‘GunTV’ to sell firearms to US viewers

New York, United States | AFP |   – Americans will soon be able to snap up the latest firearms from the comfort of their sofas with the launch in January of GunTV, a 24-hour shopping channel. It comes with gun violence in the United States under renewed scrutiny after Wednesday’s...

Congress urged to probe slow Internet service in PH

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Why is Internet connection in the Philippines so slow and so expensive? Frustrated by the poor service of local Internet service providers, a congressman is seeking a formal inquiry into the country’s slow connection to the World wide Web in comparison to...

House panel okays bill requiring registration of pre-paid SIM cards

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on Information and Communications Technology has approved for plenary debate a proposed measure that would require the registration of pre-paid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to help law enforcement agencies in their campaign...

PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has taken another step in fulfilling its mandate to look after the interest and welfare of Filipinos abroad by partnering with the United States in reaching out and educating members of the Filipino-American Community about their rights and...

Solons want media outlets airing, publishing positive advocacies given tax incentives

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers are seeking the granting of tax incentives to broadcast and print media that devote time and space for gender equality, human rights, environmental protection, family values, patriotism, transparency and accountability, national peace and unity and...

Signature campaign pushing FOI bill gains support

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Change.org, the umbrella organization pushing for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill on Wednesday said they have achieved the expected number of supporters in their initial launching of signature campaign using online and social media as the...

New pact allows information cooperation, exchange between Phl and Myanmar media

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Media entities in the Philippines and Myanmar can now strengthen their information cooperation following the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Malacañan Palace on Thursday. The memorandum of understanding was signed on the second day of Myanmar...

DIRECTV, TFC and GMA Offer Community Support by Enabling Free Viewing of Pinoy Channels in Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 – In the wake of the recent devastating Typhoon Haiyan and to help the Filipino-American community stay connected to news, updates and information, DIRECTV and its partners at ABS-CBN and GMA have opened up channels TFC, ABS-CBN News (ANC), GMA...

Almendras explains distribution system of intl aid, calls for cooperation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An organized distribution of international aid has been put in place for an orderly and efficient conduct of relief operations, Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras said in a press briefing of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council...

Update on Typhoon Yolanda

Los Angeles, 12 November 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles wishes to advise the public of the following information on the Effects of Typhoon Yolanda from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of 12 November 2013, 10:00 PM...