Bill wants wiretapping powers for Ombudsman

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker wants to give the Office of the Ombudsman wiretapping powers in a bid to boost its powers to investigate acts of graft and corruption. Pangasinan Representative Marlyn Primicias Agabas filed House Bill 5044, entitled “An Act strengthening the...

Jerry Barican, FQS activist, former Erap spokesman, dies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fernando “Jerry” Barican, who served as spokesman of then President Joseph Estrada, died Friday night, friends and relatives said. A niece said Barican passed away at the Makati Medical Center 9:20 p.m. Friday from multiple organ failure. His body lies in state...

Very little time available for Charter change, Comelec chief says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid talks of amending the 1987 Constitution, Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. admitted that there is very little time for it. “Wala na ring oras, konting konti na. Masikip na,” Brillantes told reporters Wednesday at the sidelines of the opening of the...

Sandiganbayan junks Gigi Reyes plea for laptop, Internet

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Third Division has denied the request of lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who is facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, to have access to her personal laptop computer and have Internet...

Mayon eruption may be sooner than predicted – Phivolcs official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Mayon Volcano is going to erupt. The only question is when, and it will not be sometime later but soon, officials of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Saturday. A Phivolcs official said current data indicated the characteristics of an...

Filipinos going to HK advised to be careful

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday advised Filipinos traveling to Hong Kong to be vigilant following a clash between pro-democracy protesters and anti-protester groups. After days of protests by demonstrators moving to occupy large swaths of the city in their call for full...

Japan visa process eased for Filipinos

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japan has begun the “substantial relaxation” of visa requirements for Filipinos as well as citizens of Indonesia and Vietnam, the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines announced Tuesday. “From September 30, the substantial relaxation of multiple visas will...

Jake bent on getting better

Jake Cuenca has so many reasons to be grateful for, with his notable performance as Franco in the first chapter of “Ikaw Lamang” which eventually earned him not only nods from critics and viewers, but also an award as Male Kontrabida of the Year at the Yahoo Celebrity Awards....

St. Louis University Alumni celebrates its journey on Nov. 8

Baguio City-based Saint Louis University alumni members and friends worldwide has slated a grand reunion on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) from 6 p.m. to midnight billed Journey to the Past and the Future at Harrahs Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas. A registration fee of $110 per person...

Southland Germans/Greek celebrate Octoberfest/Greekfest

It has long been known that Octoberfest is one of the world’s largest (if not the largest) funfair held annually in Bavaria, the southern part of Germany.  It is a 16-day festival which usually runs from late September to the first weekend in October, with around 6 million...
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