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 ·
PHL Embassy holds roundtable on federalism

PHL Embassy holds roundtable on federalism

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the US-Philippines Society organized a roundtable discussion on federalism, featuring Cagayan Export Zone Authority (CEZA) CEO Raul L. Lambino on 08 November 2017. Secretary Lambino, a strong advocate of federalism, is also the Vice President for International Affairs of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Party. In the discussion attended […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Noy vows to face charges: ‘Hindi naman ako nagpa-ospital’

Noy vows to face charges: ‘Hindi naman ako nagpa-ospital’

  MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — After posting bail for usurpation and graft charges he is facing before the Sandiganbayan, former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Friday vowed that he will not evade court proceedings. “Haharapin namin lahat ‘to. Hindi naman ako umalis, hindi naman ako nag-pa-ospital; although pinipilit na ako magpa-ospital at magpa-check […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Beauty says John Lloyd, Ellen ‘love each other’

Beauty says John Lloyd, Ellen ‘love each other’

Beauty Gonzalez is happy for her best friend Ellen Adarna and actor John Lloyd Cruz, saying the two “love each other.” At the sidelines of the “Pusong Ligaw” press conference on Tuesday, Gonzalez said both Cruz and Adarna deserve their European break because they can’t just work all the time. “Kailangan natin sa sarili natin […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: 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 ·
Heartbreak as death of Hashtags heartthrob shocks fans, celebs

Heartbreak as death of Hashtags heartthrob shocks fans, celebs

Franco Hernandez, 26, a member of the “It’s Showtime” boy group Hashtags, was declared dead after drowning in Davao Occidental on Saturday. Following confirmation of the sad news, his fans and other celebrities expressed shock over the loss of the young dancing heartthrob, who just joined the group this February. Among those who were quick […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle ·

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 ·
Nadine Lustre to direct James Reid’s new music video

Nadine Lustre to direct James Reid’s new music video

One of her many passions is directing. And Nadine Lustre will be sitting on the director’s chair when shooting starts for the new music video of her boyfriend, James Reid. Reid shared the news on Instagram, revealing that his track, “The Life,” from his latest album, “Palm Dreams,” will be getting the music video treatment […]

18.11.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle ·

Security at ClarkInt’lAirport, media center tightened for ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Security at the International Media Center (IMC) in Clark, Pampanga has been tightened on Saturday ahead of the arrival of leaders from different countries participating in and observing the 31st ASEAN Summit. Some members of the Presidential Security Group have been assigned to inspect the baggage of members of the […]

17.11.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine 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, Trump say human rights and dignity of human life ‘essential’

Duterte, Trump say human rights and dignity of human life ‘essential’

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump, in their first bilateral meeting in Manila, declared that human rights and dignity of human life are “essential” amid massive criticisms on the Philippine leader’s bloody anti-narcotics crackdown that killed thousands of drug suspects. At the same time, the two sides acknowledged […]

17.11.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag welcome third child

LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag welcome third child

Actress LJ Moreno has given birth to another baby boy. Moreno’s husband, Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag, shared a photo of their third child on Instagram on Friday. “Welcome to the world, my son! Can’t wait for you to meet your big brother and sister!” he wrote. Alapag also said that the name of […]

10.11.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
Health caravan conducts 121 surgeries in Mimaropa

Health caravan conducts 121 surgeries in Mimaropa

MANILA – The Department of Health’s (DOH) office in the Mimaropa region had provided a total of 121 surgical operations – 51 major and 70 minor — since its caravan, “ToDOH Alaga, May TSekAP Na, May Operasyon Pa!”, began at the Dr. Damian Reyes Provincial Hospital in Boac, Marinduque last July 13, its chief reported. “Now […]

10.11.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Philippine News ·

AFP as ‘world-class’ military force More arms, other upgrades to continue

MANILA – Efforts to transform the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) into a world-class military force will continue, newly-appointed Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero said. “Operationally, we will continue to improve our capability to address current and future challenges. We will revisit our war fighting doctrines to consider new battlefield environments and […]

10.11.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·