Calabarzon police ops highlight need for UN to address Philippine human rights situation — HRW

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) — International group Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday (PHL time) said the police operations in Calabarzon that led to the arrests and deaths of activists show the need for member countries of the United Nations to look into the...

Why Daniel Padilla is endorsing Mar

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “Yes, I am.” These were the words of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” star Daniel Padilla when asked to confirm if he is throwing his support behind the 2016 presidential bid of Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas. The 20-year-old...

Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C  – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the premiere economic policy organization in the region, plays a unique role in supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia Pacific through a holistic approach which empowers government,...

Support not suspend oil and gas activities in Northwest Palawan: solon

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – The government should support and not suspend oil and gas exploration in Northwest Palawan, a congressman said on Monday. Suspending offshore exploration activities due to a dispute with China over West Philippine Sea is “totally uncalled for,” said...

WW II veteran urges Fil-Am youth to continue work for justice

By Abner Galino FILIPINO American veteran leader Franco Arcebal recently urged the Filipino-American youth to continue seeking justice for his fellow World War II veterans who were denied rights by the government of the United States of America shortly after the war ended.  “You...

DOST: Free Wi-Fi all over PHL by year-end

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) – The government is confident that people outside Metro Manila can soon enjoy free internet access. Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo said that the installation of public Wi-Fi in Dagupan, Tuguegarao, Mabalacat, Batangas, Legazpi, Puerto...

PHL still a rice importer, needs enough supply and buffer stock

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government has no choice but to continue importing rice until the Philippines achieves complete sufficiency in the commodity and has assured that there is enough buffer stock for the lean months. The country has an estimated 4- to 5-percent shortage in rice...

For greater public accountability, Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan, COA get higher budgets in 2016 – Romulo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — For greater public accountability and absolute transparency in government, the constitutional bodies of the Sandiganbayan, the Office of the Ombudsman, and the Commission on Audit (COA) will get increased funding in the proposed General Appropriations Act...

Gov’t posts budget surplus for second straight month

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government posted a budget surplus of P67.3 billion in May, the second straight month a surplus was recorded. May’s budget surplus was P55.6 billion higher than the surplus registered last year. Year-to-date, the budget balance was at a surplus of P86.4...

VP Binay: Education not given priority due to favorite programs, junket

BACOLOD (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay criticized government spending Saturday, saying the administration has not given priority to education due to programs of “favorite leaders and friends including the junket in ITLOS in Hague.” In his keynote speech at the 69th...