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De Lima says Sebastian ‘pushed to the wall, pressured’ to testify

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Leila De Lima on Monday asserted that inmate Jaybee Sebastian was just pressured to claim that she received millions of drug money as former Justice Secretary. “Apparently or obviously, Jaybee Sebastian is being pushed to the […]
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Speaker Alvarez: ‘Forces’ who don’t want Sebastian to testify could be behind attack

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday said he thinks certain “forces” are behind the attack on Bilibid inmates, including Jaybee Sebastian, so they won’t be able to testify on the illegal drug trade inside the national penitentiary. […]
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What’s wrong with aliases? Iqbal says even heroes have one

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday defended his use of an alias, saying such is a common practice within a revolutionary organization. He remained mum on what his real name is. At the […]
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LTFRB to regulate Uber, other taxi apps

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board chairman Winston Ginez said they are planning to regulate taxi booking apps such as Grab Taxi, Easy Taxi and Uber. During a hearing of the House committee on transportation, Ginez said […]
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House panel okays bill requiring registration of pre-paid SIM cards

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on Information and Communications Technology has approved for plenary debate a proposed measure that would require the registration of pre-paid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to help law enforcement agencies in their […]
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Roxas defends lump sum funds in proposed 2015 DILG budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Wednesday defended the alleged controversial item in the proposed P104.5 billion budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government for 2015. At the hearing of the House committee on appropriations on […]
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House body OKs bill on protecting children in areas of armed conflict

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on the Welfare of Children has reported out for floor deliberation a measure protecting the Filipino children in any part of the country where there are armed conflicts between the government forces and rebel […]
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Nearly 2,000 Pinoy nurses hurdle test to set foot to US

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A total of 1,951 Philippine-educated nurses took the US National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the first time from January to June this year, in the hopes of obtaining gainful employment in America, Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. […]
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Plebiscite for Charter Change can be held either 2015 or 2016 – Belmonte

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., said he is now looking on the possibility to incorporate plebiscite with the 2016 Presidential elections without violating any law instead of spending a separate election next year. Belmonte said that he is […]
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Probe alleged US spying in PHL – lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker wants the House of Representatives to probe into the alleged US spying operations in the Philippines through the National Security Agency’s MYSTIC program. In a resolution, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon urged the House Committee […]
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