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Duterte to China: Treat Filipinos as brothers, not enemies

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — President Duterte on Monday urged China to maintain camaraderie with Filipinos as his government negotiates with Beijing over rival claims to the South China Sea. “If we continue to treat each other us brothers, and […]
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Palace declares success in first phase of campaign vs drugs

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) – With hundreds of thousands of individuals surrendering to authorities for admitted drug use, Malacañang on Sunday declared success in the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. “Kung makikita po natin ‘yung first phase ng laban kontra...
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Gov’t will not pay for Marcos burial, Lorenzana says

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) – National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday revealed that the government will not be spending anything for the planned hero’s burial of former strongman Ferdinand Marcos, except for the military honors. “Hindi. Ang gastos lang […]
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Comelec suspends ballot printing for barangay, SK polls

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has temporarily suspended the printing of ballots for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. According to Comelec chief Andres Bautista, this is in line with a seeming agreement to push […]
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Duterte to CHR: Crime or human life?

CAMP GENERAL MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Commission on Human Rights to consider the safety of the 104 million Filipinos before criticizing his intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign. ”Itong mga human rights, mamili kayo: Is […]
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De Lima laughs off Duterte’s ‘drug matrix’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Saying she is 100 percent of her innocence, Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday laughed off President Rodrigo Duterte’s matrix supposedly showing her role in the drug operations inside the New Bilibid Prison. In a press conference, […]
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Military must have access to every inch of republic, Duterte says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The military must have access to every inch of the country, including areas of indigenous peoples or lumad in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte said at past midnight Thursday. Asked about the issue of militarization of lumad communities […]
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Duterte’s ‘drugs matrix’ tags De Lima, others

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte early Thursday morning released a “matrix” showing links between Senator Leila de Lima and several others allegedly involved in illegal drug activities at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) under the previous...
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Duterte to convene LEDAC to boost infrastructure plans

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte will convene an advisory body with lawmakers to boost his plans to overhaul the country’s creaking infrastructure and untangle crippling traffic jams in the capital, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Tuesday. The...
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De Lima ‘strong’ amid Duterte ‘squid, diversionary tactics’

MANILA  (Mabuhay)  – A “clear squid, diversionary tactic” was how Senator Leila de Lima described on Monday insinuations about her possible involvement in the pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by detained businesswoman Janet Napoles. “I’d like to think that’s another...