In search of a good leader

The presidential election is still two years away, but the people are already excited about electing someone who can pluck the country from its present economic stagnation and institute meaningful reforms in government. Sad to say, however, the Filipino people are still left with...

Palace: Improved WEF ranking means PHL more open for business

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – The latest jump in the country’s competitiveness ranking proves that the country is ready to take in more businesses and investments, Malacañang said Wednesday. “Coming on the heels of the successful WEF (World Economic Forum) on East Asia in Manila last May,...

CA confirms Catapang, 51 other senior military officers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Appointments  on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. and 51 other senior military officers. In recommending Catapang’s appointment, Capiz Rep. Antonio del Rosario said with Catapang...

Daniel on Heart: I knew we’d never get back together

While it came to him as a surprise, Daniel Matsunaga was not hurt to find out that Heart Evangelista had just been engaged, saying he has long accepted there was no longer a chance for them as a couple. The Brazilian-Japanese model learned of Evangelista’s engagement to Sen....

DOH: Nurse from Saudi returns to PHL positive with MERS-CoV

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health said in a press briefing Wednesday that a Filipina nurse who has returned to the country from Saudi Arabia has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome- Corona Virus (MERS-CoV). Health Secretary Enrique Ona said that the...

Corrupt Customs agents Aquino’s next target

By Cecil Morella MANILA (AFP) – Standing near mountains of goods destined to be smuggled through the Philippines’ biggest port, the nation’s customs chief admits that being on the frontline of the president’s war on graft is overwhelming. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” John...

Chiz asks PNP: What is being done to stop kidnappings?

Senator Chiz Escudero has expressed alarm over the rise in kidnapping cases in the country, as he put to task the Philippine National Police (PNP) to step up its campaign to arrest the perpetrators in order to allay fears of a restive public. Escudero, who chairs the Senate...

Series for Seniors: Part 3 – Completing the Medicare Puzzle

by Joseph Doratan Having just the Original Medicare card is not enough. It does not cover the cost-sharing like deductibles, co-pays and 20% co-insurances. It does not cover prescription drug. It does not have worldwide coverage. One way to complete the Medicare puzzle is to add...

3 held in Car bomb found at NAIA

MANILA (AFP) – Three people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila’s international airport, but there was no ongoing safety threat for travellers, authorities said Monday. A utility vehicle containing an “improvised explosive device” was found at the...

AFP not inclined to send troops to Golan Heights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines is not inclined to send another set of Filipino peacekeepers to Golan Heights following the attack of Syrian rebels, newly-confirmed AFP chief of staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr said Wednesday. “I think we are not...
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