Drilon confident guilty verdict on Pemberton won’t affect PHL-US relations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon believes the Olongapo City court’s guilty verdict on the slay case of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton will not affect the country’s relationship with the US. “I am confident that the decision will...

Marcos: Congress can still pass BBL if House has quorum to approve it

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said Congress may still be able to approve the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law if the House of Representatives can muster a quorum to tackle its own version of the bill. In a press statement, Marcos, chairman of the Senate...

Mar not affected by allies leaving LP for Duterte

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – Presidential candidate Mar Roxas on Monday said Liberal Party (LP) members are free to choose who they will support in the May 2016 elections. “Malaya naman ang bawat mamamayan na piliin kung sino at kanino sila papanig so okay naman ang lahat,” Roxas...

DOTC stops new rule for professional driver’s license

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has suspended the new Land Transportation Office (LTO) order requiring applicants for a professional driver’s license to get clearances from both the police and the National Bureau of...

Kiko Pangilinan, Drilon file COCs for senator

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) — Former food security czar Francis Pangilinan and Senate President Franklin Drilon Wednesday filed their certificates of candidacy for senator at the Comelec main office in Intramuros, Manila. Pangilinan was accompanied by his wife, actress Sharon...

Roxas: LP probing ‘Playgirls’ incident in Laguna

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Liberal Party is investigating the appearance of sexy dancers who took the stage following the swearing in of new members in Sta. Cruz, Laguna on Thursday. In a statement issued Friday morning, LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas reminded party members not to...

LP formally selects Mar Roxas as presidential bet for 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The ruling Liberal Party (LP) on Wednesday formally selected former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as its presidential candidate for the 2016 national elections. The nomination was held during the National Executive Council (NECO) meeting of the party...

Roxas-Cayetano tandem ‘out of the picture’: Drilon

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon ruled out on Thursday the possibility of a Roxas-Cayetano tandem in the 2016 elections. Roxas is former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the Liberal Party’s (LP) standard-bearer, while Cayetano is Senate Minority Leader Alan...

While still hoping for Poe, LP hunts for another VP for Roxas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The search is on for Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ running mate despite the President’s statement that the Liberal Party (LP) would not give up on Senator Grace Poe, a ranking party official said Wednesday. “Nag-uumpisa na kaming maghanap para sa ganoon ay...

Senators want Budget Department to clarify policy on use of savings

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least two senators have urged the Department of Budget and Management to clarify its policy on the use of savings and realignment of funds. At Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed P378.346-billion budget for 2016 of the Department of Public Works...