Two dead as powerful typhoon clips Luzon

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines (AFP) Monday 5/11/2015 – Two people have been killed in a powerful typhoon that grazed the Philippines’ northeastern tip, according to authorities who said Monday that the evacuation of coastal villages and volcanic slopes averted a higher toll....

Lito Lapid to run for Angeles City mayor, son Mark for senator

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — Joking that he does not belong to the Senate, Senator Lito Lapid is planning to run for mayor of Angeles City in Pampanga in the 2016 elections. “Hindi naman ako bagay dito, joke lang. Tsamba-tsamba lang po, nananalo sa awa ng Panginoon at sa...

DOTC creates new public utility vehicle classification: the airport bus

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — Passengers going to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will soon have another means of transport with the creation of Airport Buses under a new public utility vehicle (PUV) classification created by the Department of Transportation...

Group urges Manila LGU to ban street sale of deadly oxalic acid

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Following the deaths of two people found to have drunk milk tea with oxalic acid, a group urged the Manila City government on Tuesday to ban the sale of the toxic substance in the streets. EcoWaste Coalition urged authorities in Manila to stop the sale of...

Palace on lower hunger figure: Govt’s efforts paying off

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — For Malacañang, the decline in the number of Filipino families who experienced hunger in the last quarter is an indication that the administration’s efforts are “paying off.” In a statement on Tuesday, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin...

Pinay critical after being stabbed by Pakistani husband in UAE — reports

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — A Filipina was seriously injured after being stabbed by her 61-year-old Pakistani husband in a mall in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, UAE news sites reported. Police are looking into jealousy as the motive behind the incident where the man...

PHL exports remain in doldrums, up 2.1% in March from 12.1% y-o-y

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — Philippine merchandise exports increased by 2.1 percent to $5.376 billion in March, from $5.268 billion a year earlier, on the heels of three consecutive months of declines since December 2014, the National Economic and Development Authority...

Lapid: Grace Poe has my support in 2016

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — Senator Lito Lapid on Tuesday vowed to support Senator Grace Poe should the latter decide to run either for president or vice president in 2016. “Syempre Fernando Poe ‘yan, ang laki ng utang na loob namin d’yan,” Lapid said in a rare interview at...

Charice to appear on Asia’s Got Talent grand finals show

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “Asia’s Got Talent” revealed that Filipina singer Charice will be one of the special guests for its grand finals show on May 14. Charice, who is known for her belting prowess, is expected to wow not only the audience but the judges of...

PNoy’s uncle Tarlac Rep. Enrique Cojuangco dies

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — Tarlac Rep. Enrique Cojuangco, uncle of President Benigno Aquino III, died Tuesday morning at the age of 74. Cojuangco’s death was confirmed by House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II, who said the lawmaker died of aneurysm, based on initial...
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