Probers not yet convinced Abu Sayyaf carried out Samal kidnapping: AFP spokesman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Investigators from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police are not yet convinced that the Abu Sayyaf Group kidnapped the three foreigners and a Filipino on Samal Island last week, a military spokesman said Tuesday. “The...

NP to support all three VP bets: Cynthia Villar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Nacionalista Party will support all three vice presidential candidates in its ranks if they all push through with their plans in the 2016 elections, Senator Cynthia Villar told reporters on Tuesday. Villar is the wife of NP president Manny Villar. Villar...

Cayetano woos Duterte: We need a real leader

DAVAO, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said he is backing calls for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016, saying the country needs a real leader. The Nacionalista Party senator said he and his sister, Senator Pia...

Roxas-Robredo tandem for 2016 a done deal?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Has Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo agreed to be the running mate of administration standard bearer Mar Roxas in next year’s elections? The spokesperson of the Leni Robredo for Vice President Movement refused to confirm nor deny reports that Robredo has...

Poe, Binay, Roxas neck and neck in 12-man race

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe, Vice President Jejomar Binay, and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas are neck and neck in a 12-man presidential race, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey where respondents were given a list of 12 names...

Sept 26 rally pushes for Duterte presidential bid

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A supporter of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte claimed on Friday that convincing the tough-speaking mayor to run for President in 2016 is the only way to push for real reform. Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding chairman and president Dante...

Supporters wish Duterte changes his mind

Pimentel to Duterte: We are willing to wait for reconsideration MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said on Thursday that his group, PDP-Laban, is willing to wait until December 2015 for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision about running...

Roxas on P500 bills with his face: Those should be investigated

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party standard bearer and outgoing Interior Secretary Mar Roxas denied knowing anything about the fake 500-peso bills that were distributed to members of the media at the House of Representatives on Thursday. Bearing Roxas’ face, the fake bills were...

Duterte as DILG chief, traffic czar?

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – A member of the Liberal Party wants Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to be appointed the next Secretary of Interior and Local Government following his announcement that he will not run for President in next year’s elections. Quezon City Rep. Winston...

Drilon: Duterte decision could sit well with Mar

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to drop out of the presidential race next year could sit well with the administration’s bet, Interior Secretary Manuel “ Mar” Roxas II, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday. “The field is now down...