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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 […]

NPC, Makabayan bloc express support for Duterte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The incoming Duterte administration’s stock is rising among lawmakers in the Lower House as more come out to support the presumptive president in the 17th Congress. The latest is the country’s second largest political party, the Nationalist […]

House secgen starts accepting credentials of lawmakers-elect

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) – Winners in the 2016 congressional race can submit credentials attesting to their election so their names can be entered into the Roll of Members of the incoming 17 th Congress even before their term officially […]