David brings fight vs Poe before Comelec

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – Losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David is accusing Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares of the offense of material misrepresentation for allegedly lying in her certificate of candidacy in the 2013 election. David filed on Monday a case of offense for material...

Belmonte still sees passage of Bangsamoro law in September

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. remains optimistic that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be passed by the House of Representatives on third and final reading before the end of September despite the quorum woes besetting the cham...

Comelec presidential debates to push through, might start in February

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections confirmed Monday that debates among presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2016 elections will push through, and might start as early as February. “Malinaw po sa Commision na gagawin po natin ito,” James...

Estrada asks court to go back to once a week hearings

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s lawyers asked the Sandiganbayan 5th Division to revert to the 4-hour once a week hearings instead of the current thrice a week hearings with 20 to 40 minutes allotted per day. In its motion submitted to the court, Estrada’s...

Aquino to pay tribute to Jesse Robredo in Naga on Tuesday

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will pay tribute to the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo in Naga City on Tuesday, the third death anniversary of the Cabinet official. In a statement on Monday, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda said...

Poe’s camp belies David’s accusation of misrepresentation

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Grace Poe on Monday belied the accusations made by defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David as mentioned in his electoral protest filed with the Commission on Elections (Comelec). “There was no misrepresentation because Senator...

VP Binay: Palace wants to control Iglesia

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has come to the defense of the Iglesia ni Cristo and accused Malacanang of trying to control the religious organization. In a statement, Binay urged Malacanang and the Department of Justice to respect the independence of the...

VP Binay: Palace wants to control Iglesia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has come to the defense of the Iglesia ni Cristo and accused Malacanang of trying to control the religious organization. In a statement, Binay urged Malacanang and the Department of Justice to respect the independence of the Iglesia...

Jackie Forster ‘tired’ of waiting for Andre, Kobe

“Maybe it’s time to let it go.” These were the words of former actress Jackie Forster when asked if she is willing to wait for Andre and Kobe Paras, her children with basketball star Benjie Paras, to welcome her back into their life. “At this point, I’ve asked for forgiveness for...

Mega casinos in PHL ‘losing’ money

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – The owner of the Philippines’ first mega-casino on Friday said its second-quarter profits halved amid an industry wide slump that could threaten the country’s bid to become a top gaming destination. Travelers International Hotel Group, operator of...
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