Jinggoy lawyers block AMLC report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday blocked the testimony of a bank investigator of the Anti-Money Laundering Council, saying the prosecution violated the rules of law. The hearing, the first since the Fifth Division attempted to recuse...

Corrupt public officials should pay for their crimes –lawmakersCorrupt public officials should pay for their crimes –lawmakers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Noting the slow pace of the country’s criminal justice system, lawmakers stressed the need to pursue a revision of an antiquated statute allowing violators to escape criminal liabilities by a mere technicality. “In particular, there is an urgent need to...

MMDA chief: Dry run showed glitches in papal arrival arrangements

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Some glitches were seen in security arrangements for Pope Francis’ arrival in the Philippines on Jan. 15, following a dry run by concerned government agencies Monday. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino admitted this...

Ex-Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado faces graft, plunder raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A private individual on Tuesday filed graft and plunder charges with the Office of the Ombudsman against former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado for the P80 million the official admitted to have received from Vice President Jejomar Binay as bribe. Louis...

No truck holiday during papal visit – Palace exec

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — The government will not implement a total truck ban during Pope Francis’ five-day visit to the Philippines, Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras clarified Wednesday. In a statement, Almendras said trucks will still be allowed to ply Metro Manila roads...

Cardinal Tagle expects Pope to talk on poverty and inequality in PHL

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — Messages on the “daily disaster” of poverty and inequality will be among the things Filipinos await from Pope Francis during his five-day visit in the Philippines, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said Wednesday. In a...

Learning a second language after age 10 boosts brain: study

(Miami–AFP) – Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study out Monday suggests that the effects extend to those who begin in middle childhood. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed...

Pechanga Resort & Casino’s New Year Gift: Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert on Jan. 16 & 17

Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo is poised to open New Year with a bang for a two-night concert to endear followers and avid patrons of the only getaway for music and game lovers, Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on January 16 and 17 at 8 p.m....

Cuisia: PHL-US relations ‘never been better’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Manila’s relations with Washington are at their highest based on how the two allies worked together during the past year, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States. “Our relations with the United States have never been better,” Ambassador...

Group calls on Pope Francis to speak out for OFWs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A migrants’ rights group on Tuesday called on Pope Francis to speak on behalf of overseas Filipinos to stimulate government action for the improvement of migrant rights. “We call on Pope Francis to heed our call: Stand with us against trafficking...
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