DPWH to build P1.73-B water supply projects in 30 tourism areas: Singson

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Aimed at further boosting the country’s tourism industry, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will commence this year the implementation of Tourism Water Supply Infrastructure Program (TWSIP)to provide potable water supply to 30 waterless tourism...

Impeach threat vs Sereno bid to ‘arm-twist’ SC on DAP – Bayan

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – Threats by lawmakers to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over the Judiciary Development Fund are “an obvious attempt to arm-twist the Supreme Court to change its decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program” and will be met with protests,...

Gov’t denies Moro peace deal nearing collapse

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer denied that the peace deal between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is nearing collapse. Coronel-Ferrer said it may be wrong to say the peace deal is nearing collapse even after the...

COA: No need for special audit of judiciary funds

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A special audit of the controversial Judicial Development Fund is no longer needed. This was the pronouncement made by Commission on Audit chair Grace Pulido Tan in a letter she sent to House justice committee chair and Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas, who had requested...

PHL sending ship for OFWs trapped in war-torn Libya

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Tuesday it would send a ship to pick up at least 700 of its nationals trapped in strife-torn Libya as it presses on with efforts to rescue thousands of workers. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said it would pick up Filipinos from Misrata...

Series for seniors: Part 1- 5 ways to get health insurance

By Joseph Doratan0 Seniors who are 65 and older have 5 ways of getting health insurance. What are they? Employer-based insurance, Covered CA, outside of Covered CA (also known as Off Exchange), Medi-Cal and Medicare solutions. Employer-based insurance is an employer offered...

Senators push Php150 subsistence daily allowance for AFP officers, enlisted personnel

MANILA, Aug 8 (Mabuhay) – A proposed joint resolution increasing the subsistence allowance of all officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and other uniformed personnel from Php90 to Php150 per day has been filed in the Senate. Filed by...

Cayetano supports extension of Pres. Aquino’s gains, not his term

MANILA, Aug 8 (Mabuhay) – Senate Majority Leader Alan Cayetano said on Friday he is in favor of extending the reform agenda of President Benigno S. Aquino III but not the proposal to extend his term which is not allowed under the Constitution. “I have been fully supportive of...

Henares denies BIR bullying SC

MANILA, Aug 8 (Mabuhay) -– Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) commissioner Kim Henares denied allegations that the executive is using her agency to bully the Supreme Court. Henares denied that the BIR’s issuance of the Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) 23-2014 was a tool to...

Sandigan justice frowns on request to summon bank accounts of Luy, other whistle blowers

MANILA, Aug 8 (Mabuhay) – A Sandiganbayan justice on Friday took a dim view upon the request of the lawyer of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to have banks release the transaction records of Benhur Luy, his relatives and other whistleblowers. Associate...
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