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...

Rumored brother Bongbong Marcos says he’s willing to take DNA test for Grace Poe

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that he was willing to undergo a DNA test if it would help Senator Grace Poe in her quest to find her biological relatives. Marcos made the remark after Poe said in radio interview that DNA tests with several...

Miriam Santiago files COC for president

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday afternoon filed her certificate of candidacy for president just a few hours shy of the 5 p.m. deadline. It was only on Tuesday that Santiago declared her intention to run for president, saying she was doing so after...

NP to support all three VP bets: Cynthia Villar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Nacionalista Party will support all three vice presidential candidates in its ranks if they all push through with their plans in the 2016 elections, Senator Cynthia Villar told reporters on Tuesday. Villar is the wife of NP president Manny Villar. Villar...

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...

Gringo not interested to be VP Binay’s running mate in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Gregorio Honasan II on Tuesday denied reports that he will be the running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay, saying he is not interested in seeking the second highest elective post in the country. “I have not considered it, seriously. I’m busy...

Senators to MILF: Don’t threaten Congress

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least three senators on Friday warned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front against threatening Congress on what the armed group will do once it fails to get the Bangsamoro Basic Law passed in the form it prefers. “Threatening Congress might be...

Drilon: Changes in BBL substitute bill needed to make it constitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon defended Thursday the changes made by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Malacañang-backed proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Drilon said the changes were necessary to make the proposed measure constitutional. “Sa akin pong...

Bongbong: Criticisms vs substitute BBL premature

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called objections to the substitute Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) premature. Marcos, chairman of the Senate’s local government committee, said the substitute bill just means there are plenty of amendments that must be made as...

12 senators sign Santiago report saying BBL draft is unconstitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least 12 senators have already signed the committee report drafted by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago stating that the Bangsamoro Basic Law should be substantially revised if it is to withstand legal scrutiny before the Supreme Court. With the signatures of...