Lawmaker wants next Pacquiao fight in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Games and Amusements Committee chairman Elpido Barzaga wants the next fight of Filipino boxing superstar and Sarangani Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to be held in the Philippines, noting the benefits for the economy and tourism. “I wish the next fight (of...

Coco dedicates best actor award to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Coco Martin dedicated his best actor award from the PMPC Star Awards for TV to the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), which battered the Visayas last November 8. Martin won the award for his performance in the Filipino superhero series “Juan dela...

PNP cadaver recovery team continues efforts in Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police is still on full-operation mode in disaster-hit areas after Typhoon Yolanda brought wide devastation in the Visayas region, PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima said on Saturday. “The Cadaver Recovery Team of PNP Special...

Binay appeals: Stop mudslinging amid relief efforts

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay appealed for a stop to the mudslinging amid the relief and rehabilitation efforts being done for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda. “This is not the time for disunity and mudslinging. Let us not allow selfish personal agenda...

Aquino hopes for speedier trial in murder of 58 in Ampatuan massacre

MANILA  (AFP) – President Benigno Aquino hopes the trial over the Philippines’ worst political massacre can be speeded up, his spokeswoman said on Saturday, the fourth anniversary of the murder of 58 people which shocked the world. Aquino’s spokeswoman Abigail Valte said the...

Japan extends $500k rice in emergency aid for Yolanda victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Japan is extending additional emergency assistance to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) with rice worth some $500,000. The Japanese Embassy in Manila said the Japanese government approved the delivery of the emergency rice using Japan’s contribution to...

Brunei gives additional P21.9-M for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Brunei has approved the release of $500,000 (P21.9 million) in cash donation for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines. This is on top of the “in-kind” contributions from Brunei’s National Disaster Management...

Binay daughter goes head to head vs Mar in fund debate

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – It’s Binay versus Roxas again. This time, it’s the daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay who went head-to-head in a debate with Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II over the latter’s fund in the 2014 National Budget. Senator Nancy Binay...

Barbers and make up artists to get SSS membership soon

QUEZON CITY (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a bill protecting the rights and promoting the welfare of workers in the wellness centers, beauty and grooming salons, fitness gyms, spas and massage parlors by facilitating their membership in the Social Security System (SSS). Rep....

Teen explains why she married Freddie Aguilar

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — For the 16-year-old wife of Freddie Aguilar, their Muslim wedding was a way of proving their love for each other amid criticisms aimed at them since the musician announced their relationship in October. She briefly spoke during the round of media...
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