GMA co-accused in plunder case enters ‘not guilty’ plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member and co-accused of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a P366-million plunder case entered Thursday a not guilty plea before the Sandiganbayan. Jose Taruc V, in handcuffs, arrived at the...

Committee on Health approves proposed creation of National Center for Geriatric Health

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on Health has approved proposals to create the National Center for Geriatric Health, which shall provide a full range of healthcare services, including primary care, wellness services and behavioral healthcare to senior citizens and other...

Universal health care for Filipino citizens pushed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to institutionalize a universal health care for all Filipino citizens 18 years old and above. Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City), author of House Bill 2312, the funds shall be sourced from the earnings of the...

Lawyer blames Aquino for Gloria Arroyo health condition

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo on Friday blamed the Aquino administration for allegedly “directly contributing” to the health condition of his wife, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. At the same time, Ferdinand Topacio thanked...

Arroyos allowed to spend Christmas, New Year with GMA

MANILA, Dec 19 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division  has allowed the family of detained former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to spend December 24, 25, 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014 with her. The actual court order reads, “acting on accused Gloria...

Palace: Up to court to decide on Christmas furlough for Gloria Arroyo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday said it will be up to the court to decide on whether to allow former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo  to spend the Christmas holidays with her family. “She is under the jurisdiction of the courts and we defer to the court’s jurisdiction...

Ex-president Arroyo not voting

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) — Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will not be voting for her chosen senators and local officials, much less for herself, on May 13. Arroyo, who is seeking a second term as representative of Pampanga’s second congressional district, did...

Ex-President Arroyo, son rapped with P676-M plunder at Ombudsman

MANILA (PNA) — Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her son, Camarines Sur (2nd District) Rep. Diosdado Ignacio Arroyo, were charged with plunder before the Office of the Ombudsman Tuesday. The charge was in connection with two aborted infrastructure projects in...

Gentleman act earns Fil-Am record Philippine lottery

MANILA, December 10, 2010 (AFP) – An act of gallantry paid huge dividends for a “humble gentleman” who won 17 million dollars in a Philippine lottery after letting a woman cut him in line and buy what would have been his losing ticket. The 63-year-old...