Sotheby’s appraises Marcos jewels

MANILA (Mabuhay) — International art auctioneer Sotheby’s on Friday appraised the 760 pieces of the Marcos jewelry collection confiscated by the government, following the appraisal conducted by auction house Christie’s earlier this week. Conducted at the Bangko Sentra...

Rumored brother Bongbong Marcos says he’s willing to take DNA test for Grace Poe

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that he was willing to undergo a DNA test if it would help Senator Grace Poe in her quest to find her biological relatives. Marcos made the remark after Poe said in radio interview that DNA tests with several...

Marcos era best time PH ever had — Imelda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former First Lady Imelda Marcos on Tuesday came to the defense of her late husband, Ferdinand Marcos, even as their son Bongbong’s vice-presidential bid reignited bitter memories of the martial law period. Speaking to reporters, Mrs. Marcos said her son...

130,000 families still in makeshift tents in Tacloban

In November of 2013, a powerful typhoon devastated large sections of Eastern Visayas region, particularly the province of Leyte, killing an estimated 6000 people and washed away the homes of more than 200, 000 families. Despite a P75 billion fund approved last year by Congress...

Ex-Comelec chair Brillantes: Grace Poe can’t be disqualified over residency issue

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Wednesday said Sen. Grace Poe cannot be disqualified from next year’s elections based on her residency status since she was born in the Philippines. Brillantes said the Constitution asks...

Speaker denies blocking seizure of Imelda’s paintings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte on Thursday said he had nothing to do with the failure of the Sandiganbayan to seize some paintings from the office of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos. “They came, they saw, they did not get anything. I was informed after t...

Church rejects Binay presidency

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay is unfazed by a report that an official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines does not want him to become president. Lawyer JV Bautista, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim secretary general, said...

Imelda Marcos ‘violated’ by artwork seizure: lawyer

MANILA (AFP) – Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos felt “violated” after the authorities searched her homes and offices and seized art pieces, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Government agents launched simultaneous searches on Tuesday for eight paintings potentially...

Court orders turnover of Marcos’ $42-M loot to gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has ordered the turnover to the government of 42 million US dollars in the so-called “Arelma” account of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The anti-graft court’s Special Division issued a two-page writ of execution on the 18th of this month...

Mark Bautista to play Ferdinand Marcos in Here Lies Love

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Singer-actor Mark Bautista is playing former president Ferdinand Marcos in the upcoming London production of “Here Lies Love”, a musical inspired by his former First Lady Imelda Marcos. This was announced by the UK-based The Public Theatre that is staging...