‘Shen Yun’ – A classical, historical Chinese dance experience

On a mild, temperate evening last  Sunday, a thoughtful friend asked this writer to see “SHEN YUN” at the Long Beach Convention Center. It was a indeed a delightful experience to see classical, historical Chinese dance depicting “5,000 years of Chinese culture which have been...

No wedding bells yet for Richard, Sarah

SHOWBIZ couple Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati are not joining the marriage bandwagon just yet. “We are slowly planning things. We don’t want to rush things. We want to focus on Zion kasi he’s growing so fast,” Sarah said. Sarah added that their top priority is Zion followed...

Nikki Gil is engaged

Actress-singer Nikki Gil has confirmed that she is engaged to her non-showbiz boyfriend, ending weeks of speculation over photos of her wearing a ring. The 27-year-old Gil has been rumored to be in a relationship with businessman BJ Albert. Without confirming their status, Gil...

Purisima can be charged with usurpation of authority

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Wednesday said former Philippine National Police chief (PNP) Alan Purisima can be charged with usurpation of authority pending a full investigation on the Mamasapano operation. Special Action Force chief Getulio...

Arguing among lawmakers delays questioning at House hearing on Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) — With so many lawmakers present at the House of Representatives’ first hearing on the Mamasapano clash, legislators argued among themselves on when to quiz the resource persons because there was just so little time on their hands. Just as Iloilo Rep. Niel...

De Lima to NBI: Validate ‘Mamasapano aftermath’ video

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Cybercrime Division has been tasked to validate the authenticity of a 6-minute video clip, supposedly taken via cellular phone, of the aftermath of the January 25 deadly encounter between an elite police...

DOH: Pinay nurse confirmed afflicted with MERS-CoV

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed that the Philippines has at least one case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). At a press conference, the Health Department said a female nurse from Saudi Arabia tested positive for...

Foreign investments up over 30% in Nov. – Bangko Sentral

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Jobs-creating foreign direct investments (FDIs) grew by over a third in November, reflecting confidence in the Philippine economy, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Wednesday. The Philippines registered a net inflow of $399 million in FDIs last...

Emotional Espina decries ‘overkill’ of SAF men, seeks clear answers from MILF

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Director General Leonardo Espina on Wednesday became emotional over what he described as overkill of the 44 Special Action Force troopers in the January 25 police operations in Mamasapano, Maguindanao....

I did not break chain of command, Napeñas insists during House probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Relieved Special Action Force (SAF) commander Chief Supt. Getulio Napeñas on Wednesday insisted that he did not break the chain of command when he communicated with suspended Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima for the planning...