Fortune 500 firm looking to expand presence in PHL

JACKSONVILLE – A Florida-based Fortune 500 company that is one of the world’s leading provider of banking and payments technology services has expressed serious interest to expand its presence in the Philippines. “We welcome the interest of Florida companies, particularly FIS...

Ai Ai’s son joins showbiz

The son of Comedy Queen Ai Ai delas Alas has officially joined show business. On Instagram, Sancho said he will do a bit role in the film “Ronda,” which stars his own mother. A finalist in the New Breed Category of Cinemalaya 2014, “Ronda” is delas Alas’ first indie film. “First...

Andrea is just brillant!

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Child actress Andrea Brillantes has drawn enough life lessons from co-actors to survive the topsy-turvy world of local show business. She shared, “’Wag po lalaki ’yung ulo, act naturally lang po, tsaka dapat lagi pong careful, (and) paglaki ko, mag-ipon...

JFAV/MS FilAm Intl LLC marks 73rd USAFFE Day, July 26, 2014 at FACLA

Los Angeles – On July 26, 1941, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order placing the army of the Philippine Commonwealth under the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) under the command of General Douglas MacArthur who was called from his...

Pulse Asia: Aquino trust, performance ratings dip amid SC ruling on DAP

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – Less people approve of and trust President Benigno Aquino III amid the Supreme Court (SC) declaring parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional, the latest survey by Pulse Asia said. The poll, conducted among 1,200 respondents...

Prosecutors want Revilla, co-accused detained at city jail

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – The prosecutors on Monday decried the alleged special treatment on pork barrel scam suspect Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., saying the senator and his co-accused should be detained at a city jail. The Office of the Special Prosecutor said Revilla and...

Ping earlier questioned Abad on DAP

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – Senator Panfilo Lacson had already questioned Budget Secretary Florencio Abad’s rationale behind the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) in the past. “I questioned that. I told him, why would you pool the monies not obligated or used, or money you...

Ex-PMA cadet insists he should be in graduates list

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – The camp of former Cadet First Class Aldrin Cudia on Monday maintained that he should be included in the list of graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Siklab Diwa” Class of 2014. This was through the reply filed by Cudia on the comment of...

President Aquino declares observance of Eid’l Fitr on July 29 a regular holiday

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – In observance of this year’s Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan, President Benigno S. Aquino III declared July 29 (Tuesday) a regular holiday throughout the country. President Aquino signed Proclamation 826 last July 10 to bring the religious and...

PNoy cannot be forced to testify in Revilla case – Ateneo dean

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III cannot be forced to testify in the trial of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. for plunder and multiple counts of graft in connection with the pork barrel scam, according to lawyer Antonio La Viña, dean of the Ateneo School of Government. La...
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