Enrile ready to go home, to report to work tomorrow, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is in high spirits on the day of his expected release from hospital detention, his lawyer said Wednesday. In an interview, Atty. Eleazar Reyes said Enrile, 91, has prepared his belongings at the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Poe’s camp belies David’s accusation of misrepresentation

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Grace Poe on Monday belied the accusations made by defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David as mentioned in his electoral protest filed with the Commission on Elections (Comelec). “There was no misrepresentation because Senator...

SC asked to stop govt from paying Maynilad, Manila Water

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Bayan Muna party-list on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to stop the government from paying Manila Water and Maynilad for the alleged losses the concessionaires incurred after they were disallowed from recovering their corporate income taxes by hiking...

SC grants Enrile plea on bill of particulars over pork cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to get a bill of particulars from the Sandiganbayan to enable him to properly plead and prepare for his graft and plunder trial. In a media briefing, SC Public Information Office...

Chiz quits powerful Senate committee over possible 2016 run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Saying he is seriously considering running for a higher post in 2016, Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday resigned as chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Finance and as co-chairman of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditure...

Aquino: Govt to fund K-to-12 program’s full implementation in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday vowed to fund the full implementation of his flagship education reform effort, the K-to-12 program, next year. In his final State of the Nation Address (SONA), Aquino said the proposed 2016 budget already has funds for...

Porky Chiz

Former Senator Panfilo Lacson did a good job of unmasking the true character of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Lacson has castigated Escudero for being silent about the existence of a P426 billion in pork barrel lump sum and discretionary funds inserted in the 2015 national...

Palace hoping SC can resolve cases vs. automated polls soonest

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday voiced hopes the Supreme Court can resolve soonest the cases challenging the automated elections for May 2016. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte also defended the Commission on Elections’ drive to encourage voter registration...

SC affirms dismissal of Sandra Cam’s complaint vs Iggy, Mikey Arroyo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of the Office of the Ombudsman of Sandra Cam’s complaint against the late Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo, Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, and Restituto Mosqueda whom she accused of coddling jueteng...

LP in a quandary over Mar Roxas

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive administration presidential candidate, appears to be losing his political appeal even from some key members of his own Liberal Party (LP). There are even reports that the LP is heading for a breakup as a result of their leaders’...