Mar Roxas running mate known in a few days — Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Expect the running mate of former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to be known in the next few days, Liberal Party official Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday. Drilon, the campaign manager of the LP-led administration coalition in the 2013...

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during a courtesy call in Malacañang Palace on Tuesday morning. Queen Maxima, who is also the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Inclusive...

Senate panel set to finish deliberations on BBL in two weeks

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Senate panel which is deliberating on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is set to transmit to the plenary its committee report on the controversial measure in the next two weeks to have it passed before the Senate adjourns sine die on June 11....

Escudero urges new Comelec chair Bautista to act fast for automated 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday urged newly-appointed Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista to act fast and hit the ground running to ensure clean, honest, and automated elections in 2016. “Time is of the essence and he has to act fast in...

BBL constitutional, peace council concludes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Malacañang-created peace council tasked to review the provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Tuesday maintained that the measure was overall “constitutional” despite some phrases that need to be inserted or deleted. “In conclusion,...

Drilon: Senate to give special attention to BBL when session resumes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Once Congress resumes sessions on Monday, the Senate will give “special legislative attention” to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to make sure that it will be constitutional, fair, and inclusive, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Friday. “It will receive...

Aquino no longer most trusted top official – Pulse Asia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After the Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash, President Benigno Aquino III is no longer the most trusted top government official, his ratings having dropped to a record low last week, according to Pulse Asia survey results released Thursday. Senate President Franklin...

Arrest warrant issued vs Makati Mayor Jujun Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate on Monday ordered the body’s sergeant-at-arms to arrest Makati Mayor Erwin “Junjun” Binay and five others for their continued refusal to attend the Senate hearings on alleged corruption in the country’s premier financial district. The order came...

Binay, Poe, Roxas top poll

Survey reveals who may be in 2016 presidential race SWS poll lists possible 2016 presidential contenders MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II topped a new poll taken by the Social Weather Stations as the three...

Drilon accuser claims P740-M ICC initially estimated to cost only P200-M

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The construction and development of the controversial Iloilo Convention Center was initially estimated to cost only P200 million, the accuser of Senate President Franklin Drilon said Wednesday as he submitted to a Senate panel the deed of donation which he...