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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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GOV’T READY FOR MAY 13 ELECTIONS

May 8, 2019 - 12:18 AM

MANILA — The government is ready to serve over 60 million voters who will take part in the May 13 elections, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the government preparation for the upcoming mid-term polls was among the topics discussed during Monday night’s Cabinet meeting, presided by President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañan […]

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PNP STEPS UP POLL SECURITY OPS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART MONITORING CENTER

May 8, 2019 - 12:17 AM

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is beefing up its preparations for next week’s mid-term elections as it launched the National Election Monitoring Action Center (NEMAC) aimed at overseeing situations across the country. PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde said the NEMAC will monitor situations in all polling centers from Camp Crame, including the arrival of […]

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HNP LOCAL BETS WARNED FROM PAYING PERMIT TO CAMPAIGN FROM NPA

May 7, 2019 - 3:58 PM

DAVAO CITY- The local candidates in Davao City running under the Hugpong ng Pagbabago – Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HNP-HTL) alliance are sternly warned against paying the New People’s Army’s permit-to-campaign extortion scheme. In a statement, the alliance stated that they will outright junk candidates who will be giving in to the demands of the […]

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PHL READY TO RE-EXPORT WASTE TO CANADA BY MAY 15

May 7, 2019 - 3:56 PM

The Philippines is prepared to return 69 container vans of garbage to Canada by May 15 but bureaucratic red tape in the Canadian government has slowed down the process of reexporting the trash back to their country.    In a report to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said all requirements […]

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PNP: 10 KILLED ALREADY IN ELECTIONS 2019

May 3, 2019 - 6:10 PM

MANILA – Ten persons were killed in 22 incidents as the May 13 mid-term polls drew near, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported. PNP spokesperson, Col. Bernard Banac, confirmed the figure which might purely involve election-related incidents recorded from January 13 to April 30. Eleven persons were also reported wounded since the beginning of the election […]

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FEWER LGU EXECS PAYING CAMPAIGN FEES TO REDS: DILG

May 2, 2019 - 5:35 PM

MANILA — The number of local government officials allegedly providing financial support to communist rebels has decreased, the Department of the Interior of Local Government (DILG) reported Thursday. “The DILG has received reports that CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front) continue to actively pursue the collection of “permits to campaign and “permits […]

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FARIÑAS WITHDRAWS GUBERNATORIAL BID; TO RETIRE FROM POLITICS

May 2, 2019 - 5:34 PM

MANILA — Following his withdrawal from the gubernatorial race, Ilocos Norte 1st District Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas on Thursday announced that he would be retiring from politics after his term ends in June. The 67-year-old lawmaker, who filed his withdrawal at the Commission on Elections earlier in the day, said he was not really keen on running […]

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DEPED LAUDED FOR INSURING TEACHERS ON POLL DUTY

April 30, 2019 - 3:22 PM

MANILA – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Tuesday lauded the Department of Education (DepEd) for providing a life and accident insurance to teachers who will serve in the May 13 elections. “It is commendable that the Department of Education has assured that the 257,000 teachers who will be serving as board of election inspectors (BEIs) in the […]

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COMELEC TO PROCLAIM NEW SENATORS ‘WITHIN 2 WEEKS’ AFTER MAY 13

April 30, 2019 - 3:17 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to proclaim the winners in the senatorial race within two weeks after the May 13 mid-term elections. “We already have a tentative date for the proclamation of senators. We will announce it as we get closer, but it’s roughly within two weeks from voting,” Comelec spokesperson James […]

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BE MORE DISCERNING IN CHOOSING ‘PARTY-LIST’, AFP EXEC TO VOTERS

April 29, 2019 - 6:21 PM

MANILA — A ranking military official on Monday urged voters to be more discerning in whom to vote for in next month’s mid-term elections, which include party-list groups bets.  “Ang message ko sa kanila (My message for them), they should be more discerning, when they make their choices. Kung hindi sigurado kung ano itong mga organizationna ito, maghanap na lang […]

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LOCAL ABSENTEE VOTES TO BE COUNTED ON ELECTION DAY: COMELEC

April 29, 2019 - 6:20 PM

MANILA — Votes cast in the three-day Local Absentee Voting (LAV) will not be immediately counted, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday. “The results of LAV will be made known on election day just the like rest of the country,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in an interview. With this, Jimenez warned voters not to […]

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ESTRADA STILL LEADS IN MANILA MAYORALTY RACE

April 29, 2019 - 3:06 PM

MANILA CITY – Manila City Mayor Joseph has retained the upper hand as a latest survey showed he is still on top of the city’s mayoralty race based on a latest survey, a report by Manila Standard said. Estrada still has a comfortable lead at 39 percent, according to the latest Likely Voters Survey conducted […]

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BINAY SIBLINGS FIGHT IN CHURCH

April 28, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Just when the politics has already heated up, the two Binay siblings running for Makati mayoral position was seen quarreling with one another inside a church, intensifying the feuds of the local elections. Former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay in Saturday lost his cool when his sister, incumbent Abigail “Abby” Binay, appeared to question the way […]

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GATCHALIAN: ELECTIONS IN PERIL AS OLD PLANTS CONK OUT

April 27, 2019 - 5:32 PM

A fact-finding committee is set to gather data and scrutinize the events that led to power supply shortfall and the series of Yellow and Red Alerts in the Luzon Grid, resulting to power outages in key areas in Luzon, including Metro Manila. This was decided during the Senate Committee on Energy headed by Senator Win […]

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COMELEC COMPLETES PRINTING OF OVER 63M BALLOTS

April 27, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Teopisto Elnas, Deputy Project Director of the Project Management Office (PMO) for the upcoming polls. MANILA — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday reported that they already finished the printing of over 63 million ballots for the May 13 midterm elections. Teopisto Elnas, Deputy Project Director of the Project Management Office (PMO) […]

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GUN BAN VIOLATORS NOW AT 4.7K: PNP

April 26, 2019 - 5:26 PM

MANILA — More than 4,700 persons have been apprehended since the start of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban on January 13, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported Friday. PNP spokesperson, Col. Bernard Banac said as of 6 a.m. Friday, a total of 4,729 persons have been apprehended in 576,983 police operations since the implementation […]

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