Pretrial of Enrile’s plunder case deferred anew

MANILA (Mabuhay) – For the second time, the Sandiganbayan has deferred the pretrial of the plunder case of Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile as well as his co-accused Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes and Janet Lim-Napoles in connection with their alleged involvement in the pork...

Grace Poe to attend SET proceeding on Friday

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe will attend on Friday the preliminary conference of the Senate Electoral Tribunal that will hear the quo warranto case questioning her qualification to run for the Senate, the lawmaker’s chief of staff has confirmed. “Yes, she will...

Junjun files reply affidavit in libel case vs Trillanes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay personally appeared before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday to submit his reply-affidavit to the counter-affidavit of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in connection with Binay’s libel charge...

Despite SC TRO on gov’t distribution of Implanon Hontiveros, women’s groups distribute contraceptive implants to communities

PhilHealth Director Risa Hontiveros together with Akbayan Women and the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) today distributed contraceptives such as Implanon, birth control pills, injectibles and condoms to women of Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City as part of...

Senators want Budget Department to clarify policy on use of savings

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – At least two senators have urged the Department of Budget and Management to clarify its policy on the use of savings and realignment of funds. At Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed P378.346-billion budget for 2016 of the Department of Public Works...

VP Binay: DAP probe on President Aquino, Abad all for show

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is adamant that the investigation being conducted by the Ombudsman on President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on the discontinued Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was all for sho...

Aquino: SC ruling on Enrile bail not grounded on laws

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday hit the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, saying the ruling didn’t have lawful grounds. In a media briefing here, Aquino pointed out that the high court’s decision did...

House OKs bill granting OFWs the right to equal protection on money claims

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure granting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) the right to equal protection on money claims in case their employment abroad has been terminated. House Bill 5988, authored...

Out-on-bail Enrile visits still-detained Jinggoy, Bong Revilla

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Ponce Enrile on Friday dropped by the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame to visit Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr., who continue to be detained on plunder and graft charges related to the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam....

SC upholds 1st conviction under Anti-Hazing Law

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “The fraternal contract should not be signed in blood, celebrated with pain, marred by injuries, and perpetrated through suffering.” So goes the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in the first ever conviction under Republic Act (RA) No. 8049...