Luis Manzano stands with Angel Locsin in Lumad cause

Angel Locsin has convinced her boyfriend, actor and TV host Luis Manzano, to join her crusade for justice for the recent murders of two Lumad leaders and a civilian companion in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Or, at the very least, she managed to make him hold up a statement shirt in...

Philippine Army denies existence of ‘hit list’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Army on Saturday denied that the military has a “hit list” of 70 activists in Mindanao and leaders of progressive groups. “There is no such thing as hit list in the AFP. Everybody knows that only the New People’s Army is making a hit list,” said...

Solons to probe AFP’s alleged human rights abuses on Lumads

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers on Tuesday moved to probe allegations of human rights violations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) after Gabriela party-list Rep. Luz Ilagan quizzed military officials about the purported involvement of soldiers in the rape of a...

9 Filipinos take part in inaugural international visitor leadership program in disaster risk management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a development expected to promote greater Philippines-US cooperation on disaster risk reduction issues, nine (9) Philippine government officials are currently in Washington D.C. to attend the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program...

Customs most corrupt gov’t agency — SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) ranked as the most corrupt among the government agencies in a poll conducted among executives of companies according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday. The survey involved face-to-face interview of...

Pemberton admits choking Laude to death

MANILA (Mabuhay) – US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton admitted on Monday that he choked Jennifer Laude to death after learning that she was also a “man.” Pemberton made the admission during the hearing on Laude’s murder at the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74....

China’s second airstrip ‘alarming’: AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday confirmed the report that China has been building a second airstrip on an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea. Military spokesperson Col. Restituto Padilla said a report of Washington-based think-tank...

AFP downplays China’s air, sea drills

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday downplayed the live-ammunition drills conducted by China in the disputed South China Sea, saying it is the nation’s right to conduct such exercises. “It’s the right of any sovereign nation to conduct any kind of...

PHL to base jets, frigates near China-claimed waters

Manila, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippines plans to station fighter jets and frigates on a former US naval base facing the South China Sea, where it is engaged in a maritime row with China, a defence official said Monday. They will be located in Subic Bay, some 200 kilometers...

Task force commander for papal visit Ricardo Marquez is new PNP chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The head of the police task force for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January has been named the new chief of the Philippine National Police Tuesday. Dir. Ricardo Marquez, director for operations since December 2013, assumes the position as...