Lacson to Poe: Fighting city hall isn’t easy, survival victory enough

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has a piece of advice for presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe: “Fighting city hall isn’t easy. Survival is victory enough. Winning is too much to ask.” Lacson was reacting to Poe’s earlier statement that she feels...

Sotto: SET to decide with finality on Poe disqualification case this week

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) will decide with finality this week on the disqualification case filed against Senator Grace Poe over her citizenship, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said on Monday. Sotto said the SET will meet on December 3 to...

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...

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...

Bongbong urges Sevilla: Name personalities pressuring you

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker on Thursday challenged resigned Customs chief John Sevilla to name personalities exerting “political pressure” that forced him to quit his post. Senator  Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. also urged the Department of Justice to investigate Sevilla’s...

Senate honors ‘a good man, a great man’ Flavier

MANILA, Nov 17 (Mabuhay) — Former and current senators on Monday honored the sterling achievements and contributions of the late Senator Juan Flavier at the necrological services in the Senate which his widow, Mrs. Susan Flavier, and family attended. Led by Senate President...

Miriam proposes phase-out of ‘pork barrel’ by 2016

MANILA, July 31 (Mabuhay) — Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a resolution seeking to give less and less “pork barrel” funds to lawmakers until these discretionary funds are completely scrapped by 2016. Santiago proposed that the Priority Development...

Binay: Iglesia vote to spell difference for UNA

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) — Vice-President Jejomar Binay is optimistic that the United Nationalist Alliance will have a strong showing in the May 13 senatorial election after the Iglesia ni Cristo reportedly endorsed some UNA candidates. Binay said a 12-0 sweep for Team PNoy...

Palace denies Kris Aquino buying votes

MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday defended presidential sister Kris Aquino from allegations that she had committed the election offense of vote-buying in Cebu. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said she does not believe that Aquino was buying...

Escudero’s ranking will improve – Team PNoy

MANILA, Mar 27 (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis Escudero had always kept the second spot in most pre-election surveys for the May 2013 senatorial election. That all changed when the latest Social Weather Stations survey conducted last March 15-17 showed Escudero dropping 14...
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