Kris Aquino defends Angel Locsin amid body shaming issue in learning module

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) — Kris Aquino came to the defense of Angel Locsin after the Kapamilya actress became the subject of an Occidental Mindoro education module that tagged her “obese.” In a photo of the module that circulated online last week, Locsin was used as an...

Covid-19 immunization won’t be mandatory: Palace

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) — The government will not require all Filipinos to be inoculated with a potential coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine once it arrives in the country, Malacañang said Monday. In a press briefing via Zoom, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque...

Success of antigen pilot test seen to boost Philippine tourism amid COVID-19

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) — The government is banking on the success of antigen pilot testing to fully boost the country’s local tourism badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Malacañang said Monday. Currently on pilot run in Baguio City, antigen testing is seen as a...

Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo gamely ride on romance rumors

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay)– Angelica Panganiban and Zanjoe Marudo seem to be unbothered by rumors romantically linking the two of them. In a recent post on her Instagram Story, Panganiban shared a photo of Marudo with the following caption written across it: “Sinalubong ako...

Bato dela Rosa tests positive for COVID-19

MANILA, Nov 21 (Mabuhay) — Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Saturday announced that he tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “I’m sorry to inform you that I tested positive for Covid19 yesterday. To all who made contact with me, please do the...

IATF allows minors, senior tourists in MGCQ areas

MANILA, Nov 21 (Mabuhay) — The age restrictions for tourists aged 15 years old below and above 65 may be lifted by the local government unit (LGU) in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases...

‘Ulysses’-affected families now over 890K

MANILA, Nov 21 (Mabuhay) — Families affected by Typhoon Ulysses has climbed to 891,457 in eight Luzon regions as of Friday. In its latest update, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number is equivalent to 3,672,521 persons in 6,169...

Anne Curtis sets earliest timeline for showbiz comeback

MANILA, Nov 21 (Mabuhay) — On hiatus for nearly a year from showbiz, new mom Anne Curtis isn’t yet ready to return to the limelight, as she prioritizes being a hands-on parent to her daughter, Dahlia. “I wouldn’t say na I’m in a rush to start working again, just because...

Duterte proclamation declares 4th Sunday of November as National Bicycle Day

MANILA, Nov 20 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the fourth Sunday of every November as “National Bicycle Day” to promote non-motorized transportation. The Clean Air Act mandates the state to focus on “pollution prevention rather than...

DHSUD’s Del Rosario finally gets CA nod

MANILA, Nov 20 (Mabuhay) — Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario finally secured the approval of the Commission Appointments (CA) on Thursday after appearing four times before the bicameral body since September. “I...