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Solon seeks granting of tax credit to employers of ex-convicts

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is seeking to provide employers of ex-convicts with incentive by way of tax credit amounting to PHP 3,000 or two percent of the basic salary of the worker to encourage companies or individuals to hire […]
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Sandigan ruling on Bolante shocks ex-senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A former senator is shocked that the Sandiganbayan Second Division did not find probable cause to charge former agriculture officials with plunder over the P723 million fertilizer fund scam. Former Senator Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay Jr. said he […]
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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 […]
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Aquino supports anti-dynasty bill, but wary of curtailing politicians’ rights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has expressed support for a bill against political dynasties, but at the same time aired concerns that such a legislation may curtail the rights of politicians like himself. In an interview with Bombo […]
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VP Binay denies ex ally’s claim that getting kickback is normal in Makati

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay denied Wednesday the statement of former vice mayor Ernesto Mercado that it was normal in Makati for the officials to get kickbacks from projects. “He is talking from his personal experience. ‘Yun ang […]
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Bondal admits allegation of overpricing of Makati city govt cakes just a ‘wild guess’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Renato Bondal admitted Tuesday that his accusation that the cakes given to senior citizens by the Makati city government were overpriced was just a “wild guess.” “’Yun po ay hula lang namin,” Bondal said during the […]
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Former Makati exec says Binays out to harm him

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A former vice mayor of Makati City told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that Vice President Jejomar Binay should be blamed if something bad happens to him. With Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano’s prodding, former Makati […]
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Pacquiao to train future China world champions

MANILA (AFP) – Philippines sports legend Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he is to open a Chinese government-backed chain of boxing academies across China to train potential future world champions. The Chinese government will embark on the first “Manny Pacquiao Boxing Education...
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Vice President Jojo Binay. Sinner or saint?

The ongoing Senate investigation on Vice President Jejomar Binay and his mayor son, “JunJun,” for allegedly “benefitting” from the  supposedly overpriced P2.3 billion car-park building in Makati is “worth keeping an eye on.” It would also be interesting to find […]
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80,000 more cops needed to safeguard 100 million Pinoys – Mar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police needs 80,000 more personnel to meet the ideal police-to-citizen ratio of 1:500 for a country whose population is now 100 million, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said Wednesday. “1:500 is the rule of […]
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