Bangsamoro self-rule bill due on Monday

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino will on Monday receive a completed draft bill to create a Muslim autonomous area, aimed at ending decades of fighting that has claimed thousands of lives, his spokesman said. Receiving the draft bill would allow Aquino to quickly...

Rocco Nacino wants to study medicine

EVEN though he has a solid career and earning good money from show business, actor Rocco Nacino wants to study medicine and become a medical doctor. In a recent interview, the 27-year-old actor said that after he graduated from college and passed the Nursing Board Exam in June...

Saleen muscles in on the electric car market

(Relaxnews) – One of America’s foremost performance car makers has turned its expertise to the Tesla Model S to create the Saleen FourSixteen. At first glance, the changes to the stock electric executive sedan may appear cosmetic. But the tweaks to the outer shell all serve...

Amid calls for accountability for train crash, gov’t urged to take over MRT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government has been urged to take over the management of the Metro Rail Transit 3 and to hold accountable the Department of Transportation and Communications and private investors for the Wednesday crash of one of the mass transit system’s trains that left...

Prosecutors renew call to transfer Sen. Estrada to regular jail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government prosecutors on Thursday renewed the call to immediately transfer Senator Jinggoy Estrada from his present detention in Camp Crame to a regular jail. In their motion before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, the prosecutors said Estrada’s continued...

BIR exceeds July collection target

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue exceeded its tax collection goal by P58.52 million in July. The BIR, which accounts for two-thirds of the country’s total tax collection, said it collected P119.94 billion in July, 19.82 percent up from the same month a year ago....

Chicken prices to stabilize starting September-October – Agri Dept.

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Consumers can expect prices of dressed chicken to stabilize by September or October once the supply of poultry returns to normal levels, the Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. Stakeholders in the poultry industry have assured government that the...
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