Binay, Marcos blast DSWD’s Soliman over spoiled, dumped rice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed outrage over the admission of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman that hundreds of food packs and sacks of rice were spoiled and dumped in Dagami, Leyte. “Such act borders on criminal neglect. Thousands of...

Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

By Dan E. Nino Cerritos, Calif. – Seventy years after the liberation of the Philippines which started in Palo, Tacloban, Leyte from the Japanese occupation, one of the liberators who participated in the battle of the Philippine Sea and later waded towards the shore with Pacific...

Ship catches fire at Ormoc port

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fire broke out on a passenger ship docked at the Ormoc City port in Leyte early Saturday morning. The MV Wonderful Stars of the Roble Shipping Lines carrying 544 passengers docked at the port around 3:50 a.m. The ship caught fire 30 minutes later. All...

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...

The Committee to Bring Back the Bells to Balangiga launches Indiegogo campaign and national awareness

Hollywood actors and personalities joined hands with Filipino community groups on Saturday, April 4 at a “launch party” at the Pilipino Workers’ Center  (PWC) in Los Angeles to revitalize the campaign to return the Bells of Balangiga from Wyoming to Samar, Leyte. Led by campaign...

Aquino names 24 new judges

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed 24 new judges in the provinces of Capiz, Leyte, Samar, Guimaras, Mountain Province, Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental. This was contained in a one-page transmittal letter sent by Executive Secretary Paquino N....

Pope Francis: Filipinos’ joy is genuine

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT (Mabuhay) – At the end of his five-day apostolic voyage to the Philippines, Pope Francis described Filipinos as having joy that is genuine, enthusiasm that is not fake, actions that are from the heart – despite all their suffering. “A people that knows how...

Palo archbishop thanks Pope Francis: May you lead us to peaceful waters

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) – Palo Archbishop John Du on Saturday thanked Pope Francis for coming to Leyte province despite a prevailing bad weather, and for consoling the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. “You came here despite this weather,” Du said before the end of the...

Cardinal Tagle asks faithful to pray for good weather during Pope’s visit

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — The Manila Archdiocese on Wednesday joined its counterpart in Palo, Leyte in praying for good weather during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines. In a circular to Manila’s priests, rectors, chaplains and religious, Manila Archbishop...

Palace: No ‘epal’ during papal visit, please

MANILA, Jan 13 (Mabuhay) — Don’t use Pope Francis’ visit for self-promotion. This was Malacañang’s appeal on Tuesday to politicians and private firms planning to use the upcoming papal visit to get publicity and media mileage. At a press briefing, Communications Secretary...