DOJ to probe alleged communication between Mercado, Reyes brothers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Witness Protection Program (WPP) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking into a possible violation of former Makati City Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado of his undertaking with the WPP. This, after reports came out that Mercado allegedly communicated...

Bongbong Marcos in 2016 VP race good for voters – Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s decision to join the 2016 vice presidential race will benefit the Filipino electorate, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. In an e-mailed statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the now...

Joker Arroyo’s passing a ‘shocker’

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Joker Arroyo died on October 5 following an unsuccessful heart operation in the United States, former Senator Rene Saguisag confirmed. Saguisag described Arroyo’s passing as a “shocker,” noting he did not know that Arroyo was brought to...

World Bank cites Aquino’s ‘Daang Matuwid’

Palace welcomes results of latest World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators report MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday welcomed the results of the latest World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) survey, which were attributed to the Aquino administration’s Daang...

Plunder raps filed vs. ex-Puerto Princesa mayor Hagedorn

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An anti-crime group on Thursday filed plunder, graft and malversation charges against former Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn in connection with the alleged anomalous reimbursement from local government funds amounting to P60.567 million. In a 13-page...

BOC seizes P20M of sugar from Thailand

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Customs has seized P20 million worth of smuggled sugar from Thailand, the bureau told reporters on Thursday. Sacks of refined white sugar were found hidden behind boxes of kitchenware inside a dozen container vans. The shipment, declared as...

Mayor promotes eco-tourism to battle Chinese incursions in besieged West Philippine Sea

By Abner Galino Saying we will fight fire with fire would make for a good acoustic but really implementing it against a formidable foe as China is simply a fool’s errand. This, in a nutshell, is the opinion of Kalayaan mayor Eugenio Bito-onon who is in the US to promote the...

Enrile returns to Senate after dengue bout, gives warning to non-performing agencies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After suffering  from dengue, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile returned to the Senate  on  Monday with  a stern warning to “mercilessly” cut the  budget  of  non-performing agencies. Enrile issued this warning  during the hearing  of the Senate  finance...

Cayetano still hopeful Duterte will run for president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is still hoping that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will run for president in 2016. “He has asked for more time, more soul searching. (It’s not easy to decide) to take a leap of faith for national office,” he told reporters at the...