Aquino: K to 12 not a burden; PHL ready for it

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday defended the K to 12 program, saying that the Philippines is ready for its full implementation in 2016 despite the notion that it is only an additional burden to parents, students and educators. Speaking at the K to 12...

Audi makes a clean fuel breakthrough

(Relaxnews) – German carmaker Audi has started producing its first quantities of e-benzin, a synthetic fuel that can be used like traditional petrol but without the harmful sulphur or hydrocarbon emissions. While a host of automotive experts have declared electricity as the...

Sunshine won’t suffice as only vitamin D source during pregnancy

(Relaxnews) – Even in one of the world’s favorite places to catch some rays – the Mediterranean – low levels of vitamin D are common during pregnancy, according to a new study. Presented Monday at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Dublin, the study’s findings are expected...

Arci Muñoz recalls ‘head-banging’ accident

New Kapamilya star Arci Muñoz recalled the scary accident that she figured late last year which supposedly delayed the taping of the series “Pasion de Amor.” Muñoz explained that the delay in taping was not only because of what happened to her. “Sakto din na Jake (Cuenca) went to...

Cristine Reyes assures Ara of her support

Ara Mina, who recently admitted having problems in her relationship with Bulacan, Bulacan mayor Patrick Meneses, can count on younger sister Cristine Reyes to be there for her. In an interview on Wednesday, Reyes stressed that she and the rest of their family are there to support...

Teachers: Most valued, but underpaid

Starting next week, underpaid and overworked elementary and secondary public school teachers will report back for work as classes in all levels in both public and private schools in the Philippines will start June 1. As usual, the opening day of classes will be marred by teachers...

Business groups urge gov’t to implement reforms

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Local and foreign business groups are calling on the government to implement key reforms as President Aquino enters his last year in office. The Philippine Business Groups (PBG) and Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC), a coalition composed of 18 local and foreign...

Defense chief Gazmin says govt hoping for ‘very positive verdict’ on EDCA

FORT SAN FELIPE, Cavite City (Mabuhay) – Defense Sec. Voltaire Gazmin said they are hoping for “a very positive verdict” on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), especially in the light of the dispute with China over territories in the West Philippine Sea. In an...

12 senators sign Santiago report saying BBL draft is unconstitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least 12 senators have already signed the committee report drafted by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago stating that the Bangsamoro Basic Law should be substantially revised if it is to withstand legal scrutiny before the Supreme Court. With the signatures of...

DFA: No deadline set on temporary reprieve for Mary Jane Veloso

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Indonesian government did not set a deadline on the temporary reprieve it granted to Mary Jane Veloso to give way to the investigation of her case here in the Philippines, a representative from the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. At the House...
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