UNA ‘not in any position’ to influence Comelec over Poe’s disqualification: Honasan

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) – Opposition party United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday said it had no hand on the disqualification of Senator Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race as rendered by a division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Reacting to the statement...

Binay: Duterte is my friend

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday said he and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte are friends. “Wala, wala. Kaibigan ko naman ‘yan. Madalas din naman ako makapunta sa Davao at nagkakasama kami sa ilang social occasion,” Binay said at the sidelines of a forum...

Binay praises Pacquiao for not leaving UNA amid pressure

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday lauded Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao for stricking with him amid alleged pressures to change his allegiance to other presidential aspirants. “Doon mo nakita na itong si Congressman Manny Pacquiao ay talagang tunay...

Honasan, Villanueva, 7 others face graft raps over ‘pork’ scam

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – After several delays, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday formally filed the graft complaints against the third batch of incumbent and former government officials allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. In separate...

Bongbong, among 6 choices for Binay’s running mate, says UNA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is among six individuals being considered as Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate in the 2016 presidential elections, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) confirmed Saturday. “I will have to admit, kasi lumabas na...

Mar’s ally wooing Pacquiao to drop Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A friend of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is trying to woo boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao into supporting his rumored presidential bid. Pacquiao is already a member of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) founded by Vice President Jejomar Binay,...

Little chance VP Binay will be impeached, House justice panel chair says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Any plan to impeach Vice President Jejomar Binay has little chance of succeeding even if the House of Representatives is packed with administration allies, the chairman of the House Committee on Justice said on Tuesday. Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. said there’s...

Harry Roque mulls UNA senatorial run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Harry Roque said he is still considering the invitation of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to run for the Senate. As of now, he said he is still weighing his options as he is still a professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of...

Binay camp: No truth to Jamias tale that VP wants to apologize

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has denied that he wanted to make amends with the police official whom he had a heated confrontation with last Monday night, a spokesman of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said Friday. Senior Superintendent Elmer...

Palace laments VP Binay’s ‘unfortunate choice’ to hit PNoy

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) — “An unfortunate choice.” This was how Malacañang on Wednesday called Vice President Jejomar Binay’s combative speech enumerating supposed shortcomings of President Benigno Aquino III. In a statement shortly after the vice president’s speech,...