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Drilon: No more time and budget for ConCon

MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon said Friday there is no more time and budget left in the Aquino administration to hold a referendum for a Constitutional Convention as proposed by Senators Teofisto Guingona III and Aquilino […]
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11.4M families considered themselves poor in Q1 2015 – SWS

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) — Some 11.4 million families, or 51 percent of respondents, rated themselves poor in the first quarter of 2015, according to a new survey taken by pollster Social Weather Stations. According to the SWS, the the […]
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Mother belies govt role in Mary Jane Veloso reprieve

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite their family’s gratitude toward the outpouring of love and support for Mary Jane Veloso, her mother Celia Veloso on Friday aired her grievances towards the Aquino administration. In a press conference following their arrival from Indonesia,...
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Aquino: Govt responding to labor sector’s needs

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III pledged on Labor Day to listen to and build stronger ties with the labor sector. In his Labor Day message, Aquino said his administration is exerting efforts to respond to the […]
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3rd batch of pork scam cases, Malampaya fund mess not on DOJ’s priority list

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With only a little over a year before the Aquino administration ends, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the Department of Justice was busy squeezing in as many “urgent” cases to resolve as possible. And […]
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Ninoy Aquino Int’l Airport stinky no more?

Here is something positive, for a change, to say about what the Aquino administration is doing for the good of the country. Of course, this is not about the Mamasapano massacre or President Noynoy’s desire to railroad the approval of […]
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More Filipinos don’t want Aquino to resign: poll

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Four out of 10 Filipinos do not want President Benigno Aquino III to resign in the wake of the Mamasapano carnage, the chief executive’s biggest political crisis yet, a Pulse Asia survey showed. The survey, conducted from […]
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Media groups hit temporary liberty for Maguindanao massacre suspect

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) – At least three media groups have criticized the Quezon City court order giving Andal Ampatuan Sr.’s son and massacre suspect Datu Sajid Islam temporary freedom. In separate statements, the National Press Club of the Philippines, […]
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Emotionally distraught

It must have been emotionally painful for jailed Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla to see his actor-turned-politician son “Jolo” lying in a hospital bed with a gunshot wound in the chest. It was good that Sen. Revilla was given permission by […]
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Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said he will file a bill granting a special tax exemption for Pacquiao in connection with his earnings in his bout with American boxer Floyd Mayweather on May 2.

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A little over a year is left before the Aquino administration ends its six-year term in office and can only do so much in terms of resolving Philippine economic issues until a successor is elected in the […]