Mandaluyong grants permit for Iglesia ni Cristo rally until Sunday

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — The Mandaluyong City government has given permission to the Iglesia ni Cristo members to hold their protest rally at EDSA-Shaw Boulevard until Sunday. Mandaluyong local government public information officer Jimmy Isidro said a permit was issued to...

NBI ordered to go after Gloria Arroyo’s stem cell doc

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to look into claims that the stem cell doctor of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo continues practicing alternative medicine despite facing murder and syndicated estafa ca...

De Lima no-show at DOJ office as Iglesia ni Cristo rally continues

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has chosen not to show up at the Department of Justice main office in Manila on Friday after members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo remained massed up along Padre Faura Street. This was confirmed by Justice Undersecretary...

Ex-AFP, PNP officers ask De Lima to file Mamasapano cases before pursuing political plans

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A group of former military and police officials in Congress urged Justice Secretary Leila de Lima Wednesday to expedite the filing of cases against those involved in the Mamasapano clash before setting her sights on an elective office. In a press...

Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday issued a warning against  “traditional politicians” who are wooing voters in campaigns but will “take advantage” of the people once they get elected. “Siga sila at maaari silang magpatuloy ng pananamantala...

Roque tells De Lima: Respect INC’s freedom of religion

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Harry Roque on Saturday called on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to respect the freedom of religion of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), saying she should not meddle in the internal affairs of the religious sect. “Unang-una, wala naman pong nangrereklamo, at...

Duterte to Binay, Poe, Mar: Sa inyo na yan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is definitely not taking part in the presidential race in 2016, saying Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe and Secretary Mar Roxas can take the prize for themselves. “Hindi ko na panahon. Binay, Poe and Mar...

Aquino: Justice must be served against corruption

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that the country will only be able to move on from corruption allegations against erring officials only after justice has been achieved. “May nagsabi na bang sorry sa ginawang katiwalian? Makaka-move on lang...

PHL has ‘Plan B’ in case tribunal won’t hear case vs China

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has a “plan B” in case a United Nations arbitral tribunal will decide it does not have jurisdiction over the Philippines’ case to protect its sovereignty over islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). “We have a plan B, but we can’t...

Solon withdraws motion to cite reporter in BBL ‘payola’ exposé for contempt

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has formally withdrawn his motion to cite in contempt the newspaper reporter who bared the alleged bribery to lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the House of Representatives. Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga withdrew his...