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...

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...

LP formally asks Leni Robredo to be Roxas’ VP in 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Liberal Party has formally asked Rep. Leni Robredo to be the running mate of its presumptive standard bearer, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II, for the 2016 elections. Robredo, widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, however, said...

Will they run as indendents?

Poe-Escudero’s independent bid is mere talk, LP solon says MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party (LP) stalwart Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice insisted Saturday that the independent candidacy of Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero in 2016 is mere rhetoric. The two lawmakers...

Drilon asks LP: Find a VP for Mar, stop courting Grace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon wants the Liberal Party (LP) to finally pick a vice presidential running mate for its standard-bearer, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas – and leave Senator Grace Poe out of the picture. Drilon, LP’s vice chairman, said he will ask...

Out-on-bail Enrile visits still-detained Jinggoy, Bong Revilla

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Ponce Enrile on Friday dropped by the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame to visit Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr., who continue to be detained on plunder and graft charges related to the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam....

Aquino: Justice must be served against corruption

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that the country will only be able to move on from corruption allegations against erring officials only after justice has been achieved. “May nagsabi na bang sorry sa ginawang katiwalian? Makaka-move on lang...

VP Binay files P200-M damage suit vs. Trillanes, Cayetano, Mercado

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday filed a P200-M libel suit against Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, and eight others. The complaint was filed before the...

Good tie up between admin, Sens Escudero, Poe, must continue, says Palace official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The administration and Senators Francis Escudero and Grace Poe had a good coalition in 2013, which could be sustained until 2016, a Palace official said. It was reported that President Aquino met with Escudero and Poe this week underscoring the importance of...