3 SET members eye postponement of voting on Poe DQ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least three senator-members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) are mulling the rescheduling of its November 17 voting on the disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe. Senator Loren Legarda said she may ask her colleagues to move the date of their...

Aquino bats for salary hike of gov’t workers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday endorsed to Congress a proposed law that would mandate a four-year P226-billion compensation increase for government workers, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. In a press statement, the DBM said the bill...

Binay vows to tinker with the Constitution to lure more foreign investments

In his recent talks with businessmen, Vice President Jojo Binay disclosed plans to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to enable foreign investors to pour in their resources in the country to help spur economic growth and to generate employment opportunities....

Drilon urges colleagues: Set aside politics, resolve pressing problems

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – Noting that they are racing against time, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday rallied his colleagues to set aside political interests “and think of solutions to the nation’s pressing problems.” In his speech during the opening of the third...

Very little time available for Charter change, Comelec chief says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid talks of amending the 1987 Constitution, Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. admitted that there is very little time for it. “Wala na ring oras, konting konti na. Masikip na,” Brillantes told reporters Wednesday at the sidelines of the opening of the...

Lawyers’ group to Aquino: Remember Cory, forget Cha-cha

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III’s desire to amend the 1987 Constitution casts doubts on whether he is still fit to govern the country. “To cite the purported need to amend because he lost in the Disbursement...

From presidential shoo-in to shut-out

The bid of President Noynoy and his allies for charter change that will pave the way for extending his term beyond 2016 appears to have lost its luster as a result of strong public indignations and massive street protests. Even some of Noynoy’s political supporters have expressed...

Nancy hopes Aquino hears, listens to genuine voice of the people

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay believes that the genuine voice of the people should be the basis of President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to push through with charter change. “Ang panalangin ko po ay sana maalala ng ating Presidente kung ano ang ipinaglaban natin noong...

VP Binay respects PNoy’s open stand on 2nd term, but…

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he respects President Benigno Aquino III’s open position on the matter of seeking another term beyond 2016. But Binay, in a statement posted on his social media accounts, also advised Aquino to make sure the...

Critics say Aquino has ‘unmasked’ true motives as allies back second term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III’s hint that he may be open to seeking a second term has stirred a hornet’s nest in the House of Representatives, with allies backing the notion and critics saying he had “unmasked” his true intentions. The suggestions for Aquino to...
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