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…

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 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…

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Need for Magna Carta of Patient Rights & Obligations pushed


By Rose de la Cruz


In the wake of the controversy over Dengvaxia, a vaccine to prevent and contain dengue spread in the country, Rep. Bernadette Herrera Dy of Bagong Henerasyon Partylist and chairman of the committee on public information, pushed for the Magna Carta on Patients’ Rights and Obligations, a measure she authored at the lower chamber.


In a statement, Herrera-Dy said the “unraveling Dengvaxia debacle clearly shows the need for and effective enforcement of a Magna Carta of Patient Rights and Obligations as embodied in House Bill 1038 which I authored and filed.”

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Martin and Lani jam for a colleague’s wife struck with TB meningitis



By Boy Villasanta


Lani Misalucha and Ricky Topacio


Pop superstars Martin Nievera and Lani Misalucha were generous enough to share their talents for the medical expenses of Joy Laygo, wife of singer and member of the popular Society of Seven Michael Laygo.


Their jamming session with other artists in the US was successful it gathered enough funds to sustain the hospital bills and other treatment receipts of Joy who had been diagnosed with TB meningitis.


Held at the Fiesta Filipina Cuisine in 8545 W Warm Springs Road in Las Vegas, Nevada, Martin and Lani helped…

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