Lacson to Poe: Fighting city hall isn’t easy, survival victory enough

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has a piece of advice for presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe: “Fighting city hall isn’t easy. Survival is victory enough. Winning is too much to ask.” Lacson was reacting to Poe’s earlier statement that she feels...

President Aquino now in Italy, gets one step closer to meeting Pope Francis again

ROME, Italy, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived here Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning in Manila) to begin the Italian leg of his three-state European trip following a two-day working visit in Paris, France. The Chief Executive and his official...

Palace: Roxas’ cursing in 2008 different from Duterte’s expletive vs. Pope

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s expletive directed at Pope Francis is different from administration candidate Mar Roxas’ cursing in a 2008 anti-Charter change rally, a spokesperson for President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. In an interview with...

SC may be Poe’s saving grace: Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential candidate and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero yesterday expressed optimism that the Supreme Court would rule timely and in favor of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares should the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) ruling on the...

Gloria Arroyo allowed to undergo medical tests

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division on Thursday granted the motion of former President and incumbent Pampanga Second District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to undergo medical tests at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City on Oct. 21 to 22. The anti-graft court...

Gloria Arroyo seeks 2-day furlough for medical checkup

MANILA, Oct 8 (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan to allow her to leave her detention for two days to undergo various medical checkups for suspected complications from previous operations in her...

Gloria Arroyo to run for third term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will file her certificate of candidacy for the congressional seat of the 2nd district of Pampanga next week. Lawyer Raul Lambino, an official of Arroyo’s Lakas CMD party, said he is preparing Arroyo’s nomination. Arroyo...

Escudero: I never supported Binay for mayor

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero may have supported Jejomar Binay’s vice-presidential campaign in 2010 but he did not support or even vote for Binay when he stayed on as mayor of Makati for nearly 20 years. “I supported Vice President Binay for Vice President. I never...

Arroyo camp cites Enrile bail in house arrest plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have cited before the Sandiganbayan the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision granting bail to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, among other reasons, in their pending petition for house arrest. In a reply to the...

Duterte as DILG chief, traffic czar?

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – A member of the Liberal Party wants Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to be appointed the next Secretary of Interior and Local Government following his announcement that he will not run for President in next year’s elections. Quezon City Rep. Winston...