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Comelec campaign finance office chief threatens to quit Monday

MANILA — The only known reason a Comelec official is set to quit his post is due to “unacceptable policy shift” of the poll body. Commissioner Christian Robert Lim is set to resign as head of the Campaign Finance Office on Monday next week to the Comelec en banc. Asked […]

PDP-Laban beefs party membership with political butterflies, opportunists

MANILA — Without a strong 2-party system, the exudos of political butterflies is apparent. A characteristic most very descriptive of the political landscape much deeply rooted to self-presevation, ambition and political patronage only in the Philippines. Saying this, eleven officers and members of ruling Liberal Party on Thursday joined the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

Albay Gov Joey Salceda dumps LP’s RORO team for Grace Poe

Finally, Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda came out with final word on who he will support in the May 9, 2016 elections. The vocal provincial chief ended the speculation on his political plan and confirmed the unwavering support for the candidacy of Grace Poe Llamanzares of the independent Partido Galing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salceda to junk LP bets because of Bicol International Airport

Salceda to junk LP bets because of unfinished Bicol International Airport, which may tip the balance of LP’s winning or losing in his province even as Roxas said he is not afraid to lose Albay. On Thursday, Salceda said his province may junk the administration ticket after the failure of […]

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 […]

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 […]

P-Noy’s veto on SSS pension increase a kiss of death on LP bets?

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III has planted a kiss of death on the presidential candidacy of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and his vice-presidential teammate Camarines Sur 3rd district representative Leni Robredo. This is the message that reverberates on the social media by concerned netizens after the president […]

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 […]

Leni Robredo: “I am the pure and true Bicolano!”

SOGOD, Bacacay, Albay — “I am the pure and true Bicolano,” Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Liberal Party’s vice presidential candidate, claimed as her edge over four other Bicolano aspirants for the same position. In an impromptu dialogue with local media and leaders in here, Robredo said she is […]

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” […]

Libmanan diocesan priest runs for CamSur 1st congressional district seat

A 43-year-old priest from the Diocese of Libmanan has entered politics to face a well-entrenched traditional politician in the five-town first district of Camarines Sur. Fr. Apolinar Rull Napoles last Friday filed his Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) under the Liberal Party to seek the district seat of incumbent Congressman Rolando […]

Backlash: Ex-MMDA chief Tolentino withdraws from LP senatorial lineup

Malacanang wished resigned Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino as President Benigno S. Aquino III acknowledged his decision to withdraw from the LIberal Party senatorial lineup. Earlier, MMDA chairperson Francis Tolentino resigned from his post as MMDA chief on Wednesday to prepare to run for higher office in […]

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 […]

Senator Marcos has edge over Bicolano aspirants for the vice-presidency in 2016?

Senator Marcos has edge over Bicolano aspirants for the vice-presidency? There is no hiding the fact on veteran senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s belief that Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. will have a distinct advantage in the vice presidential race in 2016. ”It’s all very obvious. The Bicolanos will have to […]

Vice-presidentiasquabbles of Bicolanos loom in 2016 national elections

Vice-presidentiasquabbles of Bicolanos loom in 2016 national elections The upcoming 2016 national elections will make a mark in history for Bicol and the nation. It will be the first instance when the (national) position for vice president will be contested, among others, by four Bicolano politicians. It is a total […]

Pushover: Robredo abandons 3rd district of CamSur, will run as VP for LP ticket

Pushover: Robredo abandons 3rd district of CamSur, will run as VP for LP ticket The push and pull tactic of the Liberal Party camp has succeeded. Camarines Sur 3rd district congresswoman Leni Robredo is jumping-in as the official vice-presidential candidae to tandem with Mar Roxas. Robredo, a first term congressman […]

Run, Robredo, Run

In a small gathering, my home buddies were discussing the frenzy in politics hereabout. And one of the topic was Camarines Sur 3rd district representative Atty. Leni Robredo. It is common knowledge that the good congresswoman has no plan to run for a higher elective post, for the moment, other […]

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Leni Robredo: “I am the pure and true Bicolano!”

SOGOD, Bacacay, Albay — “I am the pure and true Bicolano,” Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Liberal Party’s vice presidential candidate, claimed as her edge over four other Bicolano aspirants for the same position. In an impromptu dialogue with local media and leaders in here, Robredo said she is […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senator Marcos has edge over Bicolano aspirants for the vice-presidency in 2016?

Senator Marcos has edge over Bicolano aspirants for the vice-presidency? There is no hiding the fact on veteran senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s belief that Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. will have a distinct advantage in the vice presidential race in 2016. ”It’s all very obvious. The Bicolanos will have to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vice-presidentiasquabbles of Bicolanos loom in 2016 national elections

Vice-presidentiasquabbles of Bicolanos loom in 2016 national elections The upcoming 2016 national elections will make a mark in history for Bicol and the nation. It will be the first instance when the (national) position for vice president will be contested, among others, by four Bicolano politicians. It is a total […]

Pushover: Robredo abandons 3rd district of CamSur, will run as VP for LP ticket

Pushover: Robredo abandons 3rd district of CamSur, will run as VP for LP ticket The push and pull tactic of the Liberal Party camp has succeeded. Camarines Sur 3rd district congresswoman Leni Robredo is jumping-in as the official vice-presidential candidae to tandem with Mar Roxas. Robredo, a first term congressman […]

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 […]

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” […]

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) […]

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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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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 […]

Run, Robredo, Run

In a small gathering, my home buddies were discussing the frenzy in politics hereabout. And one of the topic was Camarines Sur 3rd district representative Atty. Leni Robredo. It is common knowledge that the good congresswoman has no plan to run for a higher elective post, for the moment, other […]

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 […]

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) […]

Senator Marcos has edge over Bicolano aspirants for the vice-presidency in 2016?

Senator Marcos has edge over Bicolano aspirants for the vice-presidency? There is no hiding the fact on veteran senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s belief that Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. will have a distinct advantage in the vice presidential race in 2016. ”It’s all very obvious. The Bicolanos will have to […]

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 […]

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 […]