Largest veteran job fair in Los Angeles County in Woodland Hills Oct. 22

(Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – The Valley Economic Alliance along with the California Employment Development Department  is hosting the 9th annual largest veteran job fair of its kind in Los Angeles County on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel located at...

Torre de Manila construction stopped

MANILA (Mabuhay) – THE Supreme Court has issued a restraining order against the construction of the 46-story Torre de Manila. Petitioner Knights of Rizal said the construction mars the view of the Rizal Monument in Luneta. In its petition, they said when Torre de Manila reaches...

Makati vice mayor takes oath after Junjun Binay suspension order served

MANILA, Mar 16 (Mabuhay) – Makati City Vice Mayor Romulo Peña was sworn into office on Monday morning as the acting city mayor after the suspension order on incumbent Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay Jr. was served. The Department of Interior and Local Government served the order of...

Mayor Binay suspended over building scandal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday announced that it has suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay for six months over corruption allegations concering the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building II. “[The Ombudsman]...

Businessmen welcome fourth-quarter economic rebound, press for inclusive growth

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay) – The business community is elated over the performance of the Philippine economy in 2014, even as inclusive growth remains a work in progress. “MBC is pleased with our GDP growth of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter, pushing 2014 GDP to 6.1 percent,...

Pimentel floats 14 anti-corruption legislative ideas a result of Binay hearings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following the series of hearings on the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building II, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Thursday said legislative ideas are being floated to fight corruption at the local level. Pimentel, who...

Arrest warrant issued vs Makati Mayor Jujun Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate on Monday ordered the body’s sergeant-at-arms to arrest Makati Mayor Erwin “Junjun” Binay and five others for their continued refusal to attend the Senate hearings on alleged corruption in the country’s premier financial district. The order came...

Ex-Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado faces graft, plunder raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A private individual on Tuesday filed graft and plunder charges with the Office of the Ombudsman against former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado for the P80 million the official admitted to have received from Vice President Jejomar Binay as bribe. Louis...

DSWD: Sendong survivors given proper housing despite delays

MANILA, Dec 26 (Mabuhay) — Survivors of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in northern Mindanao were given proper housing despite delays primarily caused by difficulties in securing land for relocation sites, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said Friday. At a...

Drilon accuser claims P740-M ICC initially estimated to cost only P200-M

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The construction and development of the controversial Iloilo Convention Center was initially estimated to cost only P200 million, the accuser of Senate President Franklin Drilon said Wednesday as he submitted to a Senate panel the deed of donation which he...