Aquino: BBL will prevent extremism in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said that the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will likely prevent the growth of extremism in the country, a threat that has become imminent following the increase in local bandit groups pledging support for ISIS. In a...

Marcos: Congress can still pass BBL if House has quorum to approve it

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said Congress may still be able to approve the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law if the House of Representatives can muster a quorum to tackle its own version of the bill. In a press statement, Marcos, chairman of the Senate...

No need for Aquino to apologize over SAF 44 deaths, Palace insists

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There is no need for President Benigno Aquino III to apologize for the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members killed during the infamous January 25 Mamasapano clash, a Malacañang spokesperson said Thursday. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said...

DOJ summons 90 suspects in Mamasapano clash for prelim probe

MANILA, Oct. 28 (Mabuhay)– The Department of Justice has summoned to a preliminary investigation the 90 suspects in the killings of 35 of the 44 elite policemen in the January 25 Mamasapano encounter. Prosecutor General Claro Arellano said the preliminary probe hearings...

Peace efforts to continue even without BBL passage – Iqbal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Non-passage of a “good” Bangsamoro Basic Law does not mean Mindanao would relapse into bloody war, said Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC). “There is life even after non-passage of BBL,” he said, adding that  the Moro Islamic...

MILF won’t avoid legal process in Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front will not avoid the legal process once complaints are filed against those responsible for the Mamasapano clash that left over 60 people dead, including 44 police commandos and 17 MILF fighters. MILF chief negotiator Mohagher...

Palace slams Bongbong Marcos for ‘politicizing’ Mamasapano tragedy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday slammed Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for “politicizing” the Mamasapano tragedy amid the so-called alternative version on the January 25 incident. “Ano ba naman ‘to si Bongbong Marcos,...

Senators to MILF: Don’t threaten Congress

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least three senators on Friday warned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front against threatening Congress on what the armed group will do once it fails to get the Bangsamoro Basic Law passed in the form it prefers. “Threatening Congress might be...

100 to be indicted over Mamasapano massacre: Aquino

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least 100 individuals will be held responsible over the bloody encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25, where 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) were killed, President Benigno Aquino III himself said Tuesday. “There is over a...

Binay to voters: Take the money, but…

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Accept the money, but vote for your candidate. Vice President Jejomar Binay gave this advice to voters on Tuesday as he expressed fear that government resources might be used by his political opponents in the 2016 polls. Binay received a warm welcome in the...