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Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. Robredo starts July 11

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. VP Robredo starts July 11 The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) will start the preliminary conference on the election protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday. […]

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President. This is why defeated vice presidential candidate and former senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., wants Leni Robredo out as the duly elected vice president during the elections of May 2016. Marcos is contesting the results of 36,465 clustered precincts in 30 […]

Prospects looking good for VP Leni Robredo VS electoral protest of Marcos?

Are prospects and options turning favorable for Vice-President Leni Robredo? The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said the Preliminary Conference Brief submitted by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) clearly exposed he was merely fishing for evidence and […]

This is how SSS pensioners will get their P1-K increase

On Wednesday, Malacanang confirmed approval of the initial release of P1,000 pension hike for Social Security System beneficiaries.The palace nod signals the fund administrator can release the promised P1,000 hike beginning Mach 2017 and retroactive covering from the month of January this year. According to the SSS, the schedule of […]

Strange bedfellows, the new PH Senate majority members

Yes, strange bedfellows. Members of the new Philippine Senate majority, 16 out of 19 here, pose for posterity. Nineteen senators who vowed to support Senator Koko Pimentel inude incumbent Senators. Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, Loren Legarda, Bam Aquino, Sonny Angara, Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, Franklin Drilon, Cynthia Villar, Gregorio “Gringo” […]

Inaugural speech of Vice President Leni Robredo

Inaugural Message of Leni Robredo during the Oath Taking of the Vice President of the Philippines at Quezon City Reception House, June 30, 2016 To my beloved countrymen: There are moments in our lives that shine brighter than others. Like when I met Jesse. Or when I saw my children’s […]

Marcos seeks recount of votes in 20 areas

MANILA, June 29 — A day before the formal oath taking into office of Vice-President-elect Leni Robredo, Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday personally filed before the Supreme Court (SC), as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), his election protest against the outgoing 3rd District congresswoman of Camarines Sur. […]

Marcos’ camp still hopeful Comelec will allow system audit

In the heels of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives’ start of canvass of votes for president and vice president on Wednesday, May 25, the camp of vice presidential candidate-Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is hoping that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will approve their request to conduct a system […]

Ako Bicol regains 3 congressional seats in party-list elections

MANILA, May 19 — Ako Bicol regained three congressional seats for its group, having topped the 2016 congressional derby among party list. It garnered 1,664,975 votes (5.1423%) out of the 32,377,841 votes cast for the party-list polls. Comelec has allotted 59 seats for party-list groups in the House of Representatives […]

Bongbong Marcos to ask for system audit of automated election system

MANILA, May 18 — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. is set to ask the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to open the Automated Election System for a systems audit after uncovering irregularities while tabulating results of the May 9 elections based on the Certificates of […]

Busy Monday for presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

DAVAO CITY – Presumptive President-elect and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will formally receive well-wishers at the privately-owned clubhouse of Matina Enclaves residential condominium here on Monday. Peter Laviña, spokesperson of the Duterte camp, said he was not sure if the mayor would be meeting the public. He said Monday […]

Duterte, Marcos top choice of overseas absentee voters

MANILA — Filipinos abroad who participated in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) have voted for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., as their president and vice president, respectively, in the recently concluded May 9 polls. According to the data released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner […]

What to look forward to from newly-elected president of the Philippines

With opponents having conceded defeat, the elected, new president of the Philippines (POTP) is Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. The maverick candidate from Mindanao garnered 15,763,349 votes, Manuel Roxas II with 9,595,188 votes, Grace Poe with 8,857,728 votes, Jejomar Binay with 5,263,232 votes and Miriam Defensor Santiago with 5,263,232 votes. […]

Maguindanao poll violence report 5 dead, 10 injured

COTABATO CITY — At least five persons were confirmed killed while 10 others wounded so far in Maguindanao election-related violence for the past 72 hours, the Army’s Sixth Infantry Division (6ID) reported. “Only last night (May 8), two separate explosions caused by rifle-launched M-79 grenades rocked the public market of […]

Candidate Poe ready to face verdict of Filipino voters on Monday

After a grueling 90-day election campaign, independent presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe showed up in a star-studded miting de avance ready to face the verdict of the 54.4 million Filipino voters on Monday. In front of the thousands of supporters at the Plaza Miranda on Saturday night, the petite but […]

Roxas confident people will vote for Daang Matuwid candidates

As the campaign period for this year’s election ended Saturday, administration bet Mar Roxas expressed extreme confidence that the Filipino people would vote for him and the Daang Matuwid slate, adding that Filipinos would rather choose democracy over dictatorship. He said that the threats to democracy is real, brought about […]

Binay, Duterte ends presidential campaign in high spirits

At the miting de avance at Quirino Grandstand of Rizal Park, Manila Saturday, PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vowed to enforce all laws of the land if elected in the May 9 presidential elections. Mdanwhile, United Nationalists Alliance (UNA) standard bearer and Vice President Jejomar Binay called for a clean […]

Will Roxas or Poe cancel candidacy to forge a coalition win?

