Oral arguments on anti-terror law moved to March 2

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) —  Some justices of the Supreme Court (SC) are self-isolating as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, forcing the tribunal to move the oral arguments on the petitions seeking to nullify the anti-terror law to March 2. In an advisory issued...

Palace shrugs off CPP call to let Red Cross handle vax delivery

MANILA, Feb 9 (Mabuhay) —  Malacañang on Tuesday shrugged off the suggestion made by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to let Covid-19 vaccine delivery in far-flung areas be handled by the Red Cross and other civil humanitarian agencies instead of the...

AFP: Reds staged over 500 Attacks on Civilian properties over last decade

MANILA, Jan 8 (Mabuhay) — A total of 532 incidents of attacks on civilian properties were perpetrated by communist groups since 2010, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) alleged on Friday. Most of the attacks were dome through torching of private properties committed...

De Lima bids DOJ goodbye in founding anniversary speech

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday bid farewell to the Department of Justice, underscoring the agency’s “humble” victories under her leadership despite “pressures.” De Lima, however, has not yet formally offered her intention to quit her post,...

Drilon: Changes in BBL substitute bill needed to make it constitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon defended Thursday the changes made by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Malacañang-backed proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Drilon said the changes were necessary to make the proposed measure constitutional. “Sa akin pong...

‘Missing’ INC minister surfaces, denies being abducted

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the ministers allegedly abducted by the leadership of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has surfaced. Jojo Nemis denied that he was among those supposedly held hostage by some members of the INC. He said he is at home with his family in Quezon City and remains...

Duterte raps critics, says he might run for president

DAVAO (Mabuhay) – For the first time, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is considering running for president in 2016 after being fed up with the criticisms being thrown at him. “This is the first time that I have mentioned the possibility of being the president,” Duterte...

Palace: Process underway to fill up CHR posts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The process is underway to fill up the posts at the Commission on Human Rights after chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales and four commissioners ended their terms this week, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there is...

Senators stand by report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The leaders of the Senate committees which looked into the bloody Mamasapano clash stood by their report Monday amid the ‘concern’ aired by the Commission on Human Rights. Senator Grace Poe, head of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, said...

Four large suitcases of evidence delay submission of Mamasapano report

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) – The head of the police board that investigated the January 25 Mamasapano incident admitted Monday that the bulk of evidence they had to scrutinize – contained in four large suitcases – made it difficult for them to meet their March 9 deadline. In a press...