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Aquino hikes subsistence allowance for AFP, PNP, other uniformed personnel

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has approved higher daily subsistence allowances for the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. Aquino’s spokesman, Secretary Edwin Lacierda on Monday confirmed that the President signed on Friday a...
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DFA: Sabah not at issue in Note Verbale to KL on South China Sea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The recent note verbale from the Philippines to Malaysia on the issue of the extended continental shelf (ECS) in the South China Sea is part of the two neighbors’ “friendly bilateral relations” and does not in any […]
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Cayetano links Robin’s tirade to Taguig politics

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Senator Alan Peter Cayetano believes actor Robin Padilla’s criticism of his stance on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is related to politics in Taguig. Cayetano, who served as representative of the Taguig-Pateros legislative district, said Padilla is...
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Miriam’s bill seeks to require diaper-changing stations in public places

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago wants all major establishments and government offices to be required to have diaper-changing stations in their restrooms or common areas accessible not only to women but to men, as well. In her Senate Bill […]
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Quake prompts half-day work suspension in Cebu capitol

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A magnitude-4.7 quake that hit Bohol Monday morning was felt in other areas in Visayas, prompting a half-day work suspension at the Cebu provincial capitol. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III announced half-day work for all Capitol employees, […]
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DOJ OKs tax raps vs Janet Napoles, husband

MANILA, Mar 30 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of P61-million tax evasion charges against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles and her husband Jaime. According to National Prosecution Service chief Prosecutor General Claro...
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Drilon vows to work harder, amid rising public trust, approval ratings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin M. Drilon today promised that he will continue to work hard in fulfilling his responsibilities to the nation, amid the results of recent Pulse Asia survey that reported continued rising public approval and trust […]
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Ping on 2016: ‘Count me among the undecided’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said he remains undecided about  his plans in  2016 but said he would make a decision either in August or September this year. “Count me among the undecided. So many factors to […]
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Comelec may revert to manual system in 2016 polls – exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Expecting a delay in the repair and refurbishment of the 82,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan machines, the Comelec may consider using the manual system for the 2016 national elections. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez on Thursday said “Ang […]
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Govt lawyers oppose Bong Revilla’s request for furlough

MANILA (Mabuhay) – State lawyers handling the case of detained Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan to reject Revilla’ request to attend the high school graduation of his daughter, saying to do so is tantamount to […]