Palace eyes last 2 years to lay foundations for growth, improved governance

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Expect the Aquino administration to spend its last two years laying the foundations for “equitable” growth and a higher standard of governance, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said on government-run dzRB radio this is part of the...

Palace: Govt prepared to defend EDCA from latest suit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang said Saturday the government is prepared to defend the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), after a third suit questioning the controversial mutual defense pact was lodged before the Supreme Court Friday. While presidential spokesman...

Fiberglass ‘bangkang pinoy’ for Yolanda-hit areas launched

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Agriculture officials this week launched new fiberglass bancas for fishermen in areas hit by super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), as part of efforts to help them recover from the disaster. Dubbed “Bangkang Pinoy,” the fiberglass vessels were launched at Manila Bay....

PDEA adjudged as DBM’s best performing agency for 2013

MANILA,  (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was adjudged as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)’s best performing agency under the operations group for 2013. PDEA Director General Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said alongside the recognition, PDEA is...

Vigan campaigns to win a spot in New & Wonder Cities of the World

Los Angeles – Philippine officials, including Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Loren Legarda, joined the City officials of Vigan in calling on the public to vote for Vigan City as one of the New7Wonders Cities of the world. The heritage city of Vigan is the lone candidate...

Julia, Enrique agree: Experience is best teacher

Young stars Julia Barretto and Enrique Gil, who are being romantically linked to each other, believe that experience is the best teacher when it comes to matters of the heart. “I believe you’ll never know if you don’t try,” Barretto said in an interview during a shoot for her...

More abandoned Amerasians feared as US troops come back to PHL

By Jason Gutierrez ANGELES  (AFP) – When the last US ship pulled out of the Philippines’ Subic naval base more than two decades ago, a desperate young woman’s hopes of finding her father sailed away with it. Beirut Calaguas, now 44, is among the tens of thousands of “Amerasians”...

Palace: Pork raps strong despite botched bid to amend information

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday said the failed attempt by prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman to amend the information filed against Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was not an indication the plunder and graft cases filed over the pork barrel scam are wea...

Palace: Aquino not trying to sway court on Enrile treatment

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A Malacañang spokesperson on Thursday maintained that President Benigno Aquino III is not trying to influence the Sandiganbayan on how to treat embattled Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, who is facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged...

US, PHL start naval drills near China-claimed waters

SUBIC BAY (AFP) – The United States and the Philippines kicked off joint naval exercises Thursday in the South China Sea near waters claimed by Beijing, amid tense territorial rows between China and its neighbors. Filipino military officials said the week-long maneuvers,...
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