Pacquiao leads UNA senatorial slate

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Six official candidates led by Sarangani boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, and six guest bets are set to run for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the 2016 elections. UNA president and Navotas City Rep. Toby Tiangco officially...

Unprecedented number of candidates for 2016 polls: Comelec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Last week’s period for filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) recorded the greatest number of aspirants for elective posts with 130 COCs filed for president, 19 for vice president, and 172 for senator, according to Commission on Elections spokesperson James...

Trillanes to ease up on VP Binay in Senate probe for now

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV will no longer take on an active role in probing the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay should the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee resume its investigation into the matter in the coming months. Trillanes said...

Miriam picks Bongbong for VP

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago has confirmed that her running mate for the 2016 national elections will be Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. “I think we mutually chose each other, our two camps,” Santiago said during the senator’s induction into the...

Trillanes files COC for vice president

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday morning filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president. Trillanes was accompanied by his wife Arlene and fellow Magdalo group members, including retired Philippine Marines colonel Ariel Querubin, at the...

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...

Cayetano on Robredo running for VP: The more, the better

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano welcomed Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo’s bid to run for vice president. “The more candidates, the better,” he told reporters on Monday at the sidelines of the World Teachers’ Day at Cuneta Astrodome. On the...

Iba na ngayon: Pinoys won’t choose Binay, Trillanes says

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is confident that Vice President Jejomar Binay will fail in his bid to win the presidency in 2016. Trillanes, who intends to run as vice president, reasoned that the public’s vigilance will prevent them from...

Trillanes to declare VP bid

MANILA, Oct 2 (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV confirmed Friday he will officially declare his plan to run for vice president in the 2016 elections this Saturday. Trillanes, a member of the Nacionalista Party (NP), said that he will run as an independent candidate...

NP to support all three VP bets: Cynthia Villar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Nacionalista Party will support all three vice presidential candidates in its ranks if they all push through with their plans in the 2016 elections, Senator Cynthia Villar told reporters on Tuesday. Villar is the wife of NP president Manny Villar. Villar...