3 cyclones to hit PHL in October

3 cyclones to hit PHL in October

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least three tropical cyclones may develop inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) for the month of October, a state weather forecaster said. PAGASA weather division chief Robert Sawi said the cyclones are most likely to make landfall in northern and central Luzon, and western Visayas. Sawi added that October is […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cebu jailbirds perform ‘Gangnam Style’

Cebu jailbirds perform ‘Gangnam Style’

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine convicts who became famous for dancing to Michael Jackson’s hits have added South Korean spice to their repertoire, with a performance of the popular “Gangnam Style” rap. A video posted by prison authorities in the central city of Cebu on YouTube showed about 1,000 inmates clad in orange uniforms doing the […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Phoemela opens up on breast augmentation

Phoemela opens up on breast augmentation

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) — Model-host Phoemela Baranda has a word of advice to women who intend to undergo any form of cosmetic surgery. “You have to be mentally [prepared], you [do it because you] really need it for yourself, you don’t have to do it for other people,” Baranda said during a press conference […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
President Aquino attends premiere showing of newly-restored 1950 film ‘Genghis Khan’ by Manuel Conde

President Aquino attends premiere showing of newly-restored 1950 film ‘Genghis Khan’ by Manuel Conde

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III attended Saturday evening the formal repatriation and the premiere showing of the newly restored internationally acclaimed Filipino film “Genghis Khan” by Manuel Conde. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the National Film Archive of the Philippines (NFAP), together with the La Biennale di […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kim isn’t insecure about working with Maja

Kim isn’t insecure about working with Maja

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) — Actress Kim Chiu isn’t feeling insecure about working with friend Maja Salvador on ABS-CBN’s upcoming series “Ina Kapatid Anak” despite observations that Salvador might outshine her in the primetime drama. “Hindi ko naman nararamdaman yon, saka idol ko talaga si Maja,” Chiu said. “Excited ako kasi ito ‘yung pangarap ko […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Askal’ Cayetano has no choice but campaign alongside Jamby

‘Askal’ Cayetano has no choice but campaign alongside Jamby

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – She called him “Askal” or asong kalye at the height of their rivalry in the 2010 presidential elections, but now Senator Alan Peter Cayetano admits he has no choice but to campaign with archrival former Senator Jamby Madrigal in the Liberal Party-led coalition for 2013 mid-term polls. “That is the […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bam Aquino, Cynthia Villar deny helping build political dynasties

Bam Aquino, Cynthia Villar deny helping build political dynasties

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – “We’re just a family with a history of public service.” This was how senatorial hopeful Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino – cousin of President Benigno Aquino III – countered claims that his family is building a political dynasty in the country. “If you look at the Aquinos, it’s not a dynasty… […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Despite presence of Marines, no ‘major troop escalation in Spratlys’: PHL

Despite presence of Marines, no ‘major troop escalation in Spratlys’: PHL

MANILA, Oct 1, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippine military said it had sent fewer than 100 Marines to help guard disputed South China Sea islands, while emphasising it had no plans for a major troop build-up in the area. Lieutenant General Juancho Sabban, head of the military’s western command which has jurisdiction over the area, […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AFP: No threats amid alerts from U.S.

AFP: No threats amid alerts from U.S.

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – The intelligence units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines still have not gathered information on any security threats, amid warnings issued by different nations, including the United States. “We asked our intelligence units if there is imminent threat monitored in the Philippines…What we got is there is no imminent […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOJ raised alarm vs cybercrime law, but must now enforce it – De Lima

DOJ raised alarm vs cybercrime law, but must now enforce it – De Lima

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – As the sixth petition against the newly enacted anti-cybercrime law was filed with the Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, vested by that law with sweeping powers that critics describe as unconstitutional, said she had expressed reservations about the provisions now questioned in court. But, she quickly […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marcos widow Imelda, governor daughter, to run again

