Cebu Pacific profit up strongly

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Cebu Pacific saw its half-year net profit soar 63 percent as low fuel costs helped it take full advantage of higher passenger and cargo traffic, the Philippines’ largest airline said Friday. The carrier reported a net income of 5.2 billion pesos...

PNoy vows closer PH-Canada ties

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– President Benigno Aquino III vowed closer ties, especially in terms of trade and investment, between the Philippines and Canada as he left for North America on Wednesday. In his departure speech, Aquino said among his chief missions in his working visit in the...

Ninoy Aquino Int’l Airport stinky no more?

Here is something positive, for a change, to say about what the Aquino administration is doing for the good of the country. Of course, this is not about the Mamasapano massacre or President Noynoy’s desire to railroad the approval of the now controversial Bangsamoro bill pending...

NDRRMC: Authorities control number of tourists in areas threatened by Chedeng

MANILA, Apr 4 (Mabuhay) — Disaster risk reduction and management units in parts of Luzon have started controlling the number of tourists in areas facing possible threats from Typhoon Chedeng (Maysak), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said...

Urban decay threatens hot PHL economy

By Joel Guinto MANILA (AFP) – Manila’s creaking train network means a miserable three-hour work commute for salesman Gerard Galang – just one example of major infrastructure woes that analysts say threaten to cool the Philippines’ red-hot economy. Peak-hour hell comes in many...

6 areas near Mayon still safe for tourists – Salceda

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Restive Mayon Volcano in Albay may pose a threat to residents in its danger zone, but tourists need not necessarily stay away from the province altogether. Albay Governor Jose Salceda, in a tourism advisory, also said Legazpi City remains safe for tourism and...

Labor Day Weekend Getaways – last hurrah for summer

There was a time when our family would go on long weekend getaways a week before Labor Day weekend in order to avoid the rush in flying or driving to our “destinations of choice.” Flying an hour to nearby Sacramento, San Francisco, Phoenix or Las Vegas were popular choices but...

Contrasting honors heaped on Anaheim

First, the good news: The City of Anaheim, place of choice of more than 346, 000 residents, one of the most populous cities in California and home to the world famous Disneyland Resort, has been named  as “2014 Playful City in the U.S.A because of its commitment to providing...

Palace: Gov’t to ensure aviation upgrade to be sustained

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After the country regained the much-coveted Category 1 status from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Malacañang on Saturday assured the public that the government will ensure that the Philippine aviation upgrade will be sustained. In an...

Palace: TESDA now offers language courses

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In line with the Aquino administration’s thrust to create more jobs and widen the opportunities for the Filipino work force, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has opened foreign language courses in its regional centers especially...
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