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Aquino: Cash transfer program worth every peso

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday defended the multi-billion peso budget allocated for the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, saying every peso spent for over 7.7 million Filipinos already lifted out of poverty is “worth it.”...
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Aquino orders DOH to ensure public safety vs. Zika virus

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has instructed the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure public safety as much as it can amid the scramble of several countries to prevent the spread of the Zika virus that is associated […]
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Drilon: Economy at stake in May elections

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon warned Friday of a possible reversal of the country’s economic growth if wrong leaders are elected as he urged voters to make the sustainability of the economy a major issue in the May […]
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Palace downplays claims Enrile pressured not to speak vs. Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Palace official on Saturday shrugged off rumors that Malacañang pressured Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile against presenting his “eight points” against President Benigno Aquino III over the Mamasapano bloodbath during the Senate re-investigation...
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Enrile: Aquino shielded self from responsibility in Mamasapano mission

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on Wednesday accused President Benigno Aquino III of shielding himself from any responsibility in the Mamasapano mission and deliberately hid behind then suspended Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima....
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Aquino vows justice over SAF 44 killings

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday personally vowed justice for the deaths of the 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) who died exactly a year ago during the bloody Mamasapano encounter. “Ako man po ay […]
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VP Binay to prioritize passage of FOI bill under his presidency

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – The Freedom of Information (FOI) bill may finally be passed into law after years of languishing in Congress if Vice President Jejomar Binay becomes the next president of the Philippines. In an interview on Tuesday […]
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Poe: Aquino cannot be compelled to attend Mamasapano probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe said Friday President Benigno Aquino III should not and cannot be compelled to attend the reopening of the Mamasapano probe next week. “Ang Pangulo ay mayroong immunity. Hindi naman natin siya pwedeng pilitin na […]
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Aquino: ‘Walang forever para sa kurap’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Borrowing the famous “hugot” (heart-tugging) line of “walang forever,” President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday urged Filipino citizens to reject corrupt candidates. Aquino made this appeal in a speech delivered by Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr....
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Grace Poe’s my sister’ – Bongbong

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has only one word to describe Senator Grace Poe: “sister.” “Wala. Pinaninindigan ko na e (I am already standing by it),” Marcos said in jest when he played “fast-talk” during a weekly […]