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Senate blue ribbon formally invites VP Binay to Makati Building II probe

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – The Senate blue ribbon committee on Wednesday formally invited Vice President Jejomar Binay to attend its hearing on the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building II and corruption allegations against […]
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12.1-M families consider themselves poor – SWS Q3 poll

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A third quarter 2014 survey taken by pollster Social Weather Stations estimated that around 12.1 million families considered themselves poor. The SWS poll found that  55 percent of respondents considered themselves poor—three points higher than the 52 […]
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Sueselbeck on possible ban in PHL: Worst punishment for ‘stupid thing’

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – Marc Sueselbeck, the German fiancé of slain Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, has expressed fears about being barred from returning to the Philippines should he be deported and declared an undesirable alien. At a press conference […]
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Sandiganbayan allows opening of Benhur Luy’s bank accounts

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has allowed with finality the opening of the bank accounts of pork barrel scam primary whistleblower Benhur Luy and the other witnesses in the supposed multi-billion anomaly. In a resolution issued […]
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Akbayan Rep. Bello files joint resolution seeking to terminate VFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Monday filed a joint resolution calling for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, claiming the US is using the treaty to evade accountability for the […]
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Aquino urged: Certify as urgent resolution to extend application for HR violations claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An alliance of human rights groups on Friday urged President Benigno Aquino III to immediately act and certify as urgent a joint resolution seeking to extend the deadline for the filing of claims of Martial Law victims. […]
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Trillanes believes debate vs Binay a mismatch

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes on Monday said he stands by his allegations that businessman Antonio Tiu is a dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay despite Tiu slapping him with a P4-million defamation suit. Trillanes said he firmly believes […]
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Aquino confers Order of Lakandula on U.N. Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday conferred the Order of Lakandula, with the rank of Grand Officer, on United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Luiza Carvalho. The President gave the award to Carvalho […]
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PNP on heightened alert ahead of All Saints’, All Souls’ Days

MANILA (Mabuhay) – All police units nationwide have been placed under heightened alert in preparation for the expected exodus of people paying respects to their dead in cemeteries on All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day. Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, […]
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US Marine says no basis for murder charge: lawyer

OLONGAPO CITY (AFP) – A US Marine accused of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines said there was no basis to charge him with murder, his lawyer told state prosecutors on Monday, in the latest development in the politically […]