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Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Remittances from Filipinos in the United States and other parts of the world helped the Philippines regain its position as Southeast Asia’s best performing economy during the first semester of the year. “The Philippine economy grew by […]
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House ways and means body raises tax exemption ceiling for bonuses to P70,000

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The ways and means committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the bill increasing the tax exemption ceiling for workers’ bonuses to P70,000. The tax exemption would cover the 13th month pay, Christmas bonus, and […]
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Palace: Improved WEF ranking means PHL more open for business

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – The latest jump in the country’s competitiveness ranking proves that the country is ready to take in more businesses and investments, Malacañang said Wednesday. “Coming on the heels of the successful WEF (World Economic Forum) on East […]
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Labor Day Weekend Getaways – last hurrah for summer

There was a time when our family would go on long weekend getaways a week before Labor Day weekend in order to avoid the rush in flying or driving to our “destinations of choice.” Flying an hour to nearby Sacramento, San […]
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Chiz presses for senate probe of port congestion

Senator Chiz Escudero has asked the Senate Committees on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Economic Affairs, and the Ways and Means to probe the congestion in the two major ports in the country which is hurting the flow of goods going […]
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Aquino justifies DAP, says it netted a thousand jobs

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino managed to weave in justification for the discredited Disbursement Acceleration Program early into his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address on Monday. He also began his report to the nation […]
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JV: Impeaching Aquino not good for PHL

MANILA, July 24 (Mabuhay) – An opposition senator believes impeaching President Aquino at this time would not be good for the country. Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, son of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, believes impeaching the […]
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Peach ribbon to counter Aquino’s yellow ribbon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group has called on the public to use “peach ribbons” in answer to President Benigno Aquino III’s yellow ribbons. In a statement, Bayan Muna Metro Manila Chairperson and former Kabataan Party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino said […]
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Aquino impassioned, not defiant – Abad

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Butch Abad on Tuesday said he has no regrets in implementing the controversial disbursement acceleration program (DAP). This is despite the numerous brickbats and calls for his resignation. “How can we regret it? […]
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Osmeña: Nothing unusual with senators’ receipt of DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Sergio Osmeña III on Wednesday became the latest senator to defend their receipt of funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) following the ouster of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012. Osmeña, an administration ally, […]