Philippine Military to send more ships to WPS amid new China law

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine military will deploy more naval assets to the West Philippine Sea to look after fishermen amid China’s new law allowing its Coast Guard to shoot at foreign vessels in disputed waters, its new chief of staff said Tuesday. “Ang...

Ombudsman dismisses Junjun Binay over ‘overpriced’ Makati parking building

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay in connection with the alleged overpricing in the Makati parking building construction. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales confirmed this in an interview with...

Aquino hails women’s contribution to economy, public sector

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Count President Benigno Aquino III as among the men who are in awe of Filipino women’s strength and capabilities. During the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) Women and the Economy fora in Manila on Thursday, Aquino hailed women leaders in government...

VP Binay: DAP probe on President Aquino, Abad all for show

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is adamant that the investigation being conducted by the Ombudsman on President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on the discontinued Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was all for sho...

Defendants in P200-M damage suit filed by VP Binay ask court to junk case

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — The personalities facing the P200-million damage suit filed by Vice President Jejomar Binay from alleged libelous statements are asking the court to junk the case. Filing a motion to dismiss the civil case before the Makati Regional Trial Court...

Estrada asks court to go back to once a week hearings

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s lawyers asked the Sandiganbayan 5th Division to revert to the 4-hour once a week hearings instead of the current thrice a week hearings with 20 to 40 minutes allotted per day. In its motion submitted to the court, Estrada’s...

De Lima: No more ‘pork’ cases on DOJ’s table after filing of 3rd batch of raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — There are no more cases related to the alleged misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund left on the Justice Departments’ table, Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday. After filing the third batch of raps against nine former and current...

VP Binay spokesman: Trillanes’ bullying must be stopped

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The spokesman of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday defended the filing of a P200-million libel suit against his political detractors, as it singled out Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for supposedly “bullying” Binay. “The complaint...

VP Binay files P200-M damage suit vs. Trillanes, Cayetano, Mercado

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday filed a P200-M libel suit against Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, and eight others. The complaint was filed before the...

Former PNP chief indicted for graft as governor

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – The former public works secretary and police chief of former President and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been indicted for graft and usurpation of official functions for allegedly issuing a mining permit beyond his mandate and...