Solon seeks granting of two-week family and medical leave for employees

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A neophyte lawmaker is seeking the granting of two weeks of unpaid leave a year to employees whose spouse, parent, unmarried child or who themselves suffer from serious illness. Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) raised this proposal through...

Additional graveyard shift pay for call center agents pushed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A bill was filed in the House of Representatives increasing the graveyard shift pay of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees from 10% to 25% of their basic salary. House Bill 4414 authored by Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu (2nd District, Maguindanao) seeks to...

‘Not guilty’ – Court enters for Jinggoy Estrada

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan on Monday entered a not guilty plea for Senator Jinggoy Estrada following his refusal to enter one himself, in the plunder case filed against him in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund allocations or...

Marian Rivera is FHM’s sexiest Pinay for 2014

PRIMETIME Queen Marian Rivera was hailed FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the Philippines for the second straight year. The men’s magazine announced, through its website, that Rivera bagged again the coveted title, her third since topping the list in 2008 and 2013. Out of a total 13...

Jinggoy Estrada claims Aquino gov’t just ‘showing off’ in detaining ‘pork’ scam suspects

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday called the charges against him “rushed” in a bid by the administration to boast that it was able to detain senators charged over the pork barrel scam. After his arraignment before the Sandiganbayan on Monday, Estrada added that...

US, PHL troops ‘assault’ beach

SAN ANTONIO (AFP) – More than 200 US and Filipino Marines launched a mock amphibious assault Monday on an enemy beachfront close to a disputed South China Sea outcrop. Amid driving rain and rough waves, five amphibious assault tanks roared off from a US destroyer anchored off...