Bato says Duterte to give him most challenging post in gov’t

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Tuesday revealed that President Rodrigo Duterte has already promised to appoint him in government when he retires in January. “Sinabihan ako (ni Presidente) kung ano ang...

Malacañang seeks public support for ML extension in Mindanao

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed Congress’ approval of the extension of Martial Law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao and asked the public to support the decision. “We welcome the approval of both houses of Congress to extend the...

LRT-1 shift to LED system seen to promote energy efficiency

MANILA – The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) is investing PHP20 million for all stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) to shift to light emitting diode (LED) systems as part of efforts to improve passenger safety. The LRT-1 operator has installed LED systems at...

House ratifies TRAIN bill

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday night ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), the first package of the comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP) envisioned by President Rodri...

Ejercito on dengue vaccine: Aquino acted ‘in good faith’

MANILA – Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito said Friday he believes former president Benigno Aquino III acted “in good faith” when he allowed the purchase of PHP3.5-billion worth of Dengvaxia dengue vaccine during his term. “I’m not a fan of (former) President Aquino. We have...

Congress should have been told about Dengvaxia purchase

MANILA – The Congress should have been informed about “huge” transactions made by government, such as the purchase of dengue vaccines worth PHP3.5 billion, before it pushed through, a senator said Friday. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito made this remark a day after the Senate Blue...

Duterte: I’ll do everything to protect the next generation

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte vowed to protect the welfare of children through government’s continuing efforts to eradicate corruption, criminality, illegal drugs, and terrorism. President Duterte made his pledge during the conferment ceremony of the 2016 Presidential...

AFP lauds Senate passage of pay hike bill for soldiers, cops

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has expressed its gratitude to the Senate for approving on third and final reading the resolution which seeks to increase the base salary of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) starting January next year. “We are...
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Coco Martin did not set a budget in producing ‘Ang Panday’

MANILA, Dec 18 (Mabuhay) —  Coco Martin revealed he did not set a budget when he produced the movie “Ang Panday,” which is an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Martin said he wanted his directorial debut to be all-out so that moviegoers will feel that the...
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Will Ylona have a new love team partner?

MANILA, Dec 18 (Mabuhay) — A lot of people got excited when it was announced that Bailey May was chosen to be part of global pop group Now United. However, some fans were also worried as to what would happen to his on-screen tandem with Ylona Garcia now that he would be...
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