Gov’t to open P1-B climate fund for project proposals

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — Local government units and community organizations may start submitting proposals for climate change adaptation projects under the P1 billion People’s Survival Fund (PSF). The government is now finalizing details for the fund’s utilization and...

Kiko Pangilinan, Drilon file COCs for senator

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) — Former food security czar Francis Pangilinan and Senate President Franklin Drilon Wednesday filed their certificates of candidacy for senator at the Comelec main office in Intramuros, Manila. Pangilinan was accompanied by his wife, actress Sharon...

Villanueva sets aside feelings against De Lima for ‘greater good’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Technical Education and Skills Development Authority director general Joel Villanueva said Monday that he will set aside his feelings against outgoing Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for the greater good. “Feelings are feelings, nothing has changed....

Duterte to supporters: Give me more time to decide

DAVAO CITY (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to his supporters to give him more time before he makes a decision on whether or not to plunge into the presidential race. Duterte, who showed up and spoke at the grand rally in Davao City organized by the Mayor...

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...

Marcos: Hoarders might take advantage of spread of ‘fake rice’

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. alerted the government on Tuesday against profiteers who might jack up prices following the reported proliferation of “fake rice” in some parts of the country. Marcos, member of the Senate committee on...

Fighting climate change could save lives, money: US report

Washington, United States (AFP) – Taking action against global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions could save thousands of lives and avoid major economic losses before century’s end, said a US government report issued Monday. The cost of inaction is compared with the...

CBCP exec airs concern on link between climate change, poverty in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines this week aired concern over what he called the link between climate change and poverty in the Philippines. Caritas Philippines executive director Fr. Edu Gariguez told the Caritas...

Inflation slows down to 2.2% in April as food, fuel, electricity prices slip – NEDA

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) — Lower prices of food, fuel and electricity brought the headline inflation down to 2.2 percent in April from 2.4 percent in March and from 4.1 percent in April 2014, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported on Tuesday. The...

Foreign investments up over 30% in Nov. – Bangko Sentral

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Jobs-creating foreign direct investments (FDIs) grew by over a third in November, reflecting confidence in the Philippine economy, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Wednesday. The Philippines registered a net inflow of $399 million in FDIs last...