Cagayan de Oro rep Rodriguez to run for mayor

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) – Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Saturday declared that he will run for mayor in next year’s elections. Rodriguez announced his candidacy before members and supporters of the Centrist Democratic Party (CDC) at the covered court of...

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...

Duterte to supporters: Give me more time to decide

DAVAO CITY (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to his supporters to give him more time before he makes a decision on whether or not to plunge into the presidential race. Duterte, who showed up and spoke at the grand rally in Davao City organized by the Mayor...

PNP chief won’t ‘retire’ until police visibility goal is achieved

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez on Thursday said he would not leave the organization until he fulfills his promise of increasing police visibility in communities. “The instruction is, I just want to see very,...

It’s all about greed and personal ambition

Greed, conceitedness and quest for personal glory led to the slaughtering of 44 members of Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police PNP by heavily armed members of the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the town of Mamasapono in Maguindanao...

NCR mayors ask Palace to declare 5-day holiday during papal visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Metro Manila mayors are asking President Benigno Aquino III to declare a five-day holiday during the visit of Pope Francis on Jan. 15 to 19. The mayors banding under the Metro Manila Council passed a resolution to the effect. They are to submit the resolution...

DOJ OK with cellphone ‘kill switch’ software

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) poses no objection to the move to require mobile cellular phone network service providers to pre-install what is called a “kill switch” software to enable service providers to disable cellular phones and erase data once reported...

Lacson to Purisima: Spare PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Spare the President. That is the advice of rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson to Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima who is facing charges of plunder, graft and indirect bribery. Lacson, a former PNP chief, said Purisima may opt to take a leave...

Drilon: Let debates on reimposition of death penalty start

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said debates on the reimposition of death penalty should start to determine if it would really address rising crime incidents. “Sa aking tingin, pwede pa natin yang pagdebatehan. Hinihimok nga ng aking kasama na si...

DOJ supports House proposal to create new political unit of government in NCR

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) threw its support on the proposal in the House of Representatives to create a special metropolitan political subdivision in the National Capital Region. House Bill No. 712, authored by Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, proposes the...
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