Is an electric car battery breakthrough on the horizon?

(Relaxnews) – Demand for the current crop of plug-in electric cars may still be weak but Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen are all confident that a mass-market electric car is just around the corner. This week Nissan added a new model to its range of Leaf electric cars. The...

Liza’s mom asks Enrique to take care of daughter

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Tears flowed when Liza Soberano left San Francisco to return to the Philippines recently as she had to leave behind her siblings and her American mother Jacqulyn Elizabeth Hanley, whom she had not seen for more than seven years. According to Enrique Gil,...

California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

It’s official: California will observe a Larry Itliong Day each year to honor the legacy of the Filipino American labor organizer who fought for racial justice and farmworkers’ rights. Governor Jerry Brown yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) signed into law AB 7 proclaiming the...

The ‘American Dream’ is still alive

As millions of Filipinos join the celebration of their adopted country’s 239th year of Declaration of Independence, many will share the spirit of national thanksgiving in the welcoming arms of a country that had made a difference in their lives in many aspects. Lured by the...

Palace: PHL prepared strong case on territorial row with China before arbitral tribunal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Saying the Philippines has prepared a “strong” case, Malacañang on Saturday expressed hopes the Arbitral Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands will rule in Manila’s favor regarding its territorial row with China. Deputy presidential...

Charges filed vs owner, captain of ill-fated Kim Nirvana

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Ormoc City Police have filed charges against the owner and captain of the ill-fated M/B Kim Nirvana. Supt. Ferdinand Garay, chief of the Ormoc City Police, on Saturday said they have filed multiple murder charges against M/B Kim Nirvana’s owner, Joge Bung...

Lawmaker to file same-sex marriage bill

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Akbayan party-list Rep. Barry Gutierrez said he will file a bill seeking to recognize same-sex marriages in the Philippines in the 17th Congress. For Gutierrez, the time has come for same-sex marriage to be discussed in the Philippines, especially in the...

Comelec declares failure of bidding for PCOS refurbishment

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared a failure of bidding for the refurbishment of the 81,000 old precinct count optical scan (PCOS) units Tuesday morning after not receiving any bid for the contract. Three companies bought the required bid...