SC upholds CA rulings on entitlement to live-in partner’s remains

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the rulings of the Court of Appeals (CA) dated Oct. 2, 2006 and May 9, 2008 reversing the Oct. 1, 1998 decision of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 77 which ruled that petitioner Fe Floro Valino was...

House passes Balanced Housing Bill to clear housing backlog

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Balanced Housing Bill gains support at the House of Representatives as it passes on 3rd and final reading, aims at tightening compliance among developers to allot a portion of socialized housing from each of their housing projects, in an effort to...

Gatchalian asks House to take on reforms in Charter’s economic provisions

MANILA (Mabuhay) — To prepare the country for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin T. Gatchalian on Tuesday urged the House leadership to immediately discuss on the floor the easing of the Constitution’s economic provisions. The TPP is...

Ex-Budget chief Andaya: I’ve done no wrong

MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) − Former Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr. on Wednesday said he is ready to answer the questions of his colleagues in the House regarding the P10.207 billion the Department of Budget Management (DBM) released to the Department of Public Works and...

Ex-Sen. Angara: P300-M agri funds went to Aurora, not my pocket

MANILA, May 6 (Mabuhay) − Former Senator Edgardo Angara on Tuesday denied that he benefited from the P300-million Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (Acef) he allocated to his bailiwick, Aurora province. In a statement, Angara sought to justify two projects in Aurora...

Alcala still has hold over 26 agencies − Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) − Former Senator Francis Pangilinan may now be Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Modernization, but Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala retains control over many agencies also involved in food security. The DA has at least 30 attached agencies and...

Roxas denies rift with Lacson

MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) − Interior Secretary Mar Roxas denied Thursday he has a rift with Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson, a day after the latter hinted about two Cabinet officials who were derailing rehabilitation efforts in areas affected...

PHL should target mainstream Americans in tourism drive

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines should take advantage of the goodwill generated by the recent visit to Manila of President Barack Obama as well as the recent upgrade in the safety rating of the aviation sector to convince more Americans to visit the country. Vice President...

BIR sues actor-director Zoren Legaspi for tax evasion

MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) − The Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed a tax evasion complaint against actor and director Zoren Legaspi, involving P4.45 million in tax liabilities. According to the BIR, Legaspi “willfully attempted to evade or defeat tax and deliberate failure to...

Atienza files bill creating an Independent Commission to investigate PDAF

MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) − BUHAY Party-list Representative Lito Atienza on Thursday filed House Bill No. 4345 creating an Independent Commission to investigate the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), from its creation to the alleged abuses that are now being exposed. “We...
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