Mike Arroyo blasts Aquino: What a liar

President Benigno S. Aquino III, delivers his State of the Nation Address for the 6th and last time before the Joint Session of Congress on Monday, July 27. He stressed that the seeds of reform have been planted for the people and future leaders to water to full fruition. His two-hour annual report to the nation stressed the various programs of government that center on the principle of “Matuwid na Daan” by way of good governance. Attentively listening to the President are Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker FelicianoRead More

Gerald on Sarah: I’m happy she’s happy

Gerald Anderson (MNS photo) Gerald Anderson was not able to evade questions about singer-actress Sarah Geronimo, who recently said that they are now okay. “Ako ‘yung maiilang, ako ‘yung mahihiya [na makasama siya sa isang production number] kasi she’s one of the best performers sa Pilipinas. I’m just happy na she’s happy. She’s blooming,” he said. But is he willing to do a movie project with Geronimo again if given the opportunity? “Sabi ko nga kanina, ang pinaka-focus ko ay trabaho ko. Regardless, kung maganda ang proyekto, it would beRead More

Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies

The first “meta-study” pulling together data from nine trials covering 30,000 post-menopausal women found endocrine treatments based on a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors yield higher survival rates after five years compared to standard endocrine therapy with tamoxifen. (Paris, France-AFP) – Two inexpensive classes of drugs available in generic form each reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women as well as death rates from the disease, a pair of studies reported Friday. Taking the medications together may further boost anti-cancer benefits and help cancel out undesirable side-effectsRead More

Is she dating James Reid? Julia Barretto speaks up

Julia Barretto (MNS Photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Julia Barretto reiterated what James Reid had said about rumors that they are going out after they were supposedly spotted having a coffee date recently. Last week, Reid stressed that he is not dating Barretto and they have never been on a coffee date. Barretto backed up Reid, saying that everyone should just move on. James Reid (MNS Photo) “Sana nakuha na ng bashers, ng mga tao na worried ‘yung peace of mind kasi nasagot na naman niya ‘yung issue. Take it fromRead More

Aquino hits critics of CCT: Let me help you count

Protesters march with an effigy of President Benigno Aquino towards Batasang Pambansa in Quezon city on Monday, July 27. Aquino will address the joint session of Congress, delivering his last State of the Nation speech this afternoon. (MNS photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) – THE Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) is not a magic tablet, President Benigno Aquino III said on Monday during his last State of the Nation Address (Sona). Aquino said those looking for the results of the conditional cash transfer program should learn how to count. “Akala nila parangRead More

Chiz quits powerful Senate committee over possible 2016 run

Senator Chiz Escudero, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, delivers a privilege speech on the 2014 General Appropriations Bill, Tuesday morning. According to Escudero, the 2014 budget proposal, which includes funds for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction programs and projects in the amount of P70 billion, will also include specific funding for the rehabilitation of the Visayas on top of the existing calamity fund to be sourced from items which can be postponed in the 2014 national budget. (MNS photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) – Saying he is seriously consideringRead More

Sen. Marcos: I haven’t decided anything yet for 2016 polls

The Senate Committee on Local Government, chaired by Senator Bongbong Marcos, together with the Committees on Peace Unification and Reconcillation; and Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes, will contiunue its inquiry on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Also present during the BBL hearing is Senator Chiz Escudero. (MNS photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid speculations that he would run for higher office in 2016, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Monday he has no plans yet for 2016. “I have not decided on anything for the 2016 elections,” Marcos toldRead More

Mamasapano report to be discussed in Senate plenary soon – Poe

Relatives and supporters of the SAF 44, members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who were killed during the Mamasapano clash, march along EDSA on Sunday. The march turned out to be a solemn memorial honoring the troopers who died on January 25. (MNS photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) – Reversing her earlier decision, Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said that her committee report on the deadly Mamasapano incident will now be tackled in the plenary. “Magkakaroon ng plenary na ukol dito sapagkat si Senator Alan Cayetano ay nagsulat upangRead More

Chiz denies telling Erap: It’s presidency or nothing

Senator Chiz Escudero, chair of the Joint Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures, conducts a hearing today on the report of the Development Budget Coordinating Committee on the status and direction of the economic, fiscal and monetary policies of the government. Also in photo is Davao City Representative Isidro Ungab.(MNS photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) – Is Senator Francis Escudero still eyeing the presidency? Escudero denied he is dead-set on gunning for the presidency and that he is using his closeness to Sen. Grace Poe to be a step closer to his dream.Read More

Mar’s ally wooing Pacquiao to drop Binay

Manny Pacquiao during fan rally at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. He will face Floyd Mayweather Jr in the “Fight of the Century” on Saturday, May 2, 2015. MANILA (Mabuhay) – A friend of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is trying to woo boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao into supporting his rumored presidential bid. Pacquiao is already a member of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) founded by Vice President Jejomar Binay, who has already announced his presidential run in 2016. YACAP party-list Rep. Carol Jayne Lopez confirmed Wednesday thatRead More

AFP downplays China’s air, sea drills

U.S. Navy CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters take off from the USS Bonhomme Richard during aviation operations exercises in the East China Sea, April 23, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam D. Wainwright MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday downplayed the live-ammunition drills conducted by China in the disputed South China Sea, saying it is the nation’s right to conduct such exercises. “It’s the right of any sovereign nation to conduct any kind of exercises that they think are relevant to their ownRead More

Chiz: No regrets supporting VP Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during the 36th National Conference of Employers at Marriott hotel in Pasay City on Friday. Binay told the business community his family only has five bank accounts, denying the Anti Money Laundering Council report that he owns about 242 bank accounts. (MNS Photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero, who is rumored to be running for higher office in 2016, said Wednesday he has no regrets supporting the vice-presidential candidacy of Jejomar Binay in 2010. Escudero came out in TV ads in 2010Read More

Grace Poe no longer expecting Aquino’s endorsement

Senator Grace Poe talks with Senator Francis Escudero during a break in the Senate session on Tuesday (July 28, 2015) after the latter resigned from his post as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and co-chairman of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures. (MNS photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even as she has yet to categorically state her political plans for 2016, Senator Grace Poe said Wednesday that she is no longer expecting that President Benigno Aquino III will endorse her for next year’s presidential polls. Poe’s remark cameRead More