Aquino to Mar: Stay a little longer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino is set to ask Secretary Mar Roxas to stay longer in the Cabinet and finish some of his projects before stepping down as head of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. In an interview, Aquino said he already has several names in...

Militant solons’ Sona protest ‘in aid of reelection’ says LP exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The protest action of lawmen from the Makabayan bloc during the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno Aquino III is a maneuver for them to secure votes for the upcoming elections, an administration ally said on Monday. Liberal...

Drilon urges colleagues: Set aside politics, resolve pressing problems

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – Noting that they are racing against time, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday rallied his colleagues to set aside political interests “and think of solutions to the nation’s pressing problems.” In his speech during the opening of the third...

Aquino starts final SONA by enumerating alleged scams under Gloria Arroyo

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday started his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) by enumerating alleged scams under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “Noong mga panahong iyon, miski bata, natutunan na ang salitang scam,” Aquino...

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...

MB Kim Nirvana was not overloaded – MARINA

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) on Thursday said it found no sign of overloading of the ill-fated MB Kim Nirvana-B, which sank off Ormoc last week and left 62 people dead. MARINA Administrator Maximo Mejia told lawmakers at the House transportation...

Benhur Luy admits transacting with Jinggoy’s aide behind Napoles’ back

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Whistleblower Benhur Luy on Friday admitted that there was a time he had his own transactions regarding the pork barrel scam without the knowledge of Janet Lim Napoles, his former boss who had been tagged as the brains behind the scam. “To be honest, at...

Opposition solons call for resignation of Cabinet execs who want to run in 2016

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) – Cabinet officials who are interested in running for elective posts next year should emulate Vice President Jejomar Binay and resign from their posts even if they have yet to officially announce their candidacy, opposition lawmakers said Wednesday....

P440-M BBL bribery story credible, solid – reporter tells House

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The reporter who broke the story on the alleged P440-million bribe for lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) stood by her articles when she appeared before the House of Representatives on Tuesday. During the House of Representatives...

Wang Bo denies involvement in BBL payola controversy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspected Chinese crime lord Wang Bo on Tuesday denied bribing officials of the Bureau of Immigration to sign his release papers, as he dismissed the allegation that he gave $10 million to members of the House of Representatives as bribe. Wang made the...