Gloria Arroyo to run for third term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will file her certificate of candidacy for the congressional seat of the 2nd district of Pampanga next week. Lawyer Raul Lambino, an official of Arroyo’s Lakas CMD party, said he is preparing Arroyo’s nomination. Arroyo...

Detained Gloria Arroyo to run again for Congress

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – She may be detained, facing criminal charges and reportedly suffering from a crippling illness but former president Gloria Arroyo intends to run again for a seat in the Philippine Congress, her lawyer said Tuesday. Arroyo, who has been held in a...

Binay camp downplays continuation of Senate subcommittee probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A day before the Senate subcommittee resumes its hearing on the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay, the latter’s spokesperson already downplayed the result of the investigation set on Tuesday. “The next hearings would likely end up with...

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. awards Campaign for Filipino Children $95K grant

This initiative of the Apl.de.ap Foundation International diagnoses, treats and prevents lifelong blindness among pre-term infants suffering from retinopathy of prematurity (Los Angeles, Calif.)  They were a small band of laymen bound by a holy brotherhood in arms to protect and...

APEC spells out key targets for 2015 and beyond

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has set key targets to be achieved next year and beyond. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Laura Del Rosario, the chair of the APEC 2015 Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting, has released key APEC targets for...

Groups urge gov’t: Lead way in protecting human rights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – On the 67th year of the historic adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948, human rights groups called on the Philippine government to lead the way in protecting rights defenders amid an integrated ASEAN economy....

Ritz Azul inspired by pageant wins of Megan Young, Valerie Weigmann

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Aside from being both in showbiz, what do Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann have in common? Both beauty queens were in the cast of TV5 shows (“Misibis Bay” and “Kidlat”, respectively) that starred Ritz Azul, who...

Introducing: Shony Del Pilar, California’s 2014 ‘Nurse of the Year’

The California Association of Healthcare Facilities has recently awarded  Southland’s Director of Nursing, Shony Del Pilar with the prestigious “2014 Nurse of the Year” award, which was “designed to recognize an outstanding professional in the field of nursing, who has...

Aquino: Gloria Arroyo followed Marcos’ handbook in abusing power

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III, currently in the United States for a working visit, has once again criticized former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, this time comparing her to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. In a speech at the Harvard University on Monday...

Troops told to steer clear of DAP fiasco

MANILA (Mabuhay) – What’s a soldier to do when the government he serves is ruled in violation of the Constitution he’s sworn to defend? Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang, the new Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, had a ready answer for the troops when he...