Chino Roque, the first Filipino astronaut and the future space travel

By Boots Felixberto Washington, DC. – Chino Roque has his highest dreams come true, not only to be an astronaut, but the bonus of the being the first Filipino astronaut. In 2015, Chino Roque is expected to travel to outer space with 22 other people who are now the proud...

Pasay City govt: Calls for ban on One Direction concert premature

MANILA, June 4 (Mabuhay) – Calls to ban the upcoming concert of popular band One Direction are still premature as far as the Pasay City government is concerned. “At present, calls to ban One Direction from holding their concert in Pasay City are as yet premature since their...

6 months after Yolanda, Church seeks P600M aid for rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Six months after super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck parts of central Philippines, the Catholic Church’s social action arm is seeking the equivalent of P600 million for rehabilitating affected areas. Caritas Philippines said it will seek help from Caritas...

LA Fil-Ams welcome new ConGen Lim/Papal Saints

Introduced by Deputy Consul General Imelda Panolong as “cool, calm and composed” the Filipino American community of Los Angeles welcomed Leo Herrera-Lim as the new Consul General of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles, whose jurisdiction includes Southern California, Southern...

‘Build calamity-proof structures’, Norway FM urges PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Norway’s top diplomat on Thursday said the aid provided by foreign donors to typhoon-ravaged Visayas region must be used to fortify and build better structures that could withstand natural calamities. “It is important that aid is used as opportunity to build...

DSWD to look into allegations of missing relief goods from foreign donors

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will look into reported allegations of missing relief goods from international donors that have generated rage and concern over social media recently, its regional office here said on...

CSI-like technology coming soon to PNP?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The European Union (EU) is financing some P570 million worth of projects for reforms in the field of Philippine justice and rule of law. Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux led the...

Q1 tourist arrivals bring ‘more fun’ with 1.27M visitors

First quarter visitor arrivals reach 1.27 million, a 10.76-percent growth from last year’s 1.15 million for the same period. This marks the second time that foreign tourist arrivals breached the one-million mark in the first quarter, setting the pace for the Department of Tourism...

ABS-CBN expands distribution in Middle East with OSN carriage

Largest Filipino media network’s popular channels – TFC, Bro, Cinema One Global & ANC – available on OSN starting May 1 REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 24, 2013 – ABS-CBN Corporation, a publicly listed Philippine firm and the country’s largest Filipino multimedia network, announced...

4 million Pinoys still dream of living in the U.S.

MANILA, Mar 26 (Mabuhay) – Amid the challenges facing the U.S. economy, it seems many Filipinos still think of it as the land of milk and honey. A survey done by U.S.-based Gallup showed that 4 million Filipino adults want to leave the Philippines and move permanently to the U.S....