House seeks abolition of SC ‘pork barrel’

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Following controversies on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), lawmakers are mulling the repeal of the law that created the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) – described by some as the...

Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress calls for immigration reform

Advocates demand end to ‘inhumane policies in our borders’ highlighted by the detention of journalist-activist Jose Antonio Vargas Washington, D.C. – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and immigration rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained in...

Asian group urges FCC to protect interests of Asian Americans on the Internet

FCC open internet proposals makes significant strides to promote an open internet but additional protections needed WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 – Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) submitted preliminary comments regarding the Federal...

UN prepares response to Glenda havoc

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said it is ready to help amid the disaster left by typhoon Glenda (Rammasun). In a statement, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Luiza Carvalho said: “We are in close communication...

Lani Mercado-Revilla duly elected representative of Cavite’s second district: Tribunal

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) on Tuesday said that they have resolved the first electoral protest favoring Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla as the duly elected representative of the second district of the province. In a...

DOH: dengue vaccines to be available by July 2015

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said that dengue vaccine will be made available by July 2015. Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona said that dengue vaccine that has been under the first Asian dengue vaccine efficacy trial for more than two years...

Aquino impassioned, not defiant – Abad

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Butch Abad on Tuesday said he has no regrets in implementing the controversial disbursement acceleration program (DAP). This is despite the numerous brickbats and calls for his resignation. “How can we regret it? Without raising new...

Cristine Reyes is dating again

CRISTINE Reyes said that she and a foreign guy are dating exclusively. Although she is still hesitant to reveal the identity of her suitor, Cristine said he is different from the men she dated in the past. “Nakita ko na iba siya sa lahat. He has a lot of wisdom and maraming bagay...

16 dead NPAs, tribe clash

MANILA (AFP) – Sixteen people were killed in the Philippines on Tuesday when communist rebels clashed with armed tribesmen in one of the deadliest flare-ups of a decades-old insurgency in years, the military said. New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas attacked the home of Calpito...

Docs question stem cell research in DAP

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Members of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) said the priorities of the government when it comes to funding projects under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) seem to be misplaced. In a press conference at Anabel’s in Quezon City, PCP...
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