Aquino to support only one presidential candidate in 2016: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will support only one candidate in the 2016 presidential elections, Malacañang said Friday. “I think the President has a very clear answer to that. He only has one, ‘di ba? Isa lang po ang inendorso ng Pangulong Aquino, ‘di ba? Alam...

Palace shrugs off VP Binay’s proposal to remove PNP from DILG supervision

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday brushed aside Vice President Jejomar Binay’s proposal to remove the Philippine National Police (PNP) under the supervision of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte sa...

Binay denies hand in spread of fake money bearing Roxas’ face

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday denied having anything to do with the fake P500 bills bearing the face of his rival, outgoing Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II that were sent to some journalists this week. “Huwag mo namang ituro sa akin ‘yan. Ikaw...

Drilon: Duterte decision could sit well with Mar

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to drop out of the presidential race next year could sit well with the administration’s bet, Interior Secretary Manuel “ Mar” Roxas II, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday. “The field is now down...

Roxas tops LP-commissioned presidential survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has topped a Liberal Party (LP)-commissioned survey on the voter’s preference for president in 2016. Speaking to reporters, LP stalwart and Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice disclosed that the LP did a one-to-one survey...

Roxas urges Iglesia ni Cristo protesters: Don’t block the roads

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — After meeting with local executives and top police officials, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II appealed to protesters from the influential Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) not to block the main roads in Metro Manila as they continue their vigil....

Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday issued a warning against  “traditional politicians” who are wooing voters in campaigns but will “take advantage” of the people once they get elected. “Siga sila at maaari silang magpatuloy ng pananamantala...

Trillanes and Cayetano: From allies to rivals?

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) — “May the best man win,” Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Thursday as the name of his party-mate, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano has been floated as one of his possible rivals in the vice presidential race in 2016. The two are both...

Roxas to resign; eyes transition already: Palace

(Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said that Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II will resign from his post following an endorsement from President Benigno Aquino III for the 2016 presidential elections. “Of course, that is a given. He will not stay in office so he won’t be...

NP’s dilemma: What if Marcos, Trillanes, Cayetano all run for VP?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – It would be a “zona libre” (free zone) for the Nacionalista Party (NP) if three of its members would run for vice president in 2016, Senator Cynthia Villar said on Tuesday. Villar, wife of former Senator and NP president Manny Villar, said it would be difficult...