US Embassy working with PHL authorities in probing slay of transgender in Olongapo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The US Embassy in Manila is working closely with Philippine authorities in identifying the suspect in the killing of a transgender woman in Olongapo City over the weekend amid allegations the foreign companion the victim was last seen with may be a US...

Binay no longer a ‘little Rambo’: spokesman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice-President Jejomar Binay is no “Rambotito” or a little John Rambo, according to the secretary general of the United Nationalist Alliance. Atty. JV Bautista twitted Sen. Chiz Escudero for asking why the vice-president has not shown his more aggressive side...

2 DA execs, college instructor sacked over anomalous agri project

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two regional Department of Agriculture officials and an instructor from an agricultural college in Bulacan have been dismissed from service in connection with the Arroyo administration’s Ginintuang Masaganang Ani program, the Office of the Ombudsman said...

De Lima forms team to probe NBI agents‘ ‘extortion’ of Saudi nationals

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has created a special fact-finding committee that will look into alleged extortion by supposed National Bureau of Investigation agents targeting Saudi nationals in the country. Through Department Order 729, the committee was...

Aquino: PHL prioritizing efforts vs. Ebola, MERS-CoV

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government is prioritizing efforts against the deadly Ebola virus and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), President Benigno Aquino III assured international health officials on Monday. At the opening session of...

NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the pieces of evidence the National Bureau of Investigation could gather may be used to initiate an impeachment complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay. “Depende kung ma-validate at makakalap ng...

Lawmaker raises ‘alarm’ over deferred bidding of MRT 3 maintenance contract

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – The deferment of the public bidding for the maintenance contract of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT) is “highly suspicious,” Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said on Tuesday, noting “… the train line has a long history of anomalous dealings,...

Aquino told: Don’t rush Congress on emergency powers

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Monday criticized President Aquino for allegedly coercing the House of Representatives and the Senate to immediately grant him emergency powers to address the looming power crisis in 2015. Colmenares alleged that the...

Fresh lava spews out of Mayon, stoking eruption fears

MANILA (AFP) – Lava is again flowing out of Mayon, the Philippines’ most active volcano, raising fears an eruption could be imminent, authorities said Sunday. The government has already evacuated around 63,000 people living inside a six-kilometre (3.7-mile) danger zone around the...

Urban decay threatens hot PHL economy

By Joel Guinto MANILA (AFP) – Manila’s creaking train network means a miserable three-hour work commute for salesman Gerard Galang – just one example of major infrastructure woes that analysts say threaten to cool the Philippines’ red-hot economy. Peak-hour hell comes in many...
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