American sportsmen remember Robin Williams

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Robin Williams’ death prompted an outpouring of tributes and memories from the North American sports world, including from his good friend and fellow cycling enthusiast Lance Armstrong. Armstrong said he formed a strong bond with the Oscar-winning comedian and...

Anti-pork groups return to Luneta Aug 25 to press protest, gather signatures for people’s initiative

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Groups seeking the abolition of the pork barrel system will march to Luneta Park on August 25, the anniversary of last year’s #MillionPeopleMarch, to press their crusade and gather signatures for a people’s initiative to scrap all forms of discretionary...

Binay as administration candidate?

Vice President Jejomar Binay  must be grinning from ear to ear nowadays. Reports have it from political sources that the LP hierarchy is inclined to adopt Binay as their presidential candidate. The camp of DiLG Secetary Roxas however were quick to deny that there is no such move...

New ‘Talentadong Pinoy’ hosts Robin, Mariel vow to be on contestants’ side

Just a few months after “Talentadong Pinoy” wrapped up the grand finals of its Worldwide Battle Royale edition last year, it was announced that the show would return for a sixth year. Although Ryan Agoncillo – who had hosted the popular talent search series since its inception in...

How Richard Yap got role in ‘Praybeyt Benjamin’ sequel

“Be Careful With My Heart” star Richard Yap is excited to be finally appearing on the big screen, after plans for the movie version of his hit daytime TV series didn’t push. It was announced earlier that Yap will be part of the sequel of “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin” with...

Santa Clarita Valley Fil-Ams to hold Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang musical play Sept. 6

The FilAm Association of SCV, Inc. is proud to present a musical play of “Mga Kwento Ni Lola Basyang” (The Stories of Grandmother Basyang), an Anthology of short stories by Philippine literature’s most iconic storyteller, author Severino Reyes. The musical production will be held...

Pope visits S. Korea with PHL in his sights

SEOUL (AFP) – Pope Francis arrives in Seoul on Thursday looking to fuel a new era of Catholic growth in Asia – a mission fraught with complex political challenges but huge potential rewards. His five-day visit to South Korea is recognition for one of Asia’s fastest-growing, most...

Abad letter to Speaker Belmonte defines ‘savings’ in controversial DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Four days after President Benigno Aquino III delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address last July 28 where he asked Congress to clarify the meaning of “savings” in the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad wrote a...

Benhur Luy admits to receiving some P4M in ‘pork’ kickbacks

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Primary whistleblower Benhur Luy on Thursday admitted that he, too, received a portion of the kickbacks from the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam allegedly masterminded by his cousin, businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles. “’Pag inipon, mga P3-4M net ‘yung...

Bangsamoro bill delays won’t raise tensions on the ground – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is confident that delays in the crafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law will not raise tensions on the ground, and that there will still be time for a plesbiscite even if the law is passed early next year. At a press briefing on Wednesday,...
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