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Watch Teaser If We Erase Traditional Politics We Win

This Philippine province of almost two million people, or 1.9 (1,952,544) million warm bodies according to the official census count of 2015 is the biggest in the Bicol region in terms of population and land area. While it is rich in natural resources and beautiful scenic places, majority of its […]

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 […]

Donald Trump is new US president, Clinton concedes defeat

Former United States presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has conceded defeat from Republican candidate and President-elect Donald Trump. The defeated Democratic candidate and former US Secretary of State called by phone the winning Mr. Trump a few minutes ago. The ongoing election tally being broadcast live by major US news […]

Trump is on winning streak in the 2016 US presidential race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 — Donald Trump was on the cusp of creating history as he inched closer to clinching the US presidency with a strong showing in battleground states helping him trump Hillary Clinton in the knife-edge race. Major US news networks projected Republican candidate Trump to have won the […]

Watch Live coverage as USA votes for its next president

Just to show a snippet and demonstrate to Filipinos in the country how elections is being held in the USA, we are sharing these various media online coverage. Many Filipino-Americans have invested interest on the elections. First time that many Americans of Asian origin showed active participation in the democratic […]

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 […]

The barangay that gave Robredo 100% of its votes and zero to her opponents

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur — As third district Congresswoman Leni Robredo got elected vice president in the May 2016 national elections, a barangay in the town of Calabanga was dragged into the limelight. It is because Robredo harvested all the votes of the entire village of Punta Tarawal of this town […]

Smartmatic executives, Comelec IT rep, face raps filed by Bongbong Marcos

MANILA — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday filed criminal cases before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office (MPO) against Smartmatic executives and an Information Technology (IT) representative of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for their alleged unauthorized change of the script in the […]

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 […]

Results: Philippine Election 2016

Results: Philippine Election 2016, the Unofficial count of Cbanga360-Bicol Street Journal based on the Comelec-GMA mirror server. PRESIDENT DUTERTE, RODY 15,951,891 VOTES 38.58% ROXAS, MAR DAANG MATUWID 9,695,934 VOTES 23.45% POE, GRACE 8,934,418 VOTES 21.61% BINAY, JOJO 5,316,392 VOTES 12.86% DEFENSOR SANTIAGO, MIRIAM 1,424,422 VOTES 3.44% VICE PRESIDENT ROBREDO, LENI […]

Comelec to hold special elections on May 14 for areas with voting failure

MANILA — A total of 52 clustered precincts from 11 towns, many in the Autonumous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Eastern Visayas will hold a special voting on Saturday, May 14. This was confirmed as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared failure of elections in 11 municipalities in the […]

What’s cooking in Comelec? Automated with turtle paced result update

Trust and confidence in the poll body was bolstered with the quick upload of partial but unofficial results through poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible voting and print media entities mirroring returns on their websites. But the national and local elections was held on May 9, 2016, and four […]

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 […]

May 9, 2016, Let the local and national elections voting begin

MANILA — The 55.4 million registered voters, or a percentage of it, will troop to their polling precincts today to vote for their bets. So, today, May 9, 2016 let the local and national elections voting begin. This, as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it is 100-percent ready to […]

I am a Filipino. I am a writer. Our tools are vigilance and memory

I am a Filipino. I am a writer. Our tools are vigilance and memory. A growing number of writers and journalists gathered their thoughts together for a united statement. And sharing here is the English only version, although it has a Tagalog translation. A MANIFESTO I am a Filipino writer. […]

LP’s Leni Robredo tops tv ads campaign spending

These candidates who trace their roots to Bicol have spent a total of P.979 billion already from February 9 to April 27, 2016 for television advertisement alone according to the Nielsen Media data. The list is topped by Liberal Party vice presidential candidate and Camarines Sur 1st district freshman representative […]

Poll body set to hold final test and sealing of 92,509 VCMs this week

MANILA — As the Philippine elections near the final homestretch, the poll body is set to hold the final testing and sealing of the vote counting machines this week. The focus of activity will be the conduct by the Commission on Elections of a one-day event participated in by designated […]

More Bicol politicians vow support for presidential candidacy of Grace Poe

Just a few days after Albay Governor Joey Salceda resigned as regional chairman of the Liberal Party and vowed support for independent presidential candidate Grace Poe, more Bicol provincial officials followed his move. On Monday, it was confirmed that Gov. Edgardo Tallado (LP) of Camarines Norte, Gov. Raul Lee (UNA) […]

Smartmatic says results will be known 24 hours after election

MANILA — Smartmatic International, the tech firm handling the automated election system of the Commission on Elections for the May 9, 2016 general elections reported that it will deploy some 45,000 technicians in all of the 36,788 voting centers as well as in the canvassing centers. “Everywhere where there will […]

These are some of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe’s promises

If you watched attentively during the 3rd and last presidential debate held yesterday at the Phinma University of Pangasinan, then you should have heard of candidate Grace Poe’s promises. Independent candidate Sen. Poe vowed to create a government that is sensitive to the needs of the suffering Filipino people, the […]

Watch: The 3rd presidential debate with town hall format in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY, – The third and last presidential debate under the auspices of the Commission on Elections will follow a town hall format on Sunday from 6 PM to 9 PM at the student plaza of the University of Pangasinan Phinma in Dagupan City. Prepared questions would range from very […]

This is why Albay Governor Joey Salceda dumps LP’s RORO team

Below is the full text of Governor Joey Salceda’s official statement posted on his Facebook account, explaining why he is totally dumping the daang matuwid roro team of Liberal Party: Ang Presidente ko ay may malinaw na plano at may puso para sa ordinaryong Filipino. May pagkiling sa kanayunan at […]

Erap endorse candidacies of Grace Poe and “Bongbong” Marcos

Former President and incumbent Manila mayor Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada on Monday ended the speculation of political observers on who among the national candidates for president and vice president will get his endorsement. At the Liwasang Bonifacio proclamation rally of his local party’s lineup attended by an estimated 20,000 supporters […]

Presidential candidates Poe, Binay clash over issue of corruption, citizenship

Leading presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe engaged Vice President Jejomar Binay in heated debate on Sunday over issue of corruption that tainted the candidacy of the vice president. During the second Presidential Debates 2016 held at the University of the Philippines (UP) Performing Arts Hall inCebu City, Poe was asked […]

Second round of PH presidential debates tonight at UP-Cebu auditorium

Are you watching the second round of the presidential debates? Today, March 20, the candidates will again have their verbal clash with one hour extension as compared to the last. The Visayas round still under the auspices of the Commission on Elections will happen at the auditorium of the University […]

Comelec should immediately work to comply with ruling on ballot receipts – Marcos

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has to focus its attention in complying with the decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines requiring the vote counting machines (VCMs) to be used in the May 9 polls to print ballot receipts. According to vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, […]

Due to SCOTP order, Comelec eyes postponement of May 2016 elections

Due to the recent order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to produce voter receipts on Election Day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking at the possibility of postponing the May 9 national and local polls. Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista noted that moving the elections was […]

Bicol vice presidential bets Robredo, Escudero, top political advertisers on ABS-CBN

Robredo, Escudero, top political advertisers on ABS-CBN. Independent Partido Galing at Puso vice-presidential candidate Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Daang Matuwid Coalition Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate Ma. Leonor Robredo topped the list among candidates for national position who have spent more for television advertising with ABS-CBN alone. According to the Philippine […]

SCOTP rules POE qualified to run for president in May 9 polls

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc ruled on Tuesday that Partido Galing at Puso standard bearer Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is qualified to run for president in the May 9, 2016 elections. The SC Public Information Office Chief and Spokesman Atty. Theodore O. Te, in a statement, said […]

Malacanang defends President Aquino in campaign for Roxas-Robredo team

Malacanang was trying to defend the campaign sorty of President Benigno S. Aquino III with Liberal Party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates. President Benigno S. Aquino III believes campaigning for Daang Matuwid Coalition candidates is his duty to the Filipino people, a Malacanang official said on Sunday. “President Aquino is actively […]

Albay’s Gov. Salceda says his statement was grossly picked up, misinterpreted

After the widely publicized news attributed to Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, about the unfinished Bicol International Airport and the Liberal Party candidates, the provincial chief executive clarified on Wednesday that his statement was misinterpreted. He said during the visit of People’s Reform Party senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino, a news correspondent […]

Netizens accuse LP illegaly using government vehicle, resources, personnel in campaign for Daang Matuwid team

Netizens accuse Liberal Party illegaly using government vehicle, resources, personnel in campaign for Daang Matuwid team Malacanang on Friday said the Philippine Commission on Elections should investigate complaints that the Aquino administarion-supported Liberal Party was using government vehicles in the campaign sorties of Manuel Roxas II. Persistent and sensitive users […]

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday launched in Laoag City the new vote counting machine (VCM) which can validate votes in 44 seconds. Laoag City Election Officer Atty. Julius Harvey P. Balbas said that the machine is an updated […]

Senators lament the unfinished business of EDSA People Power

Was the EDSA People Power’s main purpose only to topple the administration of strongman President Ferdinand Marcos, many considered dictatorial and oppressive? Thirty years after the bloodless uprising, the fight remains an unfinished business, according to senators on Tuesday. ”EDSA has restored democracy but still has unfinished business….. freedom from […]

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 […]

Duterte vows to deal decisively with crime, rice cartels

If elected to the presidency in the coming May 9 elections, PDP-Laban standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Sunday to eliminate crime and rice cartels within the first few months of his six-year term. He made the statement during the second round of the first Pilipinas Debates, which was held […]

The qualities of the next president according to Sen. Miriam Santiago

Presidential candidate and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said the next leader of the country should have moral excellency apart from being excellent academically and professionally. In her statement during the Presidential Debate held in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, the lawmaker said she believes that it is important that […]

AFP, PNP deploys more security personnel to Masbate province

Election hotspot Masbate province has all the eyes and ears of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the region. After sending 700 policemen last week to the province under the regional task force, a second batch of 100 officers will beef up police presence […]

Video: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 5th Oral Arguments at SCOTP

Video: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 5th Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 at SCOTP. This is the fifth live stream coverage of the Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 4rth Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP). Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of […]

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities and towns nationwide

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 national and local elections. According to Comelec, the mock elections will test and ensure the adequate security, accuracy, system and functional capability […]

Presidential candidates start campaign with generous promises

The campaign promises start to pour. It all began yesterday. We heard the candidates talk, fast talk about what they intend to do, the promises each will leave in every campaign podium around the country, just before election day of May 9, 2016. To our readers, you can play with […]

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins. Happening now are the opening salvo of all five presidential, vice presidential and senatorial teams and candidates for the May 9, 2016 elections. Five separate proclamation rallies are being held on strategic places around the country, also based on political preference and […]

Live Stream: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 4rth Oral Arguments at SCOTP

Live Stream: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 4rth Oral Arguments at SCOTP This is the fourth live stream coverage of the Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 4rth Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP). Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of Senator Grace […]

Comelec to start printing of 55.7 million ballots for May 2016 elections

The Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start printing of more than 55.7 million official ballots for the May 9 polls at the National Printing Office (NPO) in Quezon City on Monday. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said that the start of ballot printing will involve the dry run of the […]

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NBI conduct own probe into ’laglag bala’ scam

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is now looking deeper into the proliferation of alleged ‘bullet-planting’ (laglag bala) incidents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and determine whether there are groups behind the scam. This development came after the Department of Justice-formed seven-man NBI task force has been given 15 […]

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Comelec rules presidential aspirant Rizalito David is a nuisance candidate

Comelec rules presidential aspirant Rizalito David is a nuisance candidate The Commission on Elections has declared presidential aspirant Rizalito David as a nuisance candidate, with his Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) for the May 2016 polls cancelled. In a six-page decision, the Comelec’s Second Division granted the motto proprio petition filed […]

Unsolicited opinion: Let the people decide – FVR

Unsolicited opinion: Let the people decide – Ramos If former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos will have his way, he will allow the candidacy of Grace Poe Llamanzares and Rodrigo Duterte unhampered. He made the statement when asked about the cases filed on disqualification for Senator Poe and Davao city […]

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins. Happening now are the opening salvo of all five presidential, vice presidential and senatorial teams and candidates for the May 9, 2016 elections. Five separate proclamation rallies are being held on strategic places around the country, also based on political preference and […]

Trump is on winning streak in the 2016 US presidential race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 — Donald Trump was on the cusp of creating history as he inched closer to clinching the US presidency with a strong showing in battleground states helping him trump Hillary Clinton in the knife-edge race. Major US news networks projected Republican candidate Trump to have won the […]

Across-the-board payhike for 1.5-M state employees seen in 2016

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday vowed to immediately enact into law the proposed P226 billion four-year “Salary Standardization Law of 2015,” which offers 14th month pay for 1.53 million state workers and officials on the first year of implementation in 2016. “We will study and pass it in time […]

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday launched in Laoag City the new vote counting machine (VCM) which can validate votes in 44 seconds. Laoag City Election Officer Atty. Julius Harvey P. Balbas said that the machine is an updated […]

Sen. Grace Poe now faces three disqualification cases

There is no stopping in the trend to pull down the candidacy of presidential hopeful and front runner Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares. A third disqualification case has been lodged against Poe before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday. In his 14-page petition for Cancellation of Certificate of Candidacy (CoC), […]

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. […]

These Eastern Visayas towns are in the watchlist areas on May 2016 elections

The general elections is more than four months away. This early, security authorities are quick to pin point possible local hot spot areas in the Eastern Visayas region. The Philippine National Police (PNP) has tagged towns in Eastern Visayas as election watchlist areas for the May 9 elections because of […]

United Nationalist Alliance bares 2016 senate slate

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) made known its complete slate for the senatorial race in next year’s polls. UNA is the second party after the Liberal Party to announce a complete line-up for national candidates. The UNA list included 1. Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III 2. Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” […]

What’s cooking in Comelec? Automated with turtle paced result update

Trust and confidence in the poll body was bolstered with the quick upload of partial but unofficial results through poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible voting and print media entities mirroring returns on their websites. But the national and local elections was held on May 9, 2016, and four […]

Smartmatic executives, Comelec IT rep, face raps filed by Bongbong Marcos

MANILA — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday filed criminal cases before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office (MPO) against Smartmatic executives and an Information Technology (IT) representative of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for their alleged unauthorized change of the script in the […]

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What’s cooking in Comelec? Automated with turtle paced result update

Trust and confidence in the poll body was bolstered with the quick upload of partial but unofficial results through poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible voting and print media entities mirroring returns on their websites. But the national and local elections was held on May 9, 2016, and four […]

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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 […]

Second round of PH presidential debates tonight at UP-Cebu auditorium

Are you watching the second round of the presidential debates? Today, March 20, the candidates will again have their verbal clash with one hour extension as compared to the last. The Visayas round still under the auspices of the Commission on Elections will happen at the auditorium of the University […]

Preliminary conference on Poe DQ case begins Thursday at SCOTP

It’s all set. On Thursday, Jan 14, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc begins the preliminary conference on disqualification case of Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares against the Commission on Elections (Comelec) which earlier ordered the delisting of her name in the ballot for the May 9, 2016 presidential […]

Presidential candidates Poe, Binay clash over issue of corruption, citizenship

Leading presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe engaged Vice President Jejomar Binay in heated debate on Sunday over issue of corruption that tainted the candidacy of the vice president. During the second Presidential Debates 2016 held at the University of the Philippines (UP) Performing Arts Hall inCebu City, Poe was asked […]

Our only wish: A blessed, productive New Year to all of us!

These are the New year tweets of national candidates for the New Year 2016. Senator Grace Poe, still her thougths about her candidacy: Happy New Year! Thank you for helping us reach 1M likes on FB https://t.co/ToED0jpLfn RT #POE2016 pic.twitter.com/E4xm1HeUyl — GRACE POE (@SenGracePOE) December 31, 2015 At last, vice-president […]

Senators lament the unfinished business of EDSA People Power

Was the EDSA People Power’s main purpose only to topple the administration of strongman President Ferdinand Marcos, many considered dictatorial and oppressive? Thirty years after the bloodless uprising, the fight remains an unfinished business, according to senators on Tuesday. ”EDSA has restored democracy but still has unfinished business….. freedom from […]

Escudero, Binay meeting in Davao surprise Poe

Presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe on Tuesday admitted she was surprised by a photograph showing her running mate Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and opposition standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay having lunch meeting in Davao. Poe, however, clarified she found nothing unusual with it considering even rivals in politics would really […]