Fil-Am youth leaders humbled by PHL immersion trip

WASHINGTON, D.C.– What began as a program to reconnect with their Filipino roots ended up becoming a humbling learning experience for 10 Filipino-American youth leaders. Now back in the United States after an immersive program in the Philippines, the delegates to the 3rd Filipino...

65% of farmers in Yolanda-damaged areas have harvested crops: DA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Agriculture on Wednesday reported that 65 percent of farmers in areas ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda in November of last year had already harvested their crops even as the agency continues its efforts to help all those affected by the super...

Lorna doesn’t see herself getting married again

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Six years since her husband, actor Rudy Fernandez, passed away, actress Lorna Tolentino confessed she does not see herself walking down the aisle again. Tolentino said she is now okay with having her two sons with her, as well as her granddaughter. “I’m happy...

Draft Bangsamoro law may not be passed by December: Malacañang

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacanang on Wednesday admitted the possibility that the passage of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law by Congress may have to wait until the next quarter of 2015 instead of December as earlier announced. However, even with the delay, Palace spokesman Edwin...

Housing sector generates 3.5 million jobs; boosts economy by P200-B

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Housing sector has generated 3.5 million jobs and contributed P200 billion to economic growth for the last four years, according to the 2014 mid-year report of the Office of the Vice President. Since the assumption of Vice President Jejomar Binay as...

JV refuses to argue with brother Jinggoy over kontra-SONA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito on Wednesday refused to comment on the statement of his brother, detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada, that the counter-State of the Nation Address (SONA) set to be delivered next week does not have the blessing of the minority bloc....

Aquino leads opening of photo exhibit of ‘Cory Story’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III led the launching of a special commemorative photo exhibit featuring the life of his late mother, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City on Monday. The photo exhibit dubb...