Withdrawals by Bistek, Tolentino cause LP to move proclamation of Senate bets

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The decisions of Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino to back out of the Liberal Party’s list of possible senatorial candidates have prompted the ruling party to postpone its proclamation of...

Aquino on LP members who won’t back Mar’s candidacy: You can’t please everybody

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While the individual support of Liberal Party members is crucial to the presidential candidacy of former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, President Benigno Aquino III admitted that the administration party “cannot please everybody.” Aquino said this...

Mar Roxas running mate known in a few days — Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Expect the running mate of former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to be known in the next few days, Liberal Party official Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday. Drilon, the campaign manager of the LP-led administration coalition in the 2013...

Carpio should inhibit from Grace Poe citizenship case — Bello

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — A former Justice secretary-turned-lawmaker urged Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to inhibit from the citizenship issue of Senator Grace Poe. 1-Bap Representative Silvestre Bello III, in a press conference at the House of...

LP formally asks Leni Robredo to be Roxas’ VP in 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Liberal Party has formally asked Rep. Leni Robredo to be the running mate of its presumptive standard bearer, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II, for the 2016 elections. Robredo, widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, however, said...

Will they run as indendents?

Poe-Escudero’s independent bid is mere talk, LP solon says MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party (LP) stalwart Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice insisted Saturday that the independent candidacy of Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero in 2016 is mere rhetoric. The two lawmakers...

Roxas tops LP-commissioned presidential survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has topped a Liberal Party (LP)-commissioned survey on the voter’s preference for president in 2016. Speaking to reporters, LP stalwart and Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice disclosed that the LP did a one-to-one survey...

Defendants in P200-M damage suit filed by VP Binay ask court to junk case

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — The personalities facing the P200-million damage suit filed by Vice President Jejomar Binay from alleged libelous statements are asking the court to junk the case. Filing a motion to dismiss the civil case before the Makati Regional Trial Court...

DOTC exec says LRT-1 fare hike every 2 years not set in stone

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An official of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Wednesday said the government can prevent private contractors from implementing fare hikes every two years for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1. At the House of...

Militant solons’ Sona protest ‘in aid of reelection’ says LP exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The protest action of lawmen from the Makabayan bloc during the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno Aquino III is a maneuver for them to secure votes for the upcoming elections, an administration ally said on Monday. Liberal...