Mamasapano report to be discussed in Senate plenary soon – Poe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Reversing her earlier decision, Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said that her committee report on the deadly Mamasapano incident will now be tackled in the plenary. “Magkakaroon ng plenary na ukol dito sapagkat si Senator Alan Cayetano ay nagsulat upang pabuksan...

Senate panel set to finish deliberations on BBL in two weeks

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Senate panel which is deliberating on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is set to transmit to the plenary its committee report on the controversial measure in the next two weeks to have it passed before the Senate adjourns sine die on June 11....

Peace panel assures gov’t will receive copy of MILF’s findings on Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Wednesday assured the Senate that it will be provided with a copy of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)’s report on the Jan. 25 Mamasapano incident, which left over 60 people dead. An...

De Lima can’t see how Aquino is ‘ultimately responsible’ for Mamasapano

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday warned of hasty conclusions such as President Benigno Aquino III being “ultimately responsible” for the Mamasapano incident just because he knew about the mission to capture Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan and other...

Napeñas forced to follow Purisima, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Director Gen. Getulio Napenas did not break the chain of command, his lawyer claimed. Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre said the chain of responsibility in a civilian organization like the PNP is...

Palace seeks legal opinion on Purisima puzzle

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The President has asked his legal team to study how to deal with having to appoint a Philippine National Police (PNP) chief even while a four-star general is still on active duty in the police organization. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said...

Emotionally distraught

It must have been emotionally painful for jailed Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla to see his actor-turned-politician son “Jolo” lying in a hospital bed with a gunshot wound in the chest. It was good that Sen. Revilla was given permission by the court to be with his son for several...

Congress sets June deadline for BBL passage

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite the political fallout from the Mamasapano incident, congressional leaders have firmed up their timetable to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law by June this year. Senate and House leaders met Monday at the Club Filipino for their monthly consultation meeting...

Cardinal Tagle in Edsa rites: Find a neighbor, shun war

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle called on Filipinos to shun war and take the path to peace on Wednesday during the commemoration of the 29th EDSA People Power Anniversary. “The path of peace is to find a neighbor, a brother and a sister. When I don’t see...

Marcos: Aquino knows everything about Mamasapano incident

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bong-bong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said the whole truth surrounding the botched Mamasapano incident would only be known if President Benigno Aquino III revealed what he knew about “Operation Exodus” and his role in the operation. During the...
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