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Drilon: Gov’t body can stop SMC-PLDT-Globe telecom deal

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) can stop the joint acquisition of the San Miguel Corp (SMC) telecommunications assets by two industry giants if the deal, after a review, would encourage or result in a monopoly, […]
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Change is coming

While it is still days before President-elect Rody Duterte will be sworn into office by months’ end as the country’s new president, lots of changes in the bureaucracy are now taking shape to stamp out pervasive corruption in government. Incoming […]
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Enrile, PHL’s oldest lawmaker, bids goodbye to half century of public service

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Senate minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile, the country’s oldest lawmaker, on Monday took the podium, not to debate, but to bid goodbye to the chamber which he served for 27 years, capping his […]
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Marcos camp: Fight not yet over

MANILA, May 28 (Mabuhay) — “As far as Senator Marcos is concerned, the fight is not over.” Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz made the statement on Saturday as he announced that the camp of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will […]
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Duterte on SC picks: I will not interfere

DAVAO, May 26 (Mabuhay) – Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he will not interfere with the appointment of justices to the Supreme Court. “There’s a body there, I will not interfere. Iyun ang pinili nila, then that’s it,” […]
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De Lima: No grounds for Tolentino to file petition to stop proclamation of winning senators

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Justice Secretary and senatorial candidate Leila de Lima on Thursday said there is no ground for ex-Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino to file a petition stopping her proclamation and those of other candidates....
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IBP, shortlisted judges contest Aquino appointment of 2 Sandigan justices

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the appointments of two Sandiganbayan justices who are among those selected by President Benigno Aquino III to fill in new posts in […]
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Richard Gomez wins an election

Actor-politician Richard Gomez was proclaimed mayor of Ormoc City in Leyte by the board of canvassers after he defeated Liberal Party candidate Ondo Codilla. The 50-year-old Gomez ran under the Nationalist People’s Coalition. Gomez won the mayoralty race with 53,234 […]
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Impeach raps filed vs. SC justices who allowed Poe’s presidential run

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Impeachment complaints were filed on Wednesday against the nine Supreme Court (SC) justices who declared that Senator Grace Poe is qualified to run for president. In his complaint filed before the House of Representatives, a certain Teofilo […]
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PNoy campaigns against Duterte: Why support another dictator?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Survey front runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was again the target of President Benigno Aquino III’s campaign speech in Iloilo on Tuesday, wherein he questioned Duterte’s style of leadership. Aquino said Duterte acts like a dictator […]