Palace welcomes US ‘help’ in recovering Napoles’ alleged loot

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the United States government’s help in recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte noted the Philippines enjoys good...

Palace to VP Binay camp: Bring it on

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday put its game face on after consistent attacks from Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp the past few days. “We say to his camp in dishing out lies against the President: Bring it on,” presidential spokesman Secretary...

Grace Poe now leads race for president – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe has overtaken Vice-President Jejomar Binay in the latest Social Weather Stations survey on possible presidential contenders, backing similar results from the latest Pulse Asia survey. The survey conducted last June 5 to 8 and first...

Run, Duterte, run

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is a good alternative candidate for the 2016 presidential election. If ever he decides to join the presidential derby, he has a good chance of winning it. This will be the first time in Philippine history that a politician coming from Mindanao...

More Bong Revilla properties garnished

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Four Cavite properties of detained Senator Ramon ”Bong” Revilla Jr. were garnished by the Sandiganbayan Sheriff in connection with his pork barrel scam cases. In a report by the court sheriff to the First Division, two properties in Tagaytay...

Palace: After 29 years, PCGG work not quite done yet

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As it marked its 29th anniversary on Saturday, the Presidential Commission on Good Government has not quite completed its work, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on government-run dzRB radio there are still “some...

A flicker of hope for typhoon victims

The expected arrival next week of Pope Francis in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, will bring both joy and hope to millions of Filipinos who have experienced so much calamities last year. After all the powerful typhoons that have devastated the Mindanao and...

AMLC fails to produce whistleblowers’ bank records

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Monday failed to produce the bank records of whistleblowers in the pork barrel scam as ordered by the Sandiganbayan, citing bank secrecy regulations and lack of time. During Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s bail hearing,...

Despite SEC findings, businessman Antonio Tiu willing to have companies probed

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Despite alleged inconsistencies the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) found in regulatory filings of Antonio Tiu’s companies, the beleaguered businessman entangled in the Senate probe on the supposed ill-gotten wealth of Vice President Jejomar Binay on...

Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the BOC-Customs Intelligence and...