Pacquiao hints at retirement after Mayweather bout

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao hinted Monday his long-awaited fight against American Floyd Mayweather could be his last, saying he would head into the May bout with retirement on his mind. “It is coming close. We will announce it,” the...

Anne Curtis to release new album

Although she readily admits that she is a “non-singer,” this has not stopped actress-host Anne Curtis from pursuing a career in music, in addition to acting and hosting. In her official Twitter account, Curtis told her more than 7.8 million followers that she is releasing a new...

PHL rekindles efforts to measure natural resources for policy dev’t, economic planning

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is restarting efforts to do an accounting of its natural resources through a World Bank-backed program that would help to unlock the potential of the sector for economic growth and address environmental issues – particularly in the mining...

PHL gets P87-M compensation from US over Tubbataha damage

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has received P87.03 million from the United States for the damage caused to Tubbataha Reef by the minesweeper USS Guardian in 2013, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. In a statement, the DFA said the Philippine government...

Japanese unionist barred from PHL; De Lima to investigate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the barring of a Japanese trade unionist from the country to determine whether the government’s criteria for blacklisting foreigners need to be reviewed. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday that she...

Koko warns PCA about banned toxins being used against cocolisap

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Thursday cautioned the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) against advocating the use of a banned toxin to arrest the coconut infestation known as “cocolisap”. Pimentel issued the warning as Starkle, considered a “super...

Masbate governor in plunder case surrenders

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Masbate Representative and now Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lañete, who is facing charges in connection with the pork barrel scam, surrendered to the police on Wednesday evening. Lañete surrendered to Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and...