PAVC to hold Dinner-Dance Oct. 4

The Pangasinan Association of Ventura County will hold their annual dinner-dance at the Oxnard Performing Arts in Oxnard on October 4, 2014. Music will be provided by The Midnight Motion Band. For particulars, please call Ampy Rabano at (805) 302-0533.

Irvine Global Village Festival celebrates cultural diversity

The City of Irvine takes pride anew in the richness of its cultural diversity with the weekend staging (September 27), now on its 13th year, of the Annual Global Village Festival  at the Bill Barber Park. The traditional showcase of at least 50 ethnic groups whose members call ...

Ombudsman orders probe on Abaya, Vitangcol over MRT contract

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Ombudsman has ordered a preliminary investigation against Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya, former MRT administrator Al Vitangcol and 19 other persons for granting an MRT-3 maintenance contract under allegedly questionable circumstances. The investigation...

PHL hopeful of tribunal’s decision on West Philippine Sea

NEW YORK, New York (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said he expects the international arbitral tribunal to issue a resolution on the country’s claim in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to achieve regional stability and prosperity. A ruling from the tribunal...

Chiz to include funding for senior citizens’ mandatory Philhealth coverage in 2015 budget

Senator Chiz Escudero is allocating specific fund for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage of all senior citizens under the 2015 spending package, after the Senate passed a bill seeking automatic health insurance coverage of elderly persons. Escudero, chairman of the Senate finance...

CSC: Govt agencies in Metro Manila to get four-day workweek

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Following a resolution issued by the Civil Service Commission earlier this month, government agencies in Metro Manila may now adopt a four-day workweek scheme. In a resolution dated September 8, the CSC introduced the four-day workweek scheme for...

ADB lowers PHL growth forecast in 2014, 2015 due to inflation, gov’t spending

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered the growth outlook for the Philippines, citing a slowdown in government spending, higher inflation and monetary tightening, all of which may dampen economic activity. In the latest edition of Asian Development...

Miriam objects to new poll exec’s nomination

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite an objection from Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, a Commission on Appointments panel recommended on Wednesday the approval of the appointment of lawyer Arthur Lim as Comelec commissioner. However, Lim’s nomination has yet to be scheduled for plenary...

Jamie Rivera’s song picked for Papal visit

Singer Jamie Rivera’s “We Are All God’s Children” is the official theme song of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines from Jan. 15 to 19, 2015. Rivera shared that she called Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines, to ask if...