Marcos tells Poe: Keep going

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator and vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr dished out some “brotherly advice” to Senator Grace Poe after the poll body’s 2nd division disqualified her from running in the 2016 presidential election. “Keep going…keep going. Huwag kang...

Robredo: I’m the only true blue Bicolano among all VP bets

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Five vice presidential aspirants have ties with the Bicol Region, but Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo believes she’s the only one who could boast of having stayed in the region for nearly her entire life. Robredo, who’s the running mate of Mar Roxas under...

Mar not affected by allies leaving LP for Duterte

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – Presidential candidate Mar Roxas on Monday said Liberal Party (LP) members are free to choose who they will support in the May 2016 elections. “Malaya naman ang bawat mamamayan na piliin kung sino at kanino sila papanig so okay naman ang lahat,” Roxas...

Robredo OK with not being 1st choice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo said Thursday that she is content being Mar Roxas’ running mate in the 2016 elections, even if she was not the first choice. Robredo said she is honored that she was even considered by the Liberal Party (LP) as its vice...

Comelec announces schedule for presidential, VP debates

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced the final schedule of presidential and vice presidential debates in 2016. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said the debates will happen for four weeks next year from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bautista said the...

Withdrawals by Bistek, Tolentino cause LP to move proclamation of Senate bets

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The decisions of Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino to back out of the Liberal Party’s list of possible senatorial candidates have prompted the ruling party to postpone its proclamation of...

Bongbong Marcos in 2016 VP race good for voters – Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s decision to join the 2016 vice presidential race will benefit the Filipino electorate, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. In an e-mailed statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the now...

Cayetano on Robredo running for VP: The more, the better

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano welcomed Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo’s bid to run for vice president. “The more candidates, the better,” he told reporters on Monday at the sidelines of the World Teachers’ Day at Cuneta Astrodome. On the...

Abad sees Leni’s ratings soaring after announcing VP bid

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Monday said the survey ratings of Camarines del Sur Rep. Leni Robredo will likely surge after she announced her vice presidential bid in the 2016 elections and got the endorsement of President Benigno Aquino III....

Chiz welcomes Robredo’s entry into VP race

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero on Monday welcomed the entry of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo into the vice presidential race in 2016. “Rep. Leni Robredo is qualified and has every right to offer herself for higher office,” Escudero said in a press statement....