Cebu now a ‘serious concern’ as COVID-19 cases surge — OCTA Research

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay) — Cebu province, including Cebu City, is now a cause of “serious concern” after a surge in coronavirus infections pushed the reproduction number of the virus to 1.57, experts from the OCTA Research group said Thursday. In their latest report, the...

Aquino assures OFWs of safeguards to prevent abuse in balikbayan box inspections

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that safeguards will be put in place to prevent abuse in balikbayan box inspections. At a media briefing here, Aquino said he will review the Bureau of Customs’ proposed new...

AppleOne Properties provides sound investment for Cebuanos in the US

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman AppleOne Properties successfully culminated their US Road Show on November 19, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, CA. The road show focused in three key areas in the US – New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Numerous Filipinos, mostly...

Jo Awayan celebrates 25 years in showbiz

By Lou S. Sabas Jo Awayan, once known in the Philippines as the “Queen of Lounge,” will celebrate her 25th year in show business with a show dubbed as “Awayan Five-0” on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. to be held at Noypitz Bar and Restaurant located at 933 N. Brand...

Aquino: There are plans to sabotage HR compensation law

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – President Aquino defended his appointment of retired Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Lina Sarmiento to head the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board saying she has the skill and energy to lead the verification and processing of compensation claims of...

Aquino meets Miss Tourism International Angeli Dione Gomez

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The last Filipina to win an international beauty title in 2013 paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday. President Aquino shook hands with Miss Tourism International 2013/2014 Angeli Dione Gomez Monday morning at the Music Room of...

‘Super Yolanda’ claims first victim; fireworks injuries rise to 140

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– At least 140 people have been injured due to firecrackers as of 6 a.m. Friday including one boy who lost his right hand due to the illegal firecracker “Super Yolanda”, the Department of Health said. DOH Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag, in his...

P15-M: Aquino’s budget for ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) – The government is spending P15 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s bilateral meetings and participation in the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit from December 12 to 14 in Tokyo, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Thursday....

New commanding officers in key military commands well qualified – AFP chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Armed Forces of the Philippines chief-of-staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista said on Monday the three ranking officials who will take over the key commands of the AFP are well qualified for the job. He was referring, among others, to incumbent Western Command chief...

Sarah Geronimo scores platinum with ‘Expressions’

Sarah Geronimo has once again scored a massive hit with “Expressions,” her latest studio album, as it reached platinum status only three months after it was released. Released by Viva Records only last July 22, “Expressions” marked Geronimo’s 25th birthday and 10th anniversary in...
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