Duterte ‘undecided’ on VFA fate, seeks public opinion

MANILA. Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — “Undecided” on the fate of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US), President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants public input on the controversial defense deal. In a public address delivered Wednesday...

AFP to abide by Duterte’s final guidance on VFA

MANILA, Nov 6 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said it would follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s final guidance on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). “We will abide fully by the final guidance of the President as regards the...

Duterte not in a hurry to abrogate VFA — Palace

MANILA, Nov 4 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte is in “no immediate rush” to abrogate the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte may postpone for another six...

Binay camp: Demolition job vs VP resumes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said they are bracing themselves for the continuation of the alleged demolition job against the opposition’s presidential candidate. This, following the remarks made by President Benigno Aquino III alluding to...

Wait for SC’s final say on Grace Poe, says her lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The legal counsel of Senator Grace Poe on Thursday reiterated that the Supreme Court has the final say on whether the presidential aspirant is a natural-born Filipino. Asked for comment on Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s remark that Poe is not a natural-born...

Miriam wants tougher law vs ‘laglag-bala’ perpetrators

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday urged his colleagues to raise penalties against perpetrators of the alleged “laglag bala” extortion racket or any person who would plant bullets or firearms as evidence. Defensor said she will file a bill seeking to...

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...

Marcos family owes Filipino people an apology over Martial Law – PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Marcos family should apologize for the implementation of Martial Law in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. “I’ve said that time and again and in so many decades, yes,” said Aquino when asked by members of the Foreign...

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...

No commitment yet from Honasan to be VP Binay’s running mate –Tiangco

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Gringo Honasan has yet to agree to United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) offer for him to be Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate in the 2016 elections, party president and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco said Friday. “He has not come back to me...