Julia Barretto dreams of starting own clothing line

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) -– At 17, Julia Barretto is already aware of her responsibility to save up to secure her future. Barretto said her mother, former actress Marjorie Barretto, has been helping her with money matters. “Siyempre nag-agree kami ni Mommy na I’m going to save...

Aquino to public: Elect leaders who will continue govt reforms

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – Saying corrupt officials caused poverty in the country, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday urged the public to vote for leaders who will continue his administration’s reforms. “Ang pakiusap ko po kung naniniwala kayo na tama ang ating ginagawa,...

Polls-leading Binay fears demolition job

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay may be the early top choice for president in 2016, but his camp will not celebrate just yet. In a statement Thursday, Binay’s spokesman, Joey Salgado, welcomed the recent Pulse Asia survey results showing Binay’s huge lead among...

Senate to work double time in enacting pro-labor laws

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As the nation celebrates Labor Day on Thursday, Senate President Franklin Drilon vowed that the Senate would work double time in enacting pro-worker legislation that will provide relief to the Philippine workforce and help improve their economic condition. “As...

Metro Manila hits hottest temperature on Labor Day

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – Metro Manila recorded its highest temperature so far this year, even surpassing the temperature in Tuguegarao. Temperature reached 36.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday, Labor Day, at around 3 p.m. Since it’s also a holiday, the public flocked to malls to...

Consultation on PHL-U.S. military deal still ongoing — Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacanang on Saturday said the Enhanced Defense Cooperation (EDC) agreement between the Philippine and United States, which will lead to the return U.S. troops to the Philippines on a rotational basis, is still undergoing consultation. Deputy...

Despite high survey ranking, Grace Poe still not keen on seeking higher post

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite a recent survey ranking her as among the top choices both for president and vice president in 2016, Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said she is still not keen on seeking a higher post in the upcoming national polls. “Hindi pa rin nag-iiba ang aking...

AFP: 15 killed in Sulu fighting between govt, Abu Sayyaf

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fourteen suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed following a 10-hour firefight with government troops in Sulu province, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Wednesday. In a radio interview, military public information chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said at...

Brunei sultan pushes ahead with tough sharia code

‘It’s a return to medieval punishment,’ says Human Rights Watch BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (AFP) – The sultan of oil-rich Brunei announced that tough Islamic criminal punishments would be introduced Thursday, pushing ahead with plans that have sparked rare domestic criticism of the...

No wage hike but gov’t addressing PHL’s job problem

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III did not announce any wage hike on Labor Day but said the government is addressing the country’s employment problem. “Ang pinakamahalagang yaman ng Pilipinas ay ang Pilipino.. [Kaya] sa simula pa lang po ng ating panunungkulan...
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