Slow Yolanda rehab? Abad defends PNoy decisions

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Budget Secretary Butch Abad has hit back at critics who say the government was too slow in releasing funds for rehabilitation efforts in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). Abad said it took time for local officials to put together...

DOTC exec says LRT-1 fare hike every 2 years not set in stone

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An official of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Wednesday said the government can prevent private contractors from implementing fare hikes every two years for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1. At the House of...

KC Concepcion admits dating foreigner

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Months after her much-publicized breakup with Paulo Avelino, KC Concepcion admitted that she is back in the dating scene. Concepcion revealed that she is now seeing a non-showbiz guy but refused to disclose details about him. The actress, however,...

Mar: I asked Grace to be my VP

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday morning confirmed that he invited Sen. Grace Poe to run as the Liberal Party’s vice presidential candidate. “Inimbita ho natin, bukas po ang ang partido, bukas po ako. Inimbita ho namin si Senadora...

Trillanes absent at hearing of Junjun Binay’s libel complaint

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes on Wednesday failed to both attend a preliminary investigation and submit a counter-affidavit on a libel complaint filed against him by suspended Makati Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay. The lawmaker’s legal counsel...

Defeated senatorial bet wants Grace Poe unseated

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A former senatorial candidate who lost in the 2013 elections on Wednesday attempted to challenge Sen. Grace Poe’s seat in the Senate over the issue of her citizenship. However, Lito David was not able to file his petition before the Senate Electoral...

Binay camp gets back at ‘high blood’ Lacierda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay slammed Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda for making an issue out of the allegedly required attendance of students in Binay’s “true” State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Cavite State University (CvSU)...

UN report on Yolanda victims reads ‘Shame on you Mr. President’

The Aquino administration must have been stung and mortified by the bitter criticism it got from the United Nations (UN) for its continued inability to provide basic needs and services for thousands of flood victim families who were displaced by super typhoon “Yolanda” two years...