Palace rules out return to full lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — The country does not need to go into full-scale lockdown even amid the surge of COVID-19 cases as this could be addressed in other ways, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday. Roque cited that there are 60% to 75% available beds in...

76.5 percent of Filipino nurses willing to take COVID-19 vaccine — group

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) — Three out of four Filipino nurses are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a survey bared Sunday, as the deadly disease continues to rage in the Philippines where nearly 15,000 healthcare workers have been infected. According to Filipino...

Billionaires Villar, Pacquiao still richest senators in Philippines

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) — Two senators in the Senate remained to be billionaires as of end-2019, the latest summary of Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) posted on the Senate website showed. Senator Cynthia Villar is still the richest lawmaker in the...

Balikbayan box controversy

Despite strong public indignation over the implementation of a new “draconian” policy to be adopted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) regarding balikbayan boxes, President Aquino appears to be firm in his decision to execute the controversial scheme. In his recent speech he made in...

Senate suspends Minority Leader Enrile

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Franklin Drilon implemented on Monday the 90-day suspension of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile as ordered by the Sandiganbayan Third Division. Drilon said he has just received the anti-graft court’s order on Enrile. “Today I will implement the order of the...

WEF is a chance to showcase PHL growth story — Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Senator Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the hosting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia is an opportunity for the Philippines to showcase to the world the country’s economic growth story. ”Hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia is an...

Drilon backtracks on pork abolition

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Senator Franklin Drilon on Tuesday backtracked on his earlier proposal to abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), known as pork barrel, amid new allegations that it is being pocketed by certain lawmakers and individuals. Drilon earlier said...

Lesson of EDSA is not just about gaining back our freedom by overthrowing a dictator but also using this freedom to inspire Filipinos to forge ahead towards progress – President Aquino

MANILA, Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the Filipino people to look at the fruits borne out by the successful and bloodless ousting of a dictator 27 years ago as inspiration to drive our collective will towards reaping the rewards of freedom and...

Mar Roxas to run for president in 2016 – Drilon

MANILA, Jan 30 (Mabuhay) – Interior and Local Government Secretary and defeated vice-presidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas will be the Liberal Party’s standard-bearer in the 2016 presidential election, Sen. Franklin Drilon said Tuesday. Asked who will be the LP’s presidential...

President Aquino leads ceremonial signing of 2013 General Appropriations Act in Malacanang

MANILA, Dec 19 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III led the ceremonial signing of the P2.006-trillion 2013 General Appropriations Act (GAA) in ceremonies held in Malacanang on Wednesday. Dubbed the Empowerment Budget, the 2013 GAA was signed into law by President...
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