Aquino gov’t ‘bigger disaster’ 2 years after ‘Yolanda’ – Anakbayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group has slammed the administration of President Benigno Aquino III for supposedly being the “bigger disaster” two years after super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) pummeled the Visayas and claimed thousands of lives. In a...

Floods ease but ‘Lando’ death toll hits 47

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — Widespread flooding in the Philippines caused by a powerful typhoon eased on Wednesday but the storm’s death toll climbed to 47 and tens of thousands of people remained in evacuation centers. As the weather improved three days after the...

Miriam wants DSWD probed for failure to implement relief, anti-poverty programs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Friday the Department of Social Welfare and Development must be made to explain why it failed to implement its relief and poverty alleviation programs despite the availability of funds. Santiago is set to file Monday a...

CBCP exec airs concern on link between climate change, poverty in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines this week aired concern over what he called the link between climate change and poverty in the Philippines. Caritas Philippines executive director Fr. Edu Gariguez told the Caritas...

Princess Anne of the United Kingdom pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañan Palace on Tuesday morning. The Princess Royal of the United Kingdom and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II is in Manila for a visit from March 16 to...

OC Fil-Am Chamber, Tacloban execs, GMA Foundation in fundraiser

More than a year after Super Typhoon Yolanda unleashed her fury on residents of coastal towns along its path in the Visayan area of the Philippines, many victims still grapple with the reality of not being able to return to normal living. Dozens of countries and well-meaning...

Pope Francis consoles Yolanda victims: Jesus is there for you

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) – The Lord is with you. Pope Francis in his Mass here at the Daniel Romualdez International Airport on Saturday consoled victims of super typhoon Yolanda. “Jesus understands because he also underwent all the trials you have also underwent,” the...

Palo archbishop thanks Pope Francis: May you lead us to peaceful waters

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) – Palo Archbishop John Du on Saturday thanked Pope Francis for coming to Leyte province despite a prevailing bad weather, and for consoling the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. “You came here despite this weather,” Du said before the end of the...

Alleged scam mastermind Napoles wears Pope Francis shirt to bail hearing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Though she will most likely not have a chance to meet Pope Francis, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles seemed to join in with Pinoys in welcoming the pontiff to the country. On Wednesday, Napoles, who is accused of conspiring with lawmakers...

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...