Palace: Dropping special tax rate for RHQ staff for fair tax system

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte only wants at fair tax system with the removal of preferential tax rate for employees of multinational companies’ regional headquarters (RHQs) and regional operating headquarters (ROHQs) in the Philippines. “The President wants fairness in our tax system, particularly for individuals performing similar work,” […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Poe bill vs. spreading of fake news presumed unconstitutional — Roque

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) –Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday hit Senator Grace Poe’s bill seeking to prohibit government officials from peddling “fake news.” “Presumed unconstitutional as content based restriction,” Roque said in a statement. Also he said that the bill is “…infirmed for violative of equal protection clause as no basis for singling out […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Anne’s craving has fans speculating

Anne’s craving has fans speculating

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — “Are you pregnant?” Anne Curtis had her followers asking this after the TV superstar shared on Twitter specific cravings, and even tagged her husband, Erwan Heussaff, in one of her posts. Curtis, who tied the knot with Huessaff in November, tweeted Thursday that she is craving for Filipino treats made […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
Bello bans OFW deployment to Kuwait

Bello bans OFW deployment to Kuwait

MANILA, Feb 12 (Mabuhay) — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday ordered a total ban in the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait, days after the body of a Filipina was found in a freezer in an abandoned apartment unit. Bello announced the order on Monday morning at a press conference at the Department […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

More than 10,000 homicide cases yet to be cleared — PNP data

MANILA, Feb 13 (Mabuhay) — A total of 10,721 homicide cases under investigation have yet to be cleared since 2016, data from the Philippine National Police showed. PNP said a total of 20,514 homicide incidents have been recorded since July 1, 2016 to February 11, 2018. Of this number, 2,413 were drug-related, 8,587 were non-drug […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Sandra Cam tells GM Balutan: You don’t own PCSO

Sandra Cam tells GM Balutan: You don’t own PCSO

MANILA, Feb 13 (Mabuhay) — Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam on Tuesday called out General Manager Alexander Balutan, saying that he does not own the agency and he cannot run it like a military camp. Cam made the remark during the House good government and public accountability committee’s inquiry into the […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Palace on Gwen Garcia dismissal: Only Congress can expel a member

MANILA, Feb 13 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday said Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales arrogated to herself the power of Congress to discipline its members when she ordered the dismissal of Deputy Speaker and Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia. Garcia was found guilty by the Office of the Ombudsman of grave misconduct in connection with the controversial […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

AFP, Mercury Drug renew scholarship deal

MANILA, February 12, 2018 – Dependents of military personnel completing degrees in pharmacy can now avail of a full scholarship after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc. (MDFI) renewed its scholarship deal early this year. Lt. Col. Emmanuel Garcia, AFP public affairs office chief, said benefits include full tuition […]

16.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Paul Soriano begins work on first movie starring sisters Toni, Alex

Paul Soriano begins work on first movie starring sisters Toni, Alex

Following the Metro Manila Film Festival success of his movie “Siargao,” which won several awards, including 2nd Best Picture, director Paul Soriano announced that he wanted to produce a film starring his wife, Toni Gonzaga, and her sister Alex. And it appears plans for it are going swimmingly after Soriano’s production company, Ten17P, posted a […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Mayon’s sulfur emission lowers, hazardous eruption threat remains

Mayon’s sulfur emission lowers, hazardous eruption threat remains

MANILA, February 3, 2018 – Mayon Volcano’s sulfur emission has lessened, but a hazardous eruption by the restless volcano is still possible, state geologists told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a health-threatening gas with a pungent odor. The condition around Mayon remains under alert level 4, and surrounding communities are […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Complaint filed vs. Noynoy Aquino, Abad, Garin over violation of election law for vaccine program

Complaint filed vs. Noynoy Aquino, Abad, Garin over violation of election law for vaccine program

MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) — A former consultant of the Department of Health (DOH) and an anti-corruption group on Friday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to probe former President Benigno Aquino III and several former and current government officials for implementing the P3.5-billion dengue vaccine program at the height of the 2016 election campaign. […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Solon confident party-list system will remain in federal congress

MANILA, Feb 3 (Mabuhay) –A party-list lawmaker on Saturday expressed confidence that the party-list system will remain intact should the country transition into a federal form of government. Ako Bicol party-list representative Rodel Batocabe said that he believes fellow lawmakers are aware of the importance and “expertise” of party-list groups in policy-making and the discussion […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Koko demands P3.8B refund from Dalian, blacklisting of MRT3 supplier

MANILA, Feb 3 (Mabuhay) — Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Saturday demanded that China’s Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stocks Co., the supplier of 48 light rail vehicles (LRVs) to the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, a refund for the full P3.8 billion that the government spent for the contract. Pimentel also requested that […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
PH tourism achieves ‘milestone’ with 6.6-M tourists arrivals in 2017

PH tourism achieves ‘milestone’ with 6.6-M tourists arrivals in 2017

MANILA, Feb 1 (Mabuhay)  — Amid series of political noise, security concerns, and travel advisories the Philippines faced last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said it had achieved a “milestone” after reaching an all-time high of international tourist arrivals in 2017 at 6,620,908. This marks the unprecedented growth of the country’s tourism industry, the […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

NDFP consultant arrested

MANILA, Feb 1 (Mabuhay) — A peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), Rafael Baylosis, and a companion were arrested on Wednesday. Baylosis and Guillermo Roque were arrested at the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City by combined operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group – […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Duterte tells Marawi residents to avoid terrorism amid city’s rebuilding

Duterte tells Marawi residents to avoid terrorism amid city’s rebuilding

MANILA, Jan 31 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his call to the residents of MarawiCity to avoid terrorism in the wake of the city rehabilitation following a five-month siege led by ISIS-inspired Maute group. Duterte encouraged the residents to revive their businesses as he promised that his administration would continue to fund the […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Violence, common crimes affect 1.7-M Pinoy families — SWS

MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) — An estimated 1.7 million Filipino families fell victim to violence and common crimes in the last quarter of 2017, the highest incidence of victimization since June 2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte took office, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed Friday. The survey, conducted last December 8-16, 2017, showed that […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Kim Chiu all praises for Xian Lim in ‘Paddington 2’

Kim Chiu all praises for Xian Lim in ‘Paddington 2’

Xian Lim attended the premiere of her “Ghost Bride” movie in November, even giving her a sweet smooch on the cheek as he arrived. And Kim Chiu finally got the opportunity to return the favor, as she made the time to catch the screening of “Paddington 2,” in which her rumored boyfriend voiced the titular […]

09.02.2018 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Duterte to lumads: Trust soldiers, not NPA fighters

MANILA, Feb 3 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the lumads or indigenous peoples to trust the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and not the New People’s Army (NPA). At a summit in DavaoCity on Wednesday, he pointed out that the government has assisted the lumads while the NPA fighters only extort from […]

02.02.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
2 of 14 Dengvaxia-related deaths could be due to vaccine failure — DOH

2 of 14 Dengvaxia-related deaths could be due to vaccine failure — DOH

MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) — Of the 14 Dengvaxia-related death, two are suspected to have been caused by vaccine failure, the Department of Health said on Friday. At a press conference, DOH Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo said that a total of three patients exhibited causal association, but only two might have be due to the […]

02.02.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·