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Death penalty bill for foreign drug traffickers advances

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A proposal to impose the severest possible punishments –including the death penalty – on foreign nationals caught trafficking illegal drugs in the Philippines is closer to becoming a law after it hurdled the committee level in the House of Representatives....
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House panel OKs proposal to impose death penalty vs. foreign drug traffickers

MANILA, Mar 12 (Mabuhay) — A proposal to impose the severest possible punishments –including the death penalty – on foreign nationals caught trafficking illegal drugs in the Philippines is closer to becoming a law after it hurdled the committee level in the House of...
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Palace: Proposed abolition of 19 GOCCs needs to be studied first

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday said the proposal to abolish 19 government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs), some of which have been linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam, must be studied thoroughly. “Kailangang pag-aralan ito ng GCG o Governance...
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Melai confirms pregnancy, will marry Jason

Celebrity couple Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco for the first time admitted that they are planning to tie the knot soon after confirming the comedienne’s pregnancy. The former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemates said they were neither shocked nor saddened when they learned about...
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PNoy: Time to abolish the pork barrel

MANILA, Aug 23 (Mabuhay) — President Aquino on Friday said it is now time to abolish the priority development assistance funds (PDAF) or the pork barrel system in the aftermath of the alleged P10 billion pork barrel scam. “Panahon na po para i-abolish ang PDAF,”...
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Villar optimistic on the passage of OFW bill

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Senator Manny Villar is pursuing the passage of his pet bill creating separate department for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) but it die a natural death due lack of support from the House of Representative. Villar, however, expressed optimism that...
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Daiana Menezes engaged to solon

MANILA, Dec 5 (Mabuhay) — Brazilian model and host Daiana Menezes is now engaged to Rep. Jose Benjamin “Benjo” Benaldo of Cagayan de Oro. “Engaged kami but we call ourselves ‘asawa’ na,” the Brazilian beauty said, adding that they might...
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Zoren Legaspi, Carmina Villaroel finally wed

Celebrity couple Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi were married Thursday shortly after the actor-host proposed to his partner of 12 years. Legaspi enlisted the help of his children with Villaroel, Cassie and Maverick, as well colleagues of the actress-host from ABS-CBN, to...