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Aquino seeks ‘understanding’ but no apology for Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In what he said would be the last time he speaks on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday again accepted responsibility for the disastrous January 25 Mamasapano incident and “humbly” asked for “understanding,” but offered […]
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Cebu archbishop ‘advises’ Aquino: Apology a sign of a great man

MANILA (Mabuhay) –It’s also a sign of a great man to be sorry when remiss. On this note, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma on Wednesday advised President Benigno Aquino III: There is nothing wrong in apologizing for the Jan. 25 Mamasapano […]
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Militant solon questions Aquino sincerity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is skeptical about the sincerity of the gesture of President Benigno Aquino III to approve the release of the transcript of his text messages with disgraced former police chief Alan Purisima about the ill-fated “Oplan […]
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House warned resolution on Arroyo house arrest would be taken as special treatment

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Having the House of Representatives prod the Sandiganbayan to place former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo under house arrest might send an “ominous message” that special treatment can be accorded to a lawmaker on […]
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Palace defends MILF leaders on citizenship issue

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday defended leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) from allegations that they are not Filipino citizens. In a note sent to reporters, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. echoed MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher […]
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Napeñas’ camp: Why isn’t Aquino taking responsibility for Mamasapano ops?

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) — A day after President Benigno Aquino III blamed former Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) director Director Getulio Napeñas Jr. for the Mamasapano clash that killed 44 commandos, the beleaguered police officer on Tuesday...
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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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Drilon, Belmonte don’t object to JPE house arrest

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Both leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives are posing no objection to the call that detained Senator Juan Ponce Enrile be placed under house arrest. Senate President Franklin Drilon did not express objection to the […]
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Bongbong wants comprehensive peace process, says BBL needs to be improved

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday expressed his commitment to a comprehensive peace process as he reiterated his stance that the pending Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) needs to be improved. In a press statement, Marcos urged the […]
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Aquino: I won’t let those against peace succeed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he would not let those against the peace process succeed, a month after the deadly Mamasapano incident put peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in peril. “Kung […]