Model BF proposes to Diana Zubiri

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Sexy actress Diana Zubiri will be walking down the aisle again, the latest addition to the growing list of celebrity weddings in the past months. In her Instagram account on Saturday, Zubiri posted a picture of what seemed to be an engagement ring. The photo...

House panel waits for DOF comment on firecracker tax

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A proposal to regulate the use of firecrackers by imposing a 20-percent excise tax on their sale remains stuck at the House Ways and Means committee, with the Department of Finance (DOF) yet to submit its position paper on the measure. “We are awaiting the DOF...

Melissa Ricks now living in with boyfriend

Pregnant actress Melissa Ricks admitted that she is now living in with the baby’s father, Charles Togesaki. “Right now he’s staying with me sa condo. My dad moved out na sa the Fort so it’s first time to be on my own,” Ricks said. “After my mom leaves from the States, I’m gonna...

Do lifestyle checks on all gov’t execs – House leader

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Any proposal to make lifestyle checks mandatory should cover all government officials, Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said Tuesday. Asked if he would agree to lifestyle checks on members of the House of Representatives, Gonzales replied: “Why only...

Let Congress decide on Binay impeachment – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Malacañang on Tuesday distanced itself from a proposal to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay. “Ang prosesong ito ay tungkulin at kapangyarihan ng House of Representatives at ipapaubaya na lang natin sa kanila kung ano ang...

Aquino gets DAP-like powers in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino’s proposal for a 2.6 trillion-peso national budget in 2015 gives him powers akin to what he exercised under the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program (DAP), a lawmaker said Wednesday. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares grilled Budget...

Solon seeks granting of two-week family and medical leave for employees

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A neophyte lawmaker is seeking the granting of two weeks of unpaid leave a year to employees whose spouse, parent, unmarried child or who themselves suffer from serious illness. Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) raised this proposal through...

Pork scam truth commission mulled

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following a congressman’s proposal to create a truth commission composed of retired Supreme Court (SC) justices to help facilitate the probe into the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Malacanang on Saturday said it has first to undergo review. Presidential...

Death penalty bill for foreign drug traffickers advances

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A proposal to impose the severest possible punishments –including the death penalty – on foreign nationals caught trafficking illegal drugs in the Philippines is closer to becoming a law after it hurdled the committee level in the House of Representatives....

House panel OKs proposal to impose death penalty vs. foreign drug traffickers

MANILA, Mar 12 (Mabuhay) — A proposal to impose the severest possible punishments –including the death penalty – on foreign nationals caught trafficking illegal drugs in the Philippines is closer to becoming a law after it hurdled the committee level in the House of...
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