Villanueva sets aside feelings against De Lima for ‘greater good’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Technical Education and Skills Development Authority director general Joel Villanueva said Monday that he will set aside his feelings against outgoing Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for the greater good. “Feelings are feelings, nothing has changed....

Aquino hails women’s contribution to economy, public sector

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Count President Benigno Aquino III as among the men who are in awe of Filipino women’s strength and capabilities. During the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) Women and the Economy fora in Manila on Thursday, Aquino hailed women leaders in government...

Filipino cooks take over the world’s kitchens

(Manila-AFP) – If you are holidaying on a Mediterranean cruise ship, celebrating your winnings at an Asian casino or dining with the president of the United States, the chances are a Filipino will be cooking your meal. Since the 1970s, the Philippines has been known for its mass...

Pinoys to demand for accountability, inclusive growth beyond 2016: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As an offshoot of his six-year stint at Malacañang, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said that Filipinos will continue to demand for good governance and inclusive growth even after he steps down in 2016. “We see today a people who have felt the effects of...

De Lima: No more ‘pork’ cases on DOJ’s table after filing of 3rd batch of raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — There are no more cases related to the alleged misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund left on the Justice Departments’ table, Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday. After filing the third batch of raps against nine former and current...

Roxas camp has nothing to do with Villanueva’s ‘pork’ raps – Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Monday defended Interior Secretary Mar Roxas against allegations that his camp was behind the inclusion of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva in the latest...

Honasan, Villanueva, 7 others face graft raps over ‘pork’ scam

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – After several delays, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday formally filed the graft complaints against the third batch of incumbent and former government officials allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. In separate...

Comelec: 2016 bets need not quit before filing

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday clarified that appointed government officials need not resign from their posts to be able to run in the 2016 elections. “Ang rule, kapag nag-file ng COC (certificate of candidacy) ang isang...

De Lima told to resign if DOJ too busy to file more pork barrel scam cases

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker has advised Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to resign if she was already too busy with other matters to attend to the filing of another batch of cases against the officials reportedly involved in the pork barrel scam and the...

3rd batch of pork scam cases, Malampaya fund mess not on DOJ’s priority list

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With only a little over a year before the Aquino administration ends, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the Department of Justice was busy squeezing in as many “urgent” cases to resolve as possible. And apparently, the third batch of cases on the...