Chiz on Comelec body’s ruling on Poe case: ‘Unfortunate and wrong’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Wednesday scored the Commission on Elections Second Division’s ruling, disqualifying Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race. In a post on his Twitter account, Escudero said that the Second Division’s ruling on the...

Trillanes files COC for vice president

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday morning filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president. Trillanes was accompanied by his wife Arlene and fellow Magdalo group members, including retired Philippine Marines colonel Ariel Querubin, at the...

Bongbong Marcos in 2016 VP race good for voters – Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s decision to join the 2016 vice presidential race will benefit the Filipino electorate, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. In an e-mailed statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the now...

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...

Drilon scolds LP congressman for meddling in Senate affairs

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon chided his partymate, Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali, on Thursday for interfering in the internal affairs of the Senate. “I strongly urge my partymate Umali to observe inter-parliamentary courtesy and...

Napoles to name 3 more senators in scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Janet Lim Napoles on Monday said it will add the names of 3 more senators allegedly linked to the multi-billion peso pork barrel scam. Lawyer Bruce Rivera said Napoles discovered the names of the 3 senators after checking her transaction records...

Angara to senator-elect son: ‘Do the best you can’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Senator Edgardo Angara, the longest serving senator in the post-EDSA Senate, has a piece of advice to senator-elect son Juan Edgardo ‘Sonny’ Angara: ‘Do the best you can in your job as senator.” Angara made this advice moments before the Commission on...