De Lima bids DOJ goodbye in founding anniversary speech

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday bid farewell to the Department of Justice, underscoring the agency’s “humble” victories under her leadership despite “pressures.” De Lima, however, has not yet formally offered her intention to quit her post,...

Mangudadatu on Andal Ampatuan Sr.: May he rest in peace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “May Andal Ampatuan Sr. rest in peace.” This was the message of Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, rival of Ampatuan, on Saturday after the latter’s death Friday. Mangudadatu, however, said his family as well as the kin of other...

SWS: 62% Pinoys have little trust in China amid territorial row with PHL; net trust rating -45

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Three out of five Filipinos or 62 percent have little trust in China amid the territorial row between Manila and Beijing, according to a survey by Social Weather Stations. SWS said the survey conducted June 5 to 8 also found 17 percent of Filipinos have much...

Mangudadatu ready to visit Andal Sr. if he will apologize for Maguindanao massacre

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu said he is ready to visit ailing Andal Ampatuan Sr., principal suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, if he will apologize to the victims. Mangudadatu is hoping Andal Sr. will say sorry for the incident, which...

DOJ defends move to place Akmad Ampatuan under WPP

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) defended its move to place former Datu Salibo, Maguindanao Mayor Akmad Ampatuan under its custody by virtue of his Witness Protection Program (WPP) coverage. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Akmad is a “key...

Andal Sr. camp denies clan ‘private army’ involved in Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Maguindanao massacre suspect Andal Ampatuan Sr. has denied that his clan’s supposed private armed group had a hand in the deadly January 25 Mamasapano clash that killed over 60 people, including 44 elite police commandos. The clan patriarch, through his lawyer...

On eve of Maguindanao massacre 5th anniversary, Palace reassures victims’ kin govt continues to pursue case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre, Malacanang reassured relatives of the 58 victims the government continues to do its “best” to push the case forward. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the executive branch...

Aquino: Gov’t determined to address extrajudicial killings

NEW YORK, New York, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his administration’s seriousness in addressing extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. The government is not after merely identifying the assailants but focuses on convicting the murderers,...

Aquino admin satisfaction rating will continue to drop – analyst

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – A political analyst on Thursday said the administration of President Benigno Aquino is expected to receive falling net satisfaction ratings over the next years. Ramon Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER), said...

House OKs bill declaring Maguindanao massacre anniversary as PHL Press Day

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A measure declaring the anniversary of the infamous Maguindanao massacre as Philippine Press Freedom Day has been approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading. Under House Bill 4128, every 23rd of November shall be commemorated as a day...
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