Business as usual for Grace Poe on Tuesday

MANILA (Mabuhay) – It’s business as usual for Senator Grace Poe, who is set to visit the province of Laguna on Tuesday, the same day the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is scheduled to decide on the disqualification case filed against her over her citizenship. Poe and her running...

Lawmaker pushes ‘no garage, no car’ bill

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker in the House of Representatives on Wednesday pushed for the passage of a measure mandating individuals to secure a permanent parking space before purchasing a car. At the hearing of the House of Representatives transportation committee,...

NPC calls for indefinite suspension of BBL proceedings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) filed a resolution calling for an indefinite suspension of all proceedings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law until investigations into the Mamasapano incident have been completed. The NPC said the Mamasapano incident, which...

Alcala says he won’t go on leave over alleged garlic cartel

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala shrugged off calls to take a leave of absence, while the National Bureau of Investigation completes its probe into his alleged links to a garlic and onion cartel. Alcala denies allegations he has ever given his blessing for...

Lawmaker urges PNP to emulate Lacson’s style of disciplining police force

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Alarmed by the growing number of incidents involving “hoodlums in uniform,” a lawmaker from the House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to launch an honest-to-goodness campaign to rid its ranks of bad eggs that has...

Gatchalian pushes for swift enactment of revised anti-hazing law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian vowed on Monday to push for the passage into law of House Bill No. 4714 which seeks to totally prohibit hazing and impose graver penalties on fraternities, sororities, student organizations and school administrators who...

UNA eyes Pacquiao as possible senatorial bet in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The United Nationalist Alliance on Monday said it is eyeing Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao as a possible senatorial candidate in the 2016 national elections. UNA Secretary General Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco said in a press briefing that...

Solon asks DFA to forge cooperation with Malaysia to fight human trafficking

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday asked the government to forge a cooperation pact with Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to fight human trafficking, stressing the need for harmonized action between the two countries to tackle the said...

LGUs need to build halfway houses for street kids, beggars – Valenzuela solon

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) – Local government units (LGUs) need to build shelters for mendicants and troubled children as an effective solution to keep them off streets and help transform their lives, Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian said on Wednesday. “Begging on the...