Bongbong: No truth to supposed presidential bid declaration in Pangasinan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that there is no truth to a newspaper report that he will announce his presidential bid for next year’s elections in Pangasinan on Sunday. In a statement, Marcos said that unless the announcement comes...

Dennis Trillo gets biggest talent fee for Felix Manalo biopic

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Dennis Trillo admitted that he received his highest talent fee to date for the biopic of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) leader Felix Manalo. The actor said this was the reason he meticulously prepared for his role in the upcoming movie “Felix Manalo, Ang...

Palace: Govt’s concern in Iglesia ni Cristo row limited to possible crime committed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The state’s concern in the row involving the Iglesia ni Cristo is limited only to the possibility of a crime being committed, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte also said the religious group’s reported practice of “bloc...

SC orders admin charges vs. judge who granted Korean fugitive’s amparo bid

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has ruled that a Korean fugitive wanted for stealing $200 million is not entitled to protection under the writ of amparo. In an en banc session, the SC even ordered the filing of administrative charges against Manila Judge...

Pacquiao scoreless in PBA debut, but his team won

MANILA (AFP) – World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao launched his pro basketball career in the Philippines on Sunday in a scoreless debut spent mostly as a cheerleader. The ring legend, the oldest and shortest player on the floor, had two turnovers and a foul as starting shooting...

INC’s 100th anniversary draws 2 million faithfuls

BOCAUE (AFP) – As many as two million people gathered in the Philippine capital on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of a powerful homegrown church, showcasing the conservative group’s discipline and influence. Some of the faithful waited overnight in the pouring Manila rain...

President Aquino extols Iglesia ni Cristo on its 100th anniversary

BOCAUE, Bulacan (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III was all praises for the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on Monday as it celebrated its 100th anniversary with the historic unveiling of the 75-hectare, one-stop multi-purpose complex called Ciudad de Victoria (City of Victory...

INC opens ‘world’s largest indoor arena’ in PHL

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino presided over the opening on Monday of what is billed as the world’s largest indoor stadium, erected by a politically-influential religious sect. The $175-million Philippine Arena, which can seat 55,000 people, was hailed as a...