Duterte rejects term extension idea

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte denied Thursday that he wants to extend his term in office beyond 2022. During the inauguration of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project in Quezon City, Duterte assured the public that he would not extend his term as...

Belmonte pushes for passage of ‘Cha-cha,’ BBL in House’s final session

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) — House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. made a renewed push for the passage of economic Charter Change and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) Monday at the start of Congress’ third and final regular session, saying it will complement efforts to...

Binay wants 4-year term, with re-election for president

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay wants a return of the four-year term limit for the president, with re-election. “Hindi ako payag diyan sa limiting of term. Habang gusto ng taumbayan, eh ‘di manilbihan,” he said. Binay, who will run in 2016, said six years...

Aquino still mum on 2016 bet, won’t back Cha-cha

TOKYO (Mabuhay) – President Aquino still would not say if Interior Secretary Mar Roxas or someone else would be the one he would endorse as his preferred successor in the 2016 elections. Asked in a forum with the Japan National Press Club, Aquino said he would make his...

CBCP official calls Aquino liar

Priest says President lied in telling Pope of church’s silence under Arroyo MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines official over the weekend called President Benigno Aquino III a liar for claiming before Pope Francis last week that the Catholic...

MNLF faction suggests Cha-cha to pave way for Bangsamoro law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The chairman of one of the factions within the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has backed proposals for Charter Change (Chacha) to pave the way for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) amid questions on the bill’s constitutionality. Datu...

Binay glad Aquino won’t seek 2nd term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said he is glad that President Benigno Aquino III has already ruled out seeking a second term. “We are glad that the President has reaffirmed his deference to his late mother’s Freedom Constitution by...

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...

3 of 5 Pinoys oppose Cha-cha, removing presidential term limit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Roughly three out of five Filipinos do not want the 1987 Constitution amended at this time, though nearly half of them are open to having it amended sometime in the future, according to a new survey by pollster Pulse Asia. The survey conducted from...

Abad denies LP’s hand in pro-Aquino re-election ad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The ruling Liberal Party has nothing to do with the full-page newspaper ad that was published on Tuesday urging President Benigno Aquino III to seek re-election in 2016, Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said. “Hindi naman namin kilala kung sino yung...