Manila protests Chinese construction on PHL-claimed Mabini Reef

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has protested China’s alleged construction activities in a Manila-claimed reef in the disputed South China Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Wednesday. Following another bold Chinese assertion in the contested waters, Del...

Ensure Quality of Education Before Any Tuition Fee Increase – Sen. Bam to CHED

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Bam Aquino has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to consider quality of education in determining whether a tuition fee increase is justified. Aquino made the pronouncement after the CHED revealed that a total of 353 private...

Congress OKs bill allowing foreigners to own banks in PHL

MANILA, May 15 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the bill allowing foreign players to fully own banks in the country. The opening up of the banking sector was vital as the Philippines finds itself at the forefront of further...

Binay reports P60 million net worth

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman released the statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) of Vice President Jejomar Binay for 2013. His 2013 net worth amounts to P60,118,766, up from the previous year of P59,804,934. Binay’s total assets went...

Batino says: EDCA to enhance Filipino military capability

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino said on Tuesday the recently signed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States will boost the capability of the Filipino military in dealing with aggressive...

Meat-Free Favorites : Strawberry Cupcakes

By Elena Johnson Here’s a delicious cupcake recipe perfect for spring! These sweet treats are loaded with fresh strawberries and the cake itself is so full of flavor that you can even serve them without frosting. Since many brands of readymade frosting are vegan, I bought pink...

PAL’s aircraft upgrade seen to further boost PHL tourism potential

LOS ANGELES − Following the recent aviation upgrade to Category 1 status the Philippines has received from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Philippines Airlines (PAL), the country’s flag carrier, added three new B777-300ERs to its fleet. PAL’s acquisition...

US helps boost PHL efforts to combat wildlife crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. − The Philippines would now be able to more effectively combat trafficking and other crimes against wildlife with the signing of a bilateral agreement with the United States, the Philippine Embassy said today. The agreement between the Department of Environment...

Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles attended the 10th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan”

Los Angeles, 12 May 2014 – The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles attended the 10th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held on 11 May 2014 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Rev. Alex...

Old, new PHILSELA members join force for successful 40th year ball

CERRITOS − With energetic and fresh faces at the leadership helm, the Philippine Society of Southeast Los Angeles (PHILSELA) celebrated the association’s 40 years of  continuous service to the community during its successful anniversary and induction ball at the Cerritos Sheraton...
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