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Fil-Am business leaders converge in Metro Manila, Central Luzon for upbeat trade mission

Filipino-American business leaders and executives of Fortune 500 companies in the US flocked to Manila on Friday for a 10-day Trade, Investment and Tourism tour of Metro Manila and Central Luzon. “Sixty Filipino business and community leaders, along with American […]
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Aquino inherited port congestion from past administrations – Almendras

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Accusations hurled by the business community that the government lacked foresight in the worsening congestion now gripping the ports of Manila are simply “unfair” as the Aquino administration merely inherited the problem from the neglect exercised by […]
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Aquino inducts new officers of Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III administered the oath of office to the new officers of The Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP) in a simple ceremony at the President’s Hall of Malacañang Palace on […]
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Luisita farmers accept ‘obnoxious’ Palace challenge to prove abuse

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Hacienda Luisita farmers on Monday that maintained that the abuses against them were real and would be proven after Malacañang had challenged them to show concrete evidence to their claims. In a statement, Ranmil Echanis, deputy secretary […]
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Reforms, infra devt, job generation are hurdles to inclusive growth – BSP Gov. Tetangco

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The road to inclusive growth is paved with good intentions… It is also punctuated by challenges in infrastructure, job generation and sustaining reforms – exactly what the Aquino administration must address in the less than two years […]
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Senate has no time for Cha-cha, says Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While President Benigno Aquino III believes there’s still a chance to push for Charter change and staying in Malacañang beyond 2016, his ally Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said there simply was no time to discuss […]
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DA says food self-sufficiency could be Aquino administration’s legacy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Food self-sufficiency could be the lasting legacy of the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III, the Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, who is with the President on a week-long […]
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Aquino says gov’t addressing human rights

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday assured the international community that the Philippine government is addressing human rights complaints and is ready to apply the full force of the law against those who […]
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Chiz on zero-based budgeting approach: I don’t see it happening

Senator Chiz Escudero said he was dubious about the zero-based budgeting (ZBB) of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and feared that government agencies were unable to comply with the budget approach put in place in 2010 by the […]
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DAP fund controversy

I hope Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s intention to file a resolution requesting the Senate leadership to conduct question hour on Budget Secretary Butch Abad pushes through and force him to release vital information regarding the controversial Disbursement Acceleration...