NDRRMC: Number of people affected by Ruby nears 4-M

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The number of people affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) moved closer to the four-million mark as of Wednesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said Ruby had affected 918,055 families or...

Appointments body confirms 7 ambassadors, 2 foreign service officers

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The bicameral body Commission on Appointments on Wednesday confirmed the appointments of seven ambassadors and two foreign service officers in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Before the approval of the nomination at the plenary, Senator Miriam...

Pope to ride open, ‘vulnerable’ vehicle in PHL: church

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Tuesday 12/16/2014 – Pope Francis has asked to ride an open vehicle when he visits the Philippines next month, making him both “vulnerable” but more accessible to the people, the Filipino Catholic Church said Tuesday. The government announced...

Sandigan rejects recusal request of justices in Jinggoy cases

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan has unanimously refused the request for recusal of the three justices handling the graft and plunder cases of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang said Wednesday. Tang said the anti-graft court, in a...

MRT gets failing grade from commuters in Sen. Poe’s survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commuters gave the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains a failing grade in terms of maintenance works on the 15-year-old mass transport system. At a hearing of the Senate committee on public services on Wednesday, chairman Sen. Grace Poe presented an independent...

DOJ: Murder case calls for PHL custody over Pemberton

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The Visiting Forces Agreement between provided for the Philippines asking for sole custody of a US serviceman in conflict with the country’s laws in “extraordinary” situations, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Wednesday. De Lima said Filipino...

Lawmaker pushes for creation of Intellectual Property Asset Management Council

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is pushing for the establishment of an Intellectual Property Asset Management Advisory Council that would recommend to the President how the Government should treat Government-owned intellectual property created under Government contracts, grants and...

Still shaking, rattling and rolling

The longest-running local horror film franchise, “Shake, Rattle & Roll” is back after a year of slumber. For the first time in the series, Erich Gonzales joins the cast and says the hiatus is certain to have heightened excitement among the fans. “I’m sure talagang hindi nila...