World Bank to PHL: Raise excise tax on oil to minimize revenue losses amid plunging oil prices

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Washington-based World Bank urged the Philippine government Friday to raise the excise tax on petroleum in order to offset the revenue losses from oil imports arising from depressed global prices of the commodity and have more money for much-needed...

Give peace a chance: Negotiators

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | – Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators issued a joint plea Saturday for the country to stick to a historic peace accord that is now in peril after a deadly clash spurred calls for retribution against the guerrillas. Both sides...

Stronger institutions mean stricter adherence to human rights: Gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – nbhuman rights, according to a Palace official. In the Human Rights Watch 2015, it indicated that the Philippine government’s overall record in addressing serious human rights violations remains poor despite some major initiatives last year. As the report...

Australia gives PHL two naval landing craft

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – Australia is donating two decommissioned military landing craft to the Philippines after the archipelago struggled with relief efforts following Super Typhoon Haiyan, it was announced Sunday. The vessels, which were decommissioned in November, will...

Civilians killed in Mamasapano raid: mayor

Cotabato, Philippines | AFP |  – An eight-year-old girl and three men – one with his hands bound – were among those killed in a botched anti-terror police operation in the Philippines last weekend, a local official said Saturday. Mamasapano town mayor Benzar Ampatuan said...

Military tightens security vs BIFF in Maguindanao

MAGUINDANAO (Mabuhay) – Troops from the Army’s 6th Infantry Division and the Marines encountered over 60 alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Barangay Kitango, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao. They were the same group monitored by the military on...

It’s all about greed and personal ambition

Greed, conceitedness and quest for personal glory led to the slaughtering of 44 members of Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police PNP by heavily armed members of the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the town of Mamasapono in Maguindanao...

Alden Richards clears name regarding Aljur Abrenica issue

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Alden Richards admitted to being confused with not a few people accusing him of having caused Aljur Abrenica to lose some TV projects on GMA7. The 23-year-old actor said he is surprised that his name was also mentioned in relation to the case Aljur filed...

DA heightens alert on contaminated apples

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has heightened its measures to prevent the entry of apples from the US that are contaminated with Listerosis bacteria after a shipment originating from an American company was recalled. According to the DA’s Bureau of Plant...

Atienza asks House leadership to temporarily defer all deliberations on proposed BBL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – BUHAY Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza on Thursday called on the House leadership to temporarily defer all deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in light of the killing of 44 policemen in clashes with elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front...
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