Valid US passport needed for cruise line booking

A couple of weeks ago, one of this writer’s sons surprised us with an invitation for a four-day cruise, just so we can all be together in one place and bond. Out of sheer excitement just for the thought of having a chance to bond, I immediately responded. Last week, upon...

Solons seek construction of ‘Yolanda’ memorial in Tacloban City

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Two lawmakers are seeking the construction in Tacloban City of a memorial for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. According to Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate, the memorial will serve as a marker in memory of the casualties of the...

High-ranking BIR official dismissed for unexplained wealth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (DOF-RIPS), the anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance (DOF), has furthered its anti-corruption drive after it successfully secured the dismissal of a high-ranking official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue...

‘Humanitarian relapse’ feared in Yolanda-hit areas

TACLOBAN (Mabuhay) -– International agencies and development groups have stepped up funding efforts amid cries for help from local governments and ‘Yolanda’ victims, but the national government has yet to fullfill its end of the bargain. Almost five months after...

Gov’t-MILF peace agreement positive for PHL economy – Moody’s

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Moody’s Investors Service has dubbed as “credit positive” last week’s signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In a research note, the debt...

Why Sam Milby stopped courting Jessy Mendiola

Actor Sam Milby admitted that he is no longer courting Jessy Mendiola. Milby said he and Mendiola, who starred in the defunct series “Maria Mercedes,” are “better off as friends.” “We’re just better off as friends. It was mutual,” he briefly said. “I mean, para sa amin pwede...