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...

UNA ‘not in any position’ to influence Comelec over Poe’s disqualification: Honasan

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) – Opposition party United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday said it had no hand on the disqualification of Senator Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race as rendered by a division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Reacting to the statement...

Elamparo denies link to other presidential bets

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) – Petitioner Estrella Elamparo denied Thursday she is being used by other presidential candidates to discredit Senator Grace Poe. Elamparo said she is only performing her duty as a voter. She also believes her arguments that Poe misrepresented her...

Trillanes: Disqualification of Poe will spark instability, disenfranchisement

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The disqualification of presidential poll front-runner Senator Grace Poe will only disenfranchise voters and spark political instability, a fellow senator said on Wednesday. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said that the decision of the Commission on Election’s...

Binay: Duterte is my friend

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday said he and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte are friends. “Wala, wala. Kaibigan ko naman ‘yan. Madalas din naman ako makapunta sa Davao at nagkakasama kami sa ilang social occasion,” Binay said at the sidelines of a forum...

Binay praises Pacquiao for not leaving UNA amid pressure

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday lauded Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao for stricking with him amid alleged pressures to change his allegiance to other presidential aspirants. “Doon mo nakita na itong si Congressman Manny Pacquiao ay talagang tunay...

Lito Lapid, 5 others charged over fertilizer fund scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Lito Lapid and five other individuals are facing graft charges for their alleged involvement in the multi-million peso fertilizer fund scam in 2004. In a case filed with the Sandiganbayan on Wednesday, the Office of the Ombudsman, through its...

Marcos family owes Filipino people an apology over Martial Law – PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Marcos family should apologize for the implementation of Martial Law in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. “I’ve said that time and again and in so many decades, yes,” said Aquino when asked by members of the Foreign...

Comelec to rule on Poe’s disqualification cases before year ends

MANILA, Oct. 28 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections will rule on the disqualification cases filed against independent presidential candidate, Senator Grace Poe, before the middle of December. “Sa palagay ko as soon as possible consistent with due process. Hindi patatagalin...

Marcoses don’t owe Filipinos an apology for martial law, Miriam says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Marcos family doesn’t owe the Filipino people an apology over the the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ imposition of martial law, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said on Friday after she filed her certificate of candidacy to run for...