Lawmaker pushes bill creating Local Bikeway Office

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is strongly pushing for the enactment of a measure that would provide a framework for a bicycle law on a national level so that Filipino commuters may find a cheaper alternative to get to their destination while saving the environment from...

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles – Filipino Independent Films or Indie Films’ in Town, specifically, in FilipinoTown. The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) has announced that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival  that will feature Filipino and...

California weather increases awareness on solar energy potentials

California has been besieged by unusual episodes of high temperatures over the past weeks to the discomfort of even the sun-lovers. For the record, the phenomenon is worldwide with the National Climatic Data Center report that “the planet had its hottest summer on record and is...

Opposition tactics could lead to reenacted budget, House leader warns

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II warned Thursday that persistent questions over the quorum and attacks on the proposed 2015 budget could delay its approval or, worse, force a reenacted budget next year. “And they say that a reenacted budget makes the...

Palace to Sino tourists: It’s not only fun in PHL, also safe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday assured Chinese tourists that it was safe to visit the Philippines, a day after a state-run newspaper in China accused Filipinos of “targeting” Chinese citizens. “We would continue to convey our assurances that we maximize our efforts in...

Senate okays PhilHealth automatic coverage to senior citizens

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Seeking to make health care more accessible to citizens, the Senate of the Philippines on Wednesday passed on second reading a bill aiming to extend the coverage of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to all senior citizens. Senator Ralph...

Palace frowns upon ‘violent’ UP protest vs Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While Filipinos are free to speak up about issues, it should not result in violence, Malacañang said, a day after Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by angry students. “Every citizen is free to express his opinion on any matter. However, it is different...

SC unanimously junks Tubbataha plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a petition seeking the issuance of a writ of kalikasan over the grounding of a US Navy minesweeper in the Tubbataha Reef in January 2013. SC Public Information Office chief and spokesman Theodore Te said the...

Solon hits measly P190-M proposed budget for DOJ’s Witness Protection Program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A House member has criticized the insufficient budgetary support being given to the government’s Witness Protection Program (WPP) despite the many high profile cases pending at the Department of Justice (DOJ). During the plenary deliberations Wednesday night on...

Jeron: I want to court Jane

MANILA, Sept 16 (Mabuhay) — “I want to.” These were the words of collegiate basketball star Jeron Teng in answering whether he is currently wooing actress and former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Jane Oineza. Teng said that while he is still unsure...
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