President Aquino to witness signing of Philippine-Japan maritime safety agreement

TOKYO, Japan, June 2 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will witness the signing of the contract on the turnover of 10 patrol boats to the Philippine Coast Guard during his state visit here, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez has said. The tie-up is...

Gerphil: No ill feelings towards Kris, Ai Ai

Classical singer Gerphil Flores, one of the four Filipino finalists in “Asia’s Got Talent,” said she has no ill feelings towards actress-host Kris Aquino and Ai Ai delas Alas. In 2010, Flores was a semifinalist on “Pilipinas Got Talent”, where judges Aquino and delas Alas voted...

Ex-chief justice thinks BBL creates ‘no-win’ situation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno believes the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is creating a no-win situation that will cause trouble in the country whether or not it is passed by Congress. Puno said there are only two likely scenarios that would happen with the...

DOLE vows help for OFW in UAE death row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Labor and Employment on Friday assured assistance for an overseas Filipino worker sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly killing her employer. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the department will extend help even if...

Duterte raps critics, says he might run for president

DAVAO (Mabuhay) – For the first time, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is considering running for president in 2016 after being fed up with the criticisms being thrown at him. “This is the first time that I have mentioned the possibility of being the president,” Duterte...

DFA: No Pinoy killed or hurt in Baghdad car bomb incidents

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs said no Filipino was reported killed nor injured in the bombing incident in two Baghdad hotels. The DFA quoted the report of the Philippine embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. At least 10 people were killed while 30 others were injured...