Congress approves ‘Lemon Law’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ Lemon Law has hurdled past both houses of Congress. It only needs President Aquino’s signature before it becomes a law. The Lemon Law seeks to protect buyers against defective, substandard vehicles. Sponsored by Senate...

Janno Gibbs is GMA 7’s theme song master

Forty-four year old Janno Gibbs blames it on songwriter’s block when he stopped writing songs a few years ago. But now he’s back and has been helming original theme songs for GMA Network’s soap operas. According to him, he felt that his songwriter’s block happened after he came...

Bangsamoro Basic Law to be submitted to Congress in July

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law will be submitted to Congress when it resumes session in July, Malacañang and the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) committed on Tuesday. “At present, efforts have already been made to coordinate with the Senate...

Aquino thanks Chinese-Filipinos for contributions to national progress

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his gratitude to Filipino-Chinese businesses for their contribution to nation-building especially after the devastation caused by major disasters that hit the country last year. In his message during the...

EU says PHL, PNG face import ban over illegal fishing

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU warned Tuesday the Philippines, one of the world’s largest fishing nations, and Papua New Guinea that they faced an import ban if they do not curb illegal fishing. The European Commission said it had failed to make progress in talks with both countries and...

No reason to stop Jinggoy from leaving PHL – de Lima

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said there is no legal impediment for now to stop Senator Jinggoy Estrada and other co-accused in the pork barrel scam from leaving the country. “There is no hold departure order or warrant of arrest yet from the...

Brooklyn Net Blatche gets Filipino citizenship

MANILA, June 11, 2014 (AFP) – American NBA star Andray Blatche became a Filipino on Wednesday after President Benigno Aquino rushed through a special citizenship law to ensure the powerful centre could play for the Philippines at this year’s World Cup. “We confirm that the...

Carson celebrates Juneteenth with music and festivity

The City of Carson and the Carson Cultural Arts Foundation will be presenting non-stop entertainment and fun activities for the entire family as it hosts the 2014 Juneteenth Rhythm and Blues Celebration on June 14. The festivities will take place from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at...

CHED lifts moratorium on 3 common courses

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has lifted its moratorium on the opening of undergraduate and graduate programs on three common courses effective on Academic Year 2015-2016. Based on CHED Memorandum Order 17, the three courses which had its...

Broken-hearted Kris packs up taping

Kris Aquino had to pack up her taping on Tuesday, saying she is “not okay.” In her personal Instagram account, Aquino posted a picture of a quote, which read: “Sometimes the girl who’s always been there for everyone else, needs someone to be there for her.” In the caption, she...
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