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Palace to Congress, judiciary: Help address human rights problems

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday asked Congress and the judiciary to come together with the executive branch of government and explore ways to address human rights issues being raised in the US State Department’s 2014 report on the Philippines. […]
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Binay camp downplays continuation of Senate subcommittee probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A day before the Senate subcommittee resumes its hearing on the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay, the latter’s spokesperson already downplayed the result of the investigation set on Tuesday. “The next hearings would likely end...
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Guingona welcomes enactment of law amending Sandiganbayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona III on Wednesday welcomed the signing of the law amending and strengthening the Sandiganbayan’s function and structure. ”It is a welcome development. We cannot stress enough the importance of extracting accountability in a...
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Stronger institutions mean stricter adherence to human rights: Gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – nbhuman rights, according to a Palace official. In the Human Rights Watch 2015, it indicated that the Philippine government’s overall record in addressing serious human rights violations remains poor despite some major initiatives last year. As the report...
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Death penalty: Let people decide – Sotto

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto said he would withdraw his proposal to revive the death penalty in the country if majority of Filipinos would say that they are against it. Aside from his bill pending in the Senate […]
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Prosecutors renew call to transfer Sen. Estrada to regular jail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government prosecutors on Thursday renewed the call to immediately transfer Senator Jinggoy Estrada from his present detention in Camp Crame to a regular jail. In their motion before the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, the prosecutors said Estrada’s continued...
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Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, […]
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Aquino remains determined in solving media killings, says Coloma

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Aquino government has not wavered in going after those behind media killings to give justice to the victims and their families, a Malacanang official said. It was reported that in the latest Global Impunity Index released […]
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Pork scam truth commission mulled

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following a congressman’s proposal to create a truth commission composed of retired Supreme Court (SC) justices to help facilitate the probe into the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Malacanang on Saturday said it has first to undergo review. […]
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Pork scam hearings will go on forever – bishop

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz does not see an end to the pork scam soon. In an interview with Radio Veritas, Cruz said: “That’s why you see, there is one accused who may even run for vice […]
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