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Chiz quits powerful Senate committee over possible 2016 run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Saying he is seriously considering running for a higher post in 2016, Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday resigned as chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Finance and as co-chairman of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on […]
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VP Binay on PNoy SONA: Wow na wow

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is not affected by the potshots supposedly aimed at him by President Benigno Aquino III during the latter’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA). In an interview at the opening of the […]
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LP in a quandary over Mar Roxas

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive administration presidential candidate, appears to be losing his political appeal even from some key members of his own Liberal Party (LP). There are even reports that the LP is heading for a breakup as […]
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DBM belies Lacson claims on lump-sum funds, DAP in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has belied former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claims that this year’s budget contains over P400 billion in lump-sum funds, and a new version of the partially unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)....
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SC asked to void Comelec’s P12-B lease of optical mark readers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A group composed of several bishops and a former senator has asked the Supreme Court to stop a P12-billion contract to lease more than 90,000 optical mark reader (OMR) units for the 2016 elections. In its petition, […]
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‘OVP services fund a pittance compared to DILG’s P7.3-B kitty’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — THE P86-million social services fund of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) was a “pittance” compared to the P7.3-billion kitty of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), a spokesman said on Wednesday. Vice […]
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Harry Roque mulls UNA senatorial run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Harry Roque said he is still considering the invitation of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to run for the Senate. As of now, he said he is still weighing his options as he is still a […]
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Palace laments VP Binay’s ‘unfortunate choice’ to hit PNoy

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) — “An unfortunate choice.” This was how Malacañang on Wednesday called Vice President Jejomar Binay’s combative speech enumerating supposed shortcomings of President Benigno Aquino III. In a statement shortly after the vice president’s speech,...
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Get Binay and Aquino, Abad, allies too – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay should be prosecuted for plunder over allegations of amassing illegal wealth, but doing so “should not be used to cover-up the far bigger systemic corruption” perpetuated by the administration, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...
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De Lima: 3rd batch of pork scam cases still a priority

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will ask Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano to give his final recommendations on the third batch of cases in connection with the “pork barrel” scam. De Lima denied issuing any statement saying the […]