Images of Ninoy Aquino Day

Images of Ninoy Aquino Day

An honor guard plays his trumpet during the commemoration of the 29th death anniversary of the late senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, father of Philippine President Benigno Aquino, in Manila on August 21, 2012. Aquino’s death by a gunman in 1983 sparked massive protests against the Marcos dictatorship that culminated three years later in the People […]

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
More images of Secretary Robredo’s memorial

More images of Secretary Robredo’s memorial

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
PNoy brings Robredo’s body to Naga

PNoy brings Robredo’s body to Naga

MANILA, Aug 21 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III personally brought the remains of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo to his family in Naga. A C130 plane carrying Robredo’s remains arrived at the Naga airport a little past 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Robredo was given arrival honors. People lined up the streets, holding […]

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
CBCP warns Catholic schools vs pro-RH teaching

CBCP warns Catholic schools vs pro-RH teaching

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — Catholic schools that do not toe the line on the reproductive health (RH) bill may be stripped of their affiliation with the Church, the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines warned over the weekend. CBCP president and Cebu archbishop Jose Palma said such a sanction awaits Catholic […]

22.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New owl species discovered in Cebu, Camiguin

New owl species discovered in Cebu, Camiguin

  Manila, Aug 19, 2012 (AFP) – Scientists and birdwatchers have discovered 10 new owl species in the Philippines, using advanced recording equipment that can distinguish between their hoots, a conservation official said Sunday. Eight of the new species were previously considered sub-species while two are totally new, said Lisa Paguntalan, field director of Philippines […]

22.08.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Plain packets loom but puff left in Tobacco Inc.

Plain packets loom but puff left in Tobacco Inc.

(SYDNEY-AFP) – Health advocates declared a “brave new world of tobacco control” following Australia’s historic packaging victory over the cigarette industry, but analysts warn that smoking is far from a dying trade. Tobacco products in Australia will be sold in drab, uniform packaging with graphic health warnings from December 1 after the nation’s High Court […]

21.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
DOH distributes anti-lepto drugs to prevent outbreak in evacuation centers, flood areas

DOH distributes anti-lepto drugs to prevent outbreak in evacuation centers, flood areas

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health has started distributing anti-leptospirosis drugs to 17 local government units in Metro Manila to prevent an outbreak of the disease in evacuation centers and flooded communities, its National Capital Region office announced Friday. A total of 11 boxes containing 1,000 capsules of doxycycline capsules were distributed […]

20.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Death toll from ‘habagat’ rains nears 100

Death toll from ‘habagat’ rains nears 100

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) – The number of people who lost their lives from last week’s torrential rains has reached 92, latest government data revealed on Monday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said most of the deaths were recorded in Central Luzon with 38; followed by the National Capital Region (32); […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL told to brace for more rains

PHL told to brace for more rains

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) – Authorities warned Monday an approaching storm could bring more heavy rain to the capital and surrounding areas that are still reeling from devastating floods that have left 92 dead. Nearly half a million people are packed in evacuation centers, while all in all, more than 3.4 million people have been […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Agri sector sustains P1.8B in damage from flood and rain

Agri sector sustains P1.8B in damage from flood and rain

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) – The damage sustained by agriculture sector from weeks of rain and flooding reached P1.8 billion, the Department of Agriculture said in a briefing Monday. “These are still preliminary data,” Agriculture Undersecretary for Marketing Services Salvador Salacup told reporters. Observe that these figures may still increase in succeeding reports,” he added. […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
‘Senatoriables’ in Aquino relief drive: We are helping, not campaigning

‘Senatoriables’ in Aquino relief drive: We are helping, not campaigning

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) – They were invited and so they came to help but not campaign. Personalities who were earlier included in the administration’s senatorial line-up for 2013 on Friday defended accompanying President Benigno Aquino III in his relief drive for flood victims in Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon. Aurora Rep.  Aurora […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·

Aug-Nov: Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Courtesy of UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Docent Tour of the South and Southeast Asian Art Collection at LACMA 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Ahmanson Building, 4th floor Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036 Web announcement: www.lacma.org/visit/calendar General […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Palace reiterates Aquino against abortion

Palace reiterates Aquino against abortion

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang objected Wednesday to disinformation about President Aquino allegedly favoring abortion. “Let me just clarify lang that the President is against abortion. Because there is disinformation going around that the President is for abortion. Let me categorically state that in his first point in [his] five-point [position, he said] ‘I […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL school bans Muslim hijab

PHL school bans Muslim hijab

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, Aug 5, 2012 (AFP) – A Catholic-run school in the southern Philippines has caused controversy by banning Muslim students from wearing the hijab headscarf. Mehol Sadain, who heads the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, said Sunday he had written to Pilar College in the mixed Muslim-Christian port city of Zamboanga to demand it […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bong Revilla: Lani won’t run for Senate

Bong Revilla: Lani won’t run for Senate

Amid speculations that Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado will run for Senate in 2013 elections, her husband, Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., said there is no such plans. “No, she’s not running for senator,” Revilla stressed in an interview during the first day of shooting for his film “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Ako,” with […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Malacañang appeals to informal settlers to heed government’s advice

Malacañang appeals to informal settlers to heed government’s advice

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday issued an appeal to informal settlers still living in danger zones and areas that were already washed out by floods to heed government’s advice and allow themselves to be transferred to a safe compound for their safety. President Benigno S. Aquino III has personally visited these families […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino strongly condemns simultaneous attacks by Muslim rebels on installations

Aquino strongly condemns simultaneous attacks by Muslim rebels on installations

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – The Aquino administration strongly condemned the simultaneous attacks of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) forces on military installations in different areas in Maguindanao and North Cotabato on Sunday. “The attacks initiated by this lawless group during Ramadan only demonstrate their disrespect for this holy month of our Muslim faithful, and […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Death toll from PHL floods rises to 51

Death toll from PHL floods rises to 51

MANILA, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – The death toll from over a week of floods in the Philippines rose to 51 as rain continued to pour, causing dams to overflow and forcing more people to flee their homes, officials said Monday. The number of deaths, previously at 45, rose as more bodies of missing people […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Arroyo faces trial over NBN-ZTE deal

Arroyo faces trial over NBN-ZTE deal

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – Former President and now Pampanga 2nd District congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will face trial on October 1 for approving the $329-million national broadband network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp. The Office of the Ombudsman sued Mrs. Arroyo for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, saying that the NBN […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL lawmakers to speed birth control vote

PHL lawmakers to speed birth control vote

Manila, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine legislators said Monday they were set to terminate heated debates on a controversial birth control law after President Benigno Aquino III urged its speedy passage. Congressman Edcel Lagman, the main proponent of the bill, said Aquino met with leaders of the House of Representatives and expressed his desire […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·