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PNP probes 581 of 756 drug-related deaths; suspects resisted arrest in 23 cases

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday revealed it could only so far investigate more than 500 of the 756 drug-related deaths due to its lack of manpower. At the resumption of the Senate inquiry on the […]
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Cayetano to senators: Don’t intimidate cops, don’t waste time on probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said the Senate should focus on crafting laws to strengthen the Philippine National Police (PNP) instead of subjecting police officers under investigation for recent drug-related killings. Cayetano issued the statement amid the...
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Sotto to Tugade: Eradicate illegal parking instead of using private roads

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday said opening up private roads inside gated subdivisions would do little to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. Instead, he proposed for the Department of Transportation to go against illegally parked […]
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Senate minority to serve as guardians of public interest — Recto

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — As the new Minority Leader in the Senate, Senator Ralph Recto said he would rather characterize their role in the new minority group in the chamber as “guardians of public interest” rather than as an […]
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Senator files bill on free irrigation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A measure seeking the full subsidy of irrigation fees for farmers recovering from the recent El Niño has been filed at the Senate as part of legislation for the 17th Congress to work on. Dubbed as the […]
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Duterte, Robredo sworn in as President, VP in separate inaugurations

By Benjamin Nathaniel T. Bondoc and Jelly F. Musico MANILA, June 30 (PNA) — The former mayor of the southern city of Davao, Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally took his oath on Thursday noon as the Philippines’ 16th chief executive. Duterte […]
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Aquino urges Filipinos to sustain gains of his administration

MANILA  (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday called on the Filipino people to continue supporting the government to ensure that the gains achieved by his administration in the past six years would become permanent. In his speech […]
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Pacquiao may head two Senate committees: Sotto

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Boxing champ and Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao may head two committees when he assumes his Senate post in July. On Thursday, Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, the prospective majority leader, said Pacquiao will likely chair the Senate committee […]
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Santiago to end term on medical leave

MANILA, May 24 (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has informed the Senate that she will continue on medical leave due to cancer, adding that she is now also suffering from anorexia, making her “physically and mentally” weak. Santiago […]
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Trillanes disputes Duterte’s claim, says Scarborough Shoal still part of PHL

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday disputed presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that the country has lost Scarborough Shoal to China after a tense standoff in 2012. Citing statements made by senior defense officials during two Senate […]