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VFA didn’t kill Jennifer Laude – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) maintained that the accord has served the “national interest” of the country. “I think the VFA has served the national […]
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Luisita farmers accept ‘obnoxious’ Palace challenge to prove abuse

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Hacienda Luisita farmers on Monday that maintained that the abuses against them were real and would be proven after Malacañang had challenged them to show concrete evidence to their claims. In a statement, Ranmil Echanis, deputy secretary […]
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Palace announces remaining holidays of 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang has announced the remaining regular and special non-working holidays for 2014 pursuant to proclamation No. 655 signed by President Benigno Aquino III. The remaining holidays for 2014 are: November 1 (Saturday)—All Saints Day November 30...
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Palace: PNP’s heightened alert not due to ‘bomb plot’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police’s going on heightened alert is related more to President Benigno Aquino III’s recent foreign trip and not to a supposed bomb plot in Metro Manila, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte...
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Filipinos going to HK advised to be careful

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday advised Filipinos traveling to Hong Kong to be vigilant following a clash between pro-democracy protesters and anti-protester groups. After days of protests by demonstrators moving to occupy large swaths of the city in their […]
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PHL not inclined to send troops to help in US campaign vs. ISIS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines will be helping the US in its campaign against the militant Islamic State, but not by sending troops, a Department of Foreign Affairs official said Wednesday. In an interview in Malacañang, DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary […]
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Purisima: My conscience is very, very clean

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima insisted his conscience is “very, very clean” as he slammed what he called “rabid” attacks from the media. In a press conference, Purisima described as “tenacious and rabid” allegations...
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Purisima has to go

Beleaguered Director General Alan Purisima of the graft ridden Philippine National Police (PNP)  has no other option but to resign to restore the people’s trust in the police force. The PNP, which has been plagued with bribery for years, have […]
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Aquino: Don’t waste time on ‘kontra nang kontra’ critics

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Speaking from experience, President Benigno Aquino III advised local officials not to waste time on “kontra nang kontra” critics and instead focus on their work. The President, hounded by issues this time against his top police chief […]
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Palace backs Purisima’s decision to stay as PNP chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday backed Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima’s decision not to quit his post amid accusations of hidden wealth and irregularities in a construction project inside the national police headquarters. On Monday...