SC denies Laude plea to intervene in EDCA cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has denied a bid from the family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude to intervene in the pending cases against the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the US. “We deny the Motion to...

Would-be witness in Maguindanao massacre murdered

MANILA, November 19, 2014 (AFP) – A potential witness in the trial over the Philippines’ worst political massacre has been killed, police said Wednesday as the government struggled to secure justice for the 2009 murder of 58 people. Tuesday’s attack brings to four the number of...

Revilla back in Camp Crame after undergoing medical tests

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has been discharged from the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City after the Sandiganbayan allowed him to stay there overnight. Revilla left the hospital at around 12:15 p.m. and arrived at Camp Crame at 12:30 p.m.,...

PNoy’s Singapore trip to cost P11.6M

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III’s two-day trip to Singapore will cost the government P11.6 million, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said Tuesday. In a statement, Ochoa said the amount will cover transportation, accommodation and food...

Architect: P1.3B Makati high school building should only cost up to P644M

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The estimated cost of the Makati City Science High School building should only reach up to P644 million, and not P1.3 billion, an architect told the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee on Tuesday. Architect Danilo Alano of the Philippine Institute of...

Safety is the best ingredient during Thanksgiving

ROSEMEAD, Calif.  – While overeating and Thanksgiving are virtually synonymous, cooking accidents and Turkey Day, unfortunately, go hand in hand, too. Because of the latter, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers to add a healthy dose of safety to their preparations...

What’s next for Iza after ‘Hawak Kamay’

Actress Iza Calzado is planning to take a short break after she wraps up work on the hit series “Hawak Kamay,” which aired its final episode Friday. “Hindi naman ako mawawala, hindi naman ganoon katagal, weeks lang or a month or something. But I haven’t even planned it because it...

New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were that caregivers...

French president Hollande to visit PHL in 2015, climate change tops agenda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — French President François Hollande will visit the Philippines in 2015, in reciprocation for President Benigno Aquino III’s visit to France last September. The French Embassy in Manila said climate change will top the French leader’s agenda,...

Military points to Bangsamoro rebels as suspect in Kabacan bombing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The military on Monday pointed to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) as suspect in the bombing in Kabacan town in Cotabato Sunday night which killed a student and injured 16 other civilians. “All fingers point to the BIFF. We are still confirming it...
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