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PHL better off today with ongoing reforms, says Aquino

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has changed a lot and has created more opportunities for its people because of the reform measures undertaken by the government, President Benigno S. Aquino III said Sunday in a speech before students of […]
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Aquino to address U.N. climate summit, meet with Filipino community during U.S. visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will address a United Nations climate summit, speak to American businessmen, and meet with the Filipino community when he visits the United States from September 20 to 24. “As in all of […]
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8 blast victims suffered minor injuries

By IAN JOHN M. LAGARE GENERAL SANTOS CITY – City Mayor Ronnel Rivera immediately rushed to the explosion site at Plaza Heneral Santos Tuesday evening (September 16) then visited hospitals where victims were taken to look after their safety. A blast took […]
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Aquino to France: We are more open for business

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Building on the growing European business interest in the Philippines, President Benigno S. Aquino III will meet 150 French business leaders in Paris, France, carrying with him a resounding message: The Philippines is more open for business. […]
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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 […]