Senate urged to assess Metro Manila’s earthquake readiness

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal last month, Senator Bam Aquino is urging the Senate to evaluate the capacity and preparedness of government and various stakeholders in case a massive quake hits the Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA...

Google self-driving prototype cars to hit public roads

San Francisco, United States (AFP) – Google announced Friday its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a step forward for its autonomous automobile program. The move comes after Google’s internal testing of the...

Trillanes confident contempt charge will not prosper

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV expressed confidence Tuesday that the contempt charge filed against him by Makati Mayor Junjun Binay will not prosper as he just did his duty as a senator. The senator said his lawyers will be preparing within the next few days his...

Drilon: Binay not immune from lawsuits

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon contradicted on Tuesday a lawyer’s statement that Vice President Jejomar Binay was immune from suits, saying that “no one is above the law.” Drilion said it would be difficult to accept the argument of University of the...

Valenzuela fire prompts Palace to call for review of occupational, fire safety laws

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After over 70 people were killed in a factory fire in Valenzuela City last week, Malacañang on Tuesday called on Congress to revisit the country’s laws on occupational and fire safety. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said there is already a need to...

Duterte: No room for failure if I become president

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said there will be no room for failure if he chooses to run and becomes president in 2016. During a speech before overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong last Sunday, Duterte said he is still “trying to feel the pulse of the...

Drilon orders arrest of 14 resource persons in Binay probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday signed the arrest and detention order of 14 resource persons cited in contempt for continued refusal to attend the Senate’s hearings on corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay. Included in the...

Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce South Bay to hold mixer at Buffalo Wild Wings May 21

Carson, CA – The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay Los Angeles is inviting business owners and professionals to come to its mixer this Thursday from 6-9 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings in Carson at 730 Del Amo Blvd. Cynthia Tan, president of the FACC-SLAA, said that mixer...

CHED grants tuition hikes in 313 private colleges and universities

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A total of 313 private colleges and universities nationwide will implement an increase in tuition and other school fees this school year. A statement released by the Commission on Higher Education said the average increase across all regions is 6.48 percent....