Aquino to new AFP officers: Resist corruption

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday enjoined new officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to resist corruption. During the graduation rites of the AFP Officer Candidate Courses, Aquino said military officials should muster strength to clean...

Pacquiao says Mayweather has ‘nowhere to run’

General Santos, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao vowed to chase Floyd Mayweather into ring submission after his US rival offered to fight him next year in a blockbuster world title face-off. “He (Mayweather) has reached a dead end. He has nowhere to...

Heart Evangelista clears issue with GMA-7

HEART Evangelista denied rumors that she has ill feelings toward her mother network, GMA-7, over the coverage of her upcoming wedding to Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Evangelista clarified that she never gave an interview over her supposed ill feeling towards the network on...

DepEd reminds schools of no collection policy for Christmas party

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No collections for Christmas parties. This was the stern reminder to public schools from the Department of Education, which also exhorted them to keep such parties simple. “The payment of such contributions shall not be made a requirement. Non-payment of...

Aquino indecisive on Purisima controversies – Alunan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A former Interior and Local Government Secretary on Monday said President Aquino acted indecisively on the controversies surrounding Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima. Ex-DILG chief Rafael Alunan said the President’s half-hearted action on Purisima...

Binay vs Poe in 2016?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay said Monday that he would fight Senator Grace Poe should she run for president against him in 2016. Asked if he would pursue his bid if the administration picked Poe to be its standard-bearer in 2016, Binay said: “Opo naman.” (Of...

US Marine charged with murder

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday  – Philippine prosecutors on Monday charged a US Marine with murder over the death of a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment and tested close military ties. Private First Class Joseph Scott...

Erap retiring in 2016, turning Manila’s reins over to Vice Mayor Isko

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “I plan to retire.” This was the statement of Manila City Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Monday, when asked if he will seek a second term in 2016. “I have a very good vice mayor to continue the projects that I have started,” the former President said in a press...

LBC Express and Sigue announce a strategic partnership

Holiday consumer promotion kicks off relationship Sigue Corporation (“Sigue”), a global money transfer leader, announced on December 9, 2014 that it has entered into a strategic distribution partnership with LBC Express, Inc., (“LBC”) one of the Philippines’ largest payment and...