Singapore hospital sacks Filipino nurse for ‘offensive’ online remarks

Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  – A Singapore government hospital sacked a Filipino nurse Friday for “offensive” remarks on social media, the latest in a string of foreigners dismissed from their jobs in the city-state for sparking controversy online. Tan Tock Seng Hospital said...

DoT urges Americans to visit sunny PHL

MANILA, Jan 12 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Tourism (DoT) is enticing Americans in major East Coast cities to make a tropical getaway to the Philippines, placing ads in tour buses with photos of the top destinations as the subfreezing temperatures and arctic blasts affect large...

Rains threaten papal mass on storm-hit Leyte

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – The Philippines was watching nervously on Sunday as a tropical storm threatened a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week on his tour of the fervently Catholic nation. The country’s weather bureau said a low-pressure area...

Toyota of Glendale makes $25,000 donation for Philippine Typhoon relief

Toyota of Glendale capped 2014 by making a $25,000 donation to the Salvation Army to support its ongoing relief and rebuilding programs for Philippine typhoon victims devastated by typhoon Haiyan and more recently typhoon Hagupit. Toyota of Glendale General Manager Patrick Kane...

Aquino sees 2015 as chance to showcase PHL on world stage

MANILA (Mabuhay) – For President Benigno Aquino III, 2015 is a “pivotal” year for the Philippines, as the government would have a chance to project the country in the international arena, while preparing to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation-World Leaders’ Summit in...

VP Binay welcomes Japan’s pledge to hire more Filipino nurses, caregivers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday welcomed the commitment of Japanese ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa to increase the number of Filipino nurses and caregivers allowed to work in Japan. During his recent courtesy call at the Coconut Palace, Ishikawa informed...

Brillantes to back Grace Poe in 2016?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes on Wednesday said he is willing to assist Sen. Grace Poe if she decides to run for higher office in 2016. Brillantes, who is set to retire as poll chief on February 2, said he will go back to private practice...

Solon wants police to stop naming criminal gangs after towns, ethnic groups

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker wants to put an end to police authorities’ practice of naming criminal gangs after their hometown or ethnic community, saying the reputation of innocent townsfolk shouldn’t be soiled just because of the sins committed by a few. Misamis Occidental...

Lovi Poe speaks up on tiff with director Erik Matti

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Actress Lovi Poe has already moved on from the controversy which involved her and director and producer Erik Matti. In September, Matti unleashed a tirade against the actress on social media, saying he had a hard time getting Poe to return to a film sequel...

Angelica Jones strikes balance between politics and showbiz

Angelica Jones Alarva is making great effort to fulfill her duties and responsibilities as Laguna Board Member, even as she also makes sure she satisfies requirements given to her showbiz career. The actress-singer-turned politician made clear, “I always make it my priority to...