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Drilon: Changes in BBL substitute bill needed to make it constitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon defended Thursday the changes made by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Malacañang-backed proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Drilon said the changes were necessary to make the proposed measure constitutional. “Sa akin pong...
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‘Missing’ INC minister surfaces, denies being abducted

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the ministers allegedly abducted by the leadership of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has surfaced. Jojo Nemis denied that he was among those supposedly held hostage by some members of the INC. He said he […]
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Duterte raps critics, says he might run for president

DAVAO (Mabuhay) – For the first time, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is considering running for president in 2016 after being fed up with the criticisms being thrown at him. “This is the first time that I have […]
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Palace: Process underway to fill up CHR posts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The process is underway to fill up the posts at the Commission on Human Rights after chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales and four commissioners ended their terms this week, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said […]
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Senators stand by report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The leaders of the Senate committees which looked into the bloody Mamasapano clash stood by their report Monday amid the ‘concern’ aired by the Commission on Human Rights. Senator Grace Poe, head of the Senate committee on […]
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Four large suitcases of evidence delay submission of Mamasapano report

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) – The head of the police board that investigated the January 25 Mamasapano incident admitted Monday that the bulk of evidence they had to scrutinize – contained in four large suitcases – made it difficult for […]
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Scope, composition of Mamasapano Truth Commission discussed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Several recommendations on the scope and composition of the proposed truth body that will investigate the January 25 Mamasapano clash were discussed at the Senate on Wednesday. During the hearing on the proposal to create a Truth […]
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Espina renews call for return of PNP-SAF’s firearms, other items

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Tinugis ninyo [ang] mga tao ko, kaya ung mga gamit namin, isauli ninyo na.” This was PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina’s renewed call to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, referring to the items, including firearms, […]
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Despite Pulse Asia poll, De Lima remains undecided on 2016 plans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite her inclusion in the latest survey on preferred senatorial bets, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is still undecided on becoming a lawmaker. In an interview Tuesday, De Lima said she welcomed the Pulse Asia survey showing […]
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Opposition tactics could lead to reenacted budget, House leader warns

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II warned Thursday that persistent questions over the quorum and attacks on the proposed 2015 budget could delay its approval or, worse, force a reenacted budget next year. “And they say that […]
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