Aquino inspects terminals, newly renovated Naia 1 amid Holy Week exodus

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday inspected passenger terminals in Metro Manila and Batangas in time for the Holy Week exodus. Aquino personally visited the Batangas Port in Calicanto, Batangas City with Governor Vilma Santos-Recto before...

Climate change could disturb marine life for millennia

Miami, United States, AFP – Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought, researchers said Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is based on...

San Beda Law grad tops Bar exams

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A graduate of the San Beda Law School topped last year’s Bar Exams. Supreme Court Justice Diosdado Peralta, who oversaw the Bar exams, said San Beda graduate Irene Mae Alcobilla topped the Bar with an 85.5% grade. The top ten are: 1) Alcobilla, Irene Mae (San...

PNPA 2015 valedictorian pays tribute to SAF 44, says he admires Aquino

SILANG, Cavite (Mabuhay) – The Mamasapano tragedy did not dampen the spirits of the graduating cadets of the Philippine National Police academy, instead it inspired them to pursue a career as public safety officers. In a graduation speech on Thursday, the top cadet of the PNPA...

Alan Cayetano: MILF sanction to erring commanders just a slap on the wrist

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday described as a “slap on the wrist” the recommendation of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to sanction their erring commanders. “Iisa ang batas natin: Kung murder (ang ginawa, dapat) murder ang kaso. Ang...

Philippine Airlines purchases two more Airbus jets

Manila, Philippines, AFP  – The Philippines’ struggling flag carrier said Sunday it has purchased an additional two Airbus jets as part of its re-fleeting program. The two Airbus A321 NEO planes bring to 40 the total number of deliveries that Philippine Airlines will receive from...

Gazmin says public procurement of C295 aircraft transparent and adhered to law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin assured the public Monday that the acquisition of the country’s three new C295M medium lift fixed wing aircraft was transparent and strictly adhered to rules amid controversy on the procurement of 21 UH-1 combat helicopters. In...

Give Muslims self-rule or ‘count body bags’:Aquino

Manila, Philippines, AFP – Philippine President Benigno Aquino called on lawmakers Friday to pass a bill endorsing a pact aimed at ending a decades-long Muslim separatist rebellion, warning them they would otherwise start counting “body bags”. Aquino had wanted the bill, which...

Palace: Gov’t doing everything to spare Pinay from Indonesia death row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday reassured the kin of Mary Jane Veloso – the Filipina facing execution in Indonesia over an attempt to smuggle 2.6 kilos of heroin – that the Philippine government continues to do everything possible to save her from death row. Deputy...

PHL hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

Manila, Philippines, AFP – The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing’s criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were “in no way comparable to China’s massive reclamation activities” in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was bei...