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Duterte admin to speed up Mindanao dev’t

MANILA  (PNA) – If successful in the May 9 elections, the administration of PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte will give priority to accelerating economic growth and social development in Mindanao. This was the assurance given by PDP-LABAN president Sen. Aquilino […]
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Cebu Pacific becomes first airline in Asia-Pacific to order ergonomic seats for new Airbus fleet

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific on Tuesday announced that it has order the SL3510 seat model from Recaro Aircraft Seating for its brand-new fleet of 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft, making it the first airline […]
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The measure of happiness

In this suffering world, the month of March has just passed with a day devoted to the subject of happiness. The event was heralded as the International Day of Happiness, a global celebration coordinated by nonprofit Action for Happiness in […]
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Lawmaker seeks probe on the status of the legal assistance fund for OFWs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Rep. Sherwin T. Gatchalian (1st District, Valenzuela City) has called for a congressional inquiry into the current status of the legal assistance fund for distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Gatchalian filed House Resolution 2653 urging the House...
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Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a panel of senior Philippine officials recently discussed the “opportunities and challenges” in Philippine agriculture, manufacturing, and science and technology,...
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Palace belies claims PNoy sowing disunity, practicing selective justice

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday belied the accusations of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr that President Benigno Aquino III is sowing disunity and promoting selective justice against his political enemies. Presidential Communications...
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PHL economic transformation to headline business and investment forum in NY

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippines’ economic transformation due largely to good governance reforms will be the central theme of the Philippine Business and Investment Forum (PBIF) to be held on 03 March 2016 at the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Times Square...
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Strong demand to prop up imports despite decline in December

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Even with the hefty decline registered in December, the government is confident that imports will continue to be supported by the strong demand and growing investor confidence in the country. “Despite this decline in December, strong domestic […]
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Binay camp insists scrapping income tax is doable

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The campaign promise of Vice President Jejomar Binay, to scrap the income tax for workers earning P30,000 and below when is elected as President, was doable. Binay’s present stance on the matter goes against the the position […]
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What PHL will gain from Japan imperial couple’s visit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Japanese imperial couple’s visit to the Philippines will strengthen Philippines’ diplomatic ties with Japan and lead to economic opportunities for both countries, an official said. Philippine Ambassador to Japan, Manuel Lopez said the Philippine state...