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Senate invites VP Binay to testify on ‘overpriced’ Makati building

MANILA (Mabuhay) – It’s now official. The Senate blue ribbon committee has formally invited Vice President Jejomar Binay to attend the panel’s subcommittee hearing regarding the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Hall building II. The letter […]
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PHL woos OFWs back with 40,000 job vacancies

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) – Government officials are urging Filipinos working in households here to consider the possibility of going back home to fill up 40,000 vacancies for teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Department of Education. In a recent forum […]
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House panel approves bill granting students 20% discount on public transport utilities

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on Transportation has approved in principle a substitute bill granting students 20 percent fare discount on all kinds of public transportation utilities during school days. Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes), chair of...
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Drilon urges DOT to revive Roxas Boulevard

MANILA (Mabuhay) – For Senate President Franklin Drilon, it’s not more fun in the Philippines when a tourist would see vendors and people lying along Roxas Boulevard, specifically between the United States embassy and Manila Yacht Club. “Every time I […]
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Is Binay an Aquino ally?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – You should ask the Vice President. That was the answer of Malacañang on Monday when asked if it considers Vice President Jejomar Binay an ally of President Benigno Aquino III. “He supports the agenda of the president…but […]
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Aquino lauds Pinoys in Spain for supporting Gilas Pilipinas

MADRID, Spain (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III thanked the Filipino community in Spain for supporting the Philippine international basketball team Gilas Pilipinas during their recent campaign at the FIBA World Cup. During his meeting with the Filipino community here...
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PHL says Thailand submits best bid for rice supply deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Food Authority (NFA) said on Monday Thailand offered the lowest price to supply 300,000 tons rice under a government-to-government deal. Thailand offered to supply the volume for $475 per ton, lower than Vietnam’s offer of […]
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Binays’ supporters stage ‘black protest’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Employees and supporters of Vice President Jejomar Binay and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay staged a protest on Monday to condemn the ongoing Senate investigation on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall 2 parking building. […]
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Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of PHL

MANILA (AFP) – Typhoon Kalmaegi swept out of the Philippines on Monday after causing chest-deep floods in some rural areas but largely leaving the storm-prone country unscathed, authorities said. The storm, with winds of 160 kilometers (100 miles) an hour, […]
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Passport production returns to normal after DFA breakdown

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Passport production has normalized after the Department of Foreign Affairs addressed technical problems that led to delays. However, delays will still persist within the next three to four weeks, the DFA said in a statement on Saturday. […]