Binay vows to tinker with the Constitution to lure more foreign investments

In his recent talks with businessmen, Vice President Jojo Binay disclosed plans to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to enable foreign investors to pour in their resources in the country to help spur economic growth and to generate employment opportunities....

Aquino OKs law modernizing employment offices in LGUs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday signed into law amendments to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Act. The law was signed during the 15th National PESO Congress held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. It was...

AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

Campaign will include a new AARP caregiving book, Random Acts of Kindness contest, caregiving fair, and a special AARP The Magazine report featuring an intimate look into ‘24 hours in the life of caregivers’ WASHINGTON, DC—November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is...

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...

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...

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines)...

Kentex to pay P8K salary to survivors, families of Valenzuela factory fire victims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The company that owns the gutted slipper factory and warehouse in Valenzuela City is set to give P8,000 to the families of the victims and survivors on Saturday afternoon. Atty. Renato Paraiso, lawyer of Kentex Manufacturing Corporation, said the amount is the...

Trillanes asks SC to stop K-12 Program

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has asked the Supreme Court to stop the controversial K to 12 Program, created under Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 and which added two more years in high school. Trillanes filed his petition on...

Senator reiterates call to end age discrimination in work

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A senator on Friday reiterated her call for an end to age discrimination in the workplace. “Job fairs organized by government agencies and private firms have become staple activities every year on Labor Day. But how many jobseekers above 30 years old actually...

Better anti-trafficking laws, higher paying jobs to prevent another Mary Jane – senators

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – As the country celebrates Labor Day, at least two senators on Friday pushed for policies that they believe would prevent another Filipino migrant worker from being placed on another country’s death row like Mary Jane Veloso. Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong”...