‘Yolanda’ disaster calls native son home

By Danny Petilla LOS ANGELES – An ominous text message sent from thousands of kilometers away in my hometown of Palo, Leyte province, at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda’s” fury on Nov. 8 may have changed my life forever. “Brother, our house is gone! Destroyed in less than an...

US Execs, Fil-Ams join memorial for massacre victims

By Nimfa U. Rueda CARSON, California – Carson Mayor Jim Dear has cited the important role of journalists in society as he joined Filipino-American community and media groups at a memorial for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre at the city library here. “Journalists are...

Archbishop Tagle warns public on fake Facebook accounts

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged the public to report to Facebook several spurious accounts using his name for it to be shut down. This, as he warned them against six fake accounts: Archbishop Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, D.D., STD; Bishop Luis...

Vice Ganda shrugs off rivalry with Kris

Comedian Vice Ganda played down talk of a brewing rivalry existing between him and his friend, Kris Aquino. This comes after the PMPC Star Awards for TV named Vice Ganda this year’s Best Celebrity Talk Show Host over Aquino. Moreover, both have entries in the upcoming Metro...

Mass vaccinations for typhoon-affected children

TACLOBAN  (AFP) – A mass vaccination program has been launched in Philippine communities that were devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan to protect children against measles and polio, UN agencies said Wednesday. The campaign began this week with 30,000 children being vaccinated in...

Cabinet presents ‘Yolanda’ rehab plan to Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The group in charge of the rehabilitation and rebuilding of areas severely hit by typhoon “Yolanda” presented to President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday a comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery plan. The President and his Cabinet secretaries met at...

Tacloban to limit building of coastal homes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Tacloban mayor Alfred Romualdez on Wednesday said the city will now limit the building of homes in vulnerable areas after most structures along its coast line were destroyed during the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda.” “Nag-issue ang Pangulo ng directive sa...

Foreign refugees’ home to shelter ‘Yolanda’ victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A former government official said a refugee center in Morong, Bataan may be used to temporarily house survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” from Eastern Visayas. Former National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Romeo David said the Philippine Refugee...

Nancy to DILG: Consult my dad about housing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Nancy Binay on Tuesday urged the Department of the Interior and Local Government to consult with the National Housing Authority about providing shelter to informal settlers. In a statement, Binay twitted the DILG for getting a P1 billion fund for...

Rocco Nacino’s nursing background comes to fore on ‘Out Of Control’

He has played a mayor on TV and soon, a saint on the big screen. But before those – long before he entered show business – Kapuso talent Rocco Nacino was wearing an entirely different hat and for real, that of a nurse. The actor is using his educational background in co-hosting...
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