Palace, DFA checking if missing Bahamas cargo ship has Pinoy crew members

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang and the Department of Foreign Affairs are verifying if there were Filipinos among the crew members of a cargo ship that went missing off the Bahamas as Hurricane Joaquin barreled through the island chain on Friday (US time). In an interview on...

Alan Cayetano announces 2016 VP run in Davao City

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday announced in Davao City that he is running for vice president in the 2016 elections. He, however, did not say who his partner will be. “I do not know kung sino pa ang magde-deklara o hindi,” he said at a press briefing. “But...

Air deal to boost tourism between PHL and Africa – DOT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The number of African tourists to the Philippines, and the other way around, is going to increase at a faster rate as a result of the air agreement between Manila and Addis Ababa, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. The Addis Ababa-to-Manila route would...

Metro Manila less than 50 percent ready for big earthquake, says MMDA chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The National Capital Region is less than 50 percent ready to deal with the fallout of a high-magnitude earthquake, the head of the Metro Manila Development Authority said in an earthquake preparedness forum on Friday. Speaking at the GMA News Online-I M...

Poe urges DOJ: Expedite probe report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Amid differing findings by various bodies conducting probes into the Mamasapano incident, Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday  urged the Department of Justice to expedite the completion of its investigation report. “Given the differing findings of fact, it is...

Andal Sr. camp denies clan ‘private army’ involved in Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Maguindanao massacre suspect Andal Ampatuan Sr. has denied that his clan’s supposed private armed group had a hand in the deadly January 25 Mamasapano clash that killed over 60 people, including 44 elite police commandos. The clan patriarch, through his lawyer...

PHL exports down for two straight months in January – PSA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite better receipts in electronics, Philippine merchandise exports declined for the second straight month in January due to lower shipments of other manufactures, furniture, chemical, metal components and coconut oil. Export payments decreased by 0.5...

Foreign investments up over 30% in Nov. – Bangko Sentral

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Jobs-creating foreign direct investments (FDIs) grew by over a third in November, reflecting confidence in the Philippine economy, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Wednesday. The Philippines registered a net inflow of $399 million in FDIs last...

PHL inflation slips to 17-month low in January as oil impacts on prices

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Inflation dropped to a 17-month low in January as oil, transport and utilities priceswent down, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Thursday. Consumer prices decelerated to 2.4 percent in January, compared with 2.7 percent in December 2014 and...

DOTC green lights four groups to bid for P4-B South Terminal PPP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communications prequalified four groups bid for the central transport terminal project under the public private partnership (PPP) program. In separate letters for prequalification, DOTC said the following groups can bid for...