Aquino wants to achieve a balanced trade between the Philippines and New Zealand and foster better people-to-people interaction

Aquino wants to achieve a balanced trade between the Philippines and New Zealand and foster better people-to-people interaction

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said he wants to achieve a balanced trade between the Philippines and New Zealand as well as foster better people-to-people interaction during his two-day state visit here. The President described the trade relations between the Philippines and New Zealand as ‘very lopsided’ at […]

25.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pinoys celebrate new saint

Pinoys celebrate new saint

MANILA, Oct 21, 2012 (AFP) – Church bells pealed across the Catholic Philippines Sunday as millions attended special masses to celebrate the naming of the country’s second saint, a young missionary killed over 340 years ago. President Benigno Aquino declared Sunday a “national day of celebration” in Asia’s bastion of Catholicism and sent his vice […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No foreign interference in PH-MILF framework deal

No foreign interference in PH-MILF framework deal

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday said no foreign country intervened in the drafting of the 2012 Framework Agreement signed by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In a text message, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte downplayed former President Joseph Estrada’s statement questioning Malaysia’s role in the peace negotiations […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Enrile to FATF: Don’t dictate on PHL

Enrile to FATF: Don’t dictate on PHL

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) cannot simply dictate on member-countries that – in the first place – gave it the power to regulate anti-money laundering activities. Threatening to blacklist the Philippines for not amending the Anti-Money Laundering Act on time is a mere threat, the Senate President said late […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOJ forms panel to prosecute Olalia kidnap-slay case

DOJ forms panel to prosecute Olalia kidnap-slay case

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has designated a panel of prosecutors to handle the trial of the case involving the double murder of Rolando Olalia, former chairman of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), and his driver, Leonor Alay-ay. Per Department Order (DO) No. 860 dated Oct. 12 but released to the media only […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pinay drug trafficker’s death sentence in Malaysia on appeal

Pinay drug trafficker’s death sentence in Malaysia on appeal

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) – Philippine officials on Friday said the death penalty imposed on a Filipina for drug trafficking in Malaysia is on appeal and the sentence will not be carried out anytime soon. In a news release, the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said the defense counsel of the Filipina filed a notice […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama urges Congress to pass ‘no-brainer’ mortgage relief

Obama urges Congress to pass ‘no-brainer’ mortgage relief

WASHINGTON, Oct 20, 2012 (AFP) – US President Barack Obama urged Congress Saturday to pass a mortgage plan to help troubled homeowners refinance their loans and save $3,000 a year. “It’s a plan that we know will work,” the president said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “It has the support of independent, non-partisan […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
French PM cites strength of Aquino and Filipino people to rise from struggles

French PM cites strength of Aquino and Filipino people to rise from struggles

MANILA, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) – French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault paid tribute to the strength of President Benigno S. Aquino III and the Filipino people to rise above seemingly insurmountable odds, saying this trait was shared by the people of France. In his statement delivered at a joint press conference in Malacañang on Friday, Ayrault […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, France ink pacts on energy, culture

PHL, France ink pacts on energy, culture

MANILA, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France on Friday signed agreements to cooperate on energy production and culture, as both countries committed to beef up their bilateral ties. President Benigno Aquino III and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault witnessed the signing of the two agreements, Malacañang said on Saturday. Aquino cited the agreements […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace: PHL evades FATF’s black list

Palace: PHL evades FATF’s black list

MANILA, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines managed to avoid falling into the black list of the Financial Action Task Force, despite failing to pass on time key amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act. But Malacañang stressed the Philippines’ stay in the FATF’s “gray list” for now came with a “reminder” to pass the amended […]

24.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Potential investments in agriculture, tourism eyed in NZ state visit

Potential investments in agriculture, tourism eyed in NZ state visit

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct 22 (Mabuhay) – Potential investments in the sectors of agriculture and tourism are among the targets of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s two-day state visit here thus expanding the economic relationship between the Philippines and New Zealand. In a press briefing here, Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ramon […]

23.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino declares 4th week of October as Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week

Aquino declares 4th week of October as Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week

MANILA, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared the Fourth (4th) Week of October of each year as the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week in order to emphasize the rights of every Filipino youth and child. The Chief Executive issued the declaration by virtue of Proclamation No. 489 on October […]

23.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino receives the chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge exec

Aquino receives the chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge exec

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III received the head of an American independent foreign aid agency to discuss various ways on how to win the battle against poverty and to promote programs that will ensure to uplift the lives of the Filipino people. In a courtesy call at the President’s Hall […]

23.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
White House Acts on Denied Claims of Filipino WWII Veterans

White House Acts on Denied Claims of Filipino WWII Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC—Responding to the strong representations made by the Philippine Government and the Filipino-American Community, the White House announced today it is taking a second look into the plight of more than 24,000 aging Filipino veterans who believe that their applications for compensation for services rendered during the Second World War were unfairly denied. The […]

23.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
E-Passport Appointment Schedule for Consular Outreach in Buford, Georgia Closed

E-Passport Appointment Schedule for Consular Outreach in Buford, Georgia Closed

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. wishes to announce that the appointment schedule for electronic-Passport applications at the Consular Outreach Mission to be held in Buford, Georgia on 03 November 2012 has been closed. The Embassy can no longer accept requests for appointment as it has already reached the maximum number of passport applicants it […]

22.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ambassador Cuisia’s Visit to Utah and Nevada

Ambassador Cuisia’s Visit to Utah and Nevada

MORMON MISSIONARIES. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. talks to missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who will be assigned to the Philippines during the envoy’s recent visit to the Missionary Training Center in Salt Lake City. During his visit, Ambassador Cuisia also met with church officials where he discussed recent developments […]

22.10.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
A power nap may be a productive time for your brain: study

A power nap may be a productive time for your brain: study

(Relaxnews) – New research supports the fine art of the power nap, in that may be able to help your mind focus, classify data, form new memories, and clean out junk it doesn’t need. In a small study presented Wednesday at an annual meeting of neuroscientists, researchers found that when subjects rested, the two sides […]

22.10.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Paranormal Activity 4′ takes global box office by storm

‘Paranormal Activity 4′ takes global box office by storm

(Relaxnews) – The fourth chapter of Paranormal Activity has dislodged Taken 2 from the top of the global box office. Despite being currently screened in half the number of countries playing Taken 2, the horror flick netted $56.7M globally, according to Rentrak. Taken 2, starring Liam Neeson, is still going strong, however, after adding $36.9M to its coffers, which brings its […]

22.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
BB Gandanghari wants to find lifetime partner

BB Gandanghari wants to find lifetime partner

Six years after admitting that he is gay, actor Rustom Padilla, who is now known as BB Gandanghari, said he is still looking for a partner to grow old with. Gandanghari said he still believes in finding a lifetime partner who will appreciate him for who he really is. “Of course, in the end, I […]

22.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Juday’s new teleserye pushed back to next year

Juday’s new teleserye pushed back to next year

The debut of “Against All Odds,” the upcoming television series of actress Judy Ann Santos, has been pushed back to next year. But Santos clarified that she does not feel bad about the delay. “Against All Odds” was originally scheduled to start airing this month. “Actually masaya kami sa set, kalmado lang very relaxed,” she […]

22.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·