Church officials meet to discuss Pope’s call to end poverty, corruption

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Catholic Church officials in the Philippines met on Tuesday to discuss Pope Francis’ call against poverty, a day after the 78-year-old Argentine pontiff left Manila following a memorable five-day visit. During the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’...

Pope Francis: Filipinos’ joy is genuine

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT (Mabuhay) – At the end of his five-day apostolic voyage to the Philippines, Pope Francis described Filipinos as having joy that is genuine, enthusiasm that is not fake, actions that are from the heart – despite all their suffering. “A people that knows how...

Ejercito blasts Aquino for slamming ‘silent’ clergy in front of Pope

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Uncalled for” was how Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito described President Benigno Aquino III’s tirades against some members of the local Catholic Church in front of Pope Francis last week. “I think it was uncalled for. It was not the proper venue to blurt...

Gov’t aid assured for family of volunteer who died in papal Mass accident

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Labor and Employment on Tuesday assured assistance for the family of a volunteer who died in a freak accident in Tacloban City last Saturday, shortly after Pope Francis’ Mass there. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Overseas Workers...

Satisfaction with Aquino Admin steady at ‘good’ in Q4 2014 – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satisfaction with the Aquino administration was still rated “good” in the fourth quarter of 2014, despite a drop in the Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao satisfaction numbers, according to a new poll taken by the Social Weather Stations. According to the...

MNLF faction suggests Cha-cha to pave way for Bangsamoro law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The chairman of one of the factions within the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has backed proposals for Charter Change (Chacha) to pave the way for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) amid questions on the bill’s constitutionality. Datu...

SC dismisses Jinggoy’s petition vs. plunder case

MANILA, Jan 21 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has rejected Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s petition to invalidate the plunder case filed against him by the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged pork barrel scam. At a press briefing, SC spokesman Theodore Te said Estrada...

NDRRMC: Amang caused P30.3-M damage to agriculture in E. Visayas

MANILA, Jan 21 (Mabuhay) – At least P30.3 million in agriculture was destroyed in parts of Eastern Visayas in the wake of Tropical Storm Amang (Mekkhala), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Tuesday night. In its update, the NDRRMC also said most...

Falling ill could be a question of our surroundings

(Relaxnews) – Being susceptible to disease might not run in the family, say the authors of a study that suggests it’s our environment that has the strongest influence over the immune system. “A healthy human immune system continually adapts to its encounters...

Drilon wants NLEX, SCTEX toll collection system simplified

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A simplified toll collection system in the North Luzon and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressways (NLEX and SCTEX) may soon come about after Senate President Franklin Drilon met with officials of the Bases Conversion Development Authority and the Metro Pacific Tollways...
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