Palace hopes for ‘peaceful’ resolution of US-China row

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday expressed hope that the apparent rift between the United States and China would be “amicably and peacefully” addressed. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippines considers both the US and China...

US to continue freedom of navigation drills in SCS — Navy

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — The United States will continue sailing in the South China Sea to exercise its “freedom of navigation” and to reassure its allies that Washington is committed to maintaining a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region, a ranking...

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...

Casino profit boosts PHL’s global gaming hub ambitions

Manila, Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine mega-casino reported Thursday its first annual profit on the back of half a billion dollars in revenues, strengthening the Southeast Asian nation’s bid to become one of the world’s biggest gambling hubs. Bloomberry Resorts, which operates...

Korean mermaids

March is Global Women’s Month. March 8th is International Women’s Day when we celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women past, present and future. Because of this, we will hear a lot of stories about the proverbial “girl power.” I’ve heard and told my...

BOC seizes P21M worth of ‘ukay-ukay’ from South Korea

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized over P21 million worth of smuggled imported used clothes – or ukay-ukay – from South Korea, the agency said in a statement Friday. The BOC confiscated five container vans of used clothes that arrived from...

Pinoys’ faith caught Pope’s attention even before Yolanda, says Jesuit researcher

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Filipinos’ Catholic faith may have drawn Pope Francis to visit the country even before the Bohol earthquake and super typhoon Yolanda, a seminarian researching on his life said Wednesday. Bro. Joseph Zaldivar of the San Jose Seminary in Ateneo de Manila...

Pope Francis practicing English speeches for PHL visit, Vatican says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis has been honing his English speaking skills for his upcoming visit to the Philippines on January 15 to 19, the Vatican said on Wednesday. Translating Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi’s speech at a press conference on Wednesday, Pontificio...

President Aquino departs for South Korea to attend 25th ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III left Thursday morning for Busan, South Korea to attend the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations – Republic of Korea (ASEAN-ROK) Commemorative Summit on December 11 to 12. In his pre-departure speech at the...

Aquino brings up ‘pyramid scam’ issue with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said he brought up the issue of the “pyramid scam,” particularly concerning Manuel Amalilio, founder of Malaysia-based investment company Aman Futures, with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak last Thursday....