Pope to visit PHL disaster victims

MANILA (AFP) – Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday. Specific details of the trip were not released, but Manila’s Archbishop...

JV admits fault, willing to reimburse DAP funds

MANILA July 9 (Mabuhay) – Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito admitted he made a mistake in accepting some P10 million in disbursement acceleration program (DAP) allocations without asking where the funds were sourced. He said he is willing to return the money out of his own...

Grace-Chiz tandem in 2016?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two more candidates could be throwing their hats in the ring for the 2016 elections. Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said she is open to running alongside her good friend, Senator Francis Escudero, in the next election. Poe, daughter of the late actor and...

First Pinoy astronaut to bring rosary, PHL flag to space

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – The first Filipino astronaut, Chino Roque, has said he would bring with him two items on a space flight scheduled next year: a rosary and the Philippine flag. A third item, if allowed, would be a family photo, said Roque, who was honored at a...

The challenge in making ‘Pure Love’ Filipino

It is something to be proud of because it’s made in the Philippines but whether “Pure Love” will amass a following like “49 Days,” the original Korean series from which it was adapted, depends largely on awarded filmmaker Veronica Velasco. “Pure Love” is Veronica’s first soap...

The Tea of Friendship: A Bridal Shower

By Rocio Nuyda “Tea became more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life”, Kakuzo Okakura.  Then, there is one from George Gissie who was quoted to say, “The mere chink of cups and saucers turns the mind to happy repose”  ...

Abad ‘no plunderer,’ says Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A day after youth groups filed a plunder complaint against Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Malacañang said the Cabinet member could not be guilty of the offense because he “did not in any manner gain” from the Disbursement Acceleration Program. On Tuesday,...

Brazil traumatized after German humiliation

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 9, 2014 (AFP) – Brazil licked physical and mental wounds on Wednesday after its World Cup humiliation by Germany, struggling to make sense of the heaviest defeat in the nation’s 100-year footballing history. The epic 7-1 semi-final thrashing by the rampant...

City of Carson awarded $290,000 grant to improve its Capital Park-related projects

The City of Carson is being recognized for its critical housing development and reinforcing the linkage between housing, jobs, and the economy in creating a vital, livable community. The City of Carson was recently awarded a $290,000 grant for improvement of its capital...