Pacquiao leads UNA senatorial slate

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Six official candidates led by Sarangani boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, and six guest bets are set to run for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the 2016 elections. UNA president and Navotas City Rep. Toby Tiangco officially...

Rep. Arenas blames massacre on AFP failure to provide support

MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) –A lawmaker joined the growing chorus of people who believe the killing of the 44 Special Action Force troopers in Mamasapano last January was a massacre that could have been avoided had the military sent the necessary reinforcements for the beleaguered...

Aquino seeks ‘understanding’ but no apology for Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In what he said would be the last time he speaks on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday again accepted responsibility for the disastrous January 25 Mamasapano incident and “humbly” asked for “understanding,” but offered no apology. “I say again,...

Court martial the responsible

Investigations conducted by the Senate and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Board of Inquiry (BOI) held President BS Aquino ultimately responsible for the tragic outcome of the Mamasapano incident. Resigned PNP Chief Alan Purisima and former PNP-SAF chief Getulio Napeñas were...

Trillanes: Senate draft report not the whole truth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will push for the inclusion of testimonies made during closed-door sessions in the Senate’s investigation report on the Mamasapano fiasco, saying the draft report does not reflect the whole truth. Trillanes, who did not sign the...

Trillanes to Napeñas: Be man enough to accept your mistake

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Instead  of pointing blame to others, sacked Special Action Force (SAF) head Director  Getulio Napeñas should  be man enough to accept his fault on the  Mamasapano operation, Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV  said on Monday. “For us, this is clear, being  a...

BOI report shows Aquino ‘principally liable’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – How can Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II clear President Benigno Aquino III of the botched Mamasapano operation when the Board of Inquiry report shows he was responsible? That was one of the questions raised by militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...

Critics to PNoy: Why pin blame solely on Napeñas?

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) — Critics are challenging President Aquino to accept responsibility for the Mamasapano carnage instead of pinning the blame solely on relieved Special Action Force commander Getulio Napenas. Senator JV Ejercito said he sees nothing wrong with the...

Catapang: Soldiers’ morale affected by Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gregorio Pio Catapang is seeking an “independent and higher body” to probe the Mamasapano incident. Speaking before senators on Monday, Catapang noted a panel of AFP and Philippine National Police (PNP) ...

Mamasapano whitewash

Allegations of a cover-up on the Mamasapano bloodbath have surfaced following the abrupt decision of the House of Representatives to suspend its hearings until completion of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) report. Suspension of the hearing is part of a damage control being...