President Aquino orders Roxas to ensure orderly, peaceful INC protest

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — President Aquino instructed Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II to work with the police and local government units affected by the ongoing mass action of members of Iglesia Ni Cristo to ensure public safety and order. Roxas met...

Grace Poe leaps forward in SWS ‘presidentiable’ survey

MANILA, Apr 16 (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe is one of the strong contenders for the presidency if elections were held today as the latest survey by pollster Social Weather Stations showed she has narrowed the gap between her and first-placer Vice President Jejomar Binay. The SWS...

Aquino seeks ‘understanding’ but no apology for Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In what he said would be the last time he speaks on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday again accepted responsibility for the disastrous January 25 Mamasapano incident and “humbly” asked for “understanding,” but offered no apology. “I say again,...

Nancy Binay, Roxas argue over who’s updating PNoy on clash

MANILA, Feb 24 (Mabuhay) — Sen. Nancy Binay on Tuesday told Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II that he tell the truth in the ongoing Senate inquiry on the Mamasapano incident, something that the official apparently didn’t appreciate. Binay was following up on her...

Ex-PNP chief Purisima: I am accountable for Mamasapano operation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Resigned Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima on Thursday admitted he was accountable for the operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that cost the lives of 44 Special Action Force police troopers last Jan. 25. Purisima made the admission while being...

Aquino must give an account on deadly Mamasapano ops – militant group

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group on Wednesday said President Benigno Aquino III “has a lot of explaining to do” about the operations in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, where 44 elite police officers were killed Sunday. In a statement, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said...

Jamming mobile signals does the public more harm than good, says lawmaker

MANILA, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) – A party-list representative has criticized the government for ordering telcos to turn off mobile coverage in conjunction with the papal visit, saying this is “deleterious to public safety” and “tramples on the people’s right to communicate with each...

Binay, Poe, Roxas top poll

Survey reveals who may be in 2016 presidential race SWS poll lists possible 2016 presidential contenders MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II topped a new poll taken by the Social Weather Stations as the three...

Binay still tops survey

Poe gaining, Roxas third SWS poll lists possible 2016 presidential contenders MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II topped a new poll taken by the Social Weather Stations as the three most likely to succeed...

Aquino insists: No second term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After teasing last August he may opt to stay in office beyond 2016, President Benigno Aquino III is now insisting he will no longer seek a second term. In an interview with reporters in Singapore where he is on a two-day working visit, Aquino said he wants to...