What’s wrong with aliases? Iqbal says even heroes have one

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday defended his use of an alias, saying such is a common practice within a revolutionary organization. He remained mum on what his real name is. At the House of Representatives’ third...

Aquino should not be crucified for Mamasapano incident – House allies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III was a “victim,” too, in the Mamasapano debacle, according to his allies at the House of Representatives. Liberal Party (LP) lawmakers on Friday sought to paint a picture of a suffering Aquino, whose approval and trust ratings had...

Palace defends MILF leaders on citizenship issue

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday defended leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) from allegations that they are not Filipino citizens. In a note sent to reporters, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. echoed MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal’s...

Nograles opposes MIAA’s Php 550 terminal fee integration on airfares

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Davao City Congressman Karlo Alexei Nograles over the weekend said Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado should suspend the implementation of his directive for the integration of terminal fees in airfares as...

Shortening of labor litigation cases pushed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives is seeking to shorten the litigation of labor cases by clipping some powers of the Court of Appeals (CA) from entertaining appeals to avoid redundant check-and-balance mechanism in relation to decisions made by the National...

Solon seeks granting of two-week family and medical leave for employees

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A neophyte lawmaker is seeking the granting of two weeks of unpaid leave a year to employees whose spouse, parent, unmarried child or who themselves suffer from serious illness. Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) raised this proposal through...