Estrada can’t replace Binay, Poe, says election lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada cannot be a substitute for both Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay if both will be disqualified to run for President, election law expert Atty. Romulo Macalintal said in a statement Thursday. Binay has been ordered...

Former MMDA chief Tolentino, Mark Lapid file COCs for senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Resigned Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino on Wednesday filed his certificate of candidacy. Tolentino, who withdrew from being part of the Liberal Party’s (LP) senatorial slate after the “Playgirls”...

Joker Arroyo’s passing a ‘shocker’

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Joker Arroyo died on October 5 following an unsuccessful heart operation in the United States, former Senator Rene Saguisag confirmed. Saguisag described Arroyo’s passing as a “shocker,” noting he did not know that Arroyo was brought to...

Erap endorses Colmenares for senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Wednesday endorsed the senatorial bid of Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares. Estrada endorsed Colmenares’ senatorial bid during the Makabayan coalition’s national convention held at the San...

Roxas-Robredo tandem for 2016 a done deal?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Has Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo agreed to be the running mate of administration standard bearer Mar Roxas in next year’s elections? The spokesperson of the Leni Robredo for Vice President Movement refused to confirm nor deny reports that Robredo has...

Escudero: I never supported Binay for mayor

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero may have supported Jejomar Binay’s vice-presidential campaign in 2010 but he did not support or even vote for Binay when he stayed on as mayor of Makati for nearly 20 years. “I supported Vice President Binay for Vice President. I never...

Poe, Binay, Roxas neck and neck in 12-man race

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe, Vice President Jejomar Binay, and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas are neck and neck in a 12-man presidential race, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey where respondents were given a list of 12 names...

Duterte to supporters: Give me more time to decide

DAVAO CITY (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to his supporters to give him more time before he makes a decision on whether or not to plunge into the presidential race. Duterte, who showed up and spoke at the grand rally in Davao City organized by the Mayor...

Pinoys in US are outstanding immigrants (Part 2)

MPI Report: In 1970, there were more Pinoys serving the US Navy than the PHL Navy By Abner Galino The facts bear out to the strength of Pinoy immigrant community in the US, both in terms of numbers and quality. Now, let us go back in time to see how it came to be. Those w...

Supporters push for Poe candidacy

Drilon scolds LP congressman for meddling in Senate affairs MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – Various groups and individuals pushing Senator Grace Poe to run for higher office in the 2016 elections gathered during the commemoration of Fernando Poe Jr.’s 76th birthday, many of them...