PNoy declares July 17 a holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has declared July 17, Friday, a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr. The declaration was made through Proclamation 1070. Eid’l Fitr, the end of Ramadan fasting, was declared a holiday to “bring religious...

Lacierda lashes out at VP Binay anew, calls him liar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda on Saturday lashed out anew at Vice President Jejomar Binay, calling him a liar for his supposedly contradictory statements about the Aquino administration. Lacierda, speaking on state-run dzRB radio, also accused Binay of...

PHL May exports drop 17.4%

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine exports declined by a steep 17.4 percent in May, as seven major commodities registered decreases, data released Friday by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. “Export sales totaled $4.899 billion in May 2015, a 17.4 percent decrease from...

SWS: 62% Pinoys have little trust in China amid territorial row with PHL; net trust rating -45

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Three out of five Filipinos or 62 percent have little trust in China amid the territorial row between Manila and Beijing, according to a survey by Social Weather Stations. SWS said the survey conducted June 5 to 8 also found 17 percent of Filipinos have much...

MB Kim Nirvana was not overloaded – MARINA

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) on Thursday said it found no sign of overloading of the ill-fated MB Kim Nirvana-B, which sank off Ormoc last week and left 62 people dead. MARINA Administrator Maximo Mejia told lawmakers at the House transportation...

NAMFREL launches online ‘shaming’ vs. early campaigners

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) has launched a drive against “overeager” politicians engaging in premature campaigning for the 2016 elections. NAMFREL came up with a Facebook page “Election 2016 Pampams,” which will show photos and...