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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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9 ARMM TOWNS UNDER ‘AREAS OF GRAVE CONCERN’ FOR 2019 POLLS

December 31, 2018 - 3:17 PM

COTABATO CITY — Police authorities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have listed nine towns in the region, where violence are likely to happen in the upcoming 2019 elections. Chief Supt. Graciano Mijares, ARMM police director, identified the towns – which the police have recommended to be placed under “hot spot” areas in the coming […]

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GO SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE, PROTECT PH FILM INDUSTRY

December 29, 2018 - 9:51 PM

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has expressed his support for the Philippine movie industry and announced his intention to encourage the staging of more film festivals to promote quality Filipino films. During the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal (Awards Night) held at the Solaire Resort and […]

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TEODORO AFFIRMS ORDERLY, PEACEFUL MARIKINA CITY

December 28, 2018 - 5:06 PM

MARIKINA CITY – Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro has vowed to maintain an orderly and peaceful environment in the city. Teodoro cited several projects undertaken by the local government which aims to improve the livelihood of Marikina City residents such as road maintenance, repair and widening works; as well as upkeep of Freedom Park and […]

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COMELEC TO PRINT BALLOTS ON 3RD WEEK OF JAN

December 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM

MANILA – Though it has yet to release the official list of names of aspirants for the May 12, 2019 elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Thursday that it is looking to start the printing of the over 60 million ballots by the middle of January next year. “We expect to start printing ballots […]

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DRILON: NO NEED TO CONVENE BICAM ON ROAD BOARD

December 27, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon insisted on Wednesday that there is no need to convene a bicameral conference committee on the abolition of the Road Board. “With all due respect to Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the Senate has already taken the position that the bill to abolish the Road Board is already […]

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SPECIAL POLLS GIVE YOUTH CHANCE TO RUN FOR VACANT SK POSTS ANEW

December 26, 2018 - 5:16 PM

MANILA — Youth leaders at the barangay level have been given another chance to serve their neighbors and make a difference in their communities with the holding of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) special elections early next year. “I commend the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for finding ways to remedy the many vacancies in […]

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DOJ CHIEF: TRILLANES MUST SEEK COURT PERMISSION TO LEAVE COUNTRY

December 25, 2018 - 6:45 PM

MANILA — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said it is best for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to seek court permission whenever he intends to leave the country, even if no hold departure order (HDO) has been handed down against him. “Even if no hold departure order was issued by the court before he could fly to his […]

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SC CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE SOLUTION TO REP. BATOCABE’S MURDER

December 24, 2018 - 4:48 PM

MANILA — The chair of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) on Friday urged authorities to leave no stone unturned in going after the killers of AKO BICOL party-list representative Rodel Batocabe. “Cong. Batocabe is a big loss to the electoral tribunal. We are outraged at his senseless killing. I am shocked and deeply saddened by […]

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COMELEC ACCREDITS 25 FOREIGN OBSERVERS FOR BOL

December 22, 2018 - 4:09 PM

MANILA — At least 25 international observers are going to witness the plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on January 21 and February 6 next year, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the foreign observers are from the European Union, Australia, Japan, Canada, and the US. […]

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COMELEC MULLS EXTENSION OF SOURCE CODE REVIEW PERIOD

December 21, 2018 - 4:56 PM

MANILA — Interested groups still have a chance to conduct a review of the source code of the automated election system (AES) to be used in the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE), as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to extend the review period. “The review committee is recommending extending the review […]

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DIOKNO COUNTS ON ‘FRIENDLIER’ CONGRESS AFTER 2019 MID-TERM POLLS

December 20, 2018 - 6:21 PM

MANILA — Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said he is looking forward to a “friendlier” Congress after next year’s mid-term elections. Diokno made this remark amid the ongoing dispute between him and some lawmakers in the House of Representatives after the former was grilled on alleged “insertions” in the proposed 2019 budget and his alleged favoring a […]

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EXPAND SCHOLARSHIPS TO PRIVATE COLLEGE STUDES, GOV’T URGED

December 20, 2018 - 6:22 PM

MANILA — Even with free tuition in public universities and colleges, Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the expansion of scholarship grants to students enrolled in private higher education institutions. Angara has lauded the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)’s recent memorandum of agreement signing with 792 private institutions nationwide so that private college students would also […]

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COMELEC DOUBLING EFFORTS TO RESOLVE PENDING POLL CASES

December 19, 2018 - 3:49 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is doubling its efforts to resolve pending election cases to be able to release the final list of candidates for the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE). “We hope they will be able to resolve the cases within the week, or at least come to a comfortable […]

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CASQUEJO PRESENTS ‘TRUSTED BUILD’ FILE FOR 2019 POLLS TO COMELEC

December 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

MANILA — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo on Monday turned over the executable file of the Election Management System (EMS) Trusted Build for the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE) to the Commission en banc. In a ceremony at the Comelec Chairman’s office, the poll body official presented to Commissioners Antonio Kho […]

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DRILON: LET PRRD DECIDE ROAD BOARD ABOLITION

December 17, 2018 - 6:18 PM

MANILA – The President should be given the opportunity to sign or reject the bill passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives seeking to abolish the controversial Road Board due to allegations of corruption and misuse of public funds, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Monday. “The bill should be sent immediately to […]

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LEGARDA: ANTIQUE AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT, PAL DIRECT FLIGHTS WILL BOOST TRADE, TOURISM

December 17, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Legarda Sees Boost in Trade and Tourism with Antique Airport Improvement, PAL Direct Flights Senator Loren Legarda today said that the improvement of Antique airport and the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) direct flights to Antique will spur local economy as it will boost trade and tourism. “Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines […]

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