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Party-list lawmaker doubts need for Aquino emergency powers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The LPG Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA) party-list lawmaker on Monday questioned the need for President Benigno Aquino III to be granted emergency powers to address the looming power crisis next year. In a statement, LPG-MA Representative and Deputy […]
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Palace: No objection to continued hospital arrest for Enrile

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang has no objection to the Sandiganbayan allowing Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile to remain under hospital arrest, at least for now. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte noted President Benigno Aquino III himself had already cited Enrile’s advanced...
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PNoy’s ‘siege on judiciary’ is ‘threat to democracy,’ legal alliance says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An alliance of lawyers, law students and judicial independence advocates on Friday called for a stop on what they labeled as the administration’s “siege on the judiciary,” describing President Benigno Aquino III’s recent actions...
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DOE, lawmakers to tackle solutions to looming power crisis even if Congress on recess

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even if Congress is on recess, Malacañang hopes lawmakers will continue to meet with the Department of Energy to tackle solutions to a looming power crisis in 2015. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte on Saturday said the […]
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House leaders call for probe on more PNoy powers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — House Speaker Sonny Belmonte and Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II have formally asked the executive to justify its request for additional powers for the president to address a looming power crisis in Luzon next year. The House […]
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ARMM governor: No ISIS presence in the region

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman dismissed reports that members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have gotten into the region. Hataman attributed the connection merely to bandit groups in the […]
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Bong Revilla’s birthday wish: Unity for the nation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon Bong Revilla on Thursday celebrated his 48th birthday by attending his bail hearing at the Sandiganbayan. His birthday wish? That President Benigno Aquino III finds it in himself to unite the country and set aside […]
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PNP chief urged to take a leave

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday recommended that Philippine National Police Chief Director General Alan Purisima take an administrative leave while investigations against him are ongoing. Addressing Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas during the...
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Aquino insists: No hero’s burial for Marcos

NEW YORK  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III continued to reject calls from the Marcos family to allow President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. “Wala sa kakayahan ko ipaliwanag sa taong bayan kung bakit siya dapat ilibing […]
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Kiko: NBI report vs NFA chief questionable

M ANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan slammed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for leaking a graft report against National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Arthur Juan. Pangilinan said his office...