Duterte ‘undecided’ on VFA fate, seeks public opinion

MANILA. Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — “Undecided” on the fate of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US), President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants public input on the controversial defense deal. In a public address delivered Wednesday...

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...

Sotto: SET to decide with finality on Poe disqualification case this week

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) will decide with finality this week on the disqualification case filed against Senator Grace Poe over her citizenship, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said on Monday. Sotto said the SET will meet on December 3 to...

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...

SET drops residency issue, to focus on Grace Poe citizenship

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The oral argument regarding the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe will focus on the issue on whether she is a natural-born Filipino. On Friday, Poe’s lawyer, Alexander Poblador, told reporters that Senate Electoral Tribunal chairman Associate Justice...

Grace Poe to attend SET proceeding on Friday

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe will attend on Friday the preliminary conference of the Senate Electoral Tribunal that will hear the quo warranto case questioning her qualification to run for the Senate, the lawmaker’s chief of staff has confirmed. “Yes, she will...

Real estate magnate Villar, other trapos want Duterte to run

The presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appears to be gaining ground as support from people from all sectors of society, as well as from disgruntled political leaders, continue to swell everyday. A few days ago, the Nacionalista Party (NP) and the Partido...

13 senators say EDCA invalid without Senate concurrence

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) — Thirteen senators have insisted that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States is invalid and ineffective unless submitted to the Senate for its concurrence. In a resolution set to be filed...

12 senators sign Santiago report saying BBL draft is unconstitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least 12 senators have already signed the committee report drafted by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago stating that the Bangsamoro Basic Law should be substantially revised if it is to withstand legal scrutiny before the Supreme Court. With the signatures of...
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