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Aquino encourages all government agencies to support ‘Kabisig Expo 2014’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged all government agencies and instrumentalities to extend their support and participate in the “KABISIG Philippine Expo and Trade Fair 2014.″ The directive was issued by virtue of Memorandum Circular No. 62 signed by...
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Palace: Latest PDAF scam witness to undergo usual state witness procedure

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Ruby Tuason, a potential state witness in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, will undergo normal procedures in the case, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said there are requirements Tuason must meet to become a...
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LTFRB issues 30-day preventive suspension on 228 Florida bus units

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board has issued a 30-day preventive suspension order on a bus firm whose unit figured in an accident that killed 14 people and injured 32 others in Bontoc, Mt. Province early on Feb. 7. LTFRB chairman Atty....
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Enrile resurrects bill exempting electricity users from VAT

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile has recently resurrected his pet bill exempting the sale of electricity to residential consumers with consumption not exceeding 250 kWh from the Value Added Tax (VAT). Senate Bill Nos. 2547 and 2159 respectively,...
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De Lima to VP Binay: Don’t scoff at us, encourage us

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Don’t discredit witnesses, support the government in pursuing pork barrel-related cases. This was the message on Monday by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to Vice President Jejomar Binay after the latter described as a ‘dud’ the former’s statement that the...
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Consumer loans rise 16.9% in Q3 last year – Bangko Sentral

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Consumer loans extended by Philippine banks rose in the third quarter of 2013 due chiefly to higher credit for housing purposes, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said in a statement Monday. Banks’ consumer loans increased by 16.9 percent to P7062.6 billion in July...
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Amending NIA charter can increase agricultural productivity: Party List solon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The goal of the Aquino administration for the country to be rice sufficient can be achieved faster by amending the aged charter of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) specifically the provision on Irrigation Service Fees (ISFs). COOP-NATCCO party list...
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Karylle, Yael to wed next month

KAPAMILYA singer Karylle finally announced that she’s tying the knot with boyfriend, Spongecola lead vocalist Yael Yuzon, in March. The confirmation was made by Karylle herself during the noontime variety show “It’s Showtime”. In the beginning of the program, the singer was...
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Why and how you should be double dating on Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – A new study shows that double dating can add spark to a stale relationship. This Valentine’s Day, consider ditching the dinner for two and adding another couple to the mix to reignite the flames. According to the findings out of a Wayne State University study,...