Drilon confident guilty verdict on Pemberton won’t affect PHL-US relations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon believes the Olongapo City court’s guilty verdict on the slay case of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton will not affect the country’s relationship with the US. “I am confident that the decision will...

Mar not affected by allies leaving LP for Duterte

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – Presidential candidate Mar Roxas on Monday said Liberal Party (LP) members are free to choose who they will support in the May 2016 elections. “Malaya naman ang bawat mamamayan na piliin kung sino at kanino sila papanig so okay naman ang lahat,” Roxas...

DOTC stops new rule for professional driver’s license

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has suspended the new Land Transportation Office (LTO) order requiring applicants for a professional driver’s license to get clearances from both the police and the National Bureau of...

Proposed 2016 budget to be passed before year end, Drilon assures Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday assured Malacañang that the chamber will pass the proposed P3-trillion 2016 national budget on schedule as it has done in the last five years. “The Senate will pass the 2016 budget on schedule, for the unimpeded and...

Kiko Pangilinan, Drilon file COCs for senator

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) — Former food security czar Francis Pangilinan and Senate President Franklin Drilon Wednesday filed their certificates of candidacy for senator at the Comelec main office in Intramuros, Manila. Pangilinan was accompanied by his wife, actress Sharon...

Roxas: LP probing ‘Playgirls’ incident in Laguna

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Liberal Party is investigating the appearance of sexy dancers who took the stage following the swearing in of new members in Sta. Cruz, Laguna on Thursday. In a statement issued Friday morning, LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas reminded party members not to...

Petilla ‘confident’ of slot in LP senatorial slate

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla is confident that he will secure a slot in the 12-man senatorial slate of the Liberal Party (LP). “I’m quite sure. Hindi ang pinipili kung sino lang ang sikat pero kung sino ang magtatrabaho. Marami ang nag-a-apply...

Roxas-Cayetano tandem ‘out of the picture’: Drilon

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon ruled out on Thursday the possibility of a Roxas-Cayetano tandem in the 2016 elections. Roxas is former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the Liberal Party’s (LP) standard-bearer, while Cayetano is Senate Minority Leader Alan...

Senators want Budget Department to clarify policy on use of savings

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least two senators have urged the Department of Budget and Management to clarify its policy on the use of savings and realignment of funds. At Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed P378.346-billion budget for 2016 of the Department of Public Works...

Drilon: Duterte decision could sit well with Mar

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to drop out of the presidential race next year could sit well with the administration’s bet, Interior Secretary Manuel “ Mar” Roxas II, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday. “The field is now down...