Nene Pimentel: TRO trumps Pena’s oath-taking

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. said Junjun Binay should stay as mayor of Makati City, amid a claim that the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued on his suspension was already moot and academic. Pimentel, a former Interior secretary and...

Peace panel assures gov’t will receive copy of MILF’s findings on Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Wednesday assured the Senate that it will be provided with a copy of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)’s report on the Jan. 25 Mamasapano incident, which left over 60 people dead. An...

Claudine, ‘Marina’ director reunite for new project

Long-time ABS-CBN viewers may remember watching, 10 years ago, a fresh-faced Claudine Barretto transforming into a mermaid (and at one point, a fairy) in the pioneering fantaserye “Marina.” Directed by Wenn Deramas and Andoy Ranay, it centered on the titular mermaid on her quest...

Junjun Binay wants Roxas et al cited for contempt over city hall ‘commotion’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “JunJun” Binay is set to file a petition to cite certain parties for contempt Tuesday afternoon. Claro Certeza, Binay’s lawyer, said the filing at the Court of Appeals at 2 p.m. was in connection with Monday’s incident which saw...

Pacquiao starts well in pre-Mayweather sparring

Los Angeles, United States |AFP| – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao enjoyed a strong first day of sparring Tuesday in preparation for his May 2 showdown with unbeaten US rival Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao’s workout at the Wild Card Gym included five hard rounds with a pair of...

Princess Anne of the United Kingdom pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañan Palace on Tuesday morning. The Princess Royal of the United Kingdom and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II is in Manila for a visit from March 16 to...

Trillanes: Senate draft report not the whole truth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will push for the inclusion of testimonies made during closed-door sessions in the Senate’s investigation report on the Mamasapano fiasco, saying the draft report does not reflect the whole truth. Trillanes, who did not sign the...

US involvement in Mamasapano incident did not violate PHL laws – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – American forces did not engage in combat or violate any Philippine law when they provided help to the PNP Special Action Force commandos during the Jan. 25 Mamasapano operations, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday. In its report, the Philippine...

US played big role in botched Mamasapano raid: Senate

By Karl Malakunas Manila, Philippines |AFP|  – US forces played a “substantial” role in a botched anti-terrorism raid in the Philippines that left 44 local police commandos dead, according to a Senate report released Tuesday. The raid, known locally as Oplan Exodus, has plunged...

Casino profit boosts PHL’s global gaming hub ambitions

Manila, Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine mega-casino reported Thursday its first annual profit on the back of half a billion dollars in revenues, strengthening the Southeast Asian nation’s bid to become one of the world’s biggest gambling hubs. Bloomberry Resorts, which operates...
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