CA confirms appointments of DILG chief Sarmiento, Comelec chair Bautista

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Appointments on Tuesday confirmed the appointments of Interior Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento and Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista. This was after two CA panels, in separate hearings earlier in the day,...

Carpio should inhibit from Grace Poe citizenship case — Bello

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — A former Justice secretary-turned-lawmaker urged Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to inhibit from the citizenship issue of Senator Grace Poe. 1-Bap Representative Silvestre Bello III, in a press conference at the House of...

De Lima urged: Resolve Ortega petition before leaving DOJ

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) -– The daughter of slain environmentalist Gerry Ortega on Tuesday renewed her family’s call for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to act on their petition for review of his father’s slay case. Mika Ortega said de Lima should finally act on the...

Dennis Padilla won’t stop Julia from changing surname

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Comedian Dennis Padilla has decided not to file a motion to intervene against the petition of her daughter, actress Julia Barretto, to drop his surname. During a hearing held at the Branch 226 of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court, the 53-year-old...

EL Niño, global weakness prod ADB to cut PHL growth forecast

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) revised its growth forecast for the Philippine economy this year amid a slowdown in major industrial economies and China and the impact of El Niño. The Manila-based multilateral lender expects the Philippine gross...

Iza plans to hire a surrogate mother?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress Iza Calzado admitted that she’s not yet ready to be a mother. Calzado, who is in a relationship with British-Filipino businessman Ben Wintle, also revealed that she’s also considering using a surrogate. Calzado made the statement as...

No credentials for a business loan? PHL proposes use of utility bills for MSME financing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines is looking at starting an initiative that would allow micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to apply for financing using their record in paying monthly electricity and water dues as credentials. Department of Trade and Industry Nora...

Domingo to stay as DTI chief until November

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory Domingo has decided to delay his resignation until November, Malacanang said Friday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abgail Valte said Domingo will stay until after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...

Sept 26 rally pushes for Duterte presidential bid

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A supporter of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte claimed on Friday that convincing the tough-speaking mayor to run for President in 2016 is the only way to push for real reform. Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding chairman and president Dante...

VP Binay files libel suit vs. Mercado over Makati condo units

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday filed a libel complaint against former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado over the latter’s supposed malicious accusations that Binay extorted units from condominium developers in Makati City. The nine-page complaint was...
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