9th PHL tour with ambassadors, consuls all set and ready to go

LOS ANGELES – Clocks are ticking; days are passing by so amazingly quickly as departure nears for the more than 250 participants of the 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines. Preparations are at a frenzy not only at all Philippine Consular...

Aquino to summon officials over price hikes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said he will summon officials concerning the price hikes of basic goods in the country. “There will be a meeting, perhaps this week – if not, at the latest, by next week. Che-check-in rin ‘yung especially rice but also pati na rin...

Aquino, Muslim rebel chief hold surprise talks

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino held a surprise meeting in Japan with the country’s top Muslim rebel to address growing concerns over delays in implementing a peace deal, their aides said Thursday. The meeting took place Tuesday on the sidelines of a peace...

Despite rebuff, Ombudsman also moves to amend case vs. Enrile

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan Third Division to admit its amendments to the information on the plunder case they filed against Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile in connection with the pork barrel scam. The Ombudsman...

Christian Bautista ready for new relationship

SINGER Christian Bautista said that he is ready to fall in love again but clarified he is not yet dating anyone. Bautista said he is now at the age where he wants to settle down and eventually build his own family. However, Christian said he has yet to find that special person to...

Giants ace Fil-Am Lincecum no-hits Padres again

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Tim Lincecum held San Diego hitless Wednesday in a 4-0 San Francisco victory as the righthander recorded his second career no-hitter – with both coming against the Padres. Lincecum also no-hit the Padres last July as he became just the second pitcher in...

‘Green Pope’ Francis deserves a zero-waste welcome, says NGO

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The upcoming January 2015 visit of Pope Francis, who in the past has delivered compelling messages championing the environment, is a beautiful occasion to roll out a well-timed campaign for a “Zero Waste Pilipinas.” The reminder comes from EcoWaste Coalition, a...

Jo Awayan celebrates 25 years in showbiz

By Lou S. Sabas Jo Awayan, once known in the Philippines as the “Queen of Lounge,” will celebrate her 25th year in show business with a show dubbed as “Awayan Five-0” on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. to be held at Noypitz Bar and Restaurant located at 933 N. Brand...