Ex-solon wants to be detained with Jinggoy, Bong

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Citing his diabetes and a bullet lodged in his spine, former APEC party-list Rep. Edgar Valdez on Wednesday asked to be detained at the PNP-Custodial Center instead of a regular jail, noting its proximity to a hospital. “It is most respectfully prayed for of...

Lawmakers laud DOJ’s action to stop illegal mining

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers have expressed elation over praiseworthy action by the Department of Justice which stopped illegal mining activities in the province of Camarines Norte. “Congress should commend Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for taking positive action...

Hocus pocus in the Senate

The ongoing Senate committee hearing to ferret out the truth about the Mamasapano “misencounter” will lead to nowhere. It is very obvious that Senators conducting the investigation have one common goal – to extricate President BS Aquino from any involvement in the incident that...

Arguing among lawmakers delays questioning at House hearing on Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) — With so many lawmakers present at the House of Representatives’ first hearing on the Mamasapano clash, legislators argued among themselves on when to quiz the resource persons because there was just so little time on their hands. Just as Iloilo Rep. Niel...

Pope to make historic US Congress address on Sept. 24

Washington, United States | AFP | – Pope Francis will bring his message of peace and compassion to politically gridlocked Washington in September when he becomes the first pontiff to address the US Congress, lawmakers said Thursday. Francis, who is also expected to meet President...

Visayan solons reject calls for Aquino’s resignation, impeachment

MANILA (Mabuhay) –Members of the Visayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday rejected calls for the resignation or impeachment of President Benigno Aquino III following the bloody Mamasapano incident last January 25. “We will not support any calls for the resignation...

Palace to Purisima: Break silence on Mamasapano raid

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even Malacañang has urged suspended Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to speak up on the Maguindanao operation, which left 44 policemen dead. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said it is the duty of the suspended PNP chief to reveal all he...

Palace open to proposals that FOI Bill to include full disclosure of official’s earnings

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) —  Malacanang said on Tuesday that it is open to proposals that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill that is currently undergoing deliberations in Congress will include an amendment that will require government officials to disclose all their...

Group runs to Aquino, searches for ways to relieve wage earners from LRT-MRT fare hike

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A group led by party-list lawmakers on Tuesday asked President Benigno Aquino III to use his “power to control” to stop the controversial fare rate hike ordered by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for the mass rail transit system in...

MNLF faction suggests Cha-cha to pave way for Bangsamoro law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The chairman of one of the factions within the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has backed proposals for Charter Change (Chacha) to pave the way for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) amid questions on the bill’s constitutionality. Datu...