One small step for (a) man, One giant leap for mankind

On Sunday, July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong’s first words were, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Six-and-a-half hours later, setting foot on the moon, ...

I woke up from my American Dream

By MJB Velasco It was 27 years ago when our family was approved to become US immigrants. My father was ecstatic when my aunt, who was then living in the US, passed on the news to us. But I didn’t feel the same way. I was actually devastated because it happened just as I had my...

“Buy Bust” gets push from Filipino actors, film critic

“Buy Bust” gets push from Filipino actors, film critic By Abner Galino, US Asian Post, Weekend Balita Filipino American actors were among those drumbeating for Filipino movie “Buy Bust” which is currently showing in a theater in Los Angeles. Among those who have eagerly urged...

HRW: Duterte must end war on drugs if he respects lives of Pinoys

MANILA, July 24 (Mabuhay) – If President Rodrigo Duterte is truly concerned about human lives, he would end the war on drugs and provide accountability for deaths linked to his campaign against illegal drugs, an international human rights group said. The Human Rights Watch...

DepEd reiterates drug testing only for HS, college students

  MANILA, July 11, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday pushed for the enforcement of the law regarding the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct drug testing of public school students. In a statement released Tuesday night,...

Armed man shot dead inside Cebu Archbishop’s residence

  MANILA, July 10, 2018 – The Archdiocese of Cebu on Tuesday confirmed reports that a man was shot dead inside the compound after he refused to leave the premises. In a statement, Msgr. Joseph Tan, Cebu archdiocesan media liaison officer, said that the unidentified man was...

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...