Aquino hits Mar’s opponents in 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday (Manila time) took an apparent swipe at the opponents of administration candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II in the 2016 presidential elections. In his speech before the Filipino community in Rome, Italy, Aquino bashed Vice...

Poe camp asks Comelec to defer decision on poll offense case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe on Friday asked the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) law department to hold its decision on the electoral offense case filed by Rizalito David. The case has been submitted for resolution on Friday morning, after Poe’s legal counsel,...

Trillanes to ease up on VP Binay in Senate probe for now

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV will no longer take on an active role in probing the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay should the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee resume its investigation into the matter in the coming months. Trillanes said...

Trillanes files COC for vice president

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday morning filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president. Trillanes was accompanied by his wife Arlene and fellow Magdalo group members, including retired Philippine Marines colonel Ariel Querubin, at the...

Joker Arroyo, champion of human rights: Chiz

Sen. Joker Arroyo will always be known as among the pioneers and champion of human rights advocacy and a freedom fighter. He defended and handled human rights cases. This was the official statement released by his colleague, Senator Chiz Escudero. “Together with the...

Bongbong Marcos in 2016 VP race good for voters – Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s decision to join the 2016 vice presidential race will benefit the Filipino electorate, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. In an e-mailed statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the now...

Cayetano woos Duterte: We need a real leader

DAVAO, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said he is backing calls for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016, saying the country needs a real leader. The Nacionalista Party senator said he and his sister, Senator Pia...

LP formally asks Leni Robredo to be Roxas’ VP in 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Liberal Party has formally asked Rep. Leni Robredo to be the running mate of its presumptive standard bearer, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II, for the 2016 elections. Robredo, widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, however, said...

Will they run as indendents?

Poe-Escudero’s independent bid is mere talk, LP solon says MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party (LP) stalwart Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice insisted Saturday that the independent candidacy of Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero in 2016 is mere rhetoric. The two lawmakers...

Drilon scolds LP congressman for meddling in Senate affairs

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon chided his partymate, Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali, on Thursday for interfering in the internal affairs of the Senate. “I strongly urge my partymate Umali to observe inter-parliamentary courtesy and...