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Aquino hopes next president would continue the Conditional Cash Transfer program

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday expressed hope that his successor would continue government programs that assist the poor, such as the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, to make the country’s economic growth more inclusive. In […]
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Roxas-Robredo tandem gets a boost in US

By Abner Galino THE campaign to promote the political tandem of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo, presidential and vice presidential bets, respectively, just got the proverbial shot in the arm after getting the support of a well-respected Filipino-American...
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2016 budget is last appropriations bill under Aquino administration – DBM

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Thursday welcomed Congress’ ratification of the P3.002-trillion 2016 national budget, the last appropriations bill crafted under the Aquino administration. In a statement, Budget Secretary Florenc...
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VP Binay blames Abad for gov’t underspending

MANILA, Dec 11 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday blamed Budget Secretary Florencio Abad for the underspending of the Aquino administration. At the presidential forum on countryside development initiated by Galing Pook, Binay said that in the last Cabinet […]
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PNoy just wanted proper perspective on laglag bala: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday denied that President Benigno Aquino III was being insensitive when he indicated that the reports of alleged laglag bala extortion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were overblown by the media. In a radio […]
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Tourism still ‘more fun’ in PHL, says Jimenez

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) – Philippines may have failed to reach its tourist arrival target but Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. believes the country can still recover, with the help of Filipinos. Jimenez said while some Philippine spots have not […]
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Enrile: Not raising WPS issue at APEC a lost opportunity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on Wednesday said the Philippines’ decision along with China not to raise the contentious issue of territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea during the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) meeting in […]
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What Mar Roxas wants to do if elected President

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential aspirant Mar Roxas on Wednesday clarified issues he has faced as part of the Aquino administration and explained programs he plans to implement if he is elected President. One of the issues that marred Roxas’ image […]
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Gov’t urged to study proposed China-ASEAN maritime drills

Manila, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) – A former Justice Secretary-turned-opposition lawmaker has asked the Aquino administration to study China’s proposed joint naval drills with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which, he said, could help ease the tension...
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Former MMDA chief Tolentino, Mark Lapid file COCs for senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Resigned Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino on Wednesday filed his certificate of candidacy. Tolentino, who withdrew from being part of the Liberal Party’s (LP) senatorial slate after the “Playgirls”...