Laguna Beach celebrates 80 years of living art

by : Rey Andres The scene was so vivid and realistic that the canvas at the stage of Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach looked like the real painting. The “live painting” had human elements who are all volunteers were dressed up to depict elements  of a painting and whose dedication and...

Senate to terminate some oversight committees?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Still reeling from controversies over the handling of its funds in the previous Congress, the Senate plans to cut costs beginning this year, particularly by reducing the number of oversight committees. To do this, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto...

President Aquino lays down the principles and reforms that shaped the proposed P2.268 trillion National Budget for 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III laid down the principles and reforms that shaped the proposed P2.268-trillion National Budget for 2014. In his 2014 Budget Message, the Chief Executive said the 2014 National Budget will support his administration’s...

Pinoy doctor bags Ramon Magsaysay Award

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– A Filipino doctor was honored with a Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, on Wednesday. Ernesto Domingo, a 76-year-old National Scientist, was honored for his medical work against hepatitis. The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay...

Aquino hopes for ‘more love’ from China to meet PHL’s tourism goals

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said he is hoping for “more love” from China to enable the Philippines to reach its tourism goals. In his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), Aquino pointed out that some Chinese tourists seem to have fallen “in...

Palace: Admin allies not spared from P10-B ‘pork barrel’ scam

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Malacañang vowed a thorough probe into the alleged P10-billion ‘pork barrel’ scam over the past decade even if administration allies are involved in the anomaly. “This travesty will be investigated and we’ll investigate it no...

Kontrabida’ role takes toll on Kaye Abad

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Known for her sweet image for the better part of her 20-year career, Kaye Abad has yet to get used to her latest TV role — a vengeful and abusive step mom. As Stella in the ABS-CBN primetime series “Annaliza,” the 31-year-old actress is...

Government vows transparent, real public consultation for the planned MRT, LRT fare hikes

MANILA, July 24 (Mabuhay) — Malacanang assured Wednesday on the conduct of a transparent and real public consultation before the government adjusts the rates of the Metro Rail Transit and Light Rail Transit as mentioned by the President in his 4th State-of-the-Nation...

Chiz gets powerful finance committee

MANILA  (Mabuhay)– The Senate announced more committee chairs and members on Tuesday. Sen. Francis Escudero is now the head of the finance committee, which scrutinizes the national budget every year. He was earlier named chair of the education committee, but the position...