PHL hopeful on sea row case against China

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has expressed optimism that the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague would hand down a “truly just solution” to its case against China over disputed waters. According to a bulletin issued by Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail...

PHL argues at Hague court: China deprives us of fishing, exploration

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine delegation argued before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands that China’s nine-dash claim has deprived the Philippines of fishing in disputed territories. The first round of arguments for the hearing on the merits...

PNP on full alert nationwide after Paris attack

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police on Saturday went on full alert nationwide following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the declaration of a full alert status is “standard after the occurrence of a suspected...

Acquiring land hampers government’s relocation efforts in Typhoon Yolanda-devastated areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is having difficulty acquiring lands that would serve as relocation sites for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda that’s why there are some delays on the transfer of families who are still living in bunkhouses especially in Tacloban City, a Palace...

Palace denies street dwellers ‘hidden from view’ for APEC meet

MANILA (mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday denied the allegation that it plans to hide street dwellers from the view of state leaders attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit from November 16 to 20 . Quoting Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky...

Gov’t to start ‘build back better’ efforts in Lando-hit areas

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said the government will start the “build back better” phase as its agencies continue relief efforts for those affected by tropical cyclone Lando in Luzon. “Moving forward, we will remain in close collaboration...

Palace asks public cooperation during APEC leaders’ meeting next month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace asked the residents of Metro Manila to go on vacation and seize the long break of students to decongest the metropolis during the country’s hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit next month. Malacanang has declared November 18 and 19,...

Palace says government prioritizing expanding PhilHealth coverage

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Palace said it continues to work on improving the country’s healthcare system particularly by expanding the coverage of the universal health care program, a Palace official said. According to the 2015 Quality of Death study index, the...

No commitment yet from Honasan to be VP Binay’s running mate –Tiangco

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Gringo Honasan has yet to agree to United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) offer for him to be Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate in the 2016 elections, party president and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco said Friday. “He has not come back to me...

World Bank cites Aquino’s ‘Daang Matuwid’

Palace welcomes results of latest World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators report MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday welcomed the results of the latest World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) survey, which were attributed to the Aquino administration’s Daang...