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...

Tagle visits Lumad Kampuhan, shows support to Lumad call for peace

Manila City – Manila Archbishop +Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle visits the Manilakbayan camp in Liwasang Bonifacio today, in support of over 700 Lumad who held a camp-out for the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao. Arriving at six in the morning, unannounced, Manilakbayanis were very happy...

PHL says WWII foe Japan now trusted friend

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines said Saturday it had rebuilt a “strong friendship” with former foe Japan, as its neighbors criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for failing to properly apologize for Tokyo’s aggression during World War II. Since the war,...

Aquino: Justice must be served against corruption

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that the country will only be able to move on from corruption allegations against erring officials only after justice has been achieved. “May nagsabi na bang sorry sa ginawang katiwalian? Makaka-move on lang...

Prosecution to Gloria Arroyo: Stop abusing the court’s compassion

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Government prosecutors have once again expressed their “vehement opposition” to the motion of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to be placed under house arrest, saying the incumbent Pampanga lawmaker should stop using her health condition ...

OC Fil-Am Chamber, Tacloban execs, GMA Foundation in fundraiser

More than a year after Super Typhoon Yolanda unleashed her fury on residents of coastal towns along its path in the Visayan area of the Philippines, many victims still grapple with the reality of not being able to return to normal living. Dozens of countries and well-meaning...

Pope to make historic US Congress address on Sept. 24

Washington, United States | AFP | – Pope Francis will bring his message of peace and compassion to politically gridlocked Washington in September when he becomes the first pontiff to address the US Congress, lawmakers said Thursday. Francis, who is also expected to meet President...

Roxas wants Purisima, Ochoa out

You just cannot sit down and talk with President Noynoy these days. His close associates in Malacañang said the President is “depressed.” The President did not even attend the annual awarding ceremonies of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM). He,...

Pope ends record-setting Asia tour

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday 1/19/2015 – Masses of cheering believers in the Philippines turned out to bid farewell to Pope Francis Monday,a fitting end to a week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and campaign relentlessly for the...

Militant group sees challenge after Pope leaves PHL

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Meanwhile, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said a bigger challenge awaits Filipinos after Pope Francis leaves. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said his group thanked Pope Francis for “consistent advocacy of the poor and his...