Aquino hits Mar’s opponents in 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday (Manila time) took an apparent swipe at the opponents of administration candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II in the 2016 presidential elections. In his speech before the Filipino community in Rome, Italy, Aquino bashed Vice...

Palace on Poe’s disqualification: Sobriety, respect for law must prevail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Wednesday appealed for sobriety and respect for law among all concerned parties following a decision of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Second Division to disqualify Sen ator Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race. “We understand that...

UNA ‘not in any position’ to influence Comelec over Poe’s disqualification: Honasan

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) – Opposition party United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday said it had no hand on the disqualification of Senator Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race as rendered by a division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Reacting to the statement...

No commitment yet from Honasan to be VP Binay’s running mate –Tiangco

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Gringo Honasan has yet to agree to United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) offer for him to be Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate in the 2016 elections, party president and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco said Friday. “He has not come back to me...

Aquino praises Tolentino as ‘firm advocate of Daang Matuwid’

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday personally confirmed the news that Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino has withdrawn from the senate slate of the ruling Liberal Party. “Today, MMDA Chairman Francis...

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...

Robredo: I’m ready to sacrifice like what Jesse did

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – After weeks of arduous decision-making, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo on Monday said she was “wholly offering” herself to the public as the running mate of administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. Speaking before more than a thousand LP...

LP formally selects Mar Roxas as presidential bet for 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The ruling Liberal Party (LP) on Wednesday formally selected former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as its presidential candidate for the 2016 national elections. The nomination was held during the National Executive Council (NECO) meeting of the party...

Aquino on LP members who won’t back Mar’s candidacy: You can’t please everybody

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While the individual support of Liberal Party members is crucial to the presidential candidacy of former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, President Benigno Aquino III admitted that the administration party “cannot please everybody.” Aquino said this...

Carpio should inhibit from Grace Poe citizenship case — Bello

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — A former Justice secretary-turned-lawmaker urged Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to inhibit from the citizenship issue of Senator Grace Poe. 1-Bap Representative Silvestre Bello III, in a press conference at the House of...