Kiko Pangilinan to announce 2016 plan after ‘ghost month’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has yet to decide if he will run again for senator in the 2016 elections. At the sidelines of the budget briefing in the House of Representatives Tuesday,...

Vilma Santos may run for Congress

MANILA (Mabuhay) — BATANGAS Governor Vilma Santos said she is not interested in running for vice president in 2016 elections but she is contemplating a run for Congress. Santos said she is not ready for a national position. “Wala akong plano, wala akong ambisyon....

Supporters push for Poe candidacy

Drilon scolds LP congressman for meddling in Senate affairs MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – Various groups and individuals pushing Senator Grace Poe to run for higher office in the 2016 elections gathered during the commemoration of Fernando Poe Jr.’s 76th birthday, many of them...

Supporters push for Poe candidacy

Trillanes and his Magdalo group to support the adoptive daughter of FPJ MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – Various groups and individuals pushing Senator Grace Poe to run for higher office in the 2016 elections gathered during the commemoration of Fernando Poe Jr.’s 76th birthday, many...

Comelec presidential debates to push through, might start in February

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections confirmed Monday that debates among presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2016 elections will push through, and might start as early as February. “Malinaw po sa Commision na gagawin po natin ito,” James...

Comelec to spend P8B for lease of 93,000 new machines

MANILA (Mabuhay) – About P8 billion will be spent for the lease of more than 93,000 optical mark reader (OMR) machines for the 2016 elections. The lease contract was awarded to Smartmatic, the same technology provider for the 2010 and 2013 polls. National Citizens’ Movement for...

Aquino to critics: Don’t use national issues to promote discord

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday told his critics not to use national issue to cause discord in the country. In a speech during the Philippine National Police’s 114th police service anniversary event, Aquino said he will not let his detractors capitalize...

Duterte reacts to Aquino’s endorsement of Mar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is happy for Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas after President Benigno Aquino III endorsed his presidential bid for the 2016 elections. “I’m happy for him, I hope he makes it,” Duterte said. The mayor,...

Sen. Marcos: I haven’t decided anything yet for 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid speculations that he would run for higher office in 2016, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Monday he has no plans yet for 2016. “I have not decided on anything for the 2016 elections,” Marcos told reporters when asked about his plans for the...

Chiz: No regrets supporting VP Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero, who is rumored to be running for higher office in 2016, said Wednesday he has no regrets supporting the vice-presidential candidacy of Jejomar Binay in 2010. Escudero came out in TV ads in 2010 supporting the candidacies of Liberal...