Solon says colleges, universities earn billions in profit, no need to increase tuition fees

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said Tuesday that there is clearly no basis to again hike tuition and other school fees next academic year, as private universities and colleges in the Philippines are posting profits “to the tune of billions.” The...

Aquino no-show at arrival honors for 42 slain SAF men at Villamor Air Base

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The remains of the 42 elite policemen who were killed in what authorities called a “misencounter” in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao, last Sunday arrived at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City Thursday morning. Present to honor the slain policemen were former...

Drilon, Hilmarc’s face raps over ICC ‘overpricing’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon and other officials are facing graft and plunder charges over the alleged overpricing of the P700 million Iloilo Convention Center, which is being built by the same contractor that built the controversial P2.2 billion Makati...

Lawmaker raises ‘alarm’ over deferred bidding of MRT 3 maintenance contract

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The deferment of the public bidding for the maintenance contract of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT) is “highly suspicious,” Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said on Tuesday, noting “… the train line has a long history of...

Lawmaker raises ‘alarm’ over deferred bidding of MRT 3 maintenance contract

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – The deferment of the public bidding for the maintenance contract of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT) is “highly suspicious,” Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said on Tuesday, noting “… the train line has a long history of anomalous dealings,...

Roxas defends lump sum funds in proposed 2015 DILG budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Wednesday defended the alleged controversial item in the proposed P104.5 billion budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government for 2015. At the hearing of the House committee on appropriations on the proposed DILG...

Peach ribbon to counter Aquino’s yellow ribbon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group has called on the public to use “peach ribbons” in answer to President Benigno Aquino III’s yellow ribbons. In a statement, Bayan Muna Metro Manila Chairperson and former Kabataan Party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino said Aquino’s yellow magic is...