Miriam asks for prayers as she continues fight vs. cancer

MANILA (Mabuhay) — One year after announcing that she has lung cancer, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday asked the public to continue praying for her complete recovery. “I announced that I had lung cancer, stage four, exactly a year ago today. Please...

MWSS to wait for panel ruling on Manila Water before letting Maynilad raise water rate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Consumers may relax for now as the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) intends to wait for an international arbitration panel to first rule on the case of Manila Water Company Inc. before allowing Maynilad Water Services Inc. to raise its water...

Miriam: Aquino may be held liable for deaths of fallen 44 SAF men

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III may be held liable for the January 25 encounter between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Philippine National Police-Special Action Force in Mamasapano, Maguindanao which resulted...

Drilon accuser admits no evidence of overprice on Iloilo Convention Center

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada admitted during a Senate hearing on Thursday that he has no evidence that the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) was overpriced. “Mr. Chairman, as the Senate President said, I have to admit that right now there’s no...

Singson to resign if proven to have benefited from alleged ICC overprice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In maintaining that the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) was not overpriced, Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson said he will resign if proven to have benefited or received even P1 from the construction of the public building. “Kung ang nag-aakusa...

Senate panel allows Syjuco to testify against Drilon in ICC probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The request of a former Iloilo representative to testify against Senate President Franklin Drilon in the probe on the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) has been granted by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Thursday but he will have to wait. At the start of the...

Drilon to accuser: Show evidence ICC is overpriced

MANILA, Nov 3 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin M. Drilon today said he was not adverse to any Senate investigation into the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) but expressed confidence that the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) will be able to defend the regularity of...

Drilon, Hilmarc’s face raps over ICC ‘overpricing’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon and other officials are facing graft and plunder charges over the alleged overpricing of the P700 million Iloilo Convention Center, which is being built by the same contractor that built the controversial P2.2 billion Makati...

Miriam steps down as ICC judge

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Citing health reasons, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Tuesday said she will no longer assume her post in the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a letter to ICC president Song Sang-Hyun, copies of which were furnished to the media, Santiago cited her...

Libya rebels to vote on whether to send Kadhafi son to ICC

PARIS, August 22, 2011 (AFP) – Libya’s revolutionary council will vote to decide whether or not to send beleaguered strongman Moamer Kadhafi’s captured son to face international justice, its envoy to Paris told AFP on Monday. Mansur Seif al-Nasr, the official...