Abu Sayyaf given P1-M for girl’s release, says ARMM police chief

MANILA, Nov 1 (Mabuhay) – Abu Sayyaf bandits received P1 million for Wednesday’s release of an eight-year-old girl they kidnapped in July, the police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said Saturday. Chief Superintendent Noel delos Reyes, ARMM police chief, said the...

Jodi Sta. Maria: A mother’s passion

While admitting that she can’t stop her son, Thirdy, from joining show business if he wants to, Jodi Sta. Maria stressed that she would want for him to finish college first. “Alam ko kasi kapag nag-showbiz siya ngayon mahihirapan na siya makatapos sa pag-aaral,” she said. Jodi...

Wells Fargo offers free credit scores to customers until Nov. 16

Offer promotes financial health and wellness as a third of Americans are more worried about financial than physical health SAN FRANCISCO – In an effort to help customers succeed financially, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is offering its customers their free consumer credit score and...

Aquino tells soldiers: Contribute to improve the military organization

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged the members of the armed forces to help make the military organization a much better and professional fighting force by giving their individual contribution. In his speech during the 45th AFP Sergeant Major and 19th...

DOTC to meet with Uber officials over transport rules

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya wants the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to work with Uber to modernize transportation regulations. This after the LTFRB recently cracked down on vehicles operating through Uber, an online...

Drilon, Hilmarc’s face raps over ICC ‘overpricing’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon and other officials are facing graft and plunder charges over the alleged overpricing of the P700 million Iloilo Convention Center, which is being built by the same contractor that built the controversial P2.2 billion Makati...

VFA imperfect but necessary: Romulo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario admitted Thursday that there are flaws in the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and United States, but said abrogating it at this time would interrupt the two allies’ ongoing defense cooperat...

Binay glad Aquino won’t seek 2nd term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said he is glad that President Benigno Aquino III has already ruled out seeking a second term. “We are glad that the President has reaffirmed his deference to his late mother’s Freedom Constitution by...