at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California in July 2018. In the 11-12 Boys division qualifier, Jaden played […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: Lifestyle, News ·
Ruffa weighs in on John Lloyd’s relationship with Ellen Adarna

Ruffa weighs in on John Lloyd’s relationship with Ellen Adarna

MANILA, Jan 12 (Mabuhay) — Ruffa Gutierrez was unable to evade the question when she was asked to comment on John Lloyd Cruz’s relationship with sexy actress Ellen Adarna. Gutierrez pointed out that she isn’t the “latest ex. “Hello, ang tagal na nun. I just wish him all the best. I am very happy and […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Sanofi to reimburse PH for unused Dengvaxia vials

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — Drug manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur on Monday said it will pay back the Philippine government for the unused doses of dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, which the Department of Health requested. “Our decision to reimburse for unused doses is not related to any safety or quality issue with Dengvaxia. Rather Sanofi Pasteur hopes […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: News ·
How Angelica Panganiban overcame heartbreak

How Angelica Panganiban overcame heartbreak

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — She’s had her fair share of heartbreaks and has come out stronger as a person each time. So it’s no wonder a lot of fans turn to Angelica Panganiban for advice on moving on from failed and toxic relationships. On Tuesday, the actress returned for another season of “Ask Angelica,” […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News, Philippine News ·

PHL joins int’l community in mourning death of UN migration chief

MANILA – The Philippines has joined the international community in mourning the death of Peter Sutherland, former United Nations Secretary General Special Representative on International Migration and Development. The 71-year old UN official died on Sunday, Jan. 7 in a hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Sutherland’s departure is “a […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Duterte receives new patrol vehicles from Japan

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, January 15, expressed his gratitude to the Japanese government for donating new patrol vehicles to the Davao City Police, which he said would strengthen its capability in fighting and suppressing crime in the region. “I thank the people and government of Japan for donating the patrol vehicles we […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Passport appointments currently ‘best system’ to implement: Cayetano

Passport appointments currently ‘best system’ to implement: Cayetano

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is not yet inclined to remove the passport appointment system, which to date still faces numerous backlogs. In a press conference on Friday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the adoption of a walk-in system is currently out of question due to the influx of passport applicants. […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Brownouts feared as ERC commissioners serve one-year suspension

MANILA, Jan 16 (Mabuhay) — With the four Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners all serving a one-year suspension, chairperson Agnes Devanadera admitted the possibility of brownouts in different parts of the country as several rate applications of distribution utilities remain pending for approval. At the Senate energy committee hearing Tuesday, Devanadera said the ERC will […]

19.01.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·