PHL exports grows 2.9% in Oct., slowest in six months

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine exports grew by 2.9 percent to $5.173 billion in October, the slowest pace since April and compares with the 15.7 percent expansion recorded in September, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Wednesday. It was also the slowest rate since...

Why Luis won’t demand a prenup with Angel

Luis Manzano feels he and Angel Locsin do not need a pre-nuptial agreement if ever they decide to get married in the future. Manzano pointed out that Locsin even earns more than him. “Hindi ko naman siya babalikan kung hindi ako sigurado sa kanya,” he said. “Kilala ko si Angel,...

PHL jobless rate, excluding Leyte, down to 6% in Oct. – PSA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The number of jobless Filipinos who belong to the labor force fell in October from a year earlier while those working additional hours or holding more than one job went up, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Wednesday. The latest labor force survey...

NDRRMC: Official death toll from Ruby climbs to 9; damage nears P2B

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The number of confirmed deaths from Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) rose to nine Wednesday morning, with a 72-year-old man being the most recent verified fatality. In its 6 a.m. update, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council identified the...

Binay admits being affected by allegations, still considers ratings decline ‘good’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Saying he is not a hypocrite, Vice President Jejomar Binay recognized on Wednesday that the drop in his ratings in the latest Pulse Asia survey was the effect of continued corruption allegations being hurled against him. “Itong bagay na ito,magiging ipokrito...

NDRRMC apologizes for no text blast during Ruby

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) apologized for not sending out via text messages the impending disaster from “Ruby”. NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama said: “We did not forget the law about providing for this. We...

Bicam approves proposed P2.6-T national budget for 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday approved the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget. In an interview with reporters, Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the finance committee, said the...

De Lima to check 2-storey house in Bilibid herself

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday said she would be visiting the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City to personally inspect a two-storey house and a swimming pool supposedly owned by high-profile inmates. In an interview, De Lima said she also...

Allies remain upbeat despite VP Binay’s Pulse Asia ratings decline

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite yet another decline in ratings, the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday still welcomed the result of the recent Pulse Asia survey. In a statement, Joey Salgado, Binay’s spokesperson and head of media affairs division, noted that the 5...

Ryzza Mae on MMFF race: ‘Tingin ko No. 1 kami’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Child star Ryzza Mae Dizon drew laughs when she candidly predicted that her Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “My Big Bossing,” will win the box-office race come Christmas Day. Dizon and co-star Vic Sotto spoke with reporters about what to...