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Kim hoping for third straight mega hit with Xian

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Although they have already done two movies together, not to mention several TV dramas and even live shows, actress Kim Chiu still finds it “refreshing” to be working again with onscreen leading man Xian Lim. “Parang ang […]
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Speaker denies blocking seizure of Imelda’s paintings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte on Thursday said he had nothing to do with the failure of the Sandiganbayan to seize some paintings from the office of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos. “They came, they saw, they did […]
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Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the […]
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Drilon: ICC is classic public-private partnership

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday described as a “waste of time and money” the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigation on the alleged overpricing of the Iloilo Convention Center. Drilon said the convention center is meant to […]
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House panel rejects VAT exemption to power producers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives ways and means committee on Wednesday thumbed down a provision to grant value-added tax (VAT) exemption to businesses that will use their power generating facilities to help ease the looming energy crisis. Instead, […]
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New lines and engine options for the Ford Explorer

(Relaxnews) – The Ford Explorer is America’s most popular SUV and to ensure it retains the top spot, Ford has done everything it can to make the new model stand out in terms of features, economy and refinement. In the […]
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Beauty tutorials: Jennifer Lawrence

(Relaxnews) – The Oscar-winning actress’s latest film, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” hit cinemas this week. Here’s how to get some of her best beauty looks. For Christian Dior - youtu.be/q8giFWjR_hk Inspired by a Christian Dior...
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Discharge the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharging a Deed of Trust in bankruptcy! A second or third mortgage can be stripped off the title of your home, and discharged as unsecured debt in a chapter 13 bankruptcy. Imagine, your house is worth less than you owe, […]
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Giving thanks to people that mattered most and those who made a difference

A couple of years ago, a dear friend and former media colleague, Dave Casuco, who suddenly passed away this year, included this writer in  his poignant Thanksgiving article thanking me for our “five-o’clock let’s beat the happy-hour rendezvous at Glendale Americana’s...
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Series for Covered California: Part 3 – Income

by Joseph Doratan The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has defined an affordable health plan as one that you  pay 8% or less of your income to have. To ensure that you have an affordable plan, Covered CA even provides premium […]