Bangsamoro basic law may be passed in Sept – Drilon

MANILA, June 8 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday said the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law may be passed by September. Drilon said the Senate cannot pass the draft BBL by the end of the session before the end of the week since senators are already closing the...

Rift between Sharon, KC goes deeper than ‘sexy poses’

Are Sharon Cuneta and daughter KC Concepcion not on good terms? This was the question among many followers of the screen veteran when she, in replies to comments on her Facebook page, hinted that there has long been a “wedge between me and my daughter.” The apparent admission...

GAPASCA induction on June 13

CERRITOS – The Gapan City Association of Southern California (GAPASCA) will hold its Anniversary Ball on Saturday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel. Consul Mary Joy Ramirez of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is the Inducting Officer and this...

PHL Japan lash out at China island building

By Natsuko Fukue Tokyo, Japan (AFP)  – Japan and the Philippines lashed out Thursday at Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, where Beijing is building infrastructure some suspect will be used by its military. In a joint statement after their summit, Japanese Prime...

VP Binay floats Erap as running mate in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday floated former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada as his possible running mate in the 2016 elections — a reversal of their tandem in 2010. “Hindi na Erap-Binay, Binay-Erap na,” Binay said in an interview with...

PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sunday 6/7/2015 – The Philippines Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake...

Gov’t prepares to discuss details of PHL-Japan VFA – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is preparing to discuss details on the proposed Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and Japan, amid China’s aggressive reclamation works in disputed areas in the South China Sea. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson...