Palace: Process underway to fill up CHR posts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The process is underway to fill up the posts at the Commission on Human Rights after chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales and four commissioners ended their terms this week, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there is...

PHL, Japan to hold joint naval exercise in S. China Sea

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sunday 5/10/2015 – The Philippines’ navy chief said Sunday it would hold a joint exercise with Japan in the South China Sea, but emphasised the collaboration was unrelated to China’s land reclamation efforts in the disputed waters. Two warships from the...

Thousands flee as typhoon hits Luzon

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP | Sunday 5/10/2015 – 12:54 GMT – Typhoon Noul slammed into the northern tip of the Philippines Sunday, triggering warnings of possible flash floods, landslides and storm surges and prompting almost 3,000 people to flee their...

VP Binay: Indictment for graft over Makati building case baseless

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Saturday insisted that the recommendation to indict him, his son Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, and other local officials in connection with the alleged overpricing of the construction of a parking building in 2007 has no...

Aquino mourns death of PHL ambassador in Pakistan crash

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday expressed grief over the death of Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan Domingo Lucenario Jr. in a helicopter crash. In a statement, Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said Aquino and...

Bongbong seeks review of anti-trafficking campaign to prevent another Mary Jane Veloso case

Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has filed a resolution directing the Senate to conduct a full review of the country’s efforts against human trafficking to prevent another case similar to that of Mary Janes Veloso. In his Senate Resolution No. 1325 filed last May 6, Marcos asked...

President Aquino’s state visit to Canada begins

OTTAWA, Canada (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III flew to Ottawa, the first stop of his three-day state visit to Canada, on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after completing a successful one-day working visit to Chicago. Shortly after his arrival in Ottawa, President...

After being told to drop surname, Marjorie reconciles with dad

MANILA (Mabuhay) — It appears former actress Marjorie Barretto and her father, Miguel, have finally patched things up after being estranged for years. For the first time in three years, the once-feuding family members came face-to-face during the 18th birthday celebration...