Chiz: Who’s really in charge of airport security?

With fingers pointing in different directions at the Senate inquiry into the “tanim-bala” extortion racket in airports, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to clarify their exact...

Proposed 2016 budget to be passed before year end, Drilon assures Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday assured Malacañang that the chamber will pass the proposed P3-trillion 2016 national budget on schedule as it has done in the last five years. “The Senate will pass the 2016 budget on schedule, for the unimpeded and...

Enrile returns to Senate after dengue bout, gives warning to non-performing agencies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After suffering  from dengue, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile returned to the Senate  on  Monday with  a stern warning to “mercilessly” cut the  budget  of  non-performing agencies. Enrile issued this warning  during the hearing  of the Senate  finance...

Roxas-Robredo tandem for 2016 a done deal?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Has Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo agreed to be the running mate of administration standard bearer Mar Roxas in next year’s elections? The spokesperson of the Leni Robredo for Vice President Movement refused to confirm nor deny reports that Robredo has...

Grace Poe to attend SET proceeding on Friday

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe will attend on Friday the preliminary conference of the Senate Electoral Tribunal that will hear the quo warranto case questioning her qualification to run for the Senate, the lawmaker’s chief of staff has confirmed. “Yes, she will...

Enrile ready to go home, to report to work tomorrow, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is in high spirits on the day of his expected release from hospital detention, his lawyer said Wednesday. In an interview, Atty. Eleazar Reyes said Enrile, 91, has prepared his belongings at the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

BIR employee accused of extortion try by chopper supplier

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The officials of a US-based supplier that won the P1.2-billion contract for the purchase of refurbished helicopters exposed at a Senate hearing on Tuesday an alleged extortion try by a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) employee, who allegedly negotiated...

Miriam asks for prayers as she continues fight vs. cancer

MANILA (Mabuhay) — One year after announcing that she has lung cancer, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday asked the public to continue praying for her complete recovery. “I announced that I had lung cancer, stage four, exactly a year ago today. Please...

Harry Roque mulls UNA senatorial run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Harry Roque said he is still considering the invitation of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to run for the Senate. As of now, he said he is still weighing his options as he is still a professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of...

Father’s Day dinner downs Bongbong Marcos

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was not able to attend an event at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Monday morning due to food poisoning. The students waited for the arrival of the senator for an...