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...

Palace defends Congressmen who voted to junk Aquino impeach raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As far as Malacañang is concerned, congressmen did what they were supposed to do when they junked the impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno Aquino III. “Ang pasya ng komite ng Kamara ay batay sa paninindigan ng higit na nakararami na walang...

Sen. Drilon takes ice bucket challenge

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday took the ice bucket challenge seeking to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Drilon was challenged on Thursday by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas to do the activity. Drilon indicated he will make a...

Tupas takes ice bucket challenge, nominates Sereno, Jardeleza, Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Taking Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s challenge, Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas on Thursday became the latest Philippine government official to take the widely popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Seated on a monobloc chair at the parking area of the Southwing Annex of...

4th impeachment complaint against Aquino filed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – ACT-Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio on Monday led several teachers in submitting the fourth impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III over what they claimed as the continuation of the pork barrel system in Congress. The 40-page complaint...

COA: No need for special audit of judiciary funds

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A special audit of the controversial Judicial Development Fund is no longer needed. This was the pronouncement made by Commission on Audit chair Grace Pulido Tan in a letter she sent to House justice committee chair and Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas, who had requested...

House seeks abolition of SC ‘pork barrel’

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Following controversies on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), lawmakers are mulling the repeal of the law that created the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) – described by some as the...