Pacquiao: No more absences if I win

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said he will give his full focus on being a senator should he win in the 2016 elections. Pacquiao said he will work harder should he win, recognizing the much bigger responsibilities that a senator handles. “Kaya po ako...

Nancy Binay: VP Binay not worried with latest drop in public satisfaction rating

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is not worried with the latest drop in his public satisfaction rating, her daughter, Senator Nancy Binay, said Tuesday. “Sa kanya, ang mindset niya whether mataas o mababa, dapat consisitent ka lang sa pagtulong mo sa...

Chiz welcomes Robredo’s entry into VP race

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero on Monday welcomed the entry of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo into the vice presidential race in 2016. “Rep. Leni Robredo is qualified and has every right to offer herself for higher office,” Escudero said in a press statement....

Belmonte is Roxas’ bet for Speaker in next Congress

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II on Tuesday expressed belief that Speaker Sonny Belmonte will keep the top job at the Lower House should Mar Roxas win the presidency. Gonzales said Roxas himself backed Belmonte for Speaker when he...

Iba na ngayon: Pinoys won’t choose Binay, Trillanes says

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is confident that Vice President Jejomar Binay will fail in his bid to win the presidency in 2016. Trillanes, who intends to run as vice president, reasoned that the public’s vigilance will prevent them from...

Marcos meets Duterte, seeks advice

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Mimicking a move by vice presidential candidate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. also trooped to Davao City to meet with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday night. Marcos, who is rumored to be running for higher office in 2016,...

Cayetano woos Duterte: We need a real leader

DAVAO, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said he is backing calls for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016, saying the country needs a real leader. The Nacionalista Party senator said he and his sister, Senator Pia...

Poe looking forward to survey results after declaring presidential bid

MANILA (Mabuhay) — While thankful for her strong showing in popularity surveys among presidential aspirants, Senator Grace Poe said she is looking forward to the next survey which will show the people’s reaction on her official declaration as a candidate in the 2016 poll...

Poe, Binay, Roxas neck and neck in 12-man race

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe, Vice President Jejomar Binay, and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas are neck and neck in a 12-man presidential race, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey where respondents were given a list of 12 names...

De Lima bids DOJ goodbye in founding anniversary speech

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday bid farewell to the Department of Justice, underscoring the agency’s “humble” victories under her leadership despite “pressures.” De Lima, however, has not yet formally offered her intention to quit her post,...