DOE: No guarantee for brownout-free 2016 elections

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Power outages remain a possibility in the May 2016 elections as the El Niño phenomenon poses risks to the country’s power supply. The Department of Energy (DOE) cannot provide a categorical answer yet whether the national elections would be...

Palace slams Bongbong Marcos for ‘politicizing’ Mamasapano tragedy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday slammed Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for “politicizing” the Mamasapano tragedy amid the so-called alternative version on the January 25 incident. “Ano ba naman ‘to si Bongbong Marcos,...

Comelec says China may attempt to sabotage 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has received “intelligence reports” that China may attempt to sabotage the Philippine elections in 2016, one of its ranking officials told lawmakers Wednesday. During the Comelec’s briefing for...

Ex-sexy star Patricia Javier to stay in PH for good

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Patricia Javier will be staying in the country for good. Javier, who starred in the sexy movies “Ang Kabit ni Mrs. Montero” and “Gamitan” in the 1990s, moved to the United States in 2007 to start a family with husband, chiropractor...

‘ASAP 20 Live in London’ draws 10,000 to The SSE Wembley Arena, inspires huge Filipino community in Europe

ABS-CBN, TFC hold Europe’s biggest Filipino event with world-class Filipino and international British acts LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM  – British music journalist Kate Mossman in her acclaimed BBC rockumentary, “Stadium Rock at 50” mentioned that “big concerts should be emotional,...

Militants picket SC, call for rejection of EDCA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — About a hundred protesters staged a rally in front of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday morning in time for the 24th anniversary of the Philippines’ rejection of the United States bases treaty. The protesters are from militant organization Bagong...

July remittances grow at slowest pace in 6 mos.

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Money sent by Filipinos who live and work abroad continued to rise in July, though at the slowest pace in six months. Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos amounted to $2.3 billion, up 0.5 percent from $2.29 billion a year earlier, latest data...

DFA verifying report on China building third airstrip in disputed territory

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is verifying reports that China is building a third airstrip over contested territory in the South China Sea. The DFA is verifying information from US think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies that...

Enrile has dengue, daughter says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning due to dengue. Katrina Ponce Enrile, who is now in the United States, said her father was brought to the Makati Medical Center past midnight. “He has...

Admin allies in talks to back Poe’s presidential bid

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Allies of the Aquino administration are breaking away from Mar Roxas to join forces with the Makabayan bloc and back the looming presidential bid of Senator Grace Poe. Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno, National Unity Party (NUP) president, confirmed that his party...