De Lima to MILF: Commit to turn over men in Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Even as the government has yet to formally demand the surrender of Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters involved in the bloody Jan. 25 clash in Mamasapano, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the Moro group can show good faith by committing to turn...

AFP: Govt troops engage BIFF in Maguindanao

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — Government troops engaged the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in another encounter in Maguindanao before noon Friday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said. AFP public affairs unit head Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc cited initial information...

Almonte clarifies Honasan’s alleged kill plot vs. Marcos family in 1986

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — Former security adviser Jose Almonte on Friday clarified reports, citing his memoir, that Senator Gringo Honasan planned to kill the Marcos family during the coup attempt in 1986. “The plan really, to the credit of the group, not just Gringo, the...

BOC seizes P21M worth of ‘ukay-ukay’ from South Korea

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized over P21 million worth of smuggled imported used clothes – or ukay-ukay – from South Korea, the agency said in a statement Friday. The BOC confiscated five container vans of used clothes that arrived from...

Jack Enrile saw Jinggoy in dad’s party, but not Bong

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — Former congressman Jack Enrile on Friday confirmed that Senator Jinggoy Estrada visited his father during the 91-year-old senator’s birthday celebration at the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital last Feburary 14. He, however,...

MRT-3 operations suffer another glitch

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — The operations of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 suffered another glitch when the brake system of one of its light rail vehicles (LRVs) malfunctioned shortly after leaving a Makati City station Friday morning. Reports said an MRT-3 coach made...

President Aquino: Nations must agree on a universal climate change pact to prevent catastrophes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The international community of nations must conclude a universal climate change agreement when they meet in Paris late this year to save the planet from destruction, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday. In a statement during the launch of the...

Who is accountable for Mamasapano? Fingers point at Purisima, Napeñas

MANILA (Mabuhay) — On the continuation of the Senate investigation on the January 25 Mamasapano clash Tuesday, the question on who should be considered as the overall commander for Oplan Exodus was raised, resulting in finger-pointing. The question was raised by Sen. Loren...

Solon says colleges, universities earn billions in profit, no need to increase tuition fees

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said Tuesday that there is clearly no basis to again hike tuition and other school fees next academic year, as private universities and colleges in the Philippines are posting profits “to the tune of billions.” The...

PNP BOI may probe alleged SAF killing at Mamasapano mosque

MAMASAPANO (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police Board of Inquiry may investigate allegations that a Special Action Force trooper killed defenseless Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters in a mosque on Jan. 25 but only as a “collateral issue.” P/Dir....