Senators peeved at House coup

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday admitted that some senators are not comfortable with the election of Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as overall leader of the House of Representatives. However, Sotto said this is only “on...

Angelica shuns Carlo’s teasing question

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — Known for her frankness and candid answers in interviews, Angelica Panganiban, as expected, similarly had no filter in addressing questions from her followers on Instagram, including ex-boyfriend and co-star Carlo Aquino. Aquino,...

HRW: Duterte must end war on drugs if he respects lives of Pinoys

MANILA, July 24 (Mabuhay) – If President Rodrigo Duterte is truly concerned about human lives, he would end the war on drugs and provide accountability for deaths linked to his campaign against illegal drugs, an international human rights group said. The Human Rights Watch...

Armed man shot dead inside Cebu Archbishop’s residence

  MANILA, July 10, 2018 – The Archdiocese of Cebu on Tuesday confirmed reports that a man was shot dead inside the compound after he refused to leave the premises. In a statement, Msgr. Joseph Tan, Cebu archdiocesan media liaison officer, said that the unidentified man was...

Aquino invites Pope Francis to return to PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has invited Pope Francis to return to the Philippines during his state visit in Rome, Italy. “Doon sa Secretary of State ko yata nabanggit. So, sabi ko, my countrymen have instructed me to extend the invitation to the Holy Father...

Lawyer: Comelec likely to stick to ruling on Poe’s DQ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commissioners from the three-member Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) would most likely stick to its decision disqualifying Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race for her failure to meet the residency requirement. High-profile...

Aquino hopes COP 21 yields binding climate agreement

ROME, Italy (Mabuhay) – President Aquino said he hopes that the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) that he attended in Paris will yield enforceable commitments from countries to address climate change. The President, who attended the Paris climate conference on November 30,...

Binay, Marcos blast DSWD’s Soliman over spoiled, dumped rice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed outrage over the admission of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman that hundreds of food packs and sacks of rice were spoiled and dumped in Dagami, Leyte. “Such act borders on criminal neglect. Thousands of...

Aquino: BBL will prevent extremism in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said that the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will likely prevent the growth of extremism in the country, a threat that has become imminent following the increase in local bandit groups pledging support for ISIS. In a...

Japanese emperor, empress to visit Manila in January

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to pay a state visit to the Philippines in January, Malacañang said on Friday. In a text message to Palace reporters, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda said the state visit would be from...