Dementia may be stabilizing in some countries: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may have stabilised in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday. A review of data from Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain and Spain showed the percentage of the population with dementia – the...

Aquino urged to endorse bill lowering income tax rates

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) – A senator on Tuesday urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify as urgent the legislative proposals seeking to lower income tax rates. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, a close ally of Aquino, said the president should consider either certifying as...

BOC chief wants forwarding firms to help screen balikbayan boxes

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) — Bureau of Customs (BO) Commissioner Alberto Lina on Tuesday said the agency will seek the help of freight forwarders after President Benigno Aquino III order the bureau to push back the implementation of the random physical inspection on...

House OKs bill granting OFWs the right to equal protection on money claims

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure granting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) the right to equal protection on money claims in case their employment abroad has been terminated. House Bill 5988, authored...

Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday issued a warning against  “traditional politicians” who are wooing voters in campaigns but will “take advantage” of the people once they get elected. “Siga sila at maaari silang magpatuloy ng pananamantala...

Has Janice de Belen given up on love?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After several failed relationships, actress Janice de Belen is no longer looking for love. De Belen is the former wife of actor John Estrada, who is now married to beauty queen Priscilla Meirelles. Before that, she also had a son with Aga Muhlach. De...

Thai PM to visit Philippines

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The Prime Minister of Thailand will arrive in the Philippines on Thursday for a two-day official visit, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The DFA said General Prayut Chan-o-cha will be in the Philippines from August 27 to 28 upon the invitation of...

US Marine fought but did not murder Laude: lawyer

OLONGAPO, Philippines | AFP |    – A US Marine accused of murder told a Philippine court Monday he fought with and subdued a transgender Filipina in self-defence but denied murdering her, his lawyer said. Eight months after he was charged over the death of Jennifer Laude, Joseph...

Aquino assures OFWs of safeguards to prevent abuse in balikbayan box inspections

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that safeguards will be put in place to prevent abuse in balikbayan box inspections. At a media briefing here, Aquino said he will review the Bureau of Customs’ proposed new...

Pemberton admits choking Laude to death

MANILA (Mabuhay) – US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton admitted on Monday that he choked Jennifer Laude to death after learning that she was also a “man.” Pemberton made the admission during the hearing on Laude’s murder at the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74....
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