Luis, Angel start planning their wedding

Actor and TV host Luis Manzano shared that he and actress Angel Locsin have started to plan their wedding even if they are not yet engaged. “Two nights ago we were having a simple dinner out, napag-uusapan namin. In fact, nilalatag pa nga namin kung sino ang pwedeng kumanta sa...

GAPASCA to award 12 scholarships in Gapan

CERRITOS – Officers of the Gapan City Association of Southern California (GAPASCA), under the leadership of Nimfa Garces Castro, chairman of the board of directors, will travel to their hometown of Gapan City, Nueva Ecija in March to award scholarships to 12 high school graduates...

Mamasapano carnage scaring away investors – biz group

COTABATO (Mabuhay) – A bloodbath in the southern Philippines has placed at risk billions of pesos in potential investment, a business leader in the region said Monday. At least three foreign firms looking to partner with local businessmen have put investments on hold after a...

Watchdog asks SC to stop Comelec resolution for PCOS repair

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A citizens’ elections watchdog on Monday asked the Supreme Court to strike down a Commission on Elections resolution allowing Smartmatic-TIM to conduct “diagnostics, repair, and refurbishment” of 80,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to be used for...

Palace to Purisima: Break silence on Mamasapano raid

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even Malacañang has urged suspended Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to speak up on the Maguindanao operation, which left 44 policemen dead. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said it is the duty of the suspended PNP chief to reveal all he...

PNP probers of Mamasapano encounter named

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday reiterated its vow that justice will be served for the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers killed during a botched anti-terror raid in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr....

MILF to decommission firearms in February

KUALA LUMPUR (Mabuhay) – The peace panels on Saturday announced that the ceremonial decommissioning of forces and firearms of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would take place in February. The decommissioning or disarmament of the MILF is considered the most tangible...

LTFRB to regulate Uber, other taxi apps

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board chairman Winston Ginez said they are planning to regulate taxi booking apps such as Grab Taxi, Easy Taxi and Uber. During a hearing of the House committee on transportation, Ginez said the draft order would...

Record 56.4 million tourists flocked to NY in 2014

(New York–AFP) – A record 56.4 million tourists visited New York last year, drawn by its diverse culture, low crime and “dynamism,” and generating $61.3 billion for America’s largest city, officials said Monday. The number of visitors tops the...

Philippines opens mammoth casino-resort, seeking high-rollers

Manila (Philippines) –  AFP (Joel GUINTO) A new mega-casino opened in the Philippines Monday as the fast-growing southeast Asian nation ups its bid to become a world gaming destination. Manila aims to rival Macau and Las Vegas in terms of gaming revenues, and the...
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