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Pimentel: I’m allowed to seek re-election

​This early,​ Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III​ i​s bracing ​for the possible legal battle over his eligibility to seek re-election ​next year.

Angara’s patience running low on tax reform call

Administration lawmaker Senator Sonny Angara is grumbling more and more about the government's inability--if not unwillingness--to grant lowered tax rates for ordinary workers by tweaking the existing income tax brackets. "I'm still…

Castelo says LP should pick outsider as Roxas’ VP

Quezon city Rep. Winston Castelo said Interior Sec. Mar Roxas should choose someone outside the Liberal Party (LP) for the Team PNoy administration coalition to continue holding "political hegemony." In a statement on Aug. 2, 2015, the…

Grace Poe says joining LP will be in ‘bad taste’

Joining the Liberal Party (LP) for the purpose of running for a higher post in 2016 would leave a "bad taste in the mouth", Senator Grace Poe said Monday. In an interview over DZBB radio, Poe, the current leader in both presidential and…

Two slots remain in Team PNoy V2.0

THERE are only two slots left in the administration's vaunted Senate slate for the May 2016 elections, President Benigno Aquino III bared in a radio interview. The Chief Executive said this cropped up during a conversation with someone…

Poe not a threat to LP bet, says Quimbo

SENATOR Grace Poe is not a threat to whoever it is that would become the Liberal Party's (LP) standard-bearer in 2016. According to Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo, the uber popular rookie senator--who is the daughter of beloved "Da King"…

Drilon: LP has no alternative to Mar

LIBERAL Party (LP) "Big Man" Senate President Franklin Drilon got behind Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas in a big way, saying the faction has no other candidate in mind for the presidency in 2016.…