Purisima suspended over ‘anomalous’ PNP contract

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima in connection with a supposed anomalous contract the PNP entered into with a courier service in 2011. At a press briefing...

Senate blue ribbon formally invites VP Binay to Makati Building II probe

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – The Senate blue ribbon committee on Wednesday formally invited Vice President Jejomar Binay to attend its hearing on the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building II and corruption allegations against the former Makati...

VP Binay coddling Limlingan, Trillanes claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accused on Thursday Vice President Jejomar Binay of coddling Gerry Limlingan, who had been described allegedly as Binay’s finance officer and supposed dummy in corporations. “Si Gerry Limlingan ay itinatago ni Vice President Binay....

Aquino inherited port congestion from past administrations – Almendras

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Accusations hurled by the business community that the government lacked foresight in the worsening congestion now gripping the ports of Manila are simply “unfair” as the Aquino administration merely inherited the problem from the neglect exercised by...

CJ Sereno not hospitalized, has no heart problems

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Contrary to a newspaper report, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was not hospitalized nor does she have any heart problems. On Tuesday, Sereno’s chief of staff Ma. Lourdes Oliveros denied a Manila Times report claiming the chief justice had...

OPARR exec counters aid groups saying Yolanda plan ‘out of date’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A government official on Tuesday defended the rehabilitation plan for Yolanda after a consortium of international aid agencies called the Reconstruction Assistance for Yolanda (RAY) plan “woefully out of date.” RAY is only meant to be “an immediate assessment...

SC PIO bars live coverage of media briefing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In a development that surprised reporters covering the Supreme Court, the tribunal’s public information office on Tuesday barred live coverage of a briefing. Before the start of the regular Tuesday media briefing at the SC, an SC PIO staff member requested...

Despite production delays, PHL sugar supply ample – SRA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The sugar industry is experiencing production delays because of the storms last year, but this should not be a cause for alarm because there is enough supply of the commodity in the domestic market and higher prices are not warranted, the Sugar Regulatory...

Lawyer blames Aquino for Gloria Arroyo health condition

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo on Friday blamed the Aquino administration for allegedly “directly contributing” to the health condition of his wife, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. At the same time, Ferdinand Topacio thanked...

HK lawmakers vote to scrap visa-free access to Pinoys over Manila bus hostage tragedy

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Hong Kong lawmakers voted this week to impose economic sanctions on the Philippines and cancel the visa-free access for Filipinos due to the Manila bus hostage crisis three years ago, South China Morning Post reported. The report said lawmakers voted to pass a...