For Sharon, there’s no place like home

 “I just don’t belong anywhere else.” These were the exact words of Sharon Cuneta after she was welcomed back by ABS-CBN executives on Monday for her contract signing with the Kapamilya network. Cuneta left ABS-CBN more than three years ago when she transferred to the No. 3...

You reap what you sow

Recently, various labor groups congregated at the historic Mendiola bridge to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the “Mendiola Massacre,” with the hope of getting justice for the families of the slain farmers. It you may recall, on January 22, 1987, police and military...

Fewer crime victims in Q4 2014, but fear still high – SWS poll

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fewer Filipinos were victims of crimes in the last quarter of 2014, but fear of being victimized remained high, according to a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations. The SWS poll found that 6.7 percent of respondents, equivalent to four million...

Palace seeks legal opinion on Purisima puzzle

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The President has asked his legal team to study how to deal with having to appoint a Philippine National Police (PNP) chief even while a four-star general is still on active duty in the police organization. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said...

APEC business leaders pushing for infrastructure financing alternatives

TAGAYTAY CITY (Mabuhay) – Asia-Pacific business leaders are pushing for alternative ways of financing long-term infrastructure investments in the region, including tapping the capital markets. Dr. Julius Caesar Parrenas, a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), said...

Palace: National Museum to coordinate with parties on WW2 shipwreck off Romblon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Museum will coordinate with all parties concerned in verifying the supposed wreckage of the World War II Japanese battleship Musashi, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Philippine laws will apply in cases...

MMDA, DOLE holding summer job program for youths

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Poor but deserving students can get to earn some money this dry season with an employment program of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Department of Labor and Employment. The MMDA said the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) seeks...

PHL exports down for two straight months in January – PSA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite better receipts in electronics, Philippine merchandise exports declined for the second straight month in January due to lower shipments of other manufactures, furniture, chemical, metal components and coconut oil. Export payments decreased by 0.5...

US Marine offered plea deal

PHL court gives L/Cpl Pemberton chance to avoid murder trial that could net him 40 years in jail Olongapo , Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine court on Tuesday offered a plea bargain to a US marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina, according to lawyers, in a case that...

2 Fil-Ams win in municipal elections in LA county

By Nimfa Rueda LOS ANGELES – Two Filipino-Americans were re-elected to serve a four-year term on the city councils of Cerritos and Carson in Los Angeles County, according to semi-official results released Wednesday Mark Pulido, currently mayor of Cerritos, topped the city council...
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