Binay camp: Demolition job vs VP resumes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said they are bracing themselves for the continuation of the alleged demolition job against the opposition’s presidential candidate. This, following the remarks made by President Benigno Aquino III alluding to...

Lacson to Poe: Fighting city hall isn’t easy, survival victory enough

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has a piece of advice for presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe: “Fighting city hall isn’t easy. Survival is victory enough. Winning is too much to ask.” Lacson was reacting to Poe’s earlier statement that she feels...

Palace on Poe’s disqualification: Sobriety, respect for law must prevail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Wednesday appealed for sobriety and respect for law among all concerned parties following a decision of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Second Division to disqualify Sen ator Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race. “We understand that...

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...

Pacquiao leads UNA senatorial slate

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Six official candidates led by Sarangani boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, and six guest bets are set to run for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the 2016 elections. UNA president and Navotas City Rep. Toby Tiangco officially...

Unprecedented number of candidates for 2016 polls: Comelec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Last week’s period for filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) recorded the greatest number of aspirants for elective posts with 130 COCs filed for president, 19 for vice president, and 172 for senator, according to Commission on Elections spokesperson James...

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...

Honasan ‘sad, but excited’ about VP run in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II on Tuesday said he is sad, but excited about his vice presidential run in 2016. Honasan said he was reluctant to accept his nomination as vice presidential candidate of the United Nationalist Alliance because...