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Iraq war veteran ‘Bagyo’ fights the fight of his life By Abner Galino

The scorching daytime heat and the cold nights of the desert around the Al Numaniyah district in Iraq were all but sparse memories for Filipino American Marine Sgt. Mark Villamac Ho, better known here in Los Angeles as “Bagyo” – the hip-hop artist. The invasion of Iraq resulted...

Duterte tells police: Bring media along on ops

MANILA, Sept 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told the police to bring the media along on operations amid growing questions about the administration’s drug war. “I suggest to the police to bring hordes of media in their operations. Dadalhin mo lahat...

Gatchalian appeals to House over P1k budget for ERC: Don’t punish entire agency

MANILA, Sept 6 (Mabuhay) — The chairman of the Senate energy committee on Wednesday appealed to the House of Representatives to reconsider its decision to allocate a budget of only P1,000 for the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), saying the entire agency should not be...

Ozamiz vice mayor convinced boyfriend Herbert Colanggo to testify against De Lima — lawyer

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) — Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio on Tuesday said his client, arrested Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez, was the one who convinced suspected drug lord Herbert Colanggo to testify against Senator Leila de Lima. “I know for a fact...
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Free tuition now up to Duterte, Senators hope president will sign bill

MANILA, Aug. 2 – Senators on Wednesday expressed hope that President Rodrigo Duterte would still sign the measure seeking free tuition for state universities and colleges (SUCs) even after the administration’s economic managers said that the government cannot afford to fund it....
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Faeldon faces calls to resign amid P6.4-B shabu shipment mess

  MANILA, Aug. 1 – Amid lawmakers’ clamor for his resignation, on Tuesday refused to step down after being embroiled in the controversy over the PHP6.4 billion worth of illicit drugs smuggled at the bureau. House Dangerous Drugs Committee Chair Ace Barbers led the call for...
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Kyla, Rich Alvarez mark 6th wedding anniversary

Singer Kyla took to Instagram to share her message for husband, former PBA star and now Mahindra assistant coach Rich Alvarez, as they mark their sixth wedding anniversary. In her personal account on Monday, Kyla posted a photo of them as she recalled their “ups and downs” a...
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Pangilinan: Report on ‘state-sponsored’ EJKs backs Lascañas’ death squad claim

MANILA, Apr 19 (Mabuhay) – A report on alleged “state-sponsored extrajudicial killings” authored by a retired police intelligence officer supports the claim of self-confessed hitman Arturo Lascañas about the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS), Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan...
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Jolo Revilla proud of son for finishing grade school

Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla is one proud papa now that his 11-year-old son Gabriel has finished grade school. On Facebook, the doting dad shared photos of Gabriel while receiving his diploma from De La Salle Santiago Zobel in Mantinlupa City. In the caption, Revilla wrot...
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Jadaone to direct new Joshua Garcia-Julia Barretto movie

Following the success of “Vince and Kath and James,” Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto are set to reunite for another movie to be produced by Star Cinema. Although not much details were revealed during the film’s story conference on Tuesday, it is certain the two’s second movie...