US high court gives major victory to gay couples

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 (AFP) – In a huge victory for gays and lesbians, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. Cheers rang out among the estimated 1,000...

Pag-IBIG members can now pay thru GCASH

MANILA   (Mabuhay) — Now, members of the Home Development Mutual Fund can make their payments through mobile commerce service GCASH. The Pag-IBIG Fund signed a memorandum of agreement with Globe Telecom’s subsidiary G-Xchange Inc. for the new payment facility for...

COA: Over P90M of P155 fund for rehab centers still unliquidated

MANILA (Mabuhay) –Part of the P155 million funding intended for the construction and maintenance of drug rehabilitation centers in the country has yet to be accounted for, according to the Commission on Audit (COA) in a report. The funds were released by the Dangerous Drugs...

BI streamlines operations to boost tourism

MANILA   (Mabuhay) — After the recent introduction of new arrival and departure stamps for international travelers to put an end to counterfeit stamps, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will launch next week the six-month, long-stay tourist visa for foreigners intending to...

Philippine economy to grow above 7 pct this year — NEDA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is set to grow above the government target of 6-7 percent this year, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said today. On the sidelines of the 14th Global Development Network Annual Conference, NEDA Director-General and...

Jericho Rosales, Nora Aunor wins big at the Gawad Urian

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — AFTER the success of their films in the international arena, actors Jericho Rosales and Nora Aunor received the top acting trophies at the 36th Gawad Urian held at the NBC Tent in Taguig City. Rosales won the Best Actor award for his movie...