PDOT showcases why ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ at Arizona travel agents’ trade show

LOS ANGELES – Abundant islands and beaches. Endless thrills and adventures.  Great shopping destinations.  Haven for relaxation. Exotic food. Friendly, kind and hospitable people.  These are just few of the many reasons why “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” which the Philippine...

Senate urged to assess Metro Manila’s earthquake readiness

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal last month, Senator Bam Aquino is urging the Senate to evaluate the capacity and preparedness of government and various stakeholders in case a massive quake hits the Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA...

Cebuano filmmaker launches film, ‘Waves’ in New York Film Academy Theater, Los Angeles

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman On Friday, March 27, 2015, Waverly Productions, a Cebu-based, Indie filmhouse, hosted a special screening of their very first feature-length film entitled, “Waves,” in the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Theater in Burbank, California. Waves stars...

DOT caps Mega Fam Tour for travel agents with product presentations highlighting tourism opportunities in the Philippines

Asian-American and mainstream American travel agents immerse themselves in a 7-day Philippine experience MANILA – Beaches are just the beginning… The Mega Fam Tour organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) featured not only Boracay, the number one beach destination...

Aquino names 24 new judges

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed 24 new judges in the provinces of Capiz, Leyte, Samar, Guimaras, Mountain Province, Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental. This was contained in a one-page transmittal letter sent by Executive Secretary Paquino N....

Pope Francis ‘very, very happy’ with PHL visit, says Aquino

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) – As he led the send-off for Pope Francis on Monday, President Benigno Aquino III said the pontiff told him he was “very, very happy” with the warmth and love he received throughout his five-day visit. Aquino said: “[Nagsabi siya tungkol sa] pagmamahal na...

Probe sought on gov’t shelter assistance for ‘Yolanda’ victims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is calling for a joint public hearing on the government’s housing assistance program for families affected by typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Cebu. Cebu Rep. Benhur L. Salimbangon said that to date, out of the eight municipalities...

A bad precedent: Why Binay snubbed Senate probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay said he declined the invitation of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to attend a probe since it will set a bad precedent. Binay flew to Cebu Thursday morning. He was scheduled to visit Toledo City later. Other activities lined up for...

Juan Karlos admits family struggling with debt

He may not look the part but “The Voice Kids” finalist Juan Karlos Labajo revealed that he also used to scavenge junk for a living – much like the eventual grand champion Lyca Gairanod. The 13-year-old young artist admitted that his family is still struggling with debt, despite...

DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) – By the end of 2014, the number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the Philippines is projected to hit 32,379, according to the Department of Health. During the Senate inquiry on six bills...