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DISCOUNTED POLITICAL ADS WILL LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: PALACE

MANILA -- The signing of a law that will allow reasonable rates for political advertisements will level the playing field for[...]

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COMELEC EXEC CALLS OUT POLL BETS ENGAGING IN EARLY CAMPAIGNING

October 25, 2018 - 2:38 PM

MANILA — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday called out candidates in the 2019 mid-term elections campaigning as early as now. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez reminded those who filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for senator that the campaign period for national positions will start only on February 12, 2019 and will […]

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ANDAYA UNDERGOES DRUG TEST, SUBMITS RESULT TO COMELEC

October 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. has voluntarily submitted himself to a drug test in response to a challenge from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for candidates in May 2018 elections to undergo such examination.   Andaya provided the Commission on Elections a copy of the drug test result, which turned out negative, when […]

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KILUSANG PAGBABAGO TO PUSH FOR FEDERALISM IN CEBU RALLY

October 25, 2018 - 2:25 PM

KP PRESSCON. Kilusang Pagbabago-Visayas leaders hold a press conference in connection with their pro-federalism rally set this Sunday at the Cebu Provincial Capitol. Present during presscon on Wednesday (October 24, 2018) are (from right) KP-Visayas lead convenor Doris Isubal-Mongaya, co-convenor Atty. Rex JMA Fernandez, KP-Region 7 lead convenor Rodrigo Tanza Jr., and KP-Cebu Province chairman Josephus […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL GRANTING OFWs EQUAL PROTECTION ON THEIR MONEY CLAIMS

October 23, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 1700 which seeks to grant Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) the right to equal protection on money claims in case their employment abroad has been terminated. House Bill 1700, authored by Reps. Tomasito Villarin (Party-list, Akbayan) and Jesulito Manalo (Party-list, Angkla), seeks to amend the fifth […]

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ZUBIRI CONDEMNS KILLING OF SUGAR FARM WORKERS IN NEGROS

October 22, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri pressed for indepth investigation on the killing of nine sugar workers including women and minors in Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. “I condemn this killing in the heart of sugarland which is an important sector of our economy. I have just come from Bacolod in Negros and I […]

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SOLONS SEEK PROBE ON NEGROS SUGAR FARMERS MASSACRE

October 22, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Photo: Members of the Makabayan bloc file Monday House Resolution 2262, seeking a congressional inquiry into the killing of nine sugar farmworkers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. (Photo courtesy of Makabayan bloc) MANILA — Lawmakers belonging to the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives are seeking a congressional investigation into the killing of nine sugar farmworkers in Sagay […]

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COMELEC WILL ACCEPT PETITIONS FOR VOLUNTARY INCLUSION IN BOL

October 22, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Interaksyon Photo Credits MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday announced it will be accepting petitions for voluntary inclusion in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) before the end of October. In a statement, the poll body said the petition may be filed by a local government unit […]

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BONG GO FILES COC

October 15, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go filed his Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) at the Commission of Elections (Comelec) office in Intramuros today, Monday (October 15). Accompanying Go is President Rodrigo Duterte and several Cabinet members, violating the 4-companion only rule. Photo by Raymart Lolo

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PULONG FILES COC

October 13, 2018 - 9:16 PM

DAVAO CITY– Presidential son, Paolo Z. Duterte, filed a certificate of candidacy (CoC) yesterday, Oct 12, for congressman representing the First District of Davao City at the Commission on Election (Comelec) office in the city. Paolo, who earlier resigned as vice mayor of the city filed his COC with his lawyers and younger sister, Mayor […]

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SALCEDO FILES COC AS 2ND-TERM SOLON FOR ALBAY’S 2ND DISTRICT

October 13, 2018 - 10:27 PM

FILING OF COC.  Albay Rep. Joey Salceda filed on Friday his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) with the Commission on Election (COMELEC) Albay provincial office. (Photo from Joey Sarte Salceda FB page)   LEGAZPI CITY — Albay Rep. Joey Salceda filed on Friday his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) provincial office here. Salceda, who […]

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VILMA SANTOS SEEKS SECOND TERM IN BATANGAS

October 13, 2018 - 10:22 PM

COC FILING. Lipa City’s celebrity lawmaker Vilma Santos Recto, accompanied by Senator husband Ralph Recto, files her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for her reelection bid as Batangas 6th District Representative (Lone District of Lipa City) at the Commission on Election provincial office in Batangas City on Oct. 11, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Batangas Capitol PIO) BATANGAS CITY – […]

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DILG TO GIVE COMELEC COPY OF NARCO-LIST

October 13, 2018 - 9:12 PM

MANILA — Hoping to disqualify narco-politicians from running in next year’s midterm elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday it will give the Commission on Elections (Comelec) a copy of its narco-list. DILG spokesperson, Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, said his agency plans to give the Comelec a copy of the […]

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DAVAO NORTE BETS UNCERTAIN OF POSTS

October 13, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Davao del Norte Second District Representative Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo files his Certificate of Candidacy at the Comelec in Tagum City on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Lean Daval TAGUM CITY — Some politicians in Davao del Norte might have filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) as of Thursday, but nothing is certain yet as far as the […]

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PALACE: CLEAR LINE OF SUCCESSION TO PRESIDENCY ‘IMPORTANT’

October 13, 2018 - 8:55 PM

MANILA — Malacañang said Friday it does not matter who succeeds the President should there be a shift to a federal system of government, so long as there is a clear line of succession. Newly-designated Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the remark in reaction to the House of Representatives’ draft charter that places the Senate President […]

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LOCSIN, CAYETANO TO MEET NEXT WEEK FOR DFA LEADERSHIP CHANGE

October 13, 2018 - 7:35 PM

MANILA — Outgoing Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said he will meet with DFA secretary-designate Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Monday to discuss transition in the agency’s leadership. “If the appointment papers are in order, and if papayag ‘yong secretary-designate, I’d like to do the symbolic turning over of the DFA flag to […]

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DUTERTE ARRIVES IN BALI FOR ASEAN LEADERS’ GATHERING

October 11, 2018 - 1:35 PM

BALI, Indonesia – President Rodrigo R. Duterte arrived Wednesday night here to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering upon the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Duterte and his entourage arrived at 9:09 p.m. aboard a private jet at the Denpasar International Airport. He was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Lee […]

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