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Pacquiao present only once in 52 session days

MANILA, July 18, (MABUHAY) – Senator Manny Pacquiao only showed up for plenary session at the Lower House on his last year as Sarangani Representative. Based on the attendance report released by the House of Representatives covering the 3rd regular […]

Duterte, Robredo sworn in as President, VP in separate inaugurations

By Benjamin Nathaniel T. Bondoc and Jelly F. Musico MANILA, June 30 (PNA) — The former mayor of the southern city of Davao, Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally took his oath on Thursday noon as the Philippines’ 16th chief executive. Duterte […]

Arroyo backs more powers for Duterte

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal A rroyo is in favor of granting President-elect Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to deal with the deteriorating traffic situation in Metro Manila. Arroyo is set to file a bill seeking […]

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 […]

UNA stalwarts to face off for minority leadership in House

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A battle for the minority leadership in the House of Representatives in the incoming 17th Congress is shaping up, with two stalwarts of the opposition party United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) expressing their intent to gun for the […]

‘Super majority’ not a guarantee of rubber stamp Congress for Duterte, experts say

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With President-elect Rodrigo Duterte all but assured of majority support in Congress, political analysts on Wednesday weighed in on whether the legislature would become a rubber stamp of the next administration. Duterte’s key allies have successfully sealed...

Comelec defers action on Marcos request for system audit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc decided to defer action on the request of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that his team’s IT “experts and programmers” be allowed to audit the servers used in the May […]

Youth groups opposed to ‘K to 12’ seeking audience with Duterte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A youth group leader on Wednesday said they would like to meet with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and tell him the other side of the Aquino administration’s K to 12 program. “We are more than willing to […]

Robredo to Marcos: Stop the lies, time to move on

MANILA, May 30 (Mabuhay) – Set to be proclaimed vice president, Liberal Party’s Leni Robredo has urged her closest rival, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to “move on” and stop the lies on supposed poll cheating. “Sa akin, pakiusap ko lang, […]

Discrepancies in COCs not necessarily proof of cheating: Gonzales

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali Gonzales II on Thursday said discrepancies that may be found by Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) for votes for president and vice president, do not immediately point to election […]