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Lacson wants rehab mandate transferred to NDRRMC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Panfilo Lacson said he is now in the process of transferring his office’s mandate to a permanent agency such as the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). In […]

Initiate VFA revision on custody and detention provisions, Drilon urges Palace, DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday urged Malacañang and the Department of Foreign Affairs to initiate the revision of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States particularly on the pact’s custody and detention provisions....

Sandigan rejects recusal request of justices in Jinggoy cases

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan has unanimously refused the request for recusal of the three justices handling the graft and plunder cases of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang said Wednesday. Tang said the anti-graft court, in […]

MRT gets failing grade from commuters in Sen. Poe’s survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commuters gave the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains a failing grade in terms of maintenance works on the 15-year-old mass transport system. At a hearing of the Senate committee on public services on Wednesday, chairman Sen. Grace […]

DOJ: Murder case calls for PHL custody over Pemberton

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The Visiting Forces Agreement between provided for the Philippines asking for sole custody of a US serviceman in conflict with the country’s laws in “extraordinary” situations, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Wednesday. De […]

Lawmaker pushes for creation of Intellectual Property Asset Management Council

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is pushing for the establishment of an Intellectual Property Asset Management Advisory Council that would recommend to the President how the Government should treat Government-owned intellectual property created under Government contracts, grants and...

Aquino to new AFP officers: Resist corruption

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday enjoined new officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to resist corruption. During the graduation rites of the AFP Officer Candidate Courses, Aquino said military officials should muster strength […]

Pacquiao says Mayweather has ‘nowhere to run’

General Santos, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao vowed to chase Floyd Mayweather into ring submission after his US rival offered to fight him next year in a blockbuster world title face-off. “He (Mayweather) has reached […]

DepEd reminds schools of no collection policy for Christmas party

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No collections for Christmas parties. This was the stern reminder to public schools from the Department of Education, which also exhorted them to keep such parties simple. “The payment of such contributions shall not be made a […]

Aquino indecisive on Purisima controversies – Alunan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A former Interior and Local Government Secretary on Monday said President Aquino acted indecisively on the controversies surrounding Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima. Ex-DILG chief Rafael Alunan said the President’s half-hearted action on Purisima...