No FOI bill in SONA since PNoy already vowed to pass it – Lacierda

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — Why did President Benigno Aquino III once again fail to mention the Freedom of Information (FOI) in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA)? That’s because he already vowed to pass it, his spokesman said Tuesday. In a television...

Aquino seeks to quash coup rumors

MANILA, July 30, 2014 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino sought Wednesday to quash rumours that a coup is being plotted against him, with his spokesman insisting he had the military’s full support. A senator-ally of Aquino alleged earlier this week that retired military...

‘Mga Bokalista ng mga Banda ng Dekada Nubenta’ Aug. 1

THIS all-star concert gathers the lead vocalists of the most influential bands of the 1990s Philippine rock scene – Cooky Chua, Jet Pangan, Wency Cornejo and Gary Ignacio – backed by Introvoys, another popular group of that fabled decade. Drinks allowed – there’s a bar in the...

Bill to penalize stores that will not give exact change to customers

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has filed a bill, imposing a penalty against erring business establishments that fail to give the exact amount of change to customers. Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian (1st District, Valenzuela City) filed House Bill 4433 seeking to protect...

Sotto, Honasan call for continued detention of Enrile, Jinggoy, Revilla in Crame

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid the move of government prosecutors for the detained senators to be transferred to a regular jail, two senators filed on Monday a resolution for Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. to remain detained at the Camp Crame...

Aquino urges Muslim brothers to support gains of positive reform

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday called on the Muslim community to help sustain the gains of positive reforms under his administration as the country joins them in celebrating Eid’l Fitr, the end of the Holy Month of Ramadhan. In his message...

Mike Arroyo denies knowledge of alleged plot vs. Aquino

MANILA, July 30 (Mabuhay) – Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo is not aware of any destabilization plot against the Aquino administration involving some retired generals associated with his wife, former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Mr. Arroyo said that...

OPARR exec counters aid groups saying Yolanda plan ‘out of date’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A government official on Tuesday defended the rehabilitation plan for Yolanda after a consortium of international aid agencies called the Reconstruction Assistance for Yolanda (RAY) plan “woefully out of date.” RAY is only meant to be “an immediate assessment...

No need for supplemental budget, says Diokno

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– If he had his way, former budget secretary Benjamin Diokno said he would not ask Congress to file a supplemental budget to continue the implementation of projects under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In his fifth State of the Nation Address...

Each congressional district to get one slot in the PMA

MANILA(Mabuhay) — Lawmakers have filed a bill mandating the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to reserve a slot for one cadet each for every congressional district in the country every year to comprise its incoming class. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro...
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