DILG Chief says PNP under “high alert” for New Year’s Eve

MANILA, Dec 29 (Mabuhay) – Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said on Monday that for the safest holiday season the Philippine National Police (PNP) has placed its 150,000-strong personnel force under high alert for New Year’s Eve. “Ito (safety) ang...

Palace hopes for positive outcome from meeting over delayed, canceled flights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang is hoping something positive will come out of a meeting on Monday that will take up complaints of canceled or delayed flights against at least one airline. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said “Hopefully, marami hong lumabas naman na...

Palace: No plan at this time for a fact-finding body on Bilibid ‘anomalies’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least for now, there is no plan by Malacañang to form a fact-finding body that will look into alleged anomalies inside the New Bilibid Prison. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there has not been any discussion at the Palace about such a...

Palace: PHL prepares for big events in 2015 before int’l community

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines continues to prepare for at least two major events that will put international focus on the Philippines in 2015, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Philippines will be in the international spotlight...

Palace: PNoy to spend New Year with family

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III will likely follow a family tradition and spend the New Year with his relatives, Malacañang said Saturday. But deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said they have not received any word on where Aquino will be when...

Solon seeks heftier fine for spreading bomb jokes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has proposed heftier fine for people who spread bomb jokes and to punish also those who maliciously accuse another person of being a prankster. Rep. Erlpe John H. Amante (2nd District, Agusan del Norte) said there should be a heavier fine for...

PHL stocks expected to sustain growth in 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is expected to sustain its growth next year at 8350, supported by an improving US economy and 16 percent corporate earnings growth forecast. Ismael Cruz, president of IGC Securities, says low inflation, cheaper oil and...

Bianca the busydody

Heavy workload hasn’t stopped actress Bianca King from making time to start two businesses: a restaurant and a yoga studio. The yoga studio, which offers hot yoga classes, anti-gravity and Zumba, opened last month at Rockwell. The restaurant, located along Tomas Morato, commences...

Pope to meet Muslim, Buddhist leaders in PHL visit

Manila, Philippines  – Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday. The pontiff will hold a 10 to 15-minute dialogue...

Binay, Poe, Roxas top poll

Survey reveals who may be in 2016 presidential race SWS poll lists possible 2016 presidential contenders MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II topped a new poll taken by the Social Weather Stations as the three...
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