Duterte to Filipinos: Let’s build ‘better, more prosperous’ PH

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — As the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic continues to grapple the country, President Rodrigo Duterte has enjoined Filipinos to help his administration build a “better and more prosperous” Philippines. Duterte made the call on Wednesday ahead...

Binay camp gets back at ‘high blood’ Lacierda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay slammed Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda for making an issue out of the allegedly required attendance of students in Binay’s “true” State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Cavite State University (CvSU)...

VP Binay to face murder complaint?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay revealed Tuesday his critics are planning to file a murder complaint against him as part of a demolition job to derail his presidential bid. Binay said the murder charge is just part of mudslinging attempts against him ahead of the...

PNoy to VP Binay: Give right facts in counter-SONA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday challenged Vice President Jejomar Binay to stick to the facts when he delivers his speech countering Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) later in the afternoon. “One would hope he would honor his...

Aquino: BIR collections for 2015 poised to hit new record high

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is poised to set a new record high in collections this year, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday as he commended the agency for sustaining an uptrend in revenue-gathering. In a speech commemorating the bureau’s 111th...

Former energy chief credits Aquino for cutting down corruption in gov’t

By Abner Galino An hour or two before President Benigno Aquino III could deliver his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (Philippine time), his former energy secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla spoke to the media here in Los Angeles and credited his former...

Militant solons’ Sona protest ‘in aid of reelection’ says LP exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The protest action of lawmen from the Makabayan bloc during the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno Aquino III is a maneuver for them to secure votes for the upcoming elections, an administration ally said on Monday. Liberal...

Gov’t tells MRT owner: Drop case vs new train cars

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government is urging the Sobrepeña-controlled MRT Holdings Inc. (MRTH) to drop its bid to stop the purchase of 48 new train cars for the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3). The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said government has “exercised...

Sen. Marcos: I haven’t decided anything yet for 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid speculations that he would run for higher office in 2016, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Monday he has no plans yet for 2016. “I have not decided on anything for the 2016 elections,” Marcos told reporters when asked about his plans for the...

Grace Poe no longer expecting Aquino’s endorsement

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even as she has yet to categorically state her political plans for 2016, Senator Grace Poe said Wednesday that she is no longer expecting that President Benigno Aquino III will endorse her for next year’s presidential polls. Poe’s remark came amid...