Grace Poe leaps forward in SWS ‘presidentiable’ survey

MANILA, Apr 16 (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe is one of the strong contenders for the presidency if elections were held today as the latest survey by pollster Social Weather Stations showed she has narrowed the gap between her and first-placer Vice President Jejomar Binay. The SWS...

It’s presidency or nothing once Duterte decides

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte may not have made up his mind yet about Malacanang but it looks like he is weighing the odds of a presidential bid. His political adviser Lito Banayo said Duterte has been visiting provinces to get the pulse of the people....

ARMM governor: No ISIS presence in the region

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman dismissed reports that members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have gotten into the region. Hataman attributed the connection merely to bandit groups in the region identifying with the...

Duterte declines Miriam VP offer, endorses Teodoro instead

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he is not accepting the offer of Senator Miriam Santiago as her running mate in 2016, saying that he is “not good for national office” and that he will retire after his term as mayor. “I am honored by the...

Duterte is Miriam’s first pick for VP if she runs for president in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – If Senator Miriam Defensor will push through with her plan to run for President in 2016, her first choice for her running mate will be Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. “He (Duterte) will make an excellent Vice President for enforcement,” she said in a press...

Robin Padilla: Politics will remain a closed door

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actor Robin Padilla will never run for public office again. The touted “Bad Boy of Philippine Movies,” who gunned for but failed to secure the vice governorship of Nueva Ecija in 1995, said that while he still gets “many” offers from various parties,...

Duterte wants UNDOF commander shot in the head

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at United Nation Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) commander Lt. Gen. Singh Singha over the issue involving the standoff between Syrian rebels and Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights. In his weekly television...

ISIS recruiting Davaoeños, says Duterte

DAVAO CITY (Mabuhay) – No less than Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed that the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is recruiting young Davaoeños. Duterte said most of those recruited by the group have already left the country in the past month. “I...

Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, saying that he reacted on...

Military has more than enough forces to secure Davao City

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In wake of the terror threat warnings provided by President Benigno S. Aquino III to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the Eastern Mindanao Command on Saturday announced that it has more than sufficient forces to deploy and protect the locality. “The Armed...