Bong Revilla’s wish for Christmas furlough granted


By Boy Villasanta


Even if only for a few moments, detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. is one of the happiest people now. That’s because his prayer for a Christmas furlough was granted by the Sandiganbayan First Division and he is now preparing to leave and be reunited with the clan in Cavite.


Bong’s request was approved by the court to be with the company of his loved ones especially with his dad, actor Ramon Revilla, Sr. who is sick.


At 11 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, December 24, 2017, Revilla, Jr. will temporarily leave his detention cell…

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Higher budget for DRRM in 4th to 6th class municipalities urged


By Rose de la Cruz


Even before the budget of P3.767 trillion for 2018 could yet be spent, deliberations on the 2019 are expected to commence either in January or February, for which Rep. Frederick Siao of the lone district of Iligan City and member of the appropriation, economic affairs committees, among others, is asking for a higher budget for 4th to 6th class municipalities for disaster risk reduction management as they are the ones most vulnerable to calamities.


Siao said the 2019 budget cycle will start very soon, most likely in January or early February,…

Read more: Higher budget for DRRM in 4th to 6th class municipalities urged

BSP eases rules on foreign exchange


By Rose de la Cruz


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced Friday that it had further relaxed some rules on foreign exchange to further open up the economy through a more liberal policy environment.


In a press release, the BSP said the reforms aim to promote greater ease in the use of FX resources of the banking system for legitimate needs by relaxing further FX rules and streamlining procedures and requirements.


BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla said this latest thrust represents the BSP’s goal to ensure greater and ease of access to FX resources in order to…

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2nd passenger terminal breaks ground in Clark



By Rose de la Cruz


The second passenger terminal, touted as the first hybrid PPP program, will operate by 2020 in Clark International Airport, with the groundbreaking held by Duterte administration officials last Wednesday.


A project of the Bases Conversion Development Authority and the Department of Transportation, the second terminal is expected to accommodate 8 million passengers a year (from 4.8 million) once operational and would boost investments, tourism and other areas in Clark and the province of Pampanga.


Top officials from both executive and legislative branches took turns in extolling the project as…

Read more: 2nd passenger terminal breaks ground in Clark

 The ‘maker’ of Nadine Lustre and James Reid is dead


 By Boy Villasanta


Big people behind the creation of high profile stars like Nadine Lustre and James Reid aren’t and shouldn’t be forgotten like Brenda M. Bayhon, one of Viva Entertainment’s bigwigs, who died recently of respiratory complications. Just before she died, she seemed lively and very active.

            Entertainment writer Dave Rojo who worked as one of the publicists of Vicor Music Corporation in the late 70s was very close to Brenda who was some sort of a big boss in the recording company put up by showbiz moguls Vic del Rosario and Orly Ilacad (Vicor comes…

Read more: The ‘maker’ of Nadine Lustre and James Reid is dead

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