Duterte eyes bringing back PNP to drug war

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would soon bring back the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the war on drugs, just over a month after directing the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to lead the campaign. In a speech in front of soldiers in FortMagsaysay, Nueva Ecija, Duterte said […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Storms could be more frequent from December to March — PAGASA

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) — More frequent extreme weather conditions and heavy rains threaten to hit the country starting next month and would probably last until March 2018. State weather bureau PAGASA’s data show that the chance of a developing La Niña in the Pacific Ocean is high. Citing PAGASA information, GMA News’ “Unang Balita” […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, News, Philippine News ·
House panel denies Sereno lawyers chance to cross-examine witnesses

House panel denies Sereno lawyers chance to cross-examine witnesses

MANILA, Nov 22 (Mabuhay) — The House Committee on Justice on Wednesday denied the legal counsel of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno the chance to cross-examine the witnesses to be presented in proceedings of the impeachment complaint against her at the House of Representatives. With a vote of 30 in the affirmative and four in […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Duterte says Joma to be arrested if he returns home

MANILA, Nov 25 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he will have Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison arrested if the latter decides to return home. “If Joma Sison comes here, I will arrest him. Or if I were him, huwag na siyang bumalik dito,” Duterte said in a […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Health chief seeks to boost vaccination rate for kids

Health chief seeks to boost vaccination rate for kids

MANILA – Health Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque III has sought the help of various stakeholders in improving the vaccination rate for children, which was at 70 percent in 2016, far from the health department’s target. “Today, our vaccination coverage for fully immunized children or FIC is far from the 95 percent target and, in fact, has […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown ·
Anne teases Angel, Neil about getting married (with photo: 16angel.jpg)

Anne teases Angel, Neil about getting married (with photo: 16angel.jpg)

The father of Erwan Heussaff has urged his son Erwan and Anne Curtis to not waste time in starting their own family. According to Tim Yap’s Instagram stories, Louis Heussaff supposedly told the couple that they need “10 more boys” in the family so they better begin making their little ones. “The last thing I […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News ·

DDB asks for P15M budget to get the number of drug users right

MANILA, Nov 17 (Mabuhay) — The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has requested a P15-million budgetary allocation from the Senate finance committee for it to finally determine the “accurate” number of drug users in the country. This was disclosed by Senator Panfilo Lacson during the Senate interpellation on the proposed 2018 budget of the DDB Thursday […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Philippine GDP grows 6.9% in Q3, beyond market consensus

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine economy grew by 6.9 percent in the third quarter of the year, higher than a market consensus of 6.6 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Thursday. The latest figure compares with the upward-revised 6.7 percent in the second quarter and the downward-revised 7.0 percent in the third […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Jona to pay tribute to her father in upcoming concert

Jona to pay tribute to her father in upcoming concert

Singer Jonalyn “Jona” Viray turned emotional as she recalled her father Fernando delos Santos Viray, who passed away last October at the age of 51. In an interview on Monday, Jona said she will be paying tribute to her father in her upcoming concert “Prima Jona on November 18 at the Theatre at Solaire. “After […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle ·

Palace rejects special treatment rap for Russian drug suspects

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte reassured Russia on his government’s treatment of 2 Russian drug suspects to strengthen ties with newfound ally, Moscow, Malacañang said Thursday. “Kapangyarihan ng Presidente na maging chief architect ng foreign policy. Iyan po ay legal at walang basehan ang pula na special treatment ito,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Here’s what SandaraPark has to say about being ‘jobless’

Here’s what SandaraPark has to say about being ‘jobless’

“What do you know about me?” This is what Korean pop star Sandara Park has to say about people calling her “jobless.” In an episode of “Dara TV” posted on YouTube, the 33-year-old addressed the issue. “I really want to talk about this, that the job I do, people are not aware of the story […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
China pledges P1.15-B for Marawi; Duterte to gift rifle that killed Hapilon to Beijing

China pledges P1.15-B for Marawi; Duterte to gift rifle that killed Hapilon to Beijing

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday announced his government’s P1.15 billion donation to MarawiCity. “The Chinese government will provide 150 million RMB Yuan of grants for the rebuilding and improvement of livelihood in Marawi to demonstrate the support of the Chinese people,” he said after his bilateral meeting with President […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

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 ·