Duterte: 800 government officials, employees fired for graft, other offenses

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) —  – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he will continue to “go after government officials and workers who are into graft and corruption,” saying around 800 officials and workers have been dismissed from the...

No present clamor for revolutionary gov’t: Panelo

MANILA, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) — Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Sunday brushed aside efforts of a pro-Duterte group to establish a revolutionary government, saying it will only matter if there is an “overwhelming call” from the public. In a statement, Panelo...

Roque on proposal for a revolutionary gov’t: No support from Palace

MANILA, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday said it does not support calls for the establishment of a revolutionary government being pushed by the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte amid the COVID-19 crisis. In a televised briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry...

Aquino: BBL will prevent extremism in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said that the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will likely prevent the growth of extremism in the country, a threat that has become imminent following the increase in local bandit groups pledging support for ISIS. In a...

Japanese emperor, empress to visit Manila in January

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to pay a state visit to the Philippines in January, Malacañang said on Friday. In a text message to Palace reporters, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda said the state visit would be from...

DFA clarifies ‘moratorium’ on Mary Jane execution

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday clarified reports on the supposed moratorium on the execution of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina convicted in Indonesia for drug smuggling. DFA spokesperson Charles Jose, citing Philippine officials in Jakarta,...

PHL, South Korea seek greater bilateral cooperation

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye expressed their willingness to boost their cooperation, during a bilateral meeting held on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Wednesday....

Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the world prepares to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino-American community gathered for a forum on a Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). In his...

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the...

Mayor promotes eco-tourism to battle Chinese incursions in besieged West Philippine Sea

By Abner Galino Saying we will fight fire with fire would make for a good acoustic but really implementing it against a formidable foe as China is simply a fool’s errand. This, in a nutshell, is the opinion of Kalayaan mayor Eugenio Bito-onon who is in the US to promote the...