Single Ruffa Gutierrez wants an ‘inspiration’

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Having been single for two-and-a-half years, Ruffa Gutierrez believes 2014 will be her lucky year when it comes to her love life. Despite her successful career, Gutierrez admits that she still needs an inspiration apart from her two daughters, Lorin and...

Lacson: I am color-blind to politics in the Yolanda rehab

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) – Six weeks after being appointed as ‘Rehabilitation Czar’ by President Benigno Aquino III, Secretary Panfilo Lacson said his committee has already accomplished a lot in the rebuilding and rehabilitation of the places hit by super typhoon Yolanda. In an...

‘Yolanda’ multi-donor fund created to fast-track rehab efforts

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) -– A multi-donor fund has been created to fast-track rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by super typhoon “Yolanda,” Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (PARR) chief Panfilo Lacson said. In his keynote speech at...

Pope says Internet ‘gift from God’

VATICAN CITY, January 23, 2014 (AFP) – Pope Francis described the Internet on Thursday as “a gift from God” and called on Catholics to “boldly become citizens of the digital world”. “The internet… offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something...

Despite court documents, Bangayan insists he’s not ‘David Tan’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Businessman Davidson Bangayan on Wednesday remained firm that he is not suspected rice smuggler “David Tan,” despite being confronted at a Senate probe with court documents showing he used the alias. During the Senate agriculture committee’s inquiry on rice...

Aquino takes swipe at Sen. Bong Revilla

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III took the offensive two days after Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. accused him of meddling in the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona. On Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony of the Skyway Stage 3 Project, Aquino...

45 dead, 8 missing in Mindanao due to LPA – NDRRMC

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday reported the number of deaths at 45 and 900,000 people affected in Mindanao by tropical depression “Agaton” which has now weakened into low pressure area (LPA). “Agaton”’s...

PHL tells citizens in Thailand to prepare for possible evacuation

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has called on Filipinos in Thailand to restrict their movements and prepare for possible evacuation amid intensified anti-government demonstrations there. Manila raised Alert Level 2 over Thailand as the 60-day state of emergency was...

Kababayan host Jannelle So is engaged!

The kababayan who’s usually on top of news and issues concerning the Filipino American community in Southern California and Hawaii recently felt “on top of the world” as she tweeted minutes after an engagement at the top of the 46-storey Heron Tower in London, England...

One of the Philippines Newest Channels, TFC’s Lifestyle Network, Joins DIRECTV

DIRECTV’s FilipinoDirect™ Package Now Provides 11 Filipino Channels, including Six Exclusive Channels Not Available on Any Other TV Provider in the U.S. EL SEGUNDO, Calif., – DIRECTV continues to expand its international programming lineup with the addition of TFC’s Lifestyle...