Senators nix ‘unconstitutional’ proposal to postpone 2022 polls

MANILA, Sept 25 (Mabuhay) — Several senators on Friday rejected the proposal to postpone the 2022 elections despite the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines, saying the Constitution must be upheld. This was after House Deputy Majority Leader Mikey Arroyo inquired on the...

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...

Wait for SC’s final say on Grace Poe, says her lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The legal counsel of Senator Grace Poe on Thursday reiterated that the Supreme Court has the final say on whether the presidential aspirant is a natural-born Filipino. Asked for comment on Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s remark that Poe is not a natural-born...

Palace on Poe’s disqualification: Sobriety, respect for law must prevail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Wednesday appealed for sobriety and respect for law among all concerned parties following a decision of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Second Division to disqualify Sen ator Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race. “We understand that...

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...

Marcos tells Poe: Keep going

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator and vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr dished out some “brotherly advice” to Senator Grace Poe after the poll body’s 2nd division disqualified her from running in the 2016 presidential election. “Keep going…keep going. Huwag kang...

Chiz on Comelec body’s ruling on Poe case: ‘Unfortunate and wrong’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Wednesday scored the Commission on Elections Second Division’s ruling, disqualifying Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race. In a post on his Twitter account, Escudero said that the Second Division’s ruling on the...

Robredo: I’m the only true blue Bicolano among all VP bets

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Five vice presidential aspirants have ties with the Bicol Region, but Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo believes she’s the only one who could boast of having stayed in the region for nearly her entire life. Robredo, who’s the running mate of Mar Roxas under...

SC may be Poe’s saving grace: Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential candidate and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero yesterday expressed optimism that the Supreme Court would rule timely and in favor of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares should the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) ruling on the...

Poe camp asks Comelec to defer decision on poll offense case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe on Friday asked the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) law department to hold its decision on the electoral offense case filed by Rizalito David. The case has been submitted for resolution on Friday morning, after Poe’s legal counsel,...