Sister cities Olongapo City and VA beach unveil anchor of friendship

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines and the United States further strengthened their friendship and people-to-people ties through a special dedication ceremony of the Kempsville Road – Princess Anne Intersection and the Philippine Sister Anchor of Friendship on 30 November 2015 in...

Alex and Asiang: The Aristocrat family of restaurant’s story

Alex Reyes and Engracia “Asiang” Cruz were both born in the fishing town of Navotas, Rizal. In their youth, they both persevered and worked hard for a living, though the vibrant Asiang only finished her fourth grade, Alex became a prominent lawyer, who graduated from the...

Aquino invites Pope Francis to return to PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has invited Pope Francis to return to the Philippines during his state visit in Rome, Italy. “Doon sa Secretary of State ko yata nabanggit. So, sabi ko, my countrymen have instructed me to extend the invitation to the Holy Father...

Lawyer: Comelec likely to stick to ruling on Poe’s DQ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commissioners from the three-member Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) would most likely stick to its decision disqualifying Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race for her failure to meet the residency requirement. High-profile...

Aquino hopes COP 21 yields binding climate agreement

ROME, Italy (Mabuhay) – President Aquino said he hopes that the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) that he attended in Paris will yield enforceable commitments from countries to address climate change. The President, who attended the Paris climate conference on November 30,...

Binay, Marcos blast DSWD’s Soliman over spoiled, dumped rice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed outrage over the admission of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman that hundreds of food packs and sacks of rice were spoiled and dumped in Dagami, Leyte. “Such act borders on criminal neglect. Thousands of...

Joshua Tree National Park to offer free admission

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate!  All national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016. The 16 entrance fee-free days for 2016 will be: January 18 – Martin...

Robin Padilla and wife Mariel on honeymoon again

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Robin Padilla, who recently turned 46-years old, revealed he and wife Mariel are again on a honeymoon. Apparently, Mariel’s doctor advised them to try to conceive anew a year after she had undergone dilation and curettage. Robin said it took his wife...