Duterte: There’s a rebellion in my backyard

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) – Davao City Rodrigo Duterte reiterated Wednesday that he has no plans of running for president, saying there is a “rebellion in his own backyard” from family and friends who do not want him to run. Duterte said his own family and closest friends have...

Duterte says he will now ‘consider’ presidential bid

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is now considering running for president in the 2016 elections. In his weekly program at a local news channel there on Sunday, Duterte said, “I will consider the suggestion of my friends and supporters.” He also said he will...

Grace Poe now leads race for president – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe has overtaken Vice-President Jejomar Binay in the latest Social Weather Stations survey on possible presidential contenders, backing similar results from the latest Pulse Asia survey. The survey conducted last June 5 to 8 and first...

Grace Poe nearly ties VP Binay in latest poll survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Grace Poe has nearly tied Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest presidential preference survey conducted by independent think tank IBON Foundation. The IBON survey conducted from May 13 to 23, 2015 showed that 13.8 percent of respondents wanted Binay...

VP Binay floats Erap as running mate in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday floated former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada as his possible running mate in the 2016 elections — a reversal of their tandem in 2010. “Hindi na Erap-Binay, Binay-Erap na,” Binay said in an interview with...

Run, Duterte, run

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is a good alternative candidate for the 2016 presidential election. If ever he decides to join the presidential derby, he has a good chance of winning it. This will be the first time in Philippine history that a politician coming from Mindanao...

Gov’t witness claims Duterte ordered Davao Death Squad killings —De Lima

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A witness currently in government custody has claimed that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings perpetrated by the vigilante group Davao Death Squad (DDS), Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday. In a chance interview, De Lima described...

Duterte raps critics, says he might run for president

DAVAO (Mabuhay) – For the first time, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is considering running for president in 2016 after being fed up with the criticisms being thrown at him. “This is the first time that I have mentioned the possibility of being the president,” Duterte...

Duterte: I won’t run for national post in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte maintained that he is not interested in running for a national position in 2016. Duterte issued the statement after Vice President Jejomar Binay said he is eyeing the Davao city mayor as a possible runningmate in next...

Duterte: No room for failure if I become president

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said there will be no room for failure if he chooses to run and becomes president in 2016. During a speech before overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong last Sunday, Duterte said he is still “trying to feel the pulse of the...