Duterte to run for mayor, not president

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) — Amid a “shave campaign” by his supporters, the camp of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte reiterated the mayor will not run for president in the 2016 polls. Instead, the tough-talking mayor will file his certificate of candidacy for mayor of Davao,...

PDP-Laban still hoping Duterte will seek presidency in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A day after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he will run for president in the coming 2016 elections, his political party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), still hopes that he will seek the highest elective post next yea...

Marcos era best time PH ever had — Imelda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former First Lady Imelda Marcos on Tuesday came to the defense of her late husband, Ferdinand Marcos, even as their son Bongbong’s vice-presidential bid reignited bitter memories of the martial law period. Speaking to reporters, Mrs. Marcos said her son...

Comelec announces schedule for presidential, VP debates

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced the final schedule of presidential and vice presidential debates in 2016. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said the debates will happen for four weeks next year from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bautista said the...

Gloria Arroyo to run for third term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will file her certificate of candidacy for the congressional seat of the 2nd district of Pampanga next week. Lawyer Raul Lambino, an official of Arroyo’s Lakas CMD party, said he is preparing Arroyo’s nomination. Arroyo...

Bongbong: I’m lucky to be a Marcos

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid the negative issues being linked to his name and family, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.  on Wednesday maintained that he is lucky to be a Marcos. “I’m thankful that I’m a Marcos. I congratulate myself for choosing my parents very well,” Bongbong said during a...

Bongbong Marcos in 2016 VP race good for voters – Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s decision to join the 2016 vice presidential race will benefit the Filipino electorate, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. In an e-mailed statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the now...

Cayetano still hopeful Duterte will run for president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is still hoping that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will run for president in 2016. “He has asked for more time, more soul searching. (It’s not easy to decide) to take a leap of faith for national office,” he told reporters at the...

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...

Roxas-Cayetano tandem ‘out of the picture’: Drilon

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon ruled out on Thursday the possibility of a Roxas-Cayetano tandem in the 2016 elections. Roxas is former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the Liberal Party’s (LP) standard-bearer, while Cayetano is Senate Minority Leader Alan...