Chinese paper demands public apology from Aquino over ‘serial attacks on Chinese citizens’ in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A strongly worded editorial ran by an English-language newspaper in China has demanded a public apology from President Benigno Aquino III over “the serial attacks on Chinese citizens” in the Philippines. The Global Times, in its editorial Tuesday, mentioned the...

Congress pressed for law on online voting for overseas Pinoys

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission of Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass a law allowing Filipino voters abroad to cast their ballots online in order to encourage them to participate in the 2016 local and national elections. Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes...

DA says food self-sufficiency could be Aquino administration’s legacy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Food self-sufficiency could be the lasting legacy of the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III, the Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, who is with the President on a week-long official...

Revilla’s lawyer says Suñas testimony beneficial to defense

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.’s lead counsel on Thursday said pork barrel scam whistleblower Merlina Suñas has helped the defense more than the prosecution with her testimony. “Nakatulong siya sa amin kasi kinonfirm niya na di niya binigay kay Sen. Revilla...

Senator Villar wants safety of PNR passengers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Cynthia Villar on Wednesday expressed hope the December opening of Philippine National Railways (PNR) will assure the line will be safe and cost-effective. Her reaction is based on the letter dated September 2, 2014 of Atty. Diosdado Silva, Philippine...

Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

(PARIS–AFP) – Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement. Also called non-calorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the additives...
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