Introducing: Shony Del Pilar, California’s 2014 ‘Nurse of the Year’

The California Association of Healthcare Facilities has recently awarded  Southland’s Director of Nursing, Shony Del Pilar with the prestigious “2014 Nurse of the Year” award, which was “designed to recognize an outstanding professional in the field of nursing, who has...

Julia Barretto signs deal with Star Cinema

Julia Barretto on Wednesday signed a multi-picture contract with Star Cinema, which includes her movie debut, “Para sa Hopeless Romantic.” Barretto said it is a dream come true for her to finally join the Star Cinema family. “I am so excited. This has been a dream of mine, to...

John Estrada on opportunity and loyalty

Before becoming one of today’s prized actors, John Estrada was a teenager in Basilan who never stopped dreaming of appearing on TV one day. His grandmother initially thought his ambition was pie in the sky until producer Douglas Quijano discovered him to play a part in the iconic...

China stopped harassing PHL ships

Gazmin cites enhanced military ties with US in calmer but disputed waters MANILA (Mabuhay) – Chinese vessels stopped harassing Filipino ships en route to the disputed Ayungin Shoal after the Philippines and the United States signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement...

Bad weather hinders search for missing crew of sunken Korean boat – PHL envoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Rough and cold weather has been hindering the search for the 52 people, including 10 Filipinos, who went missing after a Korean vessel sank off Russia, Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul S. Hernandez said Wednesday. Hernandez said despite the challenge,...

Amnesty says police torture thriving in PHL

Manila, Philippines | AFP  – Torture of suspected criminals by police in the Philippines has thrived under the administration of President Benigno Aquino, human rights monitor Amnesty International said Thursday. Dozens of beatings, rapes and electrocutions are being recorded by...

AFP has new spokesperson

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Col. Restituto Padilla Jr. will succeed Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan Jr., who will retire on Dec. 4 after holding the post since May 2013. Armed Forces of the Philippines A distinguished Philippine Air Force officer will be the Armed Forces of t...

2015 budget still an election budget — Miriam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Just a day after her colleagues approved the proposed P2.6 trillion 2015 national budget on 3rd and final reading, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago maintained that next year’s appropriations is not pork-free and is an election budget meant to...

9 Pinoys detained for fuel smuggle try off Sabah – report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Nine Filipinos were detained in Sabah Thursday after they were caught in an alleged attempt to smuggle fuel, a Malaysian news site reported Friday. The nine were manning a cargo boat with fuel products when they were intercepted off the east coast of Sandakan,...