Red Cross opens evacuation center in response to Calgrove Fire

Red Cross workers ask residents to listen to local authorities and to be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 25, 2015 – 1630) — Local American Red Cross disaster volunteers are responding to the Calgrove Fire near Interstate 5 in Santa...

New survey: Firms losing business opportunities by not engaging Asian, Pacific Islander workers

Survey finds that despite improvements, companies should do more to engage APAs by involving employees in strategic decisions and offering more growth opportunities. NEW YORK – Asia Society today issued the 2015 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey at the Diversity Leadership...

PHL ‘not provoking’ China: Palace

But AFP conducts military exercises with Japan in disputed waters MANILA (Mabuhay) – The joint military exercises between the Philippines and Japan, which included air patrols over disputed areas in the South China Sea, is not an act of provocation against China, Malacañang said...

De Lima orders new BuCor chief to make Bilibid drug-free

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III on Tuesday was sworn in as the new director general of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), which maintains the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. Accompanied by his family, Cruz was sworn in by Justice...

Liza Soberano to release album soon

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Teen star Liza Soberano will soon release an album, joining a growing list of actors and actresses who are also dabbling in recording. This was confirmed by talent manager Ogie Diaz on his official Twitter account, in response to a question from a fan. In...

Cabinet officials shouldn’t act like they’re politicking –Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday reminded Cabinet officials who plan to run in the 2016 national elections to be mindful of their actions, lest they be accused of early politicking. In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Cabinet...

Chiz won’t run for VP if Grace does

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero has ruled out the possibility he and his close friend, Senator Grace Poe, would run and compete with each other for the vice presidency in 2016. Poe is the leading candidate for both president and vice president in pre-election...

Comelec: 2016 bets need not quit before filing

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday clarified that appointed government officials need not resign from their posts to be able to run in the 2016 elections. “Ang rule, kapag nag-file ng COC (certificate of candidacy) ang isang...

LP stalwarts say Mar Roxas should stay in the Cabinet

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party stalwarts have criticized calls for Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to follow Vice President Jejomar Binay’s move and similarly resign from the Cabinet, saying his expertise is still needed in helping the Aquino administration carry out the necessary...

Polls are tools to condition the minds of voters

Latest poll surveys conducted by two prominent public opinion pollster firms show that neophyte Senator Grace Poe Llamanzares has overtaken Vice President Jejomar Binay as the most preferred choice of voters to be their next president. She is also the top choice of voters if she...