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Enrile resurrects bill exempting electricity users from VAT

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile has recently resurrected his pet bill exempting the sale of electricity to residential consumers with consumption not exceeding 250 kWh from the Value Added Tax (VAT). Senate Bill Nos. 2547 and 2159 respectively,...
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Kerry invites PHL to join Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – US Secretary of the State John Kerry invited the Philippines to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement adding he expects a Filipino delegation in Washington early next year. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement would be able to raise...
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Raymond Gutierrez speaks up on ties with Napoles son

MANIL A (Mabuhay) — TV host Raymond Gutierrez addressed his alleged ties with the son of Janet Lim-Napoles, the supposed brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam, saying no business ever “materialized” despite their initial plans to put up one. The...
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President Aquino hails as timely the holding of the 8th East Asia Conference on Competition Law and Policy in Manila

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Benigno S. Aquino III hailed as “timely” the holding in Manila of the 8th East Asia Conference on Competition Law and Policy, an open event for key high-level officials of competition agencies, to further advocate the importance of competition...
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Recognizing Asians and Pacific Islanders by Edison

by Myrna Aquitania On Friday, May 3, 2013 the Southern California Edison (SCE) held a luncheon at the SCE Education Center in Irwindale, California to celebrate the 8th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This annual event was started by SCE in 2006 to...
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TFC’s Adobo Nation celebrates 5th anniversary

Emmy award-winning TFC show observes milestone with hosts, partners and Filipino community REDWOOD CITY, CA (May 21, 2013) – A 2012 Emmy nod and a new 2013 Emmy nomination underscore the high standards that TFC’s weekly magazine show, Adobo Nation, has set for itself. The...
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President Aquino forms task force on ease of doing business in Phl

In a bid to boost the country’s competitiveness ranking in the world and improve the business climate in the country, President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed an administrative order for the creation of an inter-agency task force that will implement reforms making it easier to...
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Search for the 2013 Delegates to the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) in the Philippines

19 March 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to announce the search for the second batch of outstanding young Filipino Americans (aged 18 to 40), who will be tapped as future leaders of their Filipino-American communities and advocacies. The...
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PH Unveils Roadmap for Participation in TPP Trade Pact

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has laid down the roadmap for its eventual participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—an initiative involving the United States and other Pacific nations that seeks to create what could be the biggest free trade area in the world....
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Lesson of EDSA is not just about gaining back our freedom by overthrowing a dictator but also using this freedom to inspire Filipinos to forge ahead towards progress – President Aquino

MANILA, Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the Filipino people to look at the fruits borne out by the successful and bloodless ousting of a dictator 27 years ago as inspiration to drive our collective will towards reaping the rewards of freedom and...
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