Junjun defends Nancy, blasts ‘inexperienced’ Grace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay on Thursday said there is nothing wrong with his sister, Sen. Nancy Binay, becoming a lawmaker while saying Sen. Grace Poe cannot be president because she lacks experience. The mayor on Thursday defended his sister from...

PHL to send top govt officials to start of arbitration proceedings vs. China

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines will send its top government officials to the Netherlands for the start of the oral arguments of its arbitration case against China aimed at settling the territorial dispute over parts of the South China Sea. At a press briefing on...

Monsada now DOE OIC Secretary

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) — Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has formally turned over his post to Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada who is now Department of Energy chief in acting capacity. Monsada’s appointment papers came out yesterday signed by Executive Secretary...

Former PNP chief indicted for graft as governor

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – The former public works secretary and police chief of former President and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been indicted for graft and usurpation of official functions for allegedly issuing a mining permit beyond his mandate and...

Cedric Lee reiterates plea to defer issuance of arrest warrant

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Businessman Cedric Lee on Friday appeared before the Sandiganbayan Third Division to ask the anti-graft court to defer the issuance of an arrest warrant against him for his graft and malversation cases. In a short hearing, Lee, represented by his legal...

Benhur Luy admits transacting with Jinggoy’s aide behind Napoles’ back

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Whistleblower Benhur Luy on Friday admitted that there was a time he had his own transactions regarding the pork barrel scam without the knowledge of Janet Lim Napoles, his former boss who had been tagged as the brains behind the scam. “To be honest, at...

DOJ forms task force vs. price fixing, cartels

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has formed a five-member task force to handle cases involving anti-competition practices like price fixing and cartels. Making up the Task Force on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Cartels are five members from DOJ offices...

Philippines halts ferry rescue as hopes for survivors fade

ORMOC CITY, July 3 (Mabuhay) — Rough seas on Friday forced Philippines rescuers to suspend the search for dozens of people still missing a day after a ferry disaster claimed at least 38 lives. The Kim Nirvana, believed to be carrying 189 passengers and crew, capsized off a...

Binay camp: No truth to Jamias tale that VP wants to apologize

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has denied that he wanted to make amends with the police official whom he had a heated confrontation with last Monday night, a spokesman of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said Friday. Senior Superintendent Elmer...

PNoy orders speedy, thorough probe on Ormoc sea tragedy

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to conduct a speedy and thorough investigation on the capsizing of motorized banca off Ormoc City on Thursday, which has left at least 39 individuals dead. In a text message...
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