Lacson: Platform, not ‘petty politics’ will define my campaign

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said he would not engage in “petty politics” if he decides to run in 2016. Lacson issued the statement when asked to react on the exchange of words between Vice President Jejomar Binay and Local Government Secretary Manu...

LP solon: Aquino to officially endorse Roxas ‘before week’s end’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Liberal Party (LP) stalwart said on Tuesday that President Benigno Aquino III will officially announce the candidacy of the Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II before the week ends. This was revealed by LP chairman for political affairs and Caloocan Rep....

Amid confusion on standard-bearer, LP to stick together – solon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A member of the ruling Liberal Party is confident the administration party would remain intact come 2016, amid reports that some members would deflect out of the party if it supports a losing candidate next year. In an ambush interview on Tuesday, Iloilo...

LP stalwart: Mar Roxas won’t settle for vice presidential run in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An administration ally on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II sliding down to a vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, saying it is only part of a plan to demolish his possible presidential bid. Eastern...

LP solon: Poe’s citizenship non-issue unlike corruption raps vs others

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Liberal Party (LP) solon slammed reports which shed doubt on the issue of the citizenship of Sen. Grace Poe saying that it is just a smear campaign against the administration party’s possible 2016 presidential bet. Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone...

Gazmin, Catapang throw support behind BBL at House panel deliberations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Monday expressed support behind the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Gazmin and Catapang arrived at the hearing of the ad hoc committee on the BBL around 10:30 a.m., an...

BOI report shows Aquino ‘principally liable’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – How can Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II clear President Benigno Aquino III of the botched Mamasapano operation when the Board of Inquiry report shows he was responsible? That was one of the questions raised by militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...

Espina to MILF: Surrender Usman, SAF killers too

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police on Thursday welcomed the return of some of the weapons of Special Action Force commandos during the January 25 Mamasapano raid. During the formal turnover of the SAF weapons to the PNP at Camp Aguinaldo, PNP officer-in-charge...

Metro Manila now safer due to police efforts: Roxas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Metro Manila is now a safer place to live in than in previous years. That is because of the dedication of policemen to “do their job to the ultimate,” Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said Monday. “Sa pangkalahatan mas safe ngayon ang National Capital...

Arguing among lawmakers delays questioning at House hearing on Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) — With so many lawmakers present at the House of Representatives’ first hearing on the Mamasapano clash, legislators argued among themselves on when to quiz the resource persons because there was just so little time on their hands. Just as Iloilo Rep. Niel...