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SENATOR PROCLAMATION 2019

The newly elected senators have been proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The 12[...]

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FIRST DAUGHTER CRIES PEACE OFFERING AS ‘DECEIVING AND LACKED IN SINCERITY’

May 22, 2019 - 6:28 PM

DAVAO CITY- Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio affirmed she has no intention of accepting re-elected Davao del Norte Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez’s offer of reconciliation because the offer was deceiving and lacked sincerity. The former House Speaker was reported offering to make peace with Duterte-Carpio. In a statement issued by the City Information Office (CIO), Duterte-Carpio bared that […]

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COMELEC VOWS TO ‘EXPLAIN IN DETAIL’ 7-HOUR POLL DISPLAY DELAY

May 21, 2019 - 6:19 PM

MANILA — Following calls from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday assured it will provide a detailed technical explanation on the delays encountered in the 2019 midterm elections. “We will (explain the bottlenecks). I just can’t give the technical explanation now because obviously, it will be the […]

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SEN KIKO QUITS AS PARTY BETS LOSE SENATE POLLS

May 21, 2019 - 5:57 PM

MANILA – Opposition Sen. Francis Pangilinan quits his post as the president of the Liberal Party (LP) after the party failed to win senate seats in the recent 2019 midterm-elections.   Pangilinan said he would vacate his position in the party on June 30.   “As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was […]

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1.68-M VOTES LEFT FOR CANVASSING BEFORE ELECTION RESULTS ARE OUT

May 20, 2019 - 9:01 PM

MANILA — Only 1.68 million votes remain for canvassing before the official 2019 midterm elections results are out, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Sunday. “The remaining votes to be canvassed is 1,683,938 for Isabela, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United States and Nigeria,” said Frances Arabe, assistant director at the Comelec Education and Information Department, […]

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2019 POLLS VOTER TURNOUT NOW AT 75%-78%

May 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is nearing its estimate of between 75 percent and 78 percent voter turnout in the recently-concluded national and local polls. In a press briefing on Monday morning, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said that as of Sunday, the partial number of voters who participated in the May 13 polls is […]

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COMELEC READY FOR PROCLAMATION OF 2019 POLL WINNERS

May 20, 2019 - 8:58 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready to welcome President Rodrigo R. Duterte if he decides to attend the proclamation of the 12 new senators, mostly administration bets, in case it would push through on Tuesday. In a press briefing on Monday, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said it is not yet certain if Duterte […]

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NOCOT GOVERNOR-ELECT EXTENDS HAND OF PEACE

May 20, 2019 - 5:55 PM

RECONCILIATION MOVE. Outgoing Representative Nancy Catamco (2nd district, North Cotabato) stresses a point during the campaign period several days before she was elected provincial governor. She has extended a hand of peace and reconciliation on Monday (May 20) to her rivals in the recently concluded May 13 midterm polls. (Photo courtesy of Governor-elect Nancy Catamco) COTABATO CITY – […]

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PALACE CONSIDERS CARDEMA TO LEAVE NYC FOR PARTY-LIST SEAT

May 19, 2019 - 8:51 PM

MANILA — Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that National Youth Commission (NYC) chairperson Ronald Cardema has resigned, and asked him to formally vacate his post. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo explained that Cardema is considered “ipso facto resigned” after he filed the petition for substitution as first nominee of the Duterte Youth party-list. “The petition for substitution of […]

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PALACE CLEARS NEWS OF PRRD RUSHED TO HOSPITAL

May 19, 2019 - 8:39 PM

MANILA — Malacañang denied rumors that President Rodrigo R. Duterte was rushed to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan after ‘news’ of him suffering cardiac arrest circulated online. “He should probably be in his quarters and resting, like what I will do in a few minutes,” Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said.. Duterte was last […]

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NO ‘PROCLAMATION INVITATIONS’ YET: COMELEC

May 18, 2019 - 10:18 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said that they have not sent out invitations yet regarding the proclamation of winners in the senatorial and party-list race. “No formal invitations have been sent out yet,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez in a press briefing at the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) headquarters at the […]

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GROUPS WANT SPECIAL RANDOM MANUAL AUDIT FOR PARTY-LISTS

May 18, 2019 - 10:17 PM

MANILA — A group on Friday urged the Commission on Election (Comelec) to conduct a random manual audit (RMA) on the votes for party-list groups to ensure the 2019 midterm elections’ transparency and credibility amid the issues it faced. The petitioners from different sectoral groups said party-list representatives should also be subject to the same process. […]

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COMELEC TO LOOK INTO REQUEST FOR OVERTIME PAY FOR BEIS

May 18, 2019 - 10:16 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to tackle the appeal for additional payment for teachers who served overtime during the conduct of the May 13 mid-term polls. “Again, like all petitions that have to be discussed by the en banc, so I can’t give you any answer,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in […]

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DILG TO LGUS: ENSURE SMOOTH TRANSITION OF POWERS, NO MORE GRUDGES AND...

May 17, 2019 - 5:07 PM

With the election of new faces in key positions in local governments, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterates its call to local government units (LGUs) to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of powers and responsibilities to the newly-elected officials in the recently-concluded May 13 midterm polls. “We thank the Filipino […]

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MORENO TO ‘MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH’ FOR A BETTER MANILA

May 17, 2019 - 5:03 PM

MANILA CITY – Manila City Mayor-Elect Francisco Domagoso, popularly known as Isko Moreno, said he would “move heaven and earth” to improve the lives of its residents and lure more investors into the city, a report by ABS-CBN said.   “I’ll move heaven and earth to clean up the city. Dugyot kami. Papaliguan ko lang […]

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200 TONS OF POLL CAMPAIGN TRASH COLLECTED

May 17, 2019 - 5:02 PM

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has collected 29 truckloads equivalent to 200.37 tons of discarded election-related materials in Metro Manila. In a statement on Friday, the MMDA said its Metro Parkway Clearing Group (MPCG) hauled campaign trash in the metropolis from March 1 to May 16. The collected trash reached 23.42 tons on […]

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COMELEC PROBES VIDEO OF ALLEGED PRE-SHADING OF BALLOTS

May 17, 2019 - 5:01 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections on Thursday started an investigation on a video showing alleged pre-shading of ballots as it called on people who have knowledge of the video to surface and file a complaint. In a press briefing, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said that it would be better if those who have information regarding […]

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