Osmeña: Nothing unusual with senators’ receipt of DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Sergio Osmeña III on Wednesday became the latest senator to defend their receipt of funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) following the ouster of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012. Osmeña, an administration ally, said there was...

OFWs urged leave Afghanistan

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines on Tuesday urged 4,000 workers in Afghanistan to leave the country amid an election stand-off that has raised fears of instability and ethnic unrest. “The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued Alert Level 3 (voluntary repatriation phase) for...

17 Fil-Ams vie for Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014 title; prelims July 13

After months of intense preparation, 17 of the most beautiful Filipina-Americans from around the country are set to compete for the coveted crown of  Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014. “Binibining Pilipinas USA – Your Destiny Awaits!” will stage its Preliminary Competitio...

Cebu Pacific joins shark fin ban

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines’ largest airline Cebu Pacific said Wednesday it has ceased carrying shark fins, becoming the latest carrier to impose a ban as part of global conservation efforts. “We are banning shark fin carriage effective immediately as we learned that...

Angeline tells Erik Santos: I love you too

Angeline Quinto finally opened up about her feelings for fellow singer, Erik Santos. This comes after Santos’ admission last month that he already stopped seeing the singer after she went out with a non-showbiz guy. But in a television interview, Quinto said she considers Santos...

Pinay reporter wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

MANILA (AFP) – Multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista has won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in her native Philippines, AFP announced Friday. The award recognizes exceptional journalism in dangerous or difficult...

Pia Cayetano: It‘s about time we question automatic debt appropriation issue in budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The automatic appropriation for debt in the national budget is another issue that may be raised before the Supreme Court, according to administration Senator Pia Cayetano. Cayetano said the Supreme Court‘s decision declaring controversial Disbursement...

‘Bonifacio,’ Robin Padilla’s epic and ambitious film entry

by Walden Sadiri M. Belen For the second time in a row, awarded actor Robin Padilla is doing another ambitious film entry for the Ruby Year of the Metro Manila Film Festival scheduled on December 25, 2014. The film is  “Bonifacio, Gusto mo ba siya  Makilala?” Robin’s entry last...

Pretrial conference in Revilla’s ‘pork’ cases canceled

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The pretrial conference for Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.’s plunder and graft cases was canceled after his lawyers contested the fact that the public prosecutor failed to finish marking the documentary evidence against him. “Pina-postpone namin ‘yung pretrial...

Sandiganbayan justice asks: Where is Napoles’ affidavit?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Sandiganbayan Justice asked the prosecutors about alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles’ sworn affidavit during the pre-trial of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.’s plunder case on Wednesday. Associate Justice Rafael Lagos said he did not see...
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