89 barangay chairpersons suspended over social amelioration anomalies — DILG

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said 89 barangay chairpersons have been suspended for six months due to anomalies in the distribution of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program. The barangay...

Binay camp: Demolition job vs VP resumes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said they are bracing themselves for the continuation of the alleged demolition job against the opposition’s presidential candidate. This, following the remarks made by President Benigno Aquino III alluding to...

What Mar Roxas wants to do if elected President

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential aspirant Mar Roxas on Wednesday clarified issues he has faced as part of the Aquino administration and explained programs he plans to implement if he is elected President. One of the issues that marred Roxas’ image as secretary of the Department of...

Palace shrugs off VP Binay’s proposal to remove PNP from DILG supervision

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday brushed aside Vice President Jejomar Binay’s proposal to remove the Philippine National Police (PNP) under the supervision of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte sa...

Palace official acknowledges efforts of HPG, MMDA to ease traffic congestion

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras on Wednesday acknowledged the “hard work and continuous efforts” of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for working together to address the traffic...

Customs most corrupt gov’t agency — SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) ranked as the most corrupt among the government agencies in a poll conducted among executives of companies according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday. The survey involved face-to-face interview of...

As 2016 nears, Mar Roxas resurrecting ‘Mr. Palengke’

VALENCIA CITY (Mabuhay) — As if reliving his “Mr. Palengke” campaign, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas visited a public market in Bukidnon Province on Thursday morning. Welcomed by shrieks of his supporters, Roxas went to the Valencia City Central Market, which is a...

PNP chief won’t ‘retire’ until police visibility goal is achieved

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez on Thursday said he would not leave the organization until he fulfills his promise of increasing police visibility in communities. “The instruction is, I just want to see very,...

PNoy: Mar provided ‘exemplary leadership’ to DILG

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A week after endorsing Interior Secretary Mar Roxas as his presidential bet for 2016, President Beningo Aquino III on Friday continued heaping praises on the Cabinet official, this time for his role in reforming the police force. In a speech during the...

Bam to public servants running in 2016: Resign now

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Bam Aquino on Monday called on officials in the executive department planning to run in the elections next year to resign from their posts as early as now to avoid being suspected that they will use public funds for their political interest...