Binay, Marcos blast DSWD’s Soliman over spoiled, dumped rice

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed outrage over the admission of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman that hundreds of food packs and sacks of rice were spoiled and dumped in Dagami, Leyte. “Such act borders on criminal neglect. Thousands of...

Robredo: I’m the only true blue Bicolano among all VP bets

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Five vice presidential aspirants have ties with the Bicol Region, but Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo believes she’s the only one who could boast of having stayed in the region for nearly her entire life. Robredo, who’s the running mate of Mar Roxas under...

Marcos hits Aquino for defending ‘incompetent’ MIAA chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice Presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. slammed President Benigno Aquino III for defending the “incompetent” Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado despite calls for the latter’s...

No need for Aquino to apologize over SAF 44 deaths, Palace insists

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There is no need for President Benigno Aquino III to apologize for the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members killed during the infamous January 25 Mamasapano clash, a Malacañang spokesperson said Thursday. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said...

Marcoses don’t owe Filipinos an apology for martial law, Miriam says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Marcos family doesn’t owe the Filipino people an apology over the the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ imposition of martial law, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said on Friday after she filed her certificate of candidacy to run for...

Cayetano still hopeful Duterte will run for president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is still hoping that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will run for president in 2016. “He has asked for more time, more soul searching. (It’s not easy to decide) to take a leap of faith for national office,” he told reporters at the...

Marcos meets Duterte, seeks advice

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Mimicking a move by vice presidential candidate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. also trooped to Davao City to meet with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday night. Marcos, who is rumored to be running for higher office in 2016,...

Cayetano woos Duterte: We need a real leader

DAVAO, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said he is backing calls for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016, saying the country needs a real leader. The Nacionalista Party senator said he and his sister, Senator Pia...

Peace efforts to continue even without BBL passage – Iqbal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Non-passage of a “good” Bangsamoro Basic Law does not mean Mindanao would relapse into bloody war, said Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC). “There is life even after non-passage of BBL,” he said, adding that  the Moro Islamic...

Bongbong: No truth to supposed presidential bid declaration in Pangasinan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that there is no truth to a newspaper report that he will announce his presidential bid for next year’s elections in Pangasinan on Sunday. In a statement, Marcos said that unless the announcement comes...