Honda Accord and Civic ranked as two most popular models in California in 2014

Accord #1 most popular car with Californians in 2014; CR-V most popular SUV in the state   TORRANCE, Calif., – The Honda Accord and Civic were the two most popular vehicles with individual California car buyers in 2014, according to a Honda analysis of new-vehicle registration...

3 gov’t troopers killed in Abu Sayyaf landmine attack

Manila, Philippines |  | Wednesday 3/4/2015 – Islamic extremists in the southern Philippines ambushed a military convoy Wednesday by planting a landmine that killed three soldiers, the latest outbreak of violence as the government cracks down on the militants. The military convoy...

Bangsamoro block grant not ‘pork,’ BBL panel chair clarifies

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – What pork barrel? The chairman of the House ad hoc committee tackling the Bangsamoro Basic Law has disputed allegations that the block grant to be given annually to the Bangsamoro region is a form of pork barrel, and vowed to put safeguards in the bill...

Aquino interviews Espina, Garbo for top PNP post

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has begun screening candidates for the new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. As part of the process, Aquino on Monday interviewed PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina and Deputy General Marcelo...

Pacquiao down to work for ‘fight of my life’

Los Angeles, United States |  |  – Manny Pacquiao called his boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather “the fight of my life” as he got down to work pounding the streets and gym in Los Angeles. The eight-division world champion cranked into serious preparations for the May 2 fight...

New SAF chief to troopers: I am back home

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “I am so elated to be back home.” This is what newly-installed Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) acting Director Chief Supt. Moro Virgilio Lazo said on Wednesday during the assumption of command ceremony at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig...

AFP hunts ‘coddled’ most-wanted bombmaker

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippine military is trying to capture a bombmaker it believes is being “coddled” by Filipino militants who have pledged loyalty to Islamic State, authorities said Sunday. The capture of Abdel Basit Usman is one of the objectives of a major...

Thousands flee as AFP hunts Muslim rebels

Manila, Philippines |  | Wednesday 3/4/2015 – About 45,000 people have fled their homes in the impoverished southern Philippines as the military hunts Islamic militants, including a top terror suspect wanted by the United States, authorities said Wednesday. Soldiers have...

Marian mum on Karylle’s ‘two-timer’ comment

Marian Rivera refused to comment about the recent revelation of Karylle that she had been “two-timed” by an unidentified ex-boyfriend. Before her current husband Yael Yuzon, Karylle’s last known relationship was with actor Dingdong Dantes, who is now married to Rivera. Rivera...

Aquino skips speech after 3 hours of dialog with SAF’s Mamasapano survivors

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – After three hours of dialog with the surviving police commandos who were in the Mamasapano mission, President Benigno Aquino III decided to skip formally addressing the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force during the leadership turnover...
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