Gloria Arroyo seeks 2-day furlough for medical checkup

MANILA, Oct 8 (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan to allow her to leave her detention for two days to undergo various medical checkups for suspected complications from previous operations in her...

Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

By Abner Galino A 9-year-old Filipino-American girl from Pasadena is currently making ripples in the figure skating scene here in southern California. Sofia Frank, a preliminary figure skater, currently holds the Sandy Gollihugh Future Star Trophy for a sterling performance at...

Joker Arroyo, champion of human rights: Chiz

Sen. Joker Arroyo will always be known as among the pioneers and champion of human rights advocacy and a freedom fighter. He defended and handled human rights cases. This was the official statement released by his colleague, Senator Chiz Escudero. “Together with the...

Industry group hits gov’t inaction on agriculture smuggling

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) called out the government for supposedly failing to tackle the pressing problem of smuggling, particularly in agriculture products. The alliance, which counts the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) among its...

CTA grants Corona’s motion to stop proceedings of his tax evasion case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The scheduled arraignment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona for his tax evasion case was deferred again on Wednesday after the Court of Tax Appeals en banc issued an order temporarily restraining the Second Division from proceeding with the case....

Gloria Arroyo to run for third term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will file her certificate of candidacy for the congressional seat of the 2nd district of Pampanga next week. Lawyer Raul Lambino, an official of Arroyo’s Lakas CMD party, said he is preparing Arroyo’s nomination. Arroyo...

Elizabeth Ramsey dies at 83

Singer and comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey, who was dubbed the country’s “Queen of Rock and Roll,” passed away on Thursday. She was 83. The sad news was confirmed by her daughter Jaya via a Facebook post. In her personal account, Jaya said: “Mama Beth is now with our Lord… 83...

Friends urge Coco Martin to find girlfriend

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Now that Coco Martin is turning 34 on his birthday on November 1, friends are urging him to find a girlfriend. “Para next year, when you turn 35, ikakasal na kayo,” they goad him. Coco himself agrees that he should start looking for a bride. He has...

Just desserts: The rise of East Asia’s pudding places

 (Hong Kong-AFP) – From Champagne shaved ice to bamboo charcoal-flavored ice cream, desserts in East Asia are coming into their own as ever-more inventive chefs look to satisfy the region’s increasingly adventurous diners. While Michelin-starred restaurants have long served...

43 stories by 43 women by former Theresians

Los Angeles – A unique collection of personal essays titled Portal (Gateway to Adventure) will be launched on October 11, 2015, Sunday at 3 in the afternoon at the posh Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, California. Forty-three stories by forty-three women who are all...