De Lima belies Clooney plea for Arroyo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) insists that the continued detention of former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo does not violate her human, civil, and political rights, even as the Aquino government has yet to officially receive...

Erap mulls seeking re-election as Manila mayor

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Contradicting his earlier statement that serving as mayor of the country’s capital will only be a one-shot affair, former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Wednesday expressed intention of seeking re-election in 2016. Estrada said though nothing is...

Gloria Arroyo being persecuted? Palace tosses question to Sandiganbayan

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday played coy about the case filed by British lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney against the Philippine government over the continued detention of former president and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In a text message,...

Drilon, Belmonte don’t object to JPE house arrest

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Both leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives are posing no objection to the call that detained Senator Juan Ponce Enrile be placed under house arrest. Senate President Franklin Drilon did not express objection to the proposal, but noted that it is...

Trillanes says Norberto Gonzales is one of those planning coup

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Norberto Gonzales Jr., former national security adviser and defense secretary of ex-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, was among those planning to oust President Benigno Aquino III, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Monday. “Yes,” was Trillanes’ reply to...

SC justice dissents: Allowing Estrada to hold public office is impunity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court may have junked the disqualification case against former President and incumbent Manila mayor Joseph Estrada but Associate Justice Marvic Leonen insisted that Estrada should not have been allowed to run as Manila mayor in the first place and...

Gloria Arroyo’s repeated bail pleas a waste of time, gov’t lawyers say

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The prosecution panel tasked to defend the government in the multimillion plunder case against former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo contested her repeated bail motions, calling them a waste of time. “By filing these motions,...

SC voids GMA order appointing CSC chair to GOCC boards

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) has nullified and voided an order issued by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that designated the Civil Service Commission (CSC) chairman to sit in the board of trustees/directors of the Government Service Insurance System...

Jinggoy on SC ruling: A triumph of the masses

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada said the Supreme Court’s (SC) dismissal of the disqualification case against his father, Manila Mayor and former President Joseph Estrada, is a triumph of the will of the Filipinos masses. “The decision of the Supreme Court is a triumph...

GMA can end Erap disqualification case saga — lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can help in the resolution of the disqualification case of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, an election lawyer said Wednesday. Romulo Macalintal said in the event the Supreme Court releases its decision on the...