Over 38K add’l doses of AstraZeneca vax arrive in PH

MANILA, Mar 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines received another 38,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on Sunday night. The delivery from Amsterdam via a KLM Asia flight arrived around 7 p.m. National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said...

PNoy just wanted proper perspective on laglag bala: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday denied that President Benigno Aquino III was being insensitive when he indicated that the reports of alleged laglag bala extortion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were overblown by the media. In a radio interview, Communications...

Amid ‘tanim-bala scam,’ DOJ assigns prosecutor at Naia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has already assigned a prosecutor at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to attend to cases of the so-called “tanim-bala (bullet-planting) scheme” and avoid inconvenience to travelers. DOJ Spokesman Emmanuel Caparas...

Elderly woman, baby-toting mom nabbed for bullets at NAIA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two women were allegedly apprehended for carrying bullets inside their bag at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday. Antonina Agustin, 71, was only supposed to fetch relatives from the airport when two bullets were detected inside her pouch...

Honrado: ‘So far no evidence’ of syndicates at airport

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Jose Angel Honrado said there is no proof yet that a syndicate is operating inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where several instances of “laglag-bala” scheme has been...

Aquino forced to act on ‘laglag-bala’

President meets DOTC officials amid bullet in luggage allegations MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday morning met with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) amid allegations of the “laglag-bala” extortion scheme. “The...

At least 378 PAL and Cebu Pacific flights are canceled for APEC security

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are cancelling at least 378 domestic and international flights as part of security measures for the APEC Leaders Meeting in Manila during the third week of November. Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic...

Malacañang: Avoid booking flights during APEC meet

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday told the public to avoid booking flights during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit in November. “We would also advice this early on to—if you plan to outside – to avoid iyong mga araw na darating po sila (world leaders)...

Air deal to boost tourism between PHL and Africa – DOT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The number of African tourists to the Philippines, and the other way around, is going to increase at a faster rate as a result of the air agreement between Manila and Addis Ababa, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. The Addis Ababa-to-Manila route would...

DOJ studying if forged signatures can spare some from ‘pork’ raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is still studying if certain politicians whose signatures were supposedly forged in fund release documents should be included in the third batch of charges related to the alleged pork barrel scam. In an interview on...