‘Heneral Luna’ is PHL’s entry to 2016 Oscars

The acclaimed biopic “Heneral Luna” is the country’s official entry in the Best Foreign Film category of the prestigious Oscar Awards. The good news was announced on the movie’s Facebook page on Monday. “We are happy to announce and share with everyone the good news: HENERAL LUNA...

‘Heneral Luna’ comes to Los Angeles

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – On Aug. 31, National Heroes’ Day in the Philippines, a special movie screening here will give Filipino-Americans a peek into the life of a Filipino hero who fought for the country’s independence from the United States. “Heneral Luna,” directed by...

Mangudadatu on Andal Ampatuan Sr.: May he rest in peace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “May Andal Ampatuan Sr. rest in peace.” This was the message of Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, rival of Ampatuan, on Saturday after the latter’s death Friday. Mangudadatu, however, said his family as well as the kin of other...

Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

By Nimfa U. Rueda At a time when the use of digital technology is hampering people’s attention spans, entertainer Joseph Gelito has had to be very creative with his stage antics. He dazzles his audiences with killer punchlines and sizzling one-liners. His comedy shticks with drag...

Chiz says planned hybrid poll system to revive ghost of ‘Hello, Garci’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday said the plan of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to use a combination of manual and computerized system in next year’s elections will only bring back memories of “Hello, Garci.” Because of this, Escudero said the...

Run, Duterte, run

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is a good alternative candidate for the 2016 presidential election. If ever he decides to join the presidential derby, he has a good chance of winning it. This will be the first time in Philippine history that a politician coming from Mindanao...

3 gov’t troopers killed in Abu Sayyaf landmine attack

Manila, Philippines |  | Wednesday 3/4/2015 – Islamic extremists in the southern Philippines ambushed a military convoy Wednesday by planting a landmine that killed three soldiers, the latest outbreak of violence as the government cracks down on the militants. The military convoy...

SC upholds ban on live coverage of Maguindanao massacre trial

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has upheld its earlier ruling barring radio and television coverage of the five-year-old Maguindanao multiple murder trial. SC Public Information Office chief and spokesman Theodore Te said the high court denied motions for...

PHL military alarmed at militants’ ransom showcase

MANILA, November 5, 2014 (AFP) – The Philippine military on Wednesday expressed alarm that Islamic rebels may go on an arms spending spree after they posted a video online showing what they claimed to be a multi-million-dollar ransom windfall. The Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf...

Palace: DOJ on guard vs. dilatory tactics in Maguindanao massacre case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday assured the public the Department of Justice will be on guard against delaying tactics in the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre trial, with government prosecutors continuing to do their work. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte gave...