Category: Politics

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...

Philippine President Duterte fascinated by sustained popularity
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Philippine President Duterte fascinated by sustained popularity

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is astounded by Filipinos’ continued support of him with less than two months left before he vacates Malacañang. Despite being “strict,” he believes Filipinos appreciate his efforts