CBCP: Reject the ‘notoriously corrupt’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is urging voters not to vote for candidates who are “notoriously corrupt” while also warning against the work of spin doctors who malign deserving candidates. In a pastoral letter, CBCP president and...

CBCP: Reject the ‘notoriously corrupt’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is urging voters not to vote for candidates who are “notoriously corrupt” while also warning against the work of spin doctors who malign deserving candidates. In a pastoral letter, CBCP...

Belmonte ready to resign as speaker if Bangsamoro bill ‘bribery’ proven true

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Rep. Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is ready to resign as House speaker if allegations that lawmakers received bribes from a Chinese fugitive to vote in favor of the Bangsamoro Basic Law are proven true. “If there is even one centavo na nanggaling dun sa...

Napoles employee ordered arrested

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The Sandiganbayan has ordered the arrest of a former employee of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. The Sandiganbayan’s First Division, which handles the plunder and graft cases of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., ordered the arrest of...

Solons question competence of PNP execs in Monday’s BBL hearing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two lawmakers on Monday cast doubt on the competence of police officials who attended the day’s House hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law after one of them said the proposed legislation is silent on the relationship between the Philippine National Police chief...

Palace: Napoles guilty verdict boosts Luy’s credibility

MANILA, Apr 15 (Mabuhay) — The Palace believes that the guilty verdict handed down against Janet Lim Napoles in her illegal detention trial boosts the credibility of Benhur Luy and other witnesses in the pork barrel cases. Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential...

Lawmaker wants marathon Mamasapano hearings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No limit. Zamboanga Rep. Celso Lobregat said he wants the House of Representatives inquiry into the Mamasapano incident to last until the evening to make sure all their questions about the incident are answered. Lobregat said the Lower House can hold the...

Give Muslims self-rule or ‘count body bags’:Aquino

Manila, Philippines, AFP – Philippine President Benigno Aquino called on lawmakers Friday to pass a bill endorsing a pact aimed at ending a decades-long Muslim separatist rebellion, warning them they would otherwise start counting “body bags”. Aquino had wanted the bill, which...

Cayetano links Robin’s tirade to Taguig politics

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Senator Alan Peter Cayetano believes actor Robin Padilla’s criticism of his stance on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is related to politics in Taguig. Cayetano, who served as representative of the Taguig-Pateros legislative district, said Padilla is a...

Aquino skirting liability by refusing to apologize over Mamasapano – Miriam

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is refusing to apologize over the January 25 Mamasapano incident to avoid civil or criminal liability arising from a confession, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday. At a press conference, Santiago said Aquino was aware...