WHO tells East Asia Pacific to bolster Ebola defenses

MANILA (AFP) – World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan on Monday urged East Asian and Pacific countries to strengthen defenses against the Ebola outbreak, warning that the whole world may be at risk. The region of 1.8 billion has been a hotspot for many emerging diseases...

Drew’s playground

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After nearly a decade together and finally settling into wedded bliss, it seems natural that people would expect Drew Arellano and Iya Villania to start a family right away. While they are in no hurry to do that, Drew has already had some practice. “When...

Pinay nurse foils drug smuggling attempt in Saudi hospital

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Filipina nurse working in a hospital in Saudi Arabia has foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs to a prisoner brought there, a Saudi news site reported Wednesday. The nurse at Hafr Al-Batin central hospital became suspicious of the movements of two men who tried...

Nikki defends values: ‘Kanya-kanya tayo ng paniniwala’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Nikki Gil said she is not insisting on anyone to have the same values as she does when it comes to relationships, following her candid admission of her preference not to have sex before marriage. Gil was talking about her rumored relationship with...

‘Terminate VFA if US won’t hand over Pemberton’: Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government should terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement should the United States refuse to hand over US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, to local authorities, a...

PHL pushes to clear massive court backlog

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines is overhauling its notoriously slow judicial system to speed up the resolution of cases from years to mere days, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said Thursday. Sereno said she would hire more trial court judges, hasten legal procedures and press...

OFWs send home more money through August

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Cash sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) climbed by a sixth in August. In a report, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said cash remittances grew by 6 percent to $2.1 billion last August from $1.9 billion in the same month last year. This brought...

Timeless MD for skin lightening by Dr. Tess is cutting edge

Timeless MD by Dr Tess is a collaboration between Dr. Tess and award-winning skincare pioneer Jan Marini of Jan Marini Skin Research. Timeless MD by Dr Tess has 29 of the most cutting edge technology for skin lightening, anti-inflammatory, anti- oxidants and anti-aging all in one...

California Market Center presents ‘The International Fashion Tour’

Los Angeles   – Ongoing with Los Angeles Fashion Week, the California Market Center presented the International Fashion Tour VIP Invitational Preview in a recent fashion show. The International Fashion Tour, “Fusing Fashion Around the Globe” featured established...

De Lima meets with Binay accusers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila De Lima met with the accusers of Vice-President Jejomar Binay at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday. Present during the meeting are Makati City Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado, Atty. Renato Bondal, and Nicolas Enciso VI. De Lima said...