Winning in the U.S. Army

She’s not your typical dalagang Pilipina – commonly used to describe women who are meek,  shy and delicate. In fact, United States Army Sargeant First Class (SFC) Melanie Domaoan Williams was strong, brave and opinionated enough to decide for herself that she wanted to be a...

Pacquiao pays BIR $3.72-M in back taxes

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of...

Palace: PNoy may have chance to discuss Veloso case with Indonesia leader

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III may have a chance to discuss with Indonesian leader Jokowi Widodo the case of Mary Jane Veloso, the overseas Filipino worker facing execution for a drug-related case in Indonesia, Malacañang hinted Saturday. Aquino and Widodo...

Veloso family receives execution order, allowed to visit Mary Jane

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The family of Mary Jane Veloso, the Pinay facing death by firing squad for drug trafficking in Indonesia, has received the order of execution, according to one of their lawyers. Atty. Edre Olalia, secretary general of the National Union of People’s...

Palace: No info on legal counsel’s reported resignation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said it has no information on the reported resignation of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said this when asked on government radio. “Wala po tayong...

Mindanao may have to wait until early June for rain – PAGASA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Parched parts of the country including Mindanao may have to wait until late May or early June for rain, state weather agency PAGASA said. PAGASA forecaster Alvin Pura said there may be localized thunderstorms but these may be few and far between. “Inaasahan sa...

Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

By Nick Perry Cilacap, Indonesia (AFP) Monday 4/27/2015 – Led by the hand through a scrum of reporters to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his mother before her execution. During the visit...

Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997.  Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most...

Allen Dizon enjoys banner year

2014 was a banner year for actor Allen Dizon, having earned for himself international recognition as actor for his performance in James Lacsamana’s “Magkakabaung (Coffin Maker).” Apart from winning Best Actor at the 9th Harlem International Film Festival in New York USA, Allen...

Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina’s case: PHL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AFP) Monday 4/27/2015 – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is “sympathetic” about the plight of a Filipina facing death for drug trafficking and has promised to look into her case, a spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Monday after...
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