Economic managers insist on further economic reopening to accelerate recovery, job creation

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — The Duterte administration’s economic managers are still pushing for the further reopening of the economy despite the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, emphasizing that this could be done safely and that the vaccination program is already underway....

Bangsamoro basic law may be passed in Sept – Drilon

MANILA, June 8 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday said the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law may be passed by September. Drilon said the Senate cannot pass the draft BBL by the end of the session before the end of the week since senators are already closing the...

Korean mermaids

March is Global Women’s Month. March 8th is International Women’s Day when we celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women past, present and future. Because of this, we will hear a lot of stories about the proverbial “girl power.” I’ve heard and told my...

4,000 Filipinos still in Libya despite growing danger: gov’t

Manila, Philippines |AFP| – Around 4,000 Filipinos remain in Libya despite the North African country’s perilous security situation, staying put for higher salaries in spite of the risks presented by rival armed groups to migrant workers, the Philippines said Thursday. Philippine...

PNP relieves spokesperson days after Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday relieved its spokesperson from his post, but officials were tight-lipped as to the reason why. Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, who has been PNP spokesperson for four months, has already been informed of his relief,...

Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is headed to PHL

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (FCCH) has announced that more than thirty business executives from Hawaii are headed for the Philippines for its 25th Trade Mission to the Philippines scheduled for February 7 – 17, 2015. Co-heading the delegation will be Hawaii...

Groups urge gov’t: Lead way in protecting human rights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – On the 67th year of the historic adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948, human rights groups called on the Philippine government to lead the way in protecting rights defenders amid an integrated ASEAN economy....

On Human Rights Day, group scores Aquino for continued failure to uphold rights

MANILA (Mabuhay) — On Human Rights Day Wednesday, a human rights group gave President Benigno Aquino III yet another failing grade for his leadership in human rights. The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) said the lack of a National Human Rights Action...

French president Hollande to visit PHL in 2015, climate change tops agenda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — French President François Hollande will visit the Philippines in 2015, in reciprocation for President Benigno Aquino III’s visit to France last September. The French Embassy in Manila said climate change will top the French leader’s agenda,...

China cozies up to ASEAN with $20 billion in loans

NAYPYIDAW (AFP) – China on Thursday offered $20 billion in loans and floated the possibility of a “friendship treaty” with Southeast Asian nations, in an apparent bid to defuse regional tensions which spiked this year over contested seas. Attending the East Asia Summit in...