John Arcilla intimidated with crusading journalist role in ‘On the Job’ sequel

MANILA, Mar 8 (Mabuhay) — Back from his family vacation in California, John Arcilla returns to work in another cycle of taping for “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” in Malvar, Batangas. “Manggugulo na naman ako,” he said, laughing at the prospect of another showdown...

Calabarzon police ops highlight need for UN to address Philippine human rights situation — HRW

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) — International group Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday (PHL time) said the police operations in Calabarzon that led to the arrests and deaths of activists show the need for member countries of the United Nations to look into the...

Sotto backs re-deployment of police, military to enforce health rules

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) –Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday backed the possible redeployment of police and military personnel to enforce minimum health standards in public places amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. Sotto was reacting to the...

Barbie Forteza considers boyfriend Jak Roberto her ‘lucky charm’

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) –Barbie Forteza has revealed that she considered boyfriend Jak Roberto her “lucky charm.” The actress said she noticed how her career grew since they became official. “Feeling ko siya yung lucky charm ko kasi parang ever since naging kami, parang...

Economic managers insist on further economic reopening to accelerate recovery, job creation

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — The Duterte administration’s economic managers are still pushing for the further reopening of the economy despite the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, emphasizing that this could be done safely and that the vaccination program is already underway....

Dawn Zulueta shares realizations she turns 52

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — Dawn Zulueta took to Instagram to share photos of herself looking ageless after she turned 52 years old. On Instagram, Dawn posted beautiful snapshots of herself donning what seemed to be a Princess Diana-inspired hair. Dawn looked back to her last...

Palace rules out return to full lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — The country does not need to go into full-scale lockdown even amid the surge of COVID-19 cases as this could be addressed in other ways, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday. Roque cited that there are 60% to 75% available beds in...

Over 38K add’l doses of AstraZeneca vax arrive in PH

MANILA, Mar 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines received another 38,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on Sunday night. The delivery from Amsterdam via a KLM Asia flight arrived around 7 p.m. National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said...

Popular brand CopperMask ‘not good’ for COVID-19 prevention, reiterates DOH

MANILA, Mar 8 (Mabuhay) –Face masks with gaps such as that of the popular CopperMask appeared to be not as effective in protecting users against COVID-19, the Department of Health on Monday reiterated, as reported cases of the respiratory disease rose anew. “Tayo po sa DOH...

Duterte says ABS-CBN franchise renewal bid ‘piece of garbage’

MANILA, Mar 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said it is useless to give local media giant ABS-CBN Corp. a new 25-year legislative franchise. During the joint meeting of national and regional task forces to end local communist armed conflict (ELCAC) in...