Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines)...

SWS: After Mamasapano incident, approval rating for Bangsamoro deal and BBL dips

MANILA, May 15 (Mabuhay) – After the Mamasapano, Maguindanao clash that killed 44 Special Action Force personnel last Jan. 25, only about one of five Filipinos approve of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro political entity and the Bangsamoro Basic Law. These were among of...

SWS: PH hunger incidence lowest in 10 years

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — The number of Filipinos who experienced involuntary hunger has dropped to its lowest point in a decade, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed Tuesday. The survey conducted last March 20-23, 2015 showed 13.5 percent or an...

Aquino: Govt responding to labor sector’s needs

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III pledged on Labor Day to listen to and build stronger ties with the labor sector. In his Labor Day message, Aquino said his administration is exerting efforts to respond to the needs of the workforce. “Pinapanday natin ang...

The winner is?

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will square off today with undefeated American fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr in the welterweight world title unification bout expected to break boxing records. The much anticipated fight between two of the best boxers in this generation will...

Las Vegas welcomes Pacquio with a grand fan rally

By Rod Mijares Las Vegas, April 28, 2015 – Boxing fans from all over the world converged for a Pacquiao Fan Rally at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino’s Convention open hall to wait the formal arrival of the 8-division world champion Filipino Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao beginning...

Stay alert vs. avian flu, Pinoys in HK told

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While Hong Kong may have lowered the alert level on avian influenza, Filipinos there were reminded to stay vigilant and maintain good hygiene to avoid getting the disease. The reminder came from the Philippine consulate general in Hong Kong, which said the...

Gazmin, Catapang throw support behind BBL at House panel deliberations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Monday expressed support behind the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Gazmin and Catapang arrived at the hearing of the ad hoc committee on the BBL around 10:30 a.m., an...

The Changing (May)weather

The fighter best known for his unblemished boxing record and best-hated for his arrogance and big talk is seeming likable these days, less haughty in interviews and even talking about things other than money. “The main thing that’s important is family,” said five-division world...

99 Pinoys evacuated from Yemen on Easter Sunday

MANILA, Apr 6 (Mabuhay) – Ninety-nine Filipinos may soon be on their way home from strife-torn Yemen after availing of the government’s mandatory repatriation program on Easter Sunday, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said. In a news release, the embassy, which has consular...