Cristine Reyes awed by Maricel Soriano

Cristine Reyes awed by Maricel Soriano

Actress Cristine Reyes admitted that during their story conference of her coming series “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” she could not help but be awed by co-star Maricel Soriano’s presence. “She seems very makulit at nakangiti palagi. Siya ang katabi ko [noong storycon], hindi ako makagalaw. Wala lang. Hindi ko alam dapat ko gawin beside […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Karylle plans to audition for ‘Miss Saigon’

Karylle plans to audition for ‘Miss Saigon’

Actress and singer Karylle is planning to audition for the role of Kim for the upcoming revival of the hit international musical “Miss Saigon” at London’s West End. The “Miss Saigon” production team is again flying to Manila to hold auditions for the lead role of Kim, the 17-year-old Vietnamese bar girl, as well as […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Vic welcomes healthy competition in MMFF

Vic welcomes healthy competition in MMFF

TELEVISION host and comedian Vic Sotto said the competition between his film and the movie of then co-star Ai-Ai delas Alas in the upcoming 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will be “healthy.” This December, Vic and Senator Bong Revilla will share the big screen with Kapamilya actress Judy Ann Santos in “Si Agimat, Si […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Official Malacañang ‘Facebook’ page launched

Official Malacañang ‘Facebook’ page launched

MANILA, Oct 22 (Mabuhay) – The official Facebook page of Malacañang Palace by the Presidential Museum and Library was launched on Monday in advance of the sesquicentennial (150 years) of Malacañang Palace next year, a Palace official said. “Dubbed ‘Malacañang Palace’ the Facebook page features a rich heritage from its beginnings as a rive rside […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy to New Zealand businessmen: PHL open for business

PNoy to New Zealand businessmen: PHL open for business

MANILA, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) – Saying the Philippines is open for business, President Benigno Aquino III wooed New Zealand businessmen to invest in the country as he wrapped up a hectic two-day visit to Auckland. In a speech before the Philippine-New Zealand Business Forum, Aquino highlighted the “great strides” achieved by his administration over the past […]

25.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NZ wants peaceful resolution to territorial row

NZ wants peaceful resolution to territorial row

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) — New Zealand is not taking sides in the territorial dispute in the South China Sea but emphasized the need for a peaceful resolution, encouraging the parties involved to engage in dialogue. In a joint press conference with New Zealand Prime Minister John Philipp Key, President Aquino said that […]

25.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
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 ·