11 HS grads to receive PHILSELA scholarships

CERRITOS – The Philippine Society of Southeast Los Angeles (PHILSELA) will present scholarship awards to 11 high school graduates during its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Washington Room of Liberty Park in Cerritos. The scholars this...

Cebu Pacific orders 16 ATR turboprops

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – Budget Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has ordered 16 ATR 72-600 turboprop planes from the France-based manufacturer in a deal worth $673 million, the two companies said in a joint statement Tuesday. The order, also announced at the ongoing Paris Air...

‘Sin tax’ cuts cigarette smoking in PHL: tax chief

Manila, Philippines (AFP) – A “sin tax” on cigarettes has sharply cut smoking in the Philippines while also boosting government revenues, the internal revenue chief said Monday. The number of cigarette packs put on store shelves by retailers fell by nearly a third between 2012...

Binay wants Sereno, 2 other SC justices out of suspension trial

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay has asked Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and two other Supreme Court justices to inhibit from hearing his petition contesting his six-month preventive suspension for the allegedly overpriced Makati Building II...

P440-M BBL bribery story credible, solid – reporter tells House

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The reporter who broke the story on the alleged P440-million bribe for lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) stood by her articles when she appeared before the House of Representatives on Tuesday. During the House of Representatives...