Solons to probe AFP’s alleged human rights abuses on Lumads

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers on Tuesday moved to probe allegations of human rights violations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) after Gabriela party-list Rep. Luz Ilagan quizzed military officials about the purported involvement of soldiers in the rape of a...

NBI stands by integrity of Benhur Luy’s hard drive, ledger

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – An expert from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday maintained that the external hard drive of the pork barrel scam primary whistleblower Benhur Luy is a reliable piece of evidence against Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. At the continuation of...

Senators want Budget Department to clarify policy on use of savings

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least two senators have urged the Department of Budget and Management to clarify its policy on the use of savings and realignment of funds. At Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed P378.346-billion budget for 2016 of the Department of Public Works...

Palace urged: Lower tax first before raising salaries

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – Senator Sonny Angara is urging Malacañang to support the income tax reform bill, saying cutting income taxes should come first before increasing salaries. “If we increase the salary, the government’s plan is to increase across the board. That would cost...

Duterte as DILG chief, traffic czar?

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – A member of the Liberal Party wants Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to be appointed the next Secretary of Interior and Local Government following his announcement that he will not run for President in next year’s elections. Quezon City Rep. Winston...

Drilon: Duterte decision could sit well with Mar

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to drop out of the presidential race next year could sit well with the administration’s bet, Interior Secretary Manuel “ Mar” Roxas II, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday. “The field is now down...

100 to be indicted over Mamasapano massacre: Aquino

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least 100 individuals will be held responsible over the bloody encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25, where 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) were killed, President Benigno Aquino III himself said Tuesday. “There is over a...

9 Filipinos take part in inaugural international visitor leadership program in disaster risk management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a development expected to promote greater Philippines-US cooperation on disaster risk reduction issues, nine (9) Philippine government officials are currently in Washington D.C. to attend the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program...

Real estate magnate Villar, other trapos want Duterte to run

The presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appears to be gaining ground as support from people from all sectors of society, as well as from disgruntled political leaders, continue to swell everyday. A few days ago, the Nacionalista Party (NP) and the Partido...

What Kris learned after health scare

Television host Kris Aquino shared some of the lessons she learned following her health scare last week. On August 25, the 44-year-old Aquino was hospitalized after a severe vascular headache caused her blood pressure to shoot up. According to the star of the upcoming “Etiquette...
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