Run, Duterte, run

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is a good alternative candidate for the 2016 presidential election. If ever he decides to join the presidential derby, he has a good chance of winning it. This will be the first time in Philippine history that a politician coming from Mindanao...

Aquino: VP Binay’s chances in 2016 depend on how he’ll answer corruption allegations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay’s responses to corruption allegations being hurled against him will make or break his chances in the 2016 presidential polls, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday. Asked during an interview if he still perceives Binay as the man...

Trillanes confident contempt charge will not prosper

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV expressed confidence Tuesday that the contempt charge filed against him by Makati Mayor Junjun Binay will not prosper as he just did his duty as a senator. The senator said his lawyers will be preparing within the next few days his...

Escudero: Binay shouldn’t hide behind bank secrecy law

MANILA, May 13 (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay should not hide behind the bank secrecy law if the Court of Appeals (CA) has indeed ordered to freeze his bank accounts, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said on Wednesday. “If true, this is no longer a mere allegation...

VP Binay: Indictment for graft over Makati building case baseless

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Saturday insisted that the recommendation to indict him, his son Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, and other local officials in connection with the alleged overpricing of the construction of a parking building in 2007 has no...

Why 3 SC magistrates inhibited in Binay case

MANILA, Apr 22 (Mabuhay) – Why did three Supreme Court magistrates voluntarily inhibit themselves from hearing the Ombudsman’s petition assailing the Court of Appeals decision to stop the preventive suspension order issued against Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr?...

Abi Binay assures VP Binay will be a ‘unifying president’

MANILA, Apr 21 (Mabuhay) – Makati City Rep. Mar-len Abigail Binay on Tuesday said her father is a “unifying leader” and will become a “unifying president” if elected in 2016. The Vice President has been vocal about his plan to run for president in 2016 and said the allegations of...

CA employees wear white vs Trillanes’ ‘justice for sale’ claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Employees of the Court of Appeals on Monday reported for work in white shirts to protest Senator Antonio Trillanes’ allegation that justice is for sale at the appeals court. The appelate court’s white-clad employees were noticeable at Monday’s flag-raising...

Justice for sale?

If Senator Antonio Trillanes’ exposé is true that some cases in the Court of Appeals are being decided not on merits but on how much a person facing a lawsuit is willing to pay a judge to get a favorable ruling is both alarming and despicable. In response, the Integrated...

Trillanes wants CA justices invited to Senate

MANILA, Apr 15 (Mabuhay) – Antonio Trillanes IV said on Wednesday the two Court of Appeals (CA) justices he accused of receiving bribes to stop Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s suspension should be invited to the Senate’s investigation. Speaking to reporters, Trillanes said the lawyer...