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Poll body vows complete proclamation of 12 winning senators
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Poll body vows complete proclamation of 12 winning senators

  (PNA file photo)  MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), is looking to proclaim all 12 winning senators in the May 2022 polls. Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said they are not inclined to make a partial proclamation but to announce the 12 winning senatorial candidates. “In the past,...

No irregularity in vote ratio of Philippine presidential polls: stat experts
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No irregularity in vote ratio of Philippine presidential polls: stat experts

MANILA – Statistics experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) on Wednesday found no irregularities in the consistent voting pattern in the partial and unofficial results of the 2022 presidential race. The UP School of Statistics said the supposed “68:32” vote ratio favoring presidential aspirant and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. could not be...

President Duterte’s support helps Robin Padilla lead Senate race
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President Duterte’s support helps Robin Padilla lead Senate race

MANILA – Actor Robin Padilla topping this year’s senatorial race came as a surprise, a political analyst said Tuesday. During the “Hatol ng Bayan 2022” program aired on state-run PTV-4, OCTA Research fellow Ranjit Rye said they could not tell the exact reason why Padilla managed to be the top choice among senatorial candidates. “Mahirap. Pinag-aaralan...

Philippine Election May 2022: Pandemic adds extra layers of protection on election day
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Philippine Election May 2022: Pandemic adds extra layers of protection on election day

MANILA – Election day on Monday will be unlike any other polling exercise as the world is still under a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Aside from making sure the electoral exercise will proceed without any hitch, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is also burdened with the implementation of health protocols. Polling precincts will open at...

8 out of 10 Filipinos approve gov’t response to pandemic
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8 out of 10 Filipinos approve gov’t response to pandemic

MANILA – Filipinos nationwide gave the national pandemic response a high approval rating of 88 percent in the National Capital Region (NCR), 79 percent from Luzon, 92 percent from Visayas, and 80 percent from Mindanao, based on a recent non-commissioned survey by OCTA Research. “Eight out of ten Filipinos approve of the government’s response to the...