Obama confident EDCA to be implemented

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — The United States reaffirmed its alliance with the Philippines in the just concluded closed-door bilateral talks between US President Barack Obama and President Aquino. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said Obama spoke of the strength of the...

PNoy, Obama to discuss PHL-US security ties — US envoy

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III and US President Barack Obama will discuss security issues, possibly including the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, when they sit down for bilateral talks at the sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders’...

Trial proper of Napoles, Gigi Reyes to start in January

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A year after charges have been filed before the Sandiganbayan, the first pork barrel scam-related plunder case in now set for trial proper. Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, and two...

CA to hear amparo, habeas corpus pleas vs. Manalo, other Iglesia ni Cristo leaders

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The petitions for amparo and habeas corpus against Iglesia ni Cristo leader Eduardo Manalo and other officials of the religious group has been raffled to the Seventh Division of the Court of Appeals. CA clerk of court Teresita Marigomen on Monday told reporters...

How do you solve a problem like Roxas

It is so sad that Mar Roxas, the son of the well-respected late Senator Gerry Roxas and a scion of the affluent Araneta clan, is a born loser. If Roxas , the Liberal Party presidential candidate, is convinced that he will be elected as the next President despite his low numbers...

Sandiganbayan denies Napoles’ bail plea anew

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has denied for the second time the bail plea of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the supposed pork barrel scam. “Wherefore, accused Janet Lim-Napoles’ petition for bail, filed on July 7, 2014, is hereby denied for lack of merit,”...

Estrada can’t replace Binay, Poe, says election lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada cannot be a substitute for both Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay if both will be disqualified to run for President, election law expert Atty. Romulo Macalintal said in a statement Thursday. Binay has been ordered...

Ex-Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim files COC in Manila

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim is eyeing a comeback in the Philippine capital. On Tuesday noon, Lim filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for Manila mayor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Arroceros, Manila. The 85-year-old Lim, also...

Joker Arroyo, champion of human rights: Chiz

Sen. Joker Arroyo will always be known as among the pioneers and champion of human rights advocacy and a freedom fighter. He defended and handled human rights cases. This was the official statement released by his colleague, Senator Chiz Escudero. “Together with the...

Joker Arroyo’s passing a ‘shocker’

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Joker Arroyo died on October 5 following an unsuccessful heart operation in the United States, former Senator Rene Saguisag confirmed. Saguisag described Arroyo’s passing as a “shocker,” noting he did not know that Arroyo was brought to...