Probers not yet convinced Abu Sayyaf carried out Samal kidnapping: AFP spokesman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Investigators from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police are not yet convinced that the Abu Sayyaf Group kidnapped the three foreigners and a Filipino on Samal Island last week, a military spokesman said Tuesday. “The...

NP to support all three VP bets: Cynthia Villar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Nacionalista Party will support all three vice presidential candidates in its ranks if they all push through with their plans in the 2016 elections, Senator Cynthia Villar told reporters on Tuesday. Villar is the wife of NP president Manny Villar. Villar...

Luis Manzano stands with Angel Locsin in Lumad cause

Angel Locsin has convinced her boyfriend, actor and TV host Luis Manzano, to join her crusade for justice for the recent murders of two Lumad leaders and a civilian companion in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Or, at the very least, she managed to make him hold up a statement shirt in...

Bong Revilla says ‘pork’ case hinders presidential ambition

MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) – Embattled Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on Wednesday admitted that he wanted to run for president in 2016 elections, but the plan has been setback by the plunder case that he is facing in connection to the pork barrel scam. “Aaminin natin na...

Alan Cayetano announces 2016 VP run in Davao City

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday announced in Davao City that he is running for vice president in the 2016 elections. He, however, did not say who his partner will be. “I do not know kung sino pa ang magde-deklara o hindi,” he said at a press briefing. “But...

Cayetano woos Duterte: We need a real leader

DAVAO, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said he is backing calls for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016, saying the country needs a real leader. The Nacionalista Party senator said he and his sister, Senator Pia...

FilAm History Month Kicks Off Oct 3 at South Bay Pavilion

Carson – The 2015 Filipino American History Month celebration in Carson will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 12 – 4 pm at the South Bay Pavilion, 20700 Avalon Blvd, Carson, Ca  90746 Organized by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay Los Angeles (FACC-SLAA), the...

Palace: Aquino considering long-term impact of lowering taxes, not popularity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite popular calls to lower income tax rates, the Aquino administration is wary of supporting moves for lower taxes because of the potential impact on government programs, a Malacañang spokesperson said. At a press briefing on Saturday, deputy presidential...

Five delightful divas sang nostalgic retro songs

On a balmy Wednesday night, this author was privileged to have been invited by a  friend Linda Mapes, to the “Retro” performance of five delightful singing divas such as: Lirio Vital, Ivy Violan, Djoanna Garcia, Bambi Lopez and Maricar Cabasag at the famous Catalina Bar &...

Jessy Mendiola denies split with JM de Guzman

Actress and upcoming “You’re My Home” star Jessy Mendiola has denied that she has called off her relationship with her boyfriend, actor JM de Guzman. This, amid rumors about their falling out following a series of cryptic Instagram posts by De Guzman, which came at a time when...
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