Princess Anne of the United Kingdom pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañan Palace on Tuesday morning. The Princess Royal of the United Kingdom and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II is in Manila for a visit from March 16 to...

De Lima to Binay: No such thing as immunity from probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There are impeachable officials who may only be removed from office through impeachment proceedings, and there may be immunity from suit, but there is no such thing as immunity from investigation. This was stressed by Justice Secretary Leila De Lima in the wake...

Kiko: NBI report vs NFA chief questionable

M ANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan slammed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for leaking a graft report against National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Arthur Juan. Pangilinan said his office...

Self-proclaimed anti-China ‘general’ behind NAIA bomb attempt —De Lima

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A self-proclaimed anti-China group has been linked to Monday’s foiled attempt to smuggle improvised explosives into the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday morning. In a press conference at the National Bureau of...

Aquino on ice bucket challenge: I have a cold

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Pass. That was President Benigno Aquino III’s response when asked about the ice bucket challenge that has been trending on the Internet. “Huwag na muna nating pag-usapan dahil una kong ivo-volunteer (icha-challenge) si (Media Relations Undersecretary) Rey...

GMA anchor Melo del Prado files libel raps vs. PDI staff, ex-NABCOR officials for alleged ‘pork’ payoff

MANILA (Mabuhay) — GMA Network radio anchorman Carmelo Magdurulang del Prado (a.k.a. Melo del Prado) on Tuesday filed a libel complaint against staff members of the Philippine Daily Inquirer for its issues last March claiming he received so-called payoffs in the guise of ad...

Enrile, et al. probed by NBI for Napoles’ DAP scam

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) – The National Bureau of Investigation has started investigating reports that even Disbursement Acceleration Program funds ended up in bogus non-government organizations under Janet Lim Napoles, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Monday. De Lima said...

Aquino arrives from Myanmar

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 early Monday from Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar after attending the 24th Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit over the weekend. The President and members...

De Lima: Rolito Go yet to fully serve sentence, can’t be released yet

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite a court order to free him, murder convict Rolito Go cannot leave the New Bilibid Prison just yet, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. In an interview with reporters on Thursday, De Lima said based on her computation, Go has yet to fully...

Whistleblower claims Drilon wants to silence her

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) – Whistleblower Sandra Cam suspects Senate President Franklin Drilon is out to silence her over her copy of a list of people supposedly involved in the pork barrel scam. Cam said a certain Alex Almario, whom she described as an agrarian reform assistant...