Isko closes shops with items labeling Manila ‘province of China’

MANILA, Aug 21 (Mabuhay) — Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso ordered the closure of business establishments selling products with the label “Manila, province of China”. Four business establishments in Binondo, Manila were closed by the Bureau of Permits and...

Solon seeks blacklisting of Chinese beauty product for listing Manila as ‘province of China’

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) — PBA party-list Representative Jericho Nograles has called on authorities to investigate and blacklist the Chinese beauty product distributed locally after it listed its Manila address as a “province” of China. Nograles has sent letters...

Business as usual for Grace Poe on Tuesday

MANILA (Mabuhay) – It’s business as usual for Senator Grace Poe, who is set to visit the province of Laguna on Tuesday, the same day the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is scheduled to decide on the disqualification case filed against her over her citizenship. Poe and her running...

Poe-Chiz senatorial slate known Thursday

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero will announce its senatorial ticket on Thursday, Escudero told reporters on Monday. Vice presidential candidate Escudero said standard-bearer Poe would make the announcement. Escudero refused to give the...

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...

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...

Erap retiring in 2016, turning Manila’s reins over to Vice Mayor Isko

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “I plan to retire.” This was the statement of Manila City Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Monday, when asked if he will seek a second term in 2016. “I have a very good vice mayor to continue the projects that I have started,” the former President said in a press...

Isko insists truck ban didn’t cause port congestion

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Manila City government may have lifted its daytime truck ban but it insists the ban did not cause the port congestion. Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno said the port congestion is due to the failures of national government agencies. He said the national...