Society of Seven with special guests in a benefit concert for the PHL at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Thu., Dec. 19

CERRITOS, CA – The City of Cerritos is sponsoring Society of Seven With Special Guests in a Benefit Concert for the Philippines to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to support its relief efforts for...

Heavy penalties for public officers who refuse to testify in criminal cases

QUEZON CITY  (Mabuhay) – Heavy penalties await members of law enforcement agencies and government officials or employees who fail to testify in any criminal proceeding without justifiable reason. Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez...

Ricky Davao helms first fantaserye

TV director Ricky Davao faces new challenges on “Adarna,” his first fantaserye project that stars Kylie Padilla, Geoff Eigenmann, Mikael Daez and Benjamin Alves which premiered Monday on GMA-7′s primetime block. Ricky would have wanted to rest first coming from the successful run...

Palace says it’s up to DSWD whether to stop the distribution of relief goods to ‘Yolanda’-devastated areas

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said on Tuesday it leaves the decision to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) whether to stop the distribution of relief packs to areas devastated by super typhoon “Yolanda” as the government shifts from relief to rebuilding...

Geraldine Uy Wong’s ‘I saw What You Saw’ letter to Anderson Cooper (Part 1)

by : Myrna Aquitania In my column last week, I mentioned a letter written by Geraldine Uy Wong, a trained dentist who now manages a toy distribution company in Manila. She heroically travelled all the way to Tacloban right after Typhoon Yolanda hit, and  pulled out 16 of her...

New US ambassador to PH: We help friends in trouble

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — New United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg promised the US will also be at the forefront of the country’s rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda. In his video message posted on the embassy’s website, Goldberg...

BIR imposes lien on Pacquiao’s Forbes Park home

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue has imposed a lien on boxing champ Manny Pacquiao’s house in posh Forbes Park, in connection with the P2.2 billion tax case. BIR chief Kim Henares said the bureau has already put a lien on the Forbes Park property. A lien on the...

Electronics shipments drive PHL imports up 7.2% in Sept., says NSO

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine imports grew at a faster pace in September, driven mainly by a double-digit increase in electronics shipments, the country’s main trade product, the National Statistics Office (NSO) reported Tuesday. The imports bill went up 7.2 percent to $5.711...