Category Archives: Politics

More pols add to vice presidency bid

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Written by

Three more senators have expressed their plans to bid for vice presidency as the filing for candidacy nears. Early morning yesterday, Oct. 5, Liberal Party has finally announced that their standard bearer Mar Roxas running mate is Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, lawyer and wife of the late Interior secretary Jesse Robredo. “The day has come that our family has…Read More »

Aquino confident Leni to run for VP

Thursday, 24 September 2015 | Written by

President Aquino is confident that Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo will accept his offer to run as vice president along with Liberal Party’s presidential standard bearer former Interior secretary Mar Roxas.   “I will still talk to Leni. But I have good expectations which justifies why I and Mar want her to run for vice president,” Aquino said in a…Read More »

Poe may announce presidential bid tomorrow

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | Written by

Sen. Grace Poe will make an “important” announcement tomorrow, according to reports. In a statement, Poe said the announcement is “in connection with her plans for the 2016 national elections.” This will be held at the University of the Philippines’ Bahay ng Almuni at around 6:00 p.m., the Philippine Daily Inquirer said in a report. The senator is currently facing…Read More »

Binays face new raps

Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Written by

Vice president Jejomar Binay, his son suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, and daughter Makati Rep. Abigail Binay are facing new plunder and graft charges on the alleged misuse of funds over a joint venture of the city’s university. In a Philippine Daily Inquirer report, lawyer Renato Bondal, claimed the joint venture between the University of Makati (UMak) with System Technology…Read More »

NPC leaders ‘talk’ to adopt Poe, Chiz for 2016 elections

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | Written by

Top leaders of the National People’s Coalition are reportedly in talks over the adoption of Grace Poe and its former member Chiz Escudero as the two are set to run for president and vice president, respectively, next year, according to a Manila Bulletin report.   The report stated that among those attending the talks are its party chairman former Isabela…Read More »

SC grants Enrile’s bail petition

Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Written by

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (August 18) granted Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s petition to post bail on charges of one count of plunder and 15 counts of graft for reportedly benefitting P172.8 million from the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). A report said the high court en banc voted 8-4 to grant Enrile’s petition for bail. SC Public Information…Read More »

Roxas meets Poe, officially asks her to be his running mate

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Written by

Liberal Party standard bearer and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas confirmed on Monday that he formally asked Senator Grace Poe to be his running mate for next year’s elections. The meeting, which lasted for a few hours, happened Sunday night at the Poe residence according to a report. Roxas, who was endorsed by President Benigno Aquino III as LP’s presidential bet…Read More »

Makabayan bloc hits ‘hidden pork’ in 2016 budget; Abad says budget pork-free

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Written by

Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc have raised a red flag over the alleged hidden pork barrel funds in the form of lump sum funds and redefined savings in the government’s proposed national budget for 2016. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said the 2016 national budget has large lump-sum amounts concealed in various departments as special purpose funds (SPFs), adding that…Read More »

Binay twits Aquino’s ‘daang matuwid’ in counter-SONA; Palace downplays tirade

Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Written by

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday blasted the Aquino administration’s “failed” leadership, saying more Filipinos had become poor while corruption persisted under President Aquino’s “Daang Matuwid” (straight path). In his rebuttal of Aquino’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Cavite, Binay said “many are still poor, hungry and have no jobs” despite the administration’s claim of economic growth.…Read More »

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DILG Sec. Mar Roxas opisyal ng kandidato ng administrasyon sa 2016

Friday, 31 July 2015 | Written by
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Inihayag na ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III na si Sec. Mar Roxas ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) na opisyal ng kandidato ng administrasyon sa darating na Pangpanguluhang halalan 2016. Ginanap ang opisyal na pahayag kaninang umaga sa Club Filipino. Kabilang rin sa mga dumalo ang ilang mga miyembro ng gabinete at ng Liberal Party, mga senador at…Read More »

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