Will Roxas or Poe cancel candidacy to forge a coalition win? Is there a last minute looming coalition between presidential candidates, former front runner Grace Poe of independent Partido Galing at Puso and Mar Roxas of the ruling Liberal Party? Who will offer self as sacrtifice? Will one of the […]

President Aquino partially fulfills campaign promise made in Calabanga

In his latest sortie of the Bicol region this week, the President of the Philippines (POTP) went on a whirlwind visits and inauguration of finished government projects just in time for the last minute push for the administration’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates. The POTP also visited the municipality of Calabanga […]

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Binay, Duterte ends presidential campaign in high spirits

At the miting de avance at Quirino Grandstand of Rizal Park, Manila Saturday, PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vowed to enforce all laws of the land if elected in the May 9 presidential elections. Mdanwhile, United Nationalists Alliance (UNA) standard bearer and Vice President Jejomar Binay called for a clean […]

Widespread vote-buying, political partisanship mars barangay election in Albay

Alleged widespread vote-buying and political partisanship marked Monday’s barangay election in this province. Citizen election watchers observed massive vote-buying in almost all villages in Albay. As of noon Monday, the barangay election was generally peaceful across the 15 towns and three cities in Albay, said lawyer Romeo Serrano, Commission on […]

Mom says “put your best foot forward, Leni”

The 79-year-old mother of Camarines Sur 3rd district congresswoman Rep. Leni Robredo, Mrs. Salvacion “Sally” Santo Tomas Gerona, has advised her daughter to put her best foot forward and make her own judgment. Robredo, who had second thoughts of becoming the running mate of the Liberal Party standard bearer following […]

No fisherfolk should be left behind – Mar Roxas

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II vowed on Sunday that he will take concrete steps to modernize the country’s fisheries system if he is elected in the May 9 national polls. Roxas shared his plans during the first Presidential Debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in […]

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Calabanga Winners and Losers of May 13, 2013 Elections

Mayor SEVERO, EDUARDO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION 14,335 DUMALASA, PHILIP (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 13,508 CALISURA, CARDING (PDP) PARTIDO DEMOKRATIKO PILIPINO LAKAS NG BAYAN 3,697 Vice Mayor ROBLES, RAMONCITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 16,527 GONZALES, DANNY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES’ COALITION 10,690 MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of CAMARINES SUR – CALABANGA – LONE DIST […]

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Hot topic: Filing of COCs starts on Monday

Thousands of politicians aspiring for national or local positions are expected to troop to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices nationwide to file their respective Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) as the five-day filing period starts on Monday, Oct. 12. With this, Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista reminded national candidates and […]

Campus survey says Santiago top choice for president by students

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has cemented her position as the president of choice in Philippine campuses, as she won by an overwhelming majority a survey at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the third student poll she has won since candidates filed certificates of candidacy (CoC). Two out of three […]

PDEA 11 douse cold water on Mar Roxas’ drugs accusation

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao doused cold water on the claims of a presidential candidate that anyone can buy drugs in the city. PDEA region 11 Director Adzhar Albani refused to be dragged to political mudslinging over the drugs issue in Davao City but defended the city’s […]

Strange bedfellows, the new PH Senate majority members

Yes, strange bedfellows. Members of the new Philippine Senate majority, 16 out of 19 here, pose for posterity. Nineteen senators who vowed to support Senator Koko Pimentel inude incumbent Senators. Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, Loren Legarda, Bam Aquino, Sonny Angara, Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, Franklin Drilon, Cynthia Villar, Gregorio “Gringo” […]

Widespread vote-buying, political partisanship mars barangay election in Albay

Alleged widespread vote-buying and political partisanship marked Monday’s barangay election in this province. Citizen election watchers observed massive vote-buying in almost all villages in Albay. As of noon Monday, the barangay election was generally peaceful across the 15 towns and three cities in Albay, said lawyer Romeo Serrano, Commission on […]