Soldier killed, 3 hurt in rebel raids in Mindanao: Army

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – A soldier was killed and three others wounded when Muslim rebels simultaneously attacked military detachments in two southern Philippine provinces on Saturday, a military spokeswoman said. An hour-long gun battle broke out when separatist rebel...

DOTC chief claims LRT, MRT fare hike followed standard procedures

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) defended its move to green light the fare increase for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT), which was based on laid-out procedures, its top official said Monday. This is in light of...

Muslim leaders call for a sectoral representative of Muslims outside Bangsamoro

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Muslim leaders gathered Monday in a roundtable discussion to convey their call for a sectoral representative of Muslims residing outside the Bangsamoro entity. Led by 1-Bangsamoro movement, the event served as a venue for leaders to justify their recommendation...

Why Ona quit: Trust, confidence of Aquino no longer there

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Monday said he resigned his post as head of the Department of Health because he felt his relationship with President Aquino was already broken due to allegations in the DOH’s purchase of pneumococcal vaccines. Ona, 75,...

Pope names 20 cardinals, many from developing world

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  – Pope Francis on Sunday named 20 new cardinals, a majority of them from Africa, Asia and Latin America, increasingly key areas as the Roman Catholic Church’s support shifts from its traditional European stronghold. Fifteen of the new cardinals –...

Wenn Deramas is busy and happy

Awarded director Wenn Deramas is taking a much needed vacation after his film “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin” opened last Dec. 25 as part of the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Wenn was quite busy the whole year, having helmed a total of three movies including “Maria...

Katrina Halili returns to FHM

Sexy actress Katrina Halili is back on the cover of a popular men’s magazine exactly a decade since she last graced its pages. FHM Philippines posted a photo of its January 2015 cover on its website and Facebook page, showing Halili wearing only white panties with white fur...

Gretchen Barretto wants own coffeetable book

Actress Gretchen Barretto will soon release her own coffeetable book, which will be written by her friend Patrick Rosas. “To give you idea, I will share not only part of my work as an actress but my love for fashion, for so many things. Hindi natin pwede sabihin baka maunahan...

Star Cinema brings ‘EDSA Woolworth’ to Philippine screens starting January 14

Pokwang starrer from TFC@theMovies kicks off Star Cinema’s 2015 movie line-up REDWOOD SHORES, CA – The second original feature film of TFC@theMovies that was the talk of the town among Filipino moviegoers of North America back in November 2014 will be shown in Philippine screens...