Bong Revilla apologizes to netizens displeased with his speech

MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) — “Sorry if I didn’t please you.” This was Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.’s message to Filipinos who criticized on the Internet his privilege speech and audio-visual presentation at the Senate last Monday. In an interview on Wednesday, Revilla said...

PHL gov’t repatriates 53 Filipinos from strife-torn Libya

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fifty-three Filipino workers were repatriated from strife-torn Libya amid continuing tensions in the North African state, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. The Filipinos, all employees of Korean company Doosan, are scheduled to arrive in two...

Senate ratifies proposal to let more foreign banks in PHL financial system

MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) – The Senate ratified late Wednesday a proposal to let more foreign banks operate and without restrictions in the Philippines’ financial system. The chamber approved the bicameral conference committee report reconciling provisions of Senate Bill 2159 and...

VP Binay not resigning from PNoy Cabinet

MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday brushed aside an administration lawmaker’s call for him to resign from the Aquino Cabinet. In an interview after Independence Day rites in Manila, Binay said he is already used to political attacks. “Matagal rin...

BIR shuts popular Greenbelt bar over tax violations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A popular restaurant-bar in Greenbelt 3, Makati City has been shut by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over alleged tax violations. In a statement, the BIR said it padlocked Timeless Bar and Restaurant Concepts, which operates Dillinger’s 1903 Steak &...

DBM to release nearly P1B to settle unpaid GSIS premiums of DepEd-ARMM

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is releasing nearly P1 billion to settle unpaid insurance premiums of mostly public school teachers in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). In an e-mailed statement, the DBM said it signed Wednesday a...

Filipinos can learn from country’s heroes, says Aquino

NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur, June 12 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has called on Filipinos to relive the spirit of heroism that spurred the revolution against Spanish colonialism more than a hundred years ago. In his message during the 116th anniversary...

Albert Martinez nervous about love scene with young Bea

Veteran actor Albert Martinez admitted that it was not easy working with a younger leading lady, particularly when doing love scenes. In ABS-CBN’s upcoming series “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon,” the 53-year-old Martinez is being paired with actress Bea Alonzo, who is almost half his...

Barbie Forteza tackles same goody two-shoes role differently

“The Half Sisters” is Barbie Forteza’s new afternoon drama series, which starts airing June 9 on GMA-7. Her role as a maltreated protagonist seems the same from previous soap operas she starred in but she actually exerted even more effort to differentiate her portrayal this time....

Filipino militant on US ‘most wanted’ arrested: police

By Mynardo MACARAIG MANILA (AFP) – A Philippine Islamic militant on the US government’s “most wanted” list was arrested in a Manila slum on Wednesday, authorities said, seven years after he spectacularly broke out of jail. Khair Mundos, who had a $500,000 US government reward on...
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