Aiko finds new love

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Aiko Melendez’s friends are hoping she doesn’t get brokenhearted again. She reportedly is seeing a new guy. She’s quite fond of him, and even her family likes him. His name is Mario Claudio and he is from Spain. He stays in Cebu, where he has a...

2016 Toyota Highlander: Leader of the midsize crossover pack

The Toyota Highlander started the midsize crossover SUV category 15 years ago, so it had a head start on becoming a benchmark. The third-generation model, now entering its third year, offers room for up to eight, a choice of three powertrains and four model grades. It all adds up...

Palace asks public cooperation during APEC leaders’ meeting next month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace asked the residents of Metro Manila to go on vacation and seize the long break of students to decongest the metropolis during the country’s hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit next month. Malacanang has declared November 18 and 19,...

Palace says government prioritizing expanding PhilHealth coverage

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Palace said it continues to work on improving the country’s healthcare system particularly by expanding the coverage of the universal health care program, a Palace official said. According to the 2015 Quality of Death study index, the...

Comelec announces schedule for presidential, VP debates

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced the final schedule of presidential and vice presidential debates in 2016. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said the debates will happen for four weeks next year from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bautista said the...

CHED declares November 17 and 20 as ‘school holidays’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has declared November 17 and 20 as “school holidays” to give way to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. Leonida Calagui, CHED-National Capital Region director, said in her memo dated September...

Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

White House event kicks off Fil-Am History Month By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Obama this week honored Filipino-Americans who “helped build and defend” the United States at the first ever celebration of Filipino-American History Month at the White House. In a message...