Aquino leads commemoration of 3rd death anniversary of Cory

Aquino leads commemoration of 3rd death anniversary of Cory

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III led the Aquino and Cojuangco clans in commemorating the third death anniversary of his late mother and former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino who is buried, together with husband and former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque on Wednesday. The […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Expect more Asian NBA players, says Heat coach Spoelstra

Expect more Asian NBA players, says Heat coach Spoelstra

Singapore, July 30, 2012 (AFP) – National Basketball Association (NBA) fans can expect more foreign players including Asians in the US professional league, the Asian-American coach of NBA champions Miami Heat said Monday. “The game of basketball… has become global and the NBA will search for players and talent in any country in any region […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Chinese vessels at Panatag Shoal down to three as of Wednesday – DFA

Chinese vessels at Panatag Shoal down to three as of Wednesday – DFA

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – Only three Chinese vessels have been monitored to be at the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal as of June 25 (Wednesday), the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez said two maritime surveillance ships and one fisheries and law enforcement command vessel were spotted inside the lagoon […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne Curtis: I’m a nobody in the US

Anne Curtis: I’m a nobody in the US

Here in the Philippines, it’s impossible for one not to know Anne Curtis, unless he or she lives under a rock. One of ABS-CBN’s biggest talents, Curtis has had box-office hit movies, top-rating soaps and shows, and even a sold-out concert. Her face can also be seen all over the country through billboards and other […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Three dead as storm lashes PHL

Three dead as storm lashes PHL

Manila, July 30, 2012 (AFP) – At least three people were killed and millions were left without power Monday as Tropical Storm Saola turned into a typhoon, bringing heavy rains to large parts of the Philippines, the government said. Manila was one of the worst hit areas and schools across the sprawling capital were suspended, […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
US, Canadian men held in PHL for fake Viagra

US, Canadian men held in PHL for fake Viagra

Manila, July 21, 2012 (AFP) – An American and a Canadian have been detained in the Philippines for selling fake counterfeit Viagra pills through the internet, police said Saturday. Canadian man Nicolai Boutnine and Joseph Dean, an American, were among six suspects arrested when police raided a call-centre in the central city of Mandaue on […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
UK renews warning vs travel to parts of Mindanao

UK renews warning vs travel to parts of Mindanao

MANILA, July 19 (Mabuhay) – Citing the continued threat of terrorism and kidnapping in some parts of Mindanao, the United Kingdom has reiterated its warning against going there for the meantime. In its travel advisory updated Thursday, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office maintained its advisory against all travel to southwest Mindanao and Sulu. “We […]

25.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
NDRRMC: 2 dead, 2 missing in ‘Ferdie’ wake

NDRRMC: 2 dead, 2 missing in ‘Ferdie’ wake

MANILA, July 21 (Mabuhay) – At least two people were reported dead while two were missing in the wake of rain brought by Tropical Depression Ferdie, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Saturday. NDRRMC head Benito Ramos said one of the fatalities was a Laguna resident who drowned Friday afternoon and was […]

25.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Lara Quigaman shows off baby bump

Lara Quigaman shows off baby bump

A week after her marriage to actor Marco Alcaraz, former beauty queen Precious Lara Quigaman showed off her baby bump. Alcaraz revealed during his wedding vows last week that he is looking forward to taking care not only of Quigaman but also their forthcoming son. Quigaman is currently five months pregnant. Although they already wed […]

24.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Property boom transforming Philippine skylines

Property boom transforming Philippine skylines

(MANILA-AFP) – As a Philippine property boom gathers pace, even Paris Hilton, Donald Trump and high-fashion house Versace are getting a piece of the action. The good times are into their fourth year, fuelled by steady economic growth, Western firms offshoring jobs to the Philippines, the buying power of millions of Filipinos working abroad and […]

24.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
China state media accuses Clinton of ‘meddling’

China state media accuses Clinton of ‘meddling’

Beijing, July 14, 2012 (AFP) – China’s official Xinhua news agency on Saturday accused US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of “meddling” in the South China Sea territorial disputes. Rival claims have for decades made the resource-rich waters one of Asia’s potential military flashpoints and tensions have risen in the last year with the Philippines […]

23.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino cites tourism as country’s engine of growth

Aquino cites tourism as country’s engine of growth

MANILA, July 13 (Mabuhay) – In keeping with his commitment to boost the Philippine tourism, President Benigno S. Aquino III said his administration has made good progress in the tourism sector to revitalize the country’s socio-economic growth. In his speech during the courtesy call of the 7th North American Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors […]

18.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
PHL sets national day for ‘King of Comedy’

PHL sets national day for ‘King of Comedy’

MANILA, July 12, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a “national day of remembrance” for the country’s most popular comedian Dolphy who died earlier this week, his spokeswoman said Thursday. Aquino set July 13, as the day for Dolphy following his death at the age of 83 from a pulmonary disease, said […]

17.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Iglesia ni Cristo breaks 3 world records

Iglesia ni Cristo breaks 3 world records

MANILA, July 9 (Mabuhay) – After gaining media attention for planning to put up what has been dubbed as the world’s largest indoor arena, Iglesia ni Cristo is at it again as it broke three Guinness world records. The influential religious group achieved the feat during its medical-dental mission for informal settlers in Manila last […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL stops baby eels being sent to Hong Kong

PHL stops baby eels being sent to Hong Kong

Manila, July 8, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine quarantine officials on Sunday discovered some two million baby eels hidden in freight at Manila airport thought to be destined for Hong Kong restaurants. The eels were stored in plastic bags filled with water and hidden in 46 boxes, said Ben Curativo, head of Manila airport’s fisheries quarantine […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino: Ang buhay ay hindi weather-weather lang

Aquino: Ang buhay ay hindi weather-weather lang

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) – A disaster mitigation system was launched right in the city that has seen the worst effects of flooding. President Aquino was at Barangay Nangka in Marikina for the launching of project NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards. A project of the Department of Science and Technology, it mainly […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
US seeks to reduce tensions in South China Sea

US seeks to reduce tensions in South China Sea

BEIJING, July 7, 2012 (AFP) – The United States will emphasise the importance of easing friction over competing claims in the South China Sea during regional talks in Cambodia next week, a US government official said Saturday. The talks of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and regional powers including China will be attended […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Boracay named 2012 world’s best island

Boracay named 2012 world’s best island

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) – Boracay has been named as this year’s world’s best island getaway by an international travel magazine. Discovery Shores in Boracay was also named best hotel spa in Asia by “Travel + Leisure” magazine’s 2012 World’s Best Awards. The magazine’s editor, Nilou Motamed, made the announcement Friday on the “Today” daily […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Piolo admits he had talks with TV5

Piolo admits he had talks with TV5

Actor Piolo Pascual revealed he also received feelers from a rival network to leave ABS-CBN. In a magazine interview Pascual said he was in talks with No. 3 network TV5, but he made sure to update Star Magic executives Johnny Manahan and Mariole Alberto every step of the way. Pascual, however, did not disclose as […]

13.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Sobriety tests for Philippine traffic cops

Sobriety tests for Philippine traffic cops

MANILA, June 28, 2012 (AFP) – After reports of boozing on the job, traffic police in the Philippine capital will be required to undergo breathalyser tests, an official said Thursday. The new policy covering the 1,400 Metro Manila traffic enforcers was imposed following complaints about some personnel, said Yves Gonzales, director of Manila’s traffic discipline […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·