De Lima: BI verifying whether respondents in PDAF scam with HDOs still in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday said that the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is now verifying whether the respondents in the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam covered by the hold departure orders (HDOs) issued by the...

Sen. Aquino calls for probe on seaworthiness of maritime vessels

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With the entry of typhoon and rainy season, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV has called for an investigation on the seaworthiness of maritime vessels to ensure and safety of passengers and avoid sea mishaps. “The national government has the duty to implement...

Sen. Poe’s ‘vision for a greater Philippines’

Meeting Senator Poe at the exclusive media press conference prior to Kalayaan’s celebration of the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence, was not only a privelege, but an unexpected experience of admiration for a public servant who humbly sounded like a powerful...

Solon asks DFA to forge cooperation with Malaysia to fight human trafficking

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday asked the government to forge a cooperation pact with Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to fight human trafficking, stressing the need for harmonized action between the two countries to tackle the said...

Successful celebration marks the crowning of Ambassadors of Goodwill 2014

Major feat for Philippine Children’s Charities, Incorporated Philippine Children’s Charities, Incorporated scored a major feat with the successful celebration that marked the Grand Coronation of this year’s Ambassadors of Goodwill, Miss Philippines USA, Miss Teen Philippines USA...

President Aquino presides over National Economic and Development Authority Board Meeting

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III presided over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room in Malacañang Palace on Thursday. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio...

Erap asks SC to junk disqualification case, insists on oral debates

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has once again asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the disqualification case against him and to hold oral arguments so he could explain his side further. In a 70-page memorandum, Estrada insisted that...

Bong Revilla asks SC to stop his prosecution

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With his impending arrest, beleaguered Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on Thursday asked the Supreme Court for the third time to stop the Office of the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan from prosecuting him in connection with his alleged involvement in the...

‘Less than 10’ in ‘pork’ scam may have fled PHL: BI chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Less than 10” of the more than 50 individuals criminally charged before the Sandiganbayan over the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam might have already left the country, Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said Thursday. Mison made the revelation after...

What Ellen Adarna thinks of men fantasizing about her

Sexy actress and glamour model Ellen Adarna said she does not get bothered when people describe her as the “pantasya ng mga kalalakihan.” Adarna said she is flattered when people say she’s sexy. “I’m flattered, I’m happy but it doesn’t really bother me a lot. You know what, this...