Vilma says Luis not yet ready for politics

Despite throwing her full support behind her son’s rumored political plans, Batangas governor Vilma Santos-Recto believes that Luis Manzano is far from being ready for public office. The award-winning actress admitted that her son will need to study first before making entering...

PHL to build elephant monument from destroyed ivory

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines is to build an elephant monument from the ashes of seized tusks it destroyed in a landmark action against the ivory trade, an official said Thursday. The ash will be mixed with concrete to build a giant sculpture of a mother elephant protecting her...

Death penalty bill for foreign drug traffickers advances

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A proposal to impose the severest possible punishments –including the death penalty – on foreign nationals caught trafficking illegal drugs in the Philippines is closer to becoming a law after it hurdled the committee level in the House of Representatives....

House Independents hail Speaker’s signing Cha-cha manifesto

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Independent Minority Bloc of the House of Representatives on Thursday welcomed the decision of Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. to sign in the manifesto, which states that a lawmaker would voluntary expel himself as member of the 16th Congress if...

The Triumph of Philippine Art

Through April 13, 2014 The Triumph of Philippine Art USC Fisher Museum of Art 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089 Tel: 213-740-4561 Web announcement: fisher.usc.edu/exhibitions/triumph_of_the_philippines.html As never been done before, The Triumph of Philippine Art exhibits...

The Scarborough Shoal controversy: a personal connection

PART I My grandmother was born is Candelaria, Zambales (a town north of Masinloc where the disputed Bajo de Masinloc is located). Though my grandmother and her family (her husband was from Fookien, China) settled in the capital town of Iba, as I recall, we used to go up north and...

Understanding ASEAN integration is key to SME competitiveness – PHL thrift banks

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Understanding what the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration is all about is the key small and medium enterprises (SMEs) may use to compete in a larger, regional market, officials of the Chamber of Thrift Banks (CTB) said...