Aquino to exhaust all means before using Chacha over Panatag

Aquino to exhaust all means before using Chacha over Panatag

MANILA, July 2 (Mabuhay) – The Aquino administration will exhaust all available means to resolve the Panatag shoal issue before resorting to Charter amendments, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Monday. “If we can resolve problems or we can resolve issues without going through amending the Charter, we will continue to do it that way,” Lacierda […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino leads 12th Cabinet meeting, discusses 2013 national budget

Aquino leads 12th Cabinet meeting, discusses 2013 national budget

MANILA, June 29 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III met Friday the members of his official family for the 12th Cabinet meeting to discuss the proposed 2013 national budget. In a media briefing in Malacanang, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was to present the P2.006-trillion national budget for next […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL may ask US for spyplanes

PHL may ask US for spyplanes

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines may ask the United States to send spyplanes to help it monitor a disputed area in the South China Sea, a presidential spokesman said Monday, in a move that could deepen tensions with China. The move to request P3C Orion spy planes would first require the approval […]

09.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL to vaccinate 700,000 babies

PHL to vaccinate 700,000 babies

Manila, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Monday the government would vaccinate 700,000 babies this year to protect them from a virus that causes diarrhoea, a killer disease ravaging poor communities. While diarrhea is a preventable disease, Aquino said health authorities had struggled to stop outbreaks from happening with many poor […]

09.07.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Pass RH bill to help end child labor, Lagman says

Pass RH bill to help end child labor, Lagman says

MANILA, June 29 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers should approve the reproductive health (RH) bill to help end child labor in the country, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said Friday. Lagman, the principal author of the RH bill in the House of Representatives, said in a press statement that the rising number of child workers in the country […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Spain’s Queen Sofia arrives in Philippines

Spain’s Queen Sofia arrives in Philippines

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – Spain’s Queen Sofia arrived in the Philippines Monday for a five-day visit to review development projects funded by the Spanish government. The queen was greeted at Manila airport by top Philippine dignitaries, before she left for a private gathering at the Spanish ambassador’s residence, official said. The queen’s visit […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Guinness says ‘Lolong’ is world’s largest crocodile

Guinness says ‘Lolong’ is world’s largest crocodile

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a ton and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records. The 6.17-metre (20.24-foot) male, nicknamed “Lolong”, was captured in the Agusan marsh on the southern island […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
(August 4-5) US-Philippines Expo 2012 is set to be the “best ever”

(August 4-5) US-Philippines Expo 2012 is set to be the “best ever”

Bigger and better than ever, the first and one of the largest Filipino festivals returns to Fairplex Pomona on August 4-5, 2012. The organizers are giving away a brand new car to a lucky patron through a grand raffle draw, as the highlight of the “International Speed Meet” exhibit which will feature an extensive collection […]

25.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Promotions ·
‘Reformed’ Robin Padilla as the new MoneyGram endorser

‘Reformed’ Robin Padilla as the new MoneyGram endorser

PHL Country Manager Lim says ‘he’s the perfect choice’ (Weekend Balita) – For one of the top remitting agencies in the world, MoneyGram International didn’t seem to need introduction, much less a celebrity promoting the top financial institution. But it did so as far as the Philippines is concerned. Maybe it has something to do […]

15.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Top tweets: Jason De Jong, Iron Man vs Spider-Man

Top tweets: Jason De Jong, Iron Man vs Spider-Man

(Relaxnews) – Microbloggers are buzzing about Jason De Jong and debating the relative merits of Iron Man and Spider-Man on Tuesday, June 12. Footballer Jason De Jong is currently the top trending topic on Twitter after the Filipino international was called on as a late substitution for Rob Gier in the FIFA International friendly between the Philippines […]

13.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

10 photos (Relaxnews) – This week Lookbook users were torn between casual styles composed of separates in soft colors and looks that were short, black and lacy. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Jennifer G. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy by Jennifer G., 25 year old Native Fox from California. Find out more about her style […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
AirAsia Philippines begins flights to Malaysia

AirAsia Philippines begins flights to Malaysia

(MANILA-AFP) – Budget carrier AirAsia’s Philippine unit on Saturday began its international operations with the first of its daily flights to Malaysia, the company said. The airline’s Airbus A320 plane departed on its inaugural foreign flight from Clark airport, a sprawling former US airbase almost two hours’ drive from Manila, for Kuala Lumpur’s low-cost terminal. The […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Malacañang rallies Filipinos to ‘pitch in’ in helping DOT achieve tourist arrivals target

Malacañang rallies Filipinos to ‘pitch in’ in helping DOT achieve tourist arrivals target

MANILA, Mar 26 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang called on the Filipino citizenry to “pitch in and do their share” in helping the Department of Tourism achieve its tourist arrivals target of 4.6-million visitors for 2012. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that all Filipinos should help the government achieve this reachable goal as the benefits would […]

30.05.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Pacquiao hits back at tax man

Pacquiao hits back at tax man

Manila, March 26, 2012 (AFP) – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao said Monday a tax suit filed by the Philippine government had cost him millions of dollars in endorsements, and vowed to fight it out in court. Pacquiao, one of the world’s richest athletes, said the case filed against him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue […]

30.05.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Google Insights: Eurovision Song Contest and ‘American Idol’ finals go viral

Google Insights: Eurovision Song Contest and ‘American Idol’ finals go viral

(Relaxnews) – Both the Eurovision Song Contest and American Idol have been trending at the top of Google’s rising search terms this week as internet users looked for more information about the winning contestants and the show finales. The final of the Eurovision Song Contest was held on May 26 and saw Swedish pop singer Loreen take […]

30.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
DOT targets 10 million visitors by 2016

DOT targets 10 million visitors by 2016

GLENDALE,CA – The slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines” seems to be working. Ever  since the Philippine Department of Tourism launched it early this year, more foreigners have been flocking to the country in record numbers. In spite of the momentum, however, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. is not stopping. After […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
China’s new complaint about bugs in PHL fruits puzzles agriculture exec

China’s new complaint about bugs in PHL fruits puzzles agriculture exec

MANILA, May 16 (Mabuhay) — A new complaint from China about bugs in Philippine fruit exports has puzzled Philippine agriculture officials, who said there had been no similar complaint from other countries importing same products. Bureau of Plant Industry Director Clarito Barron said the latest complaint involving mealybugs in Philippine papayas and pineapples came on […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Images of the week: Manila, New York, Tokyo

Images of the week: Manila, New York, Tokyo

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez Hong Kong Visitors look at a painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang titled “Brother and Sister” during the soft opening of the Hong Kong International Art Fair in Hong Kong on May 16, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY New York An installation view of part of “SPACE […]

23.05.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Philippines goes after sea turtle restaurants

Philippines goes after sea turtle restaurants

(CEBU, Philippines-AFP) – The Philippines on Monday said it would form a special task force to go after restaurants selling the meat of protected sea turtles. The eight-member team was created after news reports revealed the proliferation of roadside restaurants in the central island of Cebu serving dishes made from the government-protected marine animals. “The […]

22.05.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Twitter index: Tweeps wish Pinoy Big Brother a happy birthday, would trade basketball player Carlos Boozer

Twitter index: Tweeps wish Pinoy Big Brother a happy birthday, would trade basketball player Carlos Boozer

(Relaxnews) – Tweeps are listing on Friday the numerous things they would trade American basketball player Carlos Boozer for if they had a chance after his less than fantastic on-court performance during Thursday night’s game. “If the Bulls had to do it all over again, I think they’d choose setting $80 million on fire over […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·