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...

Drilon confident guilty verdict on Pemberton won’t affect PHL-US relations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon believes the Olongapo City court’s guilty verdict on the slay case of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton will not affect the country’s relationship with the US. “I am confident that the decision will...

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...

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...

Comelec, SEC monitor campaign donations of corporations

MANILA, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections has partnered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to monitor against campaign funding of corporations and other SEC-registered entities. Comelec chair Andres Bautista and SEC Chair Teresita Herbosa signed the...

CTA grants Corona’s motion to stop proceedings of his tax evasion case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The scheduled arraignment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona for his tax evasion case was deferred again on Wednesday after the Court of Tax Appeals en banc issued an order temporarily restraining the Second Division from proceeding with the case....

House approves Judiciary Independence Enhancing Act

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure banning the re-appointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) who has already served the full term. Rep. Niel C. Tupas, Jr. (5th District, Iloilo), chairperson of...

Poe camp insists disqualification case a ploy to prevent her from running

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Grace Poe said Friday the disqualification case filed against the lawmaker was a mere ploy to prevent her from seeking higher office in 2016. In a statement, lawyer Alexander Poblador, Poe’s counsel, said the case filed by defeated 2013...

Junjun files reply affidavit in libel case vs Trillanes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay personally appeared before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday to submit his reply-affidavit to the counter-affidavit of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in connection with Binay’s libel charge...

Senators want Budget Department to clarify policy on use of savings

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least two senators have urged the Department of Budget and Management to clarify its policy on the use of savings and realignment of funds. At Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed P378.346-billion budget for 2016 of the Department of Public Works...