Marcos widow Imelda, governor daughter, to run again

MANILA, Oct 1, 2012 (AFP) – The 83-year-old widow of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos will seek a second term as congresswoman, an aide said Monday, as the family seeks to extend a remarkable political comeback. Imelda Marcos plans to file her candidacy this week for next year’s mid-term elections to represent Ilocos Norte, a […]

02.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Annual Concert of Philippine Dances and Music Continues to Honor Founder’s Legacy  on October 27 and 28, 2012 at the Joan Kroc Theater

Annual Concert of Philippine Dances and Music Continues to Honor Founder’s Legacy on October 27 and 28, 2012 at the Joan Kroc Theater

The Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center will present their 38th Annual Concert of Philippine Dances and Music at the Joan B. Kroc Theater, 6611 University Avenue, San Diego on October 27, 2012 at 8 p.m., Saturday, and October 28 at 2 p.m., Sunday. The Concert is dedicated in honor of Dr. Lolita Diñoso […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Purisima Tells Washington Confab: Sick Man of Asia on Road to Recovery

Purisima Tells Washington Confab: Sick Man of Asia on Road to Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C.—When Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima finished his presentation on the performance of the Philippine economy at a conference here earlier this week, the predominantly American audience was convinced that the ‘sick man of Asia’ is finally on the road to recovery, the Philippine Embassy reported today. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Busong’ Wins Grand Prize at National Geographic Filmfest

‘Busong’ Wins Grand Prize at National Geographic Filmfest

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Busong,” a critically-acclaimed Filipino independent film on the vanishing Palawan tribe in the Philippines, won the grand prize in the National Geographic Society’s All Roads Film Festival here. The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. said “Busong” (“Palawan Fate”), directed by Aureus Solito, bested 25 other indigenous film entries from all over the world to […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Teens who use mobiles after ‘lights out’ may struggle with sleep, depression

Teens who use mobiles after ‘lights out’ may struggle with sleep, depression

(Relaxnews) – A new Japanese study finds that teens who use their mobile phones late at night may have an increased risk for not only sleep deprivation but also mental health issues. Published in the October issue of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, researchers found a link between teens who used mobile phones after they went […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
NTC warns telcos with poor services

NTC warns telcos with poor services

MANILA  (Mabuhay)– Inefficient cellular phone networks may be prohibited from having more subscribers if they fail to step up in the later part of this year, according to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba told the Senate finance committee on Tuesday that the agency is studying the possibility of penalizing networks that […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
JM says he’s moved on from Jessy

JM says he’s moved on from Jessy

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — After admitting his feelings for actress Jessy Mendiola on national television, actor JM de Guzman said moving on from his aborted romance has been rather easy. “Kahit sino naman kaya ‘yun,” de Guzman told reporters when asked if he has moved on from his then-blooming relationship with Mendiola. In August, de Guzman […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Rayver approves Gerald-Cristine project

Rayver approves Gerald-Cristine project

Actor Rayver Cruz cleared speculations that he is jealous now that his girlfriend Cristine Reyes is set to do a television series with actor Gerald Anderson. Cruz stressed that he is excited about Reyes’ newest project and leading man. “Sinabi nga sa akin at excited ako excited ako sa pagsasamahan nilang dalawa,” Cruz said. In […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Enchong ready to unfold ‘new’ image

Enchong ready to unfold ‘new’ image

Kapamilya heartthrob Enchong Dee is ready to go daring. “I think [I’m ready],” Dee said when asked if he is now willing to “shed [his] good boy image.” Since he joined showbiz in 2007, Dee has become one of the most sought-after leading men of his generation, but has mostly been identified with “good guy” […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Andi ‘scared’ of filming daring scenes

Andi ‘scared’ of filming daring scenes

Her latest big screen outing marks a number of firsts for young actress Andi Eigenmann – among them the “scary” kissing scenes. “Even if it was hard, I knew I wanted to do it. Nakakatatakot talaga, pero go lang,” Eigenmann said on the sidelines of the filming for “A Secret Affair”. “Pero normal na mahihirapan […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·