Coloma on Pulse Asia survey: Roxas is preferred ‘Daang Matuwid’ president

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday welcomed the recent Pulse Asia survey placing former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas at the third spot with 18 percent, up by eight points from his rating in June. “Sec. Roxas posted the most significant increase of eight points...

Pinoys to demand for accountability, inclusive growth beyond 2016: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As an offshoot of his six-year stint at Malacañang, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said that Filipinos will continue to demand for good governance and inclusive growth even after he steps down in 2016. “We see today a people who have felt the effects of...

Another Public-Private Partnership project rolled out this month

TOKYO, Japan (Mabuhay) – Another major Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project will be rolled out this month, President Aquino said here Tuesday. In his message during the get-together with members of the Filipino community in Japan, held at the Okura Hotel, President Aquino...

SK reform bill bars kids of village execs; other officials’ children still being discussed – Bam

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Children of all elected barangay officials will be barred from running for the Sangguniang Kabataan if the reform bill pending in Congress becomes law, Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV said on Wednesday. Asked if the children of other local...

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....

Senate urged to probe ‘delay’ in Bohol rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – What could be delaying the rehabilitation of earthquake-stricken Bohol province? Senator Nancy Binay wants to find out. Binay filed Senate Resolution 983 calling for an inquiry on the alleged delayed rehabilitation in Bohol considering its detrimental effects...

Aquino confers Order of Lakandula on U.N. Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday conferred the Order of Lakandula, with the rank of Grand Officer, on United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Luiza Carvalho. The President gave the award to Carvalho during her farewell...

Fil-Am business leaders converge in Metro Manila, Central Luzon for upbeat trade mission

Filipino-American business leaders and executives of Fortune 500 companies in the US flocked to Manila on Friday for a 10-day Trade, Investment and Tourism tour of Metro Manila and Central Luzon. “Sixty Filipino business and community leaders, along with American businessmen from...

Aquino still mum on anointed one in 2016 presidential elections

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino still would not say who he trusts to be his successor come 2016. At a Harvard University forum, he sidestepped a student’s question as to who is a possible “successor in upholding honesty in national...

Aquino to address U.N. climate summit, meet with Filipino community during U.S. visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will address a United Nations climate summit, speak to American businessmen, and meet with the Filipino community when he visits the United States from September 20 to 24. “As in all of the President’s trips abroad, the...