PNP on full alert nationwide after Paris attack

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police on Saturday went on full alert nationwide following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the declaration of a full alert status is “standard after the occurrence of a suspected...

Filipinos celebrate Thanksgiving Day in style

Although assimilation in the  cultural mainstream is one of  the least of the problems  of many Filipinos who have considered  U.S their home, observance of Thanksgiving Day, which this year falls on a Thursday of November 26, is one that will be marked with a deep touch of their...

China’s Xi to attend APEC meeting in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this November. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of China said Xi will be in the Philippines for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting from...

JFAV to lead Fil-Am vets rally Nov. 11

Los Angeles – The Justice League based in Los Angeles or the Justice for Filipino American Veterans, an alliance of veterans’ organizations, community advocates, youth and students announced that they will march for the fourth time in 15 years on Veterans Day, Wednesday November...

Balikbayan paid 100-dollar bribe in ‘tanim-bala’ incident

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Traumatic and embarrassing. This is how a balikbayan described how she felt when she fell victim to the “tanim-bala” scam during her visit to the Philippines in 2009. Rose Valdez, 66, said she and her husband went to the Philippines for a...

Gov’t-mandated ‘coastal greenbelts’ eyed to protect typhoon-prone areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker from Bicol – one of the provinces hardest and most often hit by typhoons – is recommending the creation of mangrove buffer zones along vulnerable coastlines. With several typhoons affecting the country each year, a greenbelt of mangroves and beach...

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history...

PHL backs US plan to sail anew near artificial islands claimed by China

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines backed a new plan by the United States to send more warships to sail close to China’s artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, saying its ally’s move is consistent with international law. Washington’s freedom of navigation...

Malacañang: PHL to push arbitration of sea disputes regardless of China’s reaction

MANILA, Oct 31 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said the government will continue to pursue arbitration to resolve its dispute with China over the South China Sea. “Yes, we will continue to resort to arbitration. That is the most logical and the most… I suppose the...

Marcos family owes Filipino people an apology over Martial Law – PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Marcos family should apologize for the implementation of Martial Law in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. “I’ve said that time and again and in so many decades, yes,” said Aquino when asked by members of the Foreign...