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Duterte: Death penalty is for retribution Not intended to deter crime

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stood by to his plan to push for the reimposition of the death penalty despite claims by Catholic church leaders and human rights advocates that executions are not a deterrent to crime. […]
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Nancy Binay: Respect for rights must prevail over law enforcement

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Nancy Binay has expressed alarm over possible human rights violations in light of the renewed enforcement of curfew, anti-vice and decency laws and ordinances in the country. “Tinatawagan natin ang pulisya at ang mga national authorities […]
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Pacquiao may head two Senate committees: Sotto

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Boxing champ and Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao may head two committees when he assumes his Senate post in July. On Thursday, Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, the prospective majority leader, said Pacquiao will likely chair the Senate committee […]
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CHR finds Duterte guilty of violating Magna Carta of Women for rape joke

MANILA, May 25 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has found incoming president Rodrigo Duterte guilty of violating Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women in connection with the infamous rape joke he said during one […]
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Duterte willing to offer legal advise to Tanauan mayor

MANILA, May 24 (Mabuhay) – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to give legal advise to Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, who parades suspected drug pushers and rapists. “I have not done that sort of thing during my […]
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CHR, CBCP to block Duterte’s plan to revive death penalty

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Catholic church will oppose presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to ask Congress to revive the death penalty in the Philippines. “Aantabayanan natin ang [magiging] deliberasyon sa Kongreso, at kami...
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Binay vows to probe Duterte, Davao killings if elected president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday vowed to form an independent commission that will look into the alleged summary killings and human rights abuses in Davao City and the possible involvement in them of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. […]
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Robredo: Stop blame game on Kidapawan incident

MANILA, Apr 6 (Mabuhay)  – Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo asked the government and various interest groups to cease finger-pointing and focus on the interest and welfare of the drought-stricken farmers first. “Walang mangyayari sa...
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Duterte: I never killed an innocent person

MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) – He had claimed to have killed over a thousand people, but Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte maintains that he “never killed an innocent person.” Asked during a radio interview how Duterte knew that none of […]
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CHR to probe Duterte’s ‘killing’ admission

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has formed a special fact-finding team to investigate Davao City Mayor Ridrigo Duterte supposed role in executing outlaws in his city. CHR chairperson Chito Gascon said Saturday that this measure was […]