LBC celebrates PHL Independence Day across the globe

Though most celebrations for the country’s 117th Independence day are held in the Philippines, LBC Express, Inc., the leading courier service, logistics, and money remittance provider has brought festivities to Filipinos across the globe. In celebration and commemoration of...

Lovi: No one can destroy my Ate Grace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — FOR Lovi Poe, it’s not an issue if her Ate Grace is an adopted child. “I don’t know why some people are making a big issue out of it,” she says. “Natakot yata sa kanya now that she might run for higher office. Eh, never...

PHL, US agree to share bank account info

Citizens who have $50K or more are subject to probe MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and the United States on Tuesday formally agreed to share information on the bank accounts of each other’s citizens to help fight tax evasion. Under the intergovernmental agreement (IGA),...

Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might

(Paris, France-AFP) – People who suffer from psychosis are about three times more likely to be smokers, but scientists have long scratched their heads over which one leads to the other. On Friday, research published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggested daily tobacco use,...

Scion announces prices for new models iM and iA

(Relaxnews) – The Toyota-owned automobile brand Scion has just announced the prices for its latest models: the iM hatchback and iA sedan. In accordance with brand policy, Scion’s new iM and iA are priced within an affordable price bracket, designed to attract a younger consumer...

Marcos says new PNP chief ‘competent, trustworthy’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bong-bong” Marcos Jr. feels relieved that President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Marcos expressed belief that Director Ricardo Marquez was competent and trustworthy of leading the PNP’s...

UNCLOS tribunal to rule on PHL-China sea row jurisdiction within the year

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An international tribunal in The Hague said it will make a crucial ruling on whether it can assume jurisdiction over the Philippines’ legal challenge against China over the South China Sea within the year and gave Beijing another chance to give its side in one...

Govt seeks pardon for Pinoy couple sentenced to death in Malaysia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government has repeatedly appealed to Malaysian authorities to release on humanitarian grounds a Pinoy couple sentenced to death in Sabah for drug smuggling, the embassy said Tuesday. Timhar and Nurie Ong were arrested in August 2005 after...

DBM belies Lacson claims on lump-sum funds, DAP in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has belied former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claims that this year’s budget contains over P400 billion in lump-sum funds, and a new version of the partially unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In...

Task force commander for papal visit Ricardo Marquez is new PNP chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The head of the police task force for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January has been named the new chief of the Philippine National Police Tuesday. Dir. Ricardo Marquez, director for operations since December 2013, assumes the position as...