JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH

MANILA, Oct 28 (Mabuhay) — The Japanese embassy in Manila on Wednesday announced the disbursement of 10 billion yen or about PHP4.63 billion of Japan’s total 50 billion yen post-disaster loan to the Philippines. “JICA disbursed ¥10 billion out of the ¥50-B...

More Philippine-made coconut products now sold in Russia, says DTI

MANILA, Oct 28 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Trade and Industry said Wednesday more coconut products made in the Philippines are now available in Russian stores. Organic-coconut based items such as coconut milk, coconut cream, balsamic sauce, aminos sauces, coconut syrup,...

Over 2,300 Chinese told to leave PH over visa violations: Immigration bureau

MANILA, Oct 28 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Immigration said Tuesday that it ordered more than 2,300 Chinese nationals to leave the Philippines for violating conditions of their visa. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said from January to October, 2,376 Chinese nationals...

DFA to probe envoy’s maltreatment of Pinoy helper

MANILA, Oct 28 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday discussions are ongoing on the investigation involving Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro who was caught hitting her Filipino helper inside the diplomatic residence. In a tweet,...

VP Robredo, staff test negative for COVID-19

MANILA, Oct 28 (Mabuhay) –Vice President Leni Robredo and her staff have tested negative for COVID-19, her office announced on Wednesday. The Office of the Vice President made the announcement three days after Robredo said that she and members of her staff are on...