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De Lima hits Aguirre claim, clears Aquino of drug links

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — Senator Leila de Lima has cleared former President Benigno Aquino III of insinuations that he benefitted from drug payoffs at the New Bilid Prison. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II reportedly said that another official of […]
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Duterte’s first night at Bahay Pangarap ‘lonely,’ says Palace spokesperson

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte felt “lonely” on his first night on Monday at his official residence, the Bahay Pangarap, his spokesperson said Tuesday. “Sabi nga niya, malungkot daw doon dahil malaki ‘yung bahay, aalog-alog, siya lang daw mag-isa. […]
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Groups file cases vs. Aquino, Abad over DAP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Several groups on Friday filed charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad before the Office of the Ombudsman over the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program, some parts of which were […]
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Aquino: We have reclaimed PHL’s honor

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III said on Thursday that under his administration, in terms of foreign policy, the Philippines was able to reclaim its distinguished stature in the community of nations. Speaking during the 118th foundation anniversary...
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ARMM Gov. prefers ‘intensive, participative’ drive vs. Abu Sayyaf rather than martial law

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman is against putting Sulu and Basilan under martial law, and prefers an all-out offensive against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). Calls to declare martial law in Sulu and […]
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Aquino gives pay hike for nurses the thumbs down

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has vetoed a proposed law that seeks to improve the nursing profession, including raising the minimum monthly salary of nurses to almost P25,000, Malacañang said Thursday. In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma...
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Trillanes ‘deeply saddened’ by Aquino veto of nurses bill

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he was “deeply saddened” by President Benigno Aquino III’s reported decision to veto a bill that he said could help stop the “mass exodus” of nurses to other countries. Trillanes was referring […]
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Aquino signs law institutionalizing financial inclusion committee

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law institutionalizing the Financial Inclusion Steering Committee (FISC), the governing body to implement the government’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI). Under Executive Order No. 208 signed by...
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PNoy: We must continue path to true, lasting peace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday said the Filipino nation must continue “along the road to a true and lasting peace” beyond his term as his eyed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) failed to pass during his administration. […]
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PHL Navy vows to defend, protect ‘what is rightfully ours’

MANILA, June 1 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Navy on Wednesday reiterated that it will “defend and protect what is rightfully ours” during its 118th founding anniversary, which coincided with the commissioning of its biggest ship to date, the BRP Tarlac. […]