Binay’s wife to go after Ombudsman prosecutors

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The camp of Elenita Binay, the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, will file cases against the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) of the Ombudsman for reviving cases already dismissed with finality three years ago. In a statement, Joey Salgado,...

Benhur Luy’s camp can neither confirm nor deny alleged deleted files

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Benhur Luy, the prime whistleblower in the pork barrel scam, on Monday said that they can neither confirm nor deny the alleged deleted files in the hard disk drive (HDD) of Luy. According to Atty. Raji Mendoza, counsel of Luy, his client will...

Pacquiao seeks to become basketball champ

MANILA (AFP) – Being world boxing champ, a heavyweight politician, an actor and a preacher is not enough for the Philippines’ irrepressible Manny Pacquiao – now he wants to be a professional basketballer. The pint-sized 35-year-old has caused shockwaves and much disbelief with...

Richard Gutierrez admits he is a father

Richard Gutierrez has admitted Sunday on his family’s brand new reality show, “It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez,” that he is a proud father. The announcement served as much-awaited answer to pregnancy rumors and questions that have been hounding him and his girlfriend Sarah...

AFP eyes letting US troops use Ulugan, Oyster Bays under EDCA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Pristine Ulugan and Oyster Bays in Palawan province do not only have great value not only as a haven for nature lovers, but great strategic potential for the military. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is considering allowing the United States military to use...

PHL nabs rebel linked to US soldiers’ bombing death

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine security forces have arrested a Muslim rebel linked to a 2009 roadside bombing that killed two US soldiers on the volatile southern island of Jolo, a police official said Monday. Mihaji Hamjuda, also known as Mahang, was arrested in a joint operation by...

Global pop-up ‘Pestaurant’ event to serve mealworms and crickets

(Relaxnews) – A special pop-up restaurant concept taking place in cities around the world will challenge squeamish Western palates to tuck into plates of crispy barbecue mealworms, scorpion lollipops and roasted crickets. It’s called Pestaurant and will be held in a dozen...

Haiyan student victims start school in steamy tents

TACLOBAN, June 2, 2014 (AFP) – Tens of thousands of students in the central Philippines began the school year on Monday in steamy tents and other makeshift classrooms, seven months after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the region. The government said it had hoped to rebuild or...