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President Aquino honors youth organizations in 12th TAYO Awards

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III led the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards ceremony held in Malacañang Palace on Tuesday to recognize the contributions of youth organizations to nation building. In his speech, President Aquino said that...
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Nograles opposes MIAA’s Php 550 terminal fee integration on airfares

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Davao City Congressman Karlo Alexei Nograles over the weekend said Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado should suspend the implementation of his directive for the integration of terminal fees in airfares...
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Palace bids to double efforts to regain PHL’s economic glory

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday vowed sustained efforts to further buoy the domestic economy following its recovery in the fourth quarter of 2014. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported that growth in the last quarter of last […]
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TUCP seeks P136 minimum wage hike

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-Nagkaisa (TUCP) and the Trade Union Congress Party-list is seeking an P136 increase to the current P466 minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila. TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said the current […]
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World Bank to PHL: Raise excise tax on oil to minimize revenue losses amid plunging oil prices

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Washington-based World Bank urged the Philippine government Friday to raise the excise tax on petroleum in order to offset the revenue losses from oil imports arising from depressed global prices of the commodity and have more money […]
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PHL economy bounces to 6.9% in Q4, second fastest growing economy in 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine output rebounded sharply in the fourth quarter last year, growing as the second fastest economy in Asia – next to China – for the whole of 2014. This is on the back of the robust […]
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Atienza defends Pope’s ‘rabbits’ statement

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A pro-life lawmaker on Wednesday said he does not believe that the Pope’s statement that good Catholics should “not breed like rabbits” means that the pontiff backs the use of artificial contraceptives. Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza […]
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After slower than expected 2014, WB sees PHL economy rebound in next two years

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) – The World Bank further cut its growth projection in 2014 for the Philippine economy that it said was weighed down by the slow government spending,the Washington-based multilateral lender said on Wednesday. But the local economy […]
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Cardinal Tagle expects Pope to talk on poverty and inequality in PHL

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — Messages on the “daily disaster” of poverty and inequality will be among the things Filipinos await from Pope Francis during his five-day visit in the Philippines, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said Wednesday. In […]
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Solon wants smuggling declared as economic sabotage

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has proposed amending the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines to define any form of smuggling involving goods with an aggregate value of P1 million as an act of economic sabotage. House Bill 5179, […]