Aquino invites Pope Francis to return to PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has invited Pope Francis to return to the Philippines during his state visit in Rome, Italy. “Doon sa Secretary of State ko yata nabanggit. So, sabi ko, my countrymen have instructed me to extend the invitation to the Holy Father...

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...

Japanese emperor, empress to visit Manila in January

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to pay a state visit to the Philippines in January, Malacañang said on Friday. In a text message to Palace reporters, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda said the state visit would be from...

Aquino hits Mar’s opponents in 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday (Manila time) took an apparent swipe at the opponents of administration candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II in the 2016 presidential elections. In his speech before the Filipino community in Rome, Italy, Aquino bashed Vice...

Binay camp: Demolition job vs VP resumes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said they are bracing themselves for the continuation of the alleged demolition job against the opposition’s presidential candidate. This, following the remarks made by President Benigno Aquino III alluding to...

Palace: Roxas’ cursing in 2008 different from Duterte’s expletive vs. Pope

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s expletive directed at Pope Francis is different from administration candidate Mar Roxas’ cursing in a 2008 anti-Charter change rally, a spokesperson for President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. In an interview with...

Aquino urges Filipinos to emulate Bonifacio’s courage

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday urged Filipinos to emulate the courage shown by Andres Bonifacio and do their own share in helping the country progress. In a statement released on Bonifacio’s 152nd birth anniversary, Aquino paid tribute to the...

PNoy just wanted proper perspective on laglag bala: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday denied that President Benigno Aquino III was being insensitive when he indicated that the reports of alleged laglag bala extortion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were overblown by the media. In a radio interview, Communications...

Aquino authorizes P44-B multiyear defense contract

MANILA, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has signed a proposal for the Department of National Defense to enter into a P44-billion multi-year contract for seven more military purchases starting this year, a defense official announced Saturday. Fernando Manalo, the...

PNoy to lead forum of 20 climate vulnerable countries in Paris meet

MANILA, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III will lead the meeting 20 “climate vulnerable” countries during the historic 21st Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris next week. In an interview, Presidential communications chief Secretary Herminio Coloma...