Poe urges DOJ: Expedite probe report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Amid differing findings by various bodies conducting probes into the Mamasapano incident, Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday  urged the Department of Justice to expedite the completion of its investigation report. “Given the differing findings of fact, it is...

Chiz slams Trillanes: Don’t sow conflict between AFP, PNP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero sees no point in releasing the testimonies of military officials who claimed that some 120 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers did not help their comrades who were caught in a firefight with Muslim rebels after killing a terrorist in...

Senators stand by report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The leaders of the Senate committees which looked into the bloody Mamasapano clash stood by their report Monday amid the ‘concern’ aired by the Commission on Human Rights. Senator Grace Poe, head of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, said...

JV Ejercito: Aquino put BOI in awkward situation

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) – Opposition Senator JV Ejercito on Tuesday scored President Benigno Aquino III for putting the police panel that investigated the January 25 Mamasapano clash in an awkward position. Ejercito said Aquino preempted the submission of the report of the...

Berberabe as Binay running-mate?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Makati Mayor Erwin “Junjun” Binay on Wednesday floated the possibility of a coalition between the United Nationalist Alliance and the Liberal Party, with his father, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, as the standard-bearer for both parties in the...

Chiz: No plans of running for president in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero shrugged off the results of a latest Pulse Asia Survey where he placed fifth among a list of possible presidential candidates, saying he does not even have plans of running in 2016. “Wala naman akong balak tumakbong presidente. Hindi ko...

Bicam approves proposed P2.6-T national budget for 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday approved the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget. In an interview with reporters, Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the finance committee, said the...

Bongbong questions P12.9B budget for projects not under DILG’s mandate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday night questioned the P12.9 billion allotment for water supply, low-cost housing and other projects to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) which were contained in the errata submitted by the...

Acting Health Sec. Garin attends Senate budget deliberations

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) – Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin arrived at the Senate Monday morning to attend the deliberations on the budget of the Department of Health. Some senators earlier expressed concern on the presence of Garin at the Senate after she and Armed Forces...

‘Let him have peace away from gov’t’: Escudero on calls for Aquino’s 2nd term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Aquino family has already rendered great service to the country, let them have peace and quiet away from the “media spotlight and headaches of government work,” Senator Francis Escudero said Tuesday. “As a personal friend, I believe he and his family have...