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Arrest warrant issued vs Makati Mayor Jujun Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate on Monday ordered the body’s sergeant-at-arms to arrest Makati Mayor Erwin “Junjun” Binay and five others for their continued refusal to attend the Senate hearings on alleged corruption in the country’s premier financial district. The […]
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Ejercito blasts Aquino for slamming ‘silent’ clergy in front of Pope

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Uncalled for” was how Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito described President Benigno Aquino III’s tirades against some members of the local Catholic Church in front of Pope Francis last week. “I think it was uncalled for. It […]
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Congress to prioritize Bangsamoro Law in 2015 – Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon assured Monday the Senate will prioritize this year the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law alongside bills ensuring sustainable economic growth. In a press statement, Drilon said the Senate has made the BBL […]
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Corrupt public officials should pay for their crimes –lawmakersCorrupt public officials should pay for their crimes –lawmakers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Noting the slow pace of the country’s criminal justice system, lawmakers stressed the need to pursue a revision of an antiquated statute allowing violators to escape criminal liabilities by a mere technicality. “In particular, there is an […]
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VP Binay camp still optimistic of public support despite record-low satisfaction rating

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday remains optimistic of the people’s trust in him despite the record-low decline in his satisfaction rating in the fourth quarter of 2014 based on a recent Social Weather […]
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Poe slams ‘insensitive’ MRT, LRT fare hikes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe believes the move of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to increase the fares for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) was treacherous and insensitive. Poe noted that the […]
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Sen. Grace Poe to DOTC : Stop fare hike until service improves, safety upgraded

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Grace Poe on Monday asked the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to defer the “unnecessary and untimely” Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fare increase effective Jan. 4 amid “unmet” public expectations to improve even the basic […]
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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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Poor students reap benefits from new laws – Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Poor but deserving students will gain broader access to education, thanks to three of the 21 new laws that stemmed from measures passed by the Senate of the 16th Congress, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Thursday. Baring […]
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Initiate VFA revision on custody and detention provisions, Drilon urges Palace, DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday urged Malacañang and the Department of Foreign Affairs to initiate the revision of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States particularly on the pact’s custody and detention provisions....