Scandals pushed Pinoys to run to church – analyst

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The scandals that rocked the different government institutions paved the way for the Church to gain more trust from Filipinos, an analyst said. San Beda Graduate School of Law Dean Fr. Ranhilio Aquino told Radio Veritas, “Political branches of government saw...

Is Binay a Palace friend or foe?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Is Vice President Jejomar Binay still a friend of the Aquino administration? Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras said Binay fills an important role in government as head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council. “As far as I am...

Health chief Ona goes on health leave, Garin is OIC

MANILA, Oct 30 (Mabuhay) – Health Secretary Enrique Ona has filed an official leave of absence to attend to some “personal matters,” including his health. “It’s due to personal matters, including health matters,” Ona said in a text message Thursday when asked on the reason for...

Palace: Proper procedures to be followed in deporting Laude BF

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday assured the public the proper procedures will be followed in the prospective deportation of the German fiance of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said...

The corrupt senate

The Senate leadership is being pilloried once again. At the receiving end this time is Senate President Frank Drilon. He was charged with plunder before the office of the Ombudsman in connection with the construction of the alleged overpriced P700 million Iloilo Convention...

Aquino approves $3.6-B Haiyan reconstruction plan

MANILA, October 30, 2014 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino approved Thursday a 160-billion-peso ($3.6 billion) plan to rebuild areas ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan one year after the disaster, his spokesman said. The plan includes reconstruction timetables demanded by...

Slain Laude’s German boyfriend deported, barred from reentering PHL

MANILA, Oct 30 (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Immigration has issued a deportation order against Marc Sueselbeck, fiancé of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, allowing the German national to finally leave the Philippines and return to Germany. But the Immigration order...

Binay on debate: Hindi ako aatras

MANILA, Oct 30 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay said he won’t back out of his debate with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. In an interview with reporters in Naga, Binay said he will stand by his word, contrary to allegations he will back out. “Ako naman ang nagsabing...

Absence of Pemberton’s fingerprint, DNA samples hurting Laudes’ case – lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The continued absence of US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has started to baffle the family of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, the transgender whom he allegedly murdered in Olongapo City last October 11. Pemberton should be made to appear even to...

The real treat should be a safe Halloween season

ROSEMEAD, Calif., – The ghoulish decorations and costumes are a sure bet to scare up some fun this Halloween season, but much more frightening are the electrical and fire hazards associated with them. With this in mind, Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds its customers that...
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