President Aquino now in Italy, gets one step closer to meeting Pope Francis again

ROME, Italy, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived here Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning in Manila) to begin the Italian leg of his three-state European trip following a two-day working visit in Paris, France. The Chief Executive and his official...

Marcos family owes Filipino people an apology over Martial Law – PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Marcos family should apologize for the implementation of Martial Law in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. “I’ve said that time and again and in so many decades, yes,” said Aquino when asked by members of the Foreign...

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...

Aquino praises Tolentino as ‘firm advocate of Daang Matuwid’

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday personally confirmed the news that Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino has withdrawn from the senate slate of the ruling Liberal Party. “Today, MMDA Chairman Francis...

Binay narrows down running mate choices to 3

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) -– Vice President Jejomar Binay has narrowed down his choices for running mate to three. Binay said all of his choices are male, and two of them are Senators Ferdinand ”Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan....

Aquino hails women’s contribution to economy, public sector

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Count President Benigno Aquino III as among the men who are in awe of Filipino women’s strength and capabilities. During the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) Women and the Economy fora in Manila on Thursday, Aquino hailed women leaders in government...

Dictator’s son Bongbong mulls presidential run

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday he may run for president in next year’s elections, offering his once-exiled family the chance of the ultimate political comeback. Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, popularly known...

LP solon: Aquino to officially endorse Roxas ‘before week’s end’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Liberal Party (LP) stalwart said on Tuesday that President Benigno Aquino III will officially announce the candidacy of the Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II before the week ends. This was revealed by LP chairman for political affairs and Caloocan Rep....

Why Aquino won’t make endorsements in August

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There’s a reason why President Aquino will announce his choice for Liberal Party standard-bearer next month right after the State of the Nation Address. Sen. Franklin Drilon said Aquino will likely make the announcement in July because of a Chinese belief that...

PNoy’s uncle Tarlac Rep. Enrique Cojuangco dies

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — Tarlac Rep. Enrique Cojuangco, uncle of President Benigno Aquino III, died Tuesday morning at the age of 74. Cojuangco’s death was confirmed by House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II, who said the lawmaker died of aneurysm, based on initial...