Nograles opposes MIAA’s Php 550 terminal fee integration on airfares

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Davao City Congressman Karlo Alexei Nograles over the weekend said Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado should suspend the implementation of his directive for the integration of terminal fees in airfares as...

Condoms vs chocolates in the PHL on Valentine’s Day

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 2/14/2015 – A condom maker in the Philippines capital Saturday found their Valentine’s Day giveaway challenged by a church group who tried to persuade people to swap the contraceptives for chastity and chocolates. A colourful...

Lawmakers laud DOJ’s action to stop illegal mining

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers have expressed elation over praiseworthy action by the Department of Justice which stopped illegal mining activities in the province of Camarines Norte. “Congress should commend Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for taking positive action...

DFA chief: Norway assured PHL of its commitment to Mindanao peace

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Despite the bloody clash between government troops with Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters and other armed groups in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao last January 25, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende assured Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del...

DFA: China’s lack of transparency on reclamation a cause for concern

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urges China to inform the international community of its intentions in its reclamation activities in disputed areas. Consul General Henry Bensurto said it is China’s obligation, adding Beijing’s lack of...