Filipino is new UN official for internal oversight

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A Filipino has been given the go-signal to lead the United Nations Office of the Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) for a five-year non-renewable term. In a statement, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the action by the General...

Pinoys to demand for accountability, inclusive growth beyond 2016: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As an offshoot of his six-year stint at Malacañang, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said that Filipinos will continue to demand for good governance and inclusive growth even after he steps down in 2016. “We see today a people who have felt the effects of...

Roxas to resign; eyes transition already: Palace

(Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said that Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II will resign from his post following an endorsement from President Benigno Aquino III for the 2016 presidential elections. “Of course, that is a given. He will not stay in office so he won’t be...

Senate to probe suspicious P2B Philhealth claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate is set to investigate the alleged anomalous and fraudulent claims by accredited hospitals and clinics to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) amounting to P2 billion. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the blue ribbon...

Group opposes DepEd’s 30-day extension plea on K-12 case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A group of teachers and school staff has opposed the Department of Education’s request to the Supreme Court for a 30-day extension to file a comment on a plea against Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013. The law gave birth to the...

Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997.  Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most...

Why are local officials the Ombudsman’s top subjects? Pimentel wants to know

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III wants to know the extent of graft and corruption practices allegedly committed by local officials that make them the top subject of the cases filed by the Ombudsman in the last four years. In Senate Resolution 1260 he filed on...

Congress sets June deadline for BBL passage

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite the political fallout from the Mamasapano incident, congressional leaders have firmed up their timetable to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law by June this year. Senate and House leaders met Monday at the Club Filipino for their monthly consultation meeting...

Scope, composition of Mamasapano Truth Commission discussed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Several recommendations on the scope and composition of the proposed truth body that will investigate the January 25 Mamasapano clash were discussed at the Senate on Wednesday. During the hearing on the proposal to create a Truth Commission, Father Albert Alejo...

Tension high as MILF, BIFF add forces in Maguindanao town after clash

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Tension is still high in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters adding forces in the area. The groups deployed additional forces should the government launch a pursuit operation...