German foreign ministry thanks PHL govt for release of hostages

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Germany on Saturday thanked the Philippine government for Friday night’s release of two Germans abducted and held by the Abu Sayyaf since April. In posts on its Twitter account, the German foreign ministry said it was “relieved” to confirm the release of the...

US Congress probes land grabbing in PHL

WASHINGTON (Mabuhay) – At a House Foreign Affairs Full Committee hearing on U.S. Foreign Assistance in FY 2015, Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) Wednesday questioned USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah on the lack of land rights in developing nations, in particular, the concerning issues of...

GPH peace panel assures Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro within the framework of 1987 Constitution

MANILA(Mabuhay) – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel assured that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamaro (CAB) signed recently with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was within the framework of the Constitution. This was in reaction to the speech on...

Gov’t-MILF peace agreement positive for PHL economy – Moody’s

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Moody’s Investors Service has dubbed as “credit positive” last week’s signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In a research note, the debt...

Yolanda ‘very much like a tsunami’ – UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satellite images processed by a specialized United Nations program reveal that super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) looked “very much like a tsunami” that eradicated entire towns in the Philippines, an analyst from the United Nations Institute for Training and...

OPAPP: GPH doing its best to ensure more doable and durable peace in Mindanao

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, said the Aquino administration is working hard to achieve a “more doable and durable peace” in Mindanao by ensuring that it can deliver what it has committed. “The President’s instruction...