Pork scam truth commission mulled

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following a congressman’s proposal to create a truth commission composed of retired Supreme Court (SC) justices to help facilitate the probe into the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Malacanang on Saturday said it has first to undergo review. Presidential...

Obama to boost military ties with PHL

Violent dispersal at US Embassy in Manila condemned MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said that the visit of US President Barack Obama will further improve security and defense ties between the United States and the Philippines. Obama is...

Pacquiao pays courtesy call on Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A week after beating Timothy Bradley Jr., boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao paid a courtesy call on President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang. Pacquiao arrived at the Palace at around 2 pm and met with the President.  The two then...

DOH: Only 6 Etihad EY 0424 passengers left who cannot be contacted

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Thursday said only six passengers of the flight carrying the Filipino nurse initially diagnosed with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have yet to be contacted by the government. In a post on its...

President Aquino to lead ‘Araw ng Kagitingan’ on April 9

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the nation in observing the “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor), Malacanang said Monday. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a Palace media briefing, said that during the event, the President...

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday in Malacanan Palace. Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister, is in the country to strengthen UNDP’s partnership and...

Palace: Proposed abolition of 19 GOCCs needs to be studied first

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday said the proposal to abolish 19 government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs), some of which have been linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam, must be studied thoroughly. “Kailangang pag-aralan ito ng GCG o Governance...

Palace reiterates DAR statement: No overpayment for Hacienda Luisita

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday echoed the earlier statement of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) that there was no overpayment for Hacienda Luisita, which was distributed to farm workers in October last year. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)...

Palace: Evidence, not persecution, basis of forfeiture case vs former CJ Corona

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Evidence and not persecution is the basis of criminal and civil charges to be filed by the Ombudsman against former Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife Cristina, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma...

Despite clash with breakaway group, Palace hopeful there will be no serious disruption of peace process

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite recent reported clash between government troops and breakaway secessionist rebels, Malacañang on Tuesday voiced hopes there will be no serious disruption of the peace process. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr....