Death penalty could be abused by rogue police for extortion, Atienza says

MANILA, July 30 (Mabuhay) — Buhay party-list Representative Lito Atienza on Wednesday warned that the proposed restoration of death penalty could be abused by rogue police for extortion. In a forum in Quezon City, Atienza expressed his concern for the public if the death penalty for heinous crimes is reinstated without reforming the police. “The […]

30.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Death penalty for drug convicts has ‘better chances’ of passing in Senate now — Sotto

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday said the revival of death penalty for drug-related offenses now has a better chance of being passed in the 18th Congress. In a message to reporters, Sotto said the bills seeking to revive capital punishment have simply not been prioritized in previous years. […]

28.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·

House to discuss death penalty bills thoroughly –Romualdez

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives will thoroughly deliberate the revival of death penalty for drug-related crimes which President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to work on during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA), Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said Tuesday. In a statement, Romualdez said the House is ready to take […]

28.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·

‘Build, Build, Build’ important to revive PH economy

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The government remains committed to implement its ambitious “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program to revive the country’s economy that entered recession due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said on Thursday. “Kabahagi pa rin po at importante pa rin ang papel ng ‘Build, Build, Build’ para sa ating recovery mula […]

12.07.2020 · Filled under: Money & Business, News, Philippine News ·
OFW advocacy group lauds Duterte’s vow to fight human trafficking, illegal recruitment

OFW advocacy group lauds Duterte’s vow to fight human trafficking, illegal recruitment

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA  (PNA) – A group advocating the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) lauded the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte against human trafficking and illegal recruitment activities in the country. “The OFW sector is also happy he will be true to his campaign to create a separate department for our OFWs […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte bids for bank secrecy law relaxation

Duterte bids for bank secrecy law relaxation

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 25 (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, announced that a relaxation of the country’s bank secrecy law is forthcoming. This is part of the current administration’s macroeconomic policies, eyed to encourage more investments, both from local and foreign businessmen, and improve the […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Incoming Duterte admin eyes infra spending at 6% of GDP

Incoming Duterte admin eyes infra spending at 6% of GDP

By Joann Santiago DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – Infrastructure spending would be among the main priority of the incoming Duterte administration, with its share on gross domestic product (GDP) targeted to reach six percent. Incoming Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno told reporters at the sidelines of the two-day “Sulong Pilipinas: Hakbang Tungo sa Kaunlaran” (Philippines […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
LP solon wants ethics probe vs Makabayan bloc members

LP solon wants ethics probe vs Makabayan bloc members

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Liberal Party stalwart wants the House of Representatives ethics committee to investigate members of the progressive Makabayan bloc who flashed posters criticizing President Benigno Aquino III at the end of his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo said he will consult with the […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday pledged to provide more new equipment for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of his administration’s effort to modernize the military. During his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress, Aquino recalled how the AFP only had limited capabilities before he […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
2014 unemployment rate is PHL’s lowest in a decade: Aquino

2014 unemployment rate is PHL’s lowest in a decade: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines had its lowest unemployment rate in the past decade at 6.8 percent last year, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday in his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA). Aquino said his administration has generated jobs for Filipinos locally, resulting in a decrease of overseas workers from 9.51 […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday pledged to provide more new equipment for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of his administration’s effort to modernize the military. During his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress, Aquino recalled how the AFP only had limited capabilities before he […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Drilon: PNoy’s ‘chosen one’ known days after SONA

Drilon: PNoy’s ‘chosen one’ known days after SONA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III will name his preferred successor days after delivering his last State of the Nation Address, Senate President Franklin Drilon said. In a television interview, Drilon, the ruling Liberal Party’s vice chairman, said the announcement may came between July 29 to 31, stressing that they want the public to […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy’s SONA a work in progress, says Palace

PNoy’s SONA a work in progress, says Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Aquino’s state of the nation address (SONA) continues to be a work in progress. Malacañang on Wednesday said Aquino has been meeting with his speechwriters. Aquino will deliver his 6th and last SONA on July 27. The Palace prefers to keep the SONA’s theme and contents a secret until it is […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Aquino won’t make endorsements in August

Why Aquino won’t make endorsements in August

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There’s a reason why President Aquino will announce his choice for Liberal Party standard-bearer next month right after the State of the Nation Address. Sen. Franklin Drilon said Aquino will likely make the announcement in July because of a Chinese belief that one should watch out for bad luck during August or […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy asks 16th Congress to pass 2014 budget, key economic bills

PNoy asks 16th Congress to pass 2014 budget, key economic bills

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — The President on Monday asked the 16th Congress to prioritize measures that spur competition and raise government revenues in a bid to sustain the economic gains made so far by the administration. In his State of the Nation Address, President Benigno Aquino III asked Congress to pass amendments to the […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
President Aquino says his State of the Nation Address to reflect the country’s real status, administation’s commitments

President Aquino says his State of the Nation Address to reflect the country’s real status, administation’s commitments

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said that next Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) will reflect the real status of the country as well as his administration’s commitments and principles to achieve an inclusive growth. In his speech during the celebration of the 67th Founding Anniversary of the University of the […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·