Gov’t urged to study proposed China-ASEAN maritime drills

Manila, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) – A former Justice Secretary-turned-opposition lawmaker has asked the Aquino administration to study China’s proposed joint naval drills with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which, he said, could help ease the tension in the...

Trillanes and Cayetano: From allies to rivals?

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) — “May the best man win,” Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Thursday as the name of his party-mate, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano has been floated as one of his possible rivals in the vice presidential race in 2016. The two are both...

Amid confusion on standard-bearer, LP to stick together – solon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A member of the ruling Liberal Party is confident the administration party would remain intact come 2016, amid reports that some members would deflect out of the party if it supports a losing candidate next year. In an ambush interview on Tuesday, Iloilo...

P440-M BBL bribery story credible, solid – reporter tells House

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The reporter who broke the story on the alleged P440-million bribe for lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) stood by her articles when she appeared before the House of Representatives on Tuesday. During the House of Representatives...

Aquino seeks ‘understanding’ but no apology for Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In what he said would be the last time he speaks on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday again accepted responsibility for the disastrous January 25 Mamasapano incident and “humbly” asked for “understanding,” but offered no apology. “I say again,...

House Energy panel chair again urges emergency powers for PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The chair of the House energy committee on Monday stressed anew the need for Congress to approve the emergency powers sought by President Benigno Aquino III at the soonest possible time, warning the country’s economic growth may suffer if the...

Very little time available for Charter change, Comelec chief says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid talks of amending the 1987 Constitution, Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. admitted that there is very little time for it. “Wala na ring oras, konting konti na. Masikip na,” Brillantes told reporters Wednesday at the sidelines of the opening of the...

Do lifestyle checks on all gov’t execs – House leader

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Any proposal to make lifestyle checks mandatory should cover all government officials, Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said Tuesday. Asked if he would agree to lifestyle checks on members of the House of Representatives, Gonzales replied: “Why only...

Arroyo may only be suspended through Congress vote

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives will have to vote as a chamber if it would suspend former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo for graft over the NBN-ZTE deal, a House leader said. Majority floor leader Mandaluyong Representative Neptali...

Aquino supports anti-dynasty bill, but wary of curtailing politicians’ rights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has expressed support for a bill against political dynasties, but at the same time aired concerns that such a legislation may curtail the rights of politicians like himself. In an interview with Bombo Radyo aired on Thursday...
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