‘Ikaw Lamang’ made me a better actress, says Julia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Kapamilya star Julia Montes credited “Ikaw Lamang” for helping her improve as an actress after bidding farewell to the television series. The 19-year-old, who plays the character of Mona, admitted that she found working with industry veterans such as Coco...

PHL sending ship for workers trapped in Libya

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Tuesday it would send a ship to pick up at least 700 of its nationals trapped in strife-torn Libya as it presses on with efforts to rescue thousands of workers. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said it would pick up Filipinos from Misrata...

No Binay for 2016 talks within LP – Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of the ruling Liberal Party, on Tuesday denied that the party is eyeing Vice President Jejomar Binay as its standard bearer in the upcoming 2016 national elections. In a television interview, Drilon pointed out...

PHL raises alert level 2 over Ebola-hit African countries

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government is taking all necessary precautions to ensure that the dreaded Ebola virus now spreading in West Africa will not reach the country. “The Department of Health has made all necessary preparations, making sure if Ebola comes, we have all...

Drilon denies law on savings insults SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon insists Congress’ move to clearly define savings is not an insult to the Supreme Court. Drilon explained it is the legislative body’s prerogative to create laws that will clarify the concept of savings in the budget. President...

Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study

(PARIS–AFP) – Daily, long-term doses of aspirin can slash the risk of cancer of the digestive tract, according to an overview of research published on Wednesday. Aspirin greatly reduces the risk of developing and dying from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, its...

Gov’t has P500-B in savings, says lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares believes the Aquino administration has as much as P500 billion in savings to date. Colmenares said the government had P223 billion in savings in 2013. He said the National Expenditure Program (NEP) also listed some...

Hope-filled, heart-filled singing launches Nicole and Carlo David’s ‘Simula’

By Lorenzo Paran III There was something refreshing about Nicole and Carlo David’s concert at Art Share in Los Angeles on Friday, July 25, 2014. No doubt the occasion itself had something to do with it. The two – children of illustrious L.A.-based singer Mon David and a singing...

DOTC okays IRR for Republic Act 10635

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The implementing rules and regulation (IRR) for Republic Act 10635 was approved by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). The legislation empowers the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the sole administrator in the enforcement of...

Poe wants to know why youth unemployment high, orders Senate study

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Neophyte Senator Grace Poe has asked the Senate to conduct a study on youth joblessness in the country, citing the government’s record of 1.4 million unemployed last April. Poe filed Senate Resolution 771 directing the committees on youth and on labor to do the...
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