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...

Hands-on mommy Amy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — TV host and radio commentator Amy Perez always makes time for her kids despite the demands of her career. A hands-on mother, she fetches her three boys Adi, Kyle and Seyah from school and bonds with them after work. To them, she’s simply mom though they...

Aquino gov’t ‘bigger disaster’ 2 years after ‘Yolanda’ – Anakbayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group has slammed the administration of President Benigno Aquino III for supposedly being the “bigger disaster” two years after super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) pummeled the Visayas and claimed thousands of lives. In a...

Miriam wants DSWD probed for failure to implement relief, anti-poverty programs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Friday the Department of Social Welfare and Development must be made to explain why it failed to implement its relief and poverty alleviation programs despite the availability of funds. Santiago is set to file Monday a...

Minority vows stricter scrutiny of proposed 2016 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The minority bloc at the House of Representatives promised stricter scrutiny of the 2016 budget proposed by Malacanang, noting provisions could be used as the administration’s campaign kitty. “If Malacañang thinks it can get away with a bloated budget...

Most private, govt offices still won’t hire PWDs — lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Most offices in the public and the private sectors have continued to shy away from hiring persons with disabilities despite a law requiring that one percent of all positions be reserved for them, a lawmaker said. DIWA party-list Representative Emmeline Y....

PNoy orders govt agencies to be ready for Chedeng

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday directed government agencies to be ready for Typhoon Maysak, which will be locally codenamed “Chedeng” when it enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility late Wednesday or early Thursday. At a press...

PNoy orders govt agencies to be ready for Chedeng

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday directed government agencies to be ready for Typhoon Maysak, which will be locally codenamed “Chedeng” when it enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility late Wednesday or early Thursday. At a...

Bill to institutionalize a Mother and Child Health Care Program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a measure seeking to institutionalize a national mother and child health program to protect Filipino mothers and children from malnutrition. Rep. Rogelio J. Espina (Lone District, Biliran) pushed for the immediate passage of House Bill...

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...