Poe camp asks Comelec to defer decision on poll offense case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe on Friday asked the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) law department to hold its decision on the electoral offense case filed by Rizalito David. The case has been submitted for resolution on Friday morning, after Poe’s legal counsel,...

Solon wants artists recognized as professionals

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Artists, such as those engaged in visual and performing arts, may soon enjoy the same benefits being enjoyed by regular workers in the country should a bill filed by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. becomes a law. House Bill 6068 seeks the recognition of...

Is Grace Poe American or Filipino?

Senator’s citizenship decision by November MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is set to release its ruling on Senator Grace Poe’s citizenship case by early November, Sen. Loren Legarda said Thursday. “The timeline has already been set and by the first week of...

Poe citizenship decision by November

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is set to release its ruling on Senator Grace Poe’s citizenship case by early November, Sen. Loren Legarda said Thursday. “The timeline has already been set and by the first week of November, I believe a decision will...

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...

Defeated senatorial bet wants Grace Poe unseated

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A former senatorial candidate who lost in the 2013 elections on Wednesday attempted to challenge Sen. Grace Poe’s seat in the Senate over the issue of her citizenship. However, Lito David was not able to file his petition before the Senate Electoral...

VP Binay: I don’t ridicule adoptees

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay claims he was not aware that the issue of her birth will be raised against Senator Grace Poe. In an interview with reporters in Biliran Thursday, Binay said he is not the kind of person who will ridicule adopted childre...

What’s wrong with aliases? Iqbal says even heroes have one

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday defended his use of an alias, saying such is a common practice within a revolutionary organization. He remained mum on what his real name is. At the House of Representatives’ third...

House committee approves Nets big man Blatche’s naturalization

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The house committee on justice approved Marikina representative Robbie Puno’s House Bill 3783, for the naturalization of Brooklyn Nets big man Andray Blatche. The committee approved the bill though, subject to the condition that Blatche appears before a...