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Aquino: Cash transfer program worth every peso

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday defended the multi-billion peso budget allocated for the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, saying every peso spent for over 7.7 million Filipinos already lifted out of poverty is “worth it.”...
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If elected, Duterte wants to end crime, corruption in three to six months

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte claimed that he could end crime and corruption in the country within three to six months if he is elected president in the May 2016 polls. In a radio interview, Duterte said […]
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Comelec has power to cancel Poe’s COC for president: Guanzon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections started its arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, stressing its jurisdiction to cancel the certificate of candidacy for president of Senator Grace Poe. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon opened the Comelec’s case with the...
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Duterte claims Mar Roxas had a breakdown during Yolanda

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte alleged that his fellow presidential candidate Mar Roxas, former Interior Secretary, had a breakdown after Typhoon Yolanda devasted Tacloban in 2013. Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) is considered the most powerful...
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What PHL will gain from Japan imperial couple’s visit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Japanese imperial couple’s visit to the Philippines will strengthen Philippines’ diplomatic ties with Japan and lead to economic opportunities for both countries, an official said. Philippine Ambassador to Japan, Manuel Lopez said the Philippine state...
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US explains role in Mamasapano operation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Friday confirmed that America played a role in the Mamasapano operation, but insisted that it was done “within the legal framework” of both countries. “There is cooperation, that all […]
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Arrest warrant out vs. Sen. Trillanes over libel case filed by Junjun Binay

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Makati court has issued a warrant of arrest against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV after it had found probable cause in the libel case filed against him by dismissed Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. Lawyer Maricel Cairo, clerk […]
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Aquino orders DOH to ensure public safety vs. Zika virus

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has instructed the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure public safety as much as it can amid the scramble of several countries to prevent the spread of the Zika virus that is associated […]
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Drilon: Economy at stake in May elections

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon warned Friday of a possible reversal of the country’s economic growth if wrong leaders are elected as he urged voters to make the sustainability of the economy a major issue in the May […]
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Aquino says Muslim peace bid to continue after his term

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered special efforts to ensure a peace agreement with Muslim rebels is implemented even after his term ends this year, his spokesman said Sunday. Congressional leaders have said they are unlikely to pass...