Aquino inspects site of new Puerto Princesa Airport

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday inspected the area where the new P3.75-billion Puerto Princesa Airport is being built. Upon arriving here, the President proceeded to the open ramp at the earth mount barrier between the Western...

DFA: More than 1,000 Pinoys in jail abroad for drug-related cases; 41 on death row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A representative of the Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said there are 1,288 Filipinos in jail abroad for drug-related cases. At a House hearing, Francisco Noel Fernandez III, special assistant to the DFA’s Office of the Undersecretary for Overseas...

Celia Veloso attends Mass in QC, reiterates appeal for public understanding

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Celia Veloso, mother of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipino death row inmate in Indonesia, attended Mass in Quezon City on Wednesday where she emotionally reiterated her appeal for understanding from netizens, who criticized her for her anti-government rant...

ASEAN leaders waited for PNoy for only ‘less than a minute’ –Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Southeast Asian leaders waited for only “less than a minute” for President Benigno Aquino III to join them for their group photo at the recently concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Malaysia, Malacañang said...

ASEAN warns sea reclamation ‘may undermine peace’

by M JEGATHESAN Langkawi, Malaysia (AFP)  – Reclamation work in the disputed South China Sea, where China has constructed an airstrip and other structures on coral reefs, threaten to “undermine peace, security and stability” in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned...

DFA: Sabah not at issue in Note Verbale to KL on South China Sea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The recent note verbale from the Philippines to Malaysia on the issue of the extended continental shelf (ECS) in the South China Sea is part of the two neighbors’ “friendly bilateral relations” and does not in any way include the Sabah...

Bloomberg projects PHL as world’s 2nd fastest economy in 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Bloomberg survey of economists shows the Philippines will be the second fastest-growing economy in the world this year, second only to China. Bloomberg’s survey says the Philippines and China will be the only two economies out of 57 included in the report...

Give peace a chance: Negotiators

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | – Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators issued a joint plea Saturday for the country to stick to a historic peace accord that is now in peril after a deadly clash spurred calls for retribution against the guerrillas. Both sides...

Gov’t chief negotiator: Mamasapano clash should be last ugly turn on road to peace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The bloody clash that killed 44 Special Action Force police personnel in Mamasapano in Maguindanao last Jan. 25 should be the last ugly turn on the road to peace, government peace negotiators said Saturday. Chief government negotiator Miriam Ferrer said this at...

Sarah Geronimo ecstatic over back-to-back Disney projects

Pop star Sarah Geronimo expressed her joy over portraying Rapunzel from “Tangled” in Disney’s 2015 calendar to be released in Southeast Asia, following the release of her version of the Disney tune “The Glow” in December. “Siyempre when I was told na gagawa ako ng project with...