Arroyo allowed to visit cancer-stricken brother

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has allowed former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to visit her ailing half-brother. The anti-graft court allowed Arroyo to visit cancer-stricken Arturo dela Rosa Macapagal at the Makati Medical...

Aquino to critics: Don’t use national issues to promote discord

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday told his critics not to use national issue to cause discord in the country. In a speech during the Philippine National Police’s 114th police service anniversary event, Aquino said he will not let his detractors capitalize...

PNoy: Mar provided ‘exemplary leadership’ to DILG

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A week after endorsing Interior Secretary Mar Roxas as his presidential bet for 2016, President Beningo Aquino III on Friday continued heaping praises on the Cabinet official, this time for his role in reforming the police force. In a speech during the...

Erap defends ‘inaanak’ Grace over ‘alcoholic’ allegations

(Mabuhay) – Manila Mayor and former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada has come to the defense of his goddaughter Senator Grace Poe amid allegations that she is an alcoholic. Estrada said the accusations against Poe are just part of the supposed black propaganda against the senator,...

Drilon: Roxas can win sans Poe

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – While backing the possible tandem of administration’s presumptive presidential bet Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Grace Poe, Senate President Franklin Drilon expressed confidence that Roxas could still win in 2016 without the neophyte senator. “Mar...

EcoWaste lauds university action vs toxic lead, mercury

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The EcoWaste Coalition, a zero waste advocacy group promoting safe chemicals policies and practices, commended De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) for its newest effort to further “green” the school environment. DLSU-D through its Environmental Resources...

Honasan, Villanueva, 7 others face graft raps over ‘pork’ scam

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – After several delays, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday formally filed the graft complaints against the third batch of incumbent and former government officials allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. In separate...

Locals treated to Filipino culture at Filipinotown Festival

Last Saturday, August 1st, our paper, Balita Media participated as one of the media partners at the Filipinotown Festival in downtown Los Angeles. The festivity kicked off with a procession and parade around the grounds of the Silver Lake Medical Center, carrying the statue of...

Dennis Trillo keeps mum on romance with Jennylyn Mercado

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “LOVE is lovelier the second time around.” This was the short response of actor Dennis Trillo when asked about his renewed closeness with his former girlfriend, Jennylyn Mercado The two, who dated in 2011, are set to work opposite each other...

Another LizQuen film coming soon

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Good news for LizQuen fans: the popular love team featuring Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano will once again star in a romantic movie. “They pitched it to us already. Basically it’s about a guy from Manila… I don’t know if there are going to be changes...