Christmas Season heightens benevolence

The Christmas season has one particular feature that highlights its significance in the midst of gross commercialism that characterizes its observance. To some, the religious flavor of the One who gave us his life as the supreme gift to save mankind from eternal damnation and...

A quest for justice

The quest for justice being sought by family and friends of Jeffrey “Jennifer Laude, a Filipino transgender slain last year by a 19-year old American serviceman, is far from over. There appears to be a slim chance that the Laude family will get the kind of justice that they hope...

Italy supports PHL arbitration case vs China

ROME (Mabuhay) – Italy threw its support behind the Philippines’ move to hail China to court over the maritime disputes in the South China Sea. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed support for the Philippine move to seek arbitration under the United Nations Convention on...

Archbishop Cruz tells Duterte: File complaint on sexual abuse claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – File a complaint. This was the reaction of Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz on claims by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that a priest sexually abused him when he was young. Cruz said that while he understands Duterte’s manner of speaking, for which the...

Wait for SC’s final say on Grace Poe, says her lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The legal counsel of Senator Grace Poe on Thursday reiterated that the Supreme Court has the final say on whether the presidential aspirant is a natural-born Filipino. Asked for comment on Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s remark that Poe is not a natural-born...

Carpio: SET justices to inhibit on DQ case vs Poe in Supreme Court

MANILA (Mbuhay) – Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said he and the two other justices who voted at the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) to disqualify Senator Grace Poe as senator will inhibit when the case is brought to the Supreme Court (SC). The other justices who voted...

PHL, World Intellectual Property sign MOU to develop national strategy for intellectual property

The Philippines and the World Intellectual Property (WIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding last November 25 to jointly develop for the Philippines a national strategy for intellectual property (IP), which it can use to address its needs and priorities in line with existing...

Angel Locsin considering surgery for spine

Actress Angel Locsin might undergo surgery to treat a disc bulge in her spine that forced her to pull out from the upcoming movie on Darna, her boyfriend Luis Manzano said on Tuesday. “I think mayroon siyang two options na kino-consider. May isa na medyo mas matimbang, so...

Elmo Magalona now a Kapamilya

Elmo Magalona is the latest actor to ink a deal with the Kapamilya network. Magalona signed a contract with ABS-CBN, which includes a television series with Janella Salvador. He will also be co-managed by his mother, Pia Magalona, and Star Magic. Magalona said he didn’t have a...