Category: Politics

Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaims 12 new senators
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Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaims 12 new senators

MANILA – Three neophytes, five former legislators and four reelectionist lawmakers comprised the 12 newly-elected senators in the just-concluded May 9 national and local polls. The new senators who will have a fresh 6-year term that will end in June 2028, were proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC)...

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...