AFP to abide by Duterte’s final guidance on VFA

MANILA, Nov 6 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said it would follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s final guidance on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). “We will abide fully by the final guidance of the President as regards the...

Duterte not in a hurry to abrogate VFA — Palace

MANILA, Nov 4 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte is in “no immediate rush” to abrogate the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte may postpone for another six...

Aquino: BBL will prevent extremism in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said that the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will likely prevent the growth of extremism in the country, a threat that has become imminent following the increase in local bandit groups pledging support for ISIS. In a...

Marcos: Congress can still pass BBL if House has quorum to approve it

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said Congress may still be able to approve the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law if the House of Representatives can muster a quorum to tackle its own version of the bill. In a press statement, Marcos, chairman of the Senate...

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...

APAICS hosts first ever young leaders summit for AAPI college students, young professionals

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, APAICS launched its first ever Young Leaders Summit in Salt Lake City at the Utah State Capitol. The summit is geared towards college students and young professionals to promote and inspire leadership and public service. “We are excited to launch...

Aquino bats for salary hike of gov’t workers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday endorsed to Congress a proposed law that would mandate a four-year P226-billion compensation increase for government workers, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. In a press statement, the DBM said the bill...

Joker Arroyo, champion of human rights: Chiz

Sen. Joker Arroyo will always be known as among the pioneers and champion of human rights advocacy and a freedom fighter. He defended and handled human rights cases. This was the official statement released by his colleague, Senator Chiz Escudero. “Together with the...

Robredo: I’m ready to sacrifice like what Jesse did

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – After weeks of arduous decision-making, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo on Monday said she was “wholly offering” herself to the public as the running mate of administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. Speaking before more than a thousand LP...

Belmonte is Roxas’ bet for Speaker in next Congress

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II on Tuesday expressed belief that Speaker Sonny Belmonte will keep the top job at the Lower House should Mar Roxas win the presidency. Gonzales said Roxas himself backed Belmonte for Speaker when he...