NCR, Davao City stay under GCQ until end Feb

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay)  -– Metro Manila and Davao City will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until the end of February, Malacañang announced on Friday. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, retained the general community quarantine...

Duterte says he never killed anyone, ‘magtanong ka sa pulis’

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday claimed that he never killed anyone after saying on several occasions during his administration that he had personally taken lives. Duterte made the statement in a televised address from Malacañang after assuring...

Mindanao bombing, beheading not related to APEC — military

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — The military on Wednesday said the beheading of a Malaysian hostage by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu and the bombing in Davao City have nothing to do with the country’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit....

Bongbong: I’m lucky to be a Marcos

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid the negative issues being linked to his name and family, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.  on Wednesday maintained that he is lucky to be a Marcos. “I’m thankful that I’m a Marcos. I congratulate myself for choosing my parents very well,” Bongbong said during a...

Marcos meets Duterte, seeks advice

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Mimicking a move by vice presidential candidate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. also trooped to Davao City to meet with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday night. Marcos, who is rumored to be running for higher office in 2016,...

Alan Cayetano announces 2016 VP run in Davao City

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday announced in Davao City that he is running for vice president in the 2016 elections. He, however, did not say who his partner will be. “I do not know kung sino pa ang magde-deklara o hindi,” he said at a press briefing. “But...

Smuggling raps filed against execs of rice import firm

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Customs on Friday filed a a criminal complaint against 2013’s alleged third biggest rice-smuggling firm in the country that is connected to big-time smuggler David Tan. In an interview in Manila, Customs Commissioner John “Sunny” Sevilla said...

National Young Martyrs’ Day every 20th of September proposed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has formally proposed to declare the 20th of every September as National Young Martyrs’ Day to commemorate the martyrdom of the youth who offered their lives for national liberation and social change. Rep. Terry L. Ridon (Party-List, Kabataan) filed...

Aquino on Chiz-Heart wedding: ‘I’m relieved I’m not ninong’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Hope springs eternal, a candid President Benigno Aquino III said Monday as he reacted to news that he was asked by Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero to be his best man in his wedding with actress Heart Evangelista. “As to being best man syempre (of course) I am...

DOH: Nurse from Saudi returns to PHL positive with MERS-CoV

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health said in a press briefing Wednesday that a Filipina nurse who has returned to the country from Saudi Arabia has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome- Corona Virus (MERS-CoV). Health Secretary Enrique Ona said that the...