Enrile returns to Senate after dengue bout, gives warning to non-performing agencies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After suffering  from dengue, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile returned to the Senate  on  Monday with  a stern warning to “mercilessly” cut the  budget  of  non-performing agencies. Enrile issued this warning  during the hearing  of the Senate  finance...

DBM defends DAP, vows to cooperate with Ombudsman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) vowed to cooperate with the Office of the Ombudsman as two of its officials face preliminary probe for technical malversation and administrative charges over the implementation of the government’s controversial...

Poe citizenship decision by November

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) – The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is set to release its ruling on Senator Grace Poe’s citizenship case by early November, Sen. Loren Legarda said Thursday. “The timeline has already been set and by the first week of November, I believe a decision will...

Peace efforts to continue even without BBL passage – Iqbal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Non-passage of a “good” Bangsamoro Basic Law does not mean Mindanao would relapse into bloody war, said Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC). “There is life even after non-passage of BBL,” he said, adding that  the Moro Islamic...

De Lima urged: Resolve Ortega petition before leaving DOJ

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) -– The daughter of slain environmentalist Gerry Ortega on Tuesday renewed her family’s call for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to act on their petition for review of his father’s slay case. Mika Ortega said de Lima should finally act on the...

Philippine Army denies existence of ‘hit list’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Army on Saturday denied that the military has a “hit list” of 70 activists in Mindanao and leaders of progressive groups. “There is no such thing as hit list in the AFP. Everybody knows that only the New People’s Army is making a hit list,” said...

Arroyo camp cites Enrile bail in house arrest plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have cited before the Sandiganbayan the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision granting bail to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, among other reasons, in their pending petition for house arrest. In a reply to the...

Militants picket SC, call for rejection of EDCA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — About a hundred protesters staged a rally in front of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday morning in time for the 24th anniversary of the Philippines’ rejection of the United States bases treaty. The protesters are from militant organization Bagong...

Enrile has dengue, daughter says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning due to dengue. Katrina Ponce Enrile, who is now in the United States, said her father was brought to the Makati Medical Center past midnight. “He has...

House approves Judiciary Independence Enhancing Act

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure banning the re-appointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) who has already served the full term. Rep. Niel C. Tupas, Jr. (5th District, Iloilo), chairperson of...