Gov’t to pay LRT-1 partner P7.5-B penalty charge – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government will have to compensate the consortium of Ayala Land Inc. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. for unfulfilled obligations under a concession agreement for the Light Rail Transit Line 1. In an August 7 letter, Transportation Secretary Joseph...

BOI report shows Aquino ‘principally liable’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – How can Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II clear President Benigno Aquino III of the botched Mamasapano operation when the Board of Inquiry report shows he was responsible? That was one of the questions raised by militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...

Aquino must give an account on deadly Mamasapano ops – militant group

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group on Wednesday said President Benigno Aquino III “has a lot of explaining to do” about the operations in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, where 44 elite police officers were killed Sunday. In a statement, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said...

Militant group sees challenge after Pope leaves PHL

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Meanwhile, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said a bigger challenge awaits Filipinos after Pope Francis leaves. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said his group thanked Pope Francis for “consistent advocacy of the poor and his...

‘Terminate VFA if US won’t hand over Pemberton’: Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government should terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement should the United States refuse to hand over US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, to local authorities, a...

Aquino names SolGen Jardeleza to SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Secretary Herminio Coloma, head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, said the appointment was transmitted to the Supreme...

Amid calls for accountability for train crash, gov’t urged to take over MRT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government has been urged to take over the management of the Metro Rail Transit 3 and to hold accountable the Department of Transportation and Communications and private investors for the Wednesday crash of one of the mass transit system’s trains that left...

Anti-pork groups return to Luneta Aug 25 to press protest, gather signatures for people’s initiative

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Groups seeking the abolition of the pork barrel system will march to Luneta Park on August 25, the anniversary of last year’s #MillionPeopleMarch, to press their crusade and gather signatures for a people’s initiative to scrap all forms of discretionary...

Impeach threat vs Sereno bid to ‘arm-twist’ SC on DAP – Bayan

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – Threats by lawmakers to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over the Judiciary Development Fund are “an obvious attempt to arm-twist the Supreme Court to change its decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program” and will be met with protests,...

PNP to cooperate with CHR probe on SONA rally dispersal

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police is ready to cooperate with the Commission on Human Rights in probing Monday’s dispersal of groups protesting President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address. The PNP will help shed light on...
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