SET drops residency issue, to focus on Grace Poe citizenship

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The oral argument regarding the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe will focus on the issue on whether she is a natural-born Filipino. On Friday, Poe’s lawyer, Alexander Poblador, told reporters that Senate Electoral Tribunal chairman Associate Justice...

HPG downplays ‘conflict’ with MMDA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (HPG) explained the absence of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcers along certain parts of EDSA. PNP-HPG chief Arnold Gunnacao said MMDA officer-in-charge Rey Arada has been...

Supporters wish Duterte changes his mind

Pimentel to Duterte: We are willing to wait for reconsideration MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said on Thursday that his group, PDP-Laban, is willing to wait until December 2015 for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision about running...

DOH: Ebola strain found in PHL monkeys not harmful to humans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Health Secretary Janette Garin on Thursday sought to allay public fear caused by the reported Ebola Reston Virus strain found in some monkeys in the country, saying the strain does not have any harmful effects on humans. At a press briefing, Garin said the...

Pretrial of Enrile’s plunder case deferred anew

MANILA (Mabuhay) – For the second time, the Sandiganbayan has deferred the pretrial of the plunder case of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile as well as his co-accused Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes and Janet Lim-Napoles in connection with their alleged involvement in the pork...