Real estate magnate Villar, other trapos want Duterte to run

The presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appears to be gaining ground as support from people from all sectors of society, as well as from disgruntled political leaders, continue to swell everyday. A few days ago, the Nacionalista Party (NP) and the Partido...

Bongbong as his VP? But what of Marcos human rights record? Binay says: ‘Time to move on’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay remained coy on the issue of his running mate for the 2016 elections, but when asked whether he was considering Senator Bongbong Marcos as his vice president, the former human rights lawyer declared it was time to move on from...

Duterte to supporters: Give me more time to decide

DAVAO CITY (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to his supporters to give him more time before he makes a decision on whether or not to plunge into the presidential race. Duterte, who showed up and spoke at the grand rally in Davao City organized by the Mayor...

Bongbong on Marcos era: What am I to say sorry for?

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Senator Ferdinand ”Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said he and his family have nothing to apologize for what happened during the regime of his father, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos, whose election to the Senate in 2010 marked the return of the...

VACC leader supports Duterte for president

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the leaders of the anti-crime watchdog Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) will support Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte if he runs for president in 2016. VACC board member Arsenio “Boy” Evangelista said the group is on the same page as...

Duterte to Binay, Poe, Mar: Sa inyo na yan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is definitely not taking part in the presidential race in 2016, saying Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe and Secretary Mar Roxas can take the prize for themselves. “Hindi ko na panahon. Binay, Poe and Mar...

Mar ‘highly qualified’, Jinggoy says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After attending his bail hearing at the Sandiganbayan 5th Division for his plunder case, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada told reporters that Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is highly qualified to run for president. The detained senator, however, said that the Estradas...

Duterte reacts to Aquino’s endorsement of Mar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is happy for Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas after President Benigno Aquino III endorsed his presidential bid for the 2016 elections. “I’m happy for him, I hope he makes it,” Duterte said. The mayor,...

Sen. Marcos: I haven’t decided anything yet for 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid speculations that he would run for higher office in 2016, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Monday he has no plans yet for 2016. “I have not decided on anything for the 2016 elections,” Marcos told reporters when asked about his plans for the...

Bongbong Marcos: NP still undecided whether to field standard-bearer in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Just three months before the filing of certificates of candidacies in October, the Nacionalista Party has yet to decide whether to field its own standard-bearer in the 2016 elections, a party stalwart said on Monday. Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., one of three NP...