Pacquiao: No more absences if I win

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said he will give his full focus on being a senator should he win in the 2016 elections. Pacquiao said he will work harder should he win, recognizing the much bigger responsibilities that a senator handles. “Kaya po ako...

Support not suspend oil and gas activities in Northwest Palawan: solon

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – The government should support and not suspend oil and gas exploration in Northwest Palawan, a congressman said on Monday. Suspending offshore exploration activities due to a dispute with China over West Philippine Sea is “totally uncalled for,” said...

Erap endorses Colmenares for senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Wednesday endorsed the senatorial bid of Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares. Estrada endorsed Colmenares’ senatorial bid during the Makabayan coalition’s national convention held at the San...

Chiz to run as Poe’s VP

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, a seasoned lawmaker and one of the country’s most prolific senators, has accepted the offer of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe to be her running mate, completing the first presidential and vice presidential tandem in the 2016 national...

Admin allies in talks to back Poe’s presidential bid

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Allies of the Aquino administration are breaking away from Mar Roxas to join forces with the Makabayan bloc and back the looming presidential bid of Senator Grace Poe. Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno, National Unity Party (NUP) president, confirmed that his party...

Porky Chiz

Former Senator Panfilo Lacson did a good job of unmasking the true character of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Lacson has castigated Escudero for being silent about the existence of a P426 billion in pork barrel lump sum and discretionary funds inserted in the 2015 national...

CBCP: Reject the ‘notoriously corrupt’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is urging voters not to vote for candidates who are “notoriously corrupt” while also warning against the work of spin doctors who malign deserving candidates. In a pastoral letter, CBCP...

Teachers: Most valued, but underpaid

Starting next week, underpaid and overworked elementary and secondary public school teachers will report back for work as classes in all levels in both public and private schools in the Philippines will start June 1. As usual, the opening day of classes will be marred by teachers...

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines)...

Pacquiao pays BIR $3.72-M in back taxes

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of...