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Pacquiao pushes revival of death penalty

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Excited for his first privilege speech as neophyte senator, Manny Pacquiao made his presence felt in front of the heavyweights of the Philippine Senate to push his Senate Bill No. 185 which seeks the re-imposition of death penalty for heinous...
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Duterte: Death penalty is for retribution Not intended to deter crime

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stood by to his plan to push for the reimposition of the death penalty despite claims by Catholic church leaders and human rights advocates that executions are not a deterrent to crime. Speaking at the inauguration...
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Cayetano’s ‘dos and donts’ doomed his chances: Sotto

MANILA, June 16 (Mabuhay) – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano’s alleged “dos and donts” in the selection of committee chairmanships was among the reasons majority of his colleagues decided to support another contender for the Senate presidency, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said on...
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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 on games,...
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Sotto says Koko Pimentel among 18 senators committed to his group

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Wednesday revealed that Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III was one of the 18 senators who have committed support to his group, which is discussing who should lead the Senate in the 17th Congress. “Sa grupo namin kasama si Sen....
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Iglesia Ni Cristo endorses Duterte, Bongbong

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Iglesia Ni Cristo has endorsed the candidacies of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for president and vice president, respectively, for the May 9 elections. According to a report on Eagle News, the...
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Drilon, Sotto still lead Pulse Asia senatorial survey

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With only five days left before the elections, the names topping the senatorial race remain the same as in the past surveys, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey released Wednesday showed. In the survey conducted from April 26 to 29, Senate President...
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Duterte extends lead in latest ABS-CBN survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continued to surge ahead in a pre-presidential election survey conducted days before his controversial remarks about an Australian rape victim. Duterte kept the lead with 32 percent in the latest ABS-CBN survey conducted by...
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Escudero brushes off comments on his ‘robotic’ tone

SAN PEDRO, Laguna, Apr 11 (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential bet Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Monday laughed off criticisms that he has been getting from netizens that he was “robotic” or had a “monotonous” manner of speaking. “Mula’t mula ng pumasok ako sa pulitika, ‘yan naman din ang...
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Will this be the last one for Manny?

Will Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao end his illustrious boxing career with a big bang or will he fall flat on his face in the canvas? We will know the answer this Saturday when Pacquiao and his one-time “conqueror”, Timothy Bradley, square off at the MGM Grand Hotel and...