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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Trump to shorten PHL visit

Trump to shorten PHL visit

MANILA – United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Thursday clarified that President Donald Trump missing the East-Asia Summit (EAS) on November 14 is “purely for scheduling reasons” and does not indicate “weakening” of US commitment to the region. Kim stressed that the Trump administration is “fully committed to the Asia Pacific” as it […]

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Duterte seeks to fortify relations with Japan on second official visit

Duterte seeks to fortify relations with Japan on second official visit

TOKYO, Japan – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is in Japan for his second official visit which aims to further strengthen relations with one of Asia’s economic powerhouses. The President and his official delegation arrived at Haneda International Airport early morning of Monday, October 30, onboard a chartered Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane. The Chief Executive said he […]

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Rufa Mae ecstatic over ABS-CBN transfer (with photo: 27rufa.jpg)

Rufa Mae ecstatic over ABS-CBN transfer (with photo: 27rufa.jpg)

After appearing on “Ipaglaban Mo” and making her debut on the weekend sitcom “Home Sweetie Home,” Rufa Mae Quinto finally confirmed that she is now a Kapamilya, describing the move as “meant to be.” The comedienne-actress, who has long been associated with rival network, GMA-7, added that she was supposed to jump to ABS-CBN last […]

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Senators believe Divina is Aegis’ fratmen’s ‘big brother’

MANILA, Nov 6 (Mabuhay) — Most of the members of the Senate panel looking into the death of freshman law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III believe the so-called “big brother” of the Aegis Juris fraternity is no less than University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law dean Nilo Divina, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Monday. […]

10.11.2017 · Filled under: News ·
ASEAN to adopt accord on migrant workers’ rights

ASEAN to adopt accord on migrant workers’ rights

MANILA – Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states are expected to sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers during the summit that will be held next week. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said the landmark document will further strengthen social […]

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Nine more Maute members killed in Marawi ops — military

MANILA, Nov 6 (Mabuhay) — Nine more stragglers, including the cousin of the Maute brothers, were killed in an operation by government troops in MarawiCity over the weekend, a military official said Monday. Colonel Romeo Brawner, Joint Task Force Ranao deputy commander, identified one of the killed suspects as Ibrahim Maute alias Abu Jamil, a […]

10.11.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Toni thanks Piolo for agreeing to do ‘Home Sweetie Home’

Toni thanks Piolo for agreeing to do ‘Home Sweetie Home’

Toni Gonzaga is happy to welcome new characters in the ABS-CBN sitcom “Home Sweetie Home.” Among them is her “Last Night” leading man Piolo Pascual. “Actually pagbalik na pagbalik ko [from our family vacation in Europe], nag-taping na kami ng ‘Home Sweetie Home.’ Nag-guest sa amin si Piolo. We are very thankful na he’s available […]

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Duterte, Trump ‘very much alike Spokesperson says both same in thinking, language’

MANILA, Nov 7 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte and United States President Donald Trump are “very much alike,” and are not likely to collide on human rights issues stemming from the Filipino leader’s controversial war on drugs. The 2 controversial heads of state are expected to meet for the first time […]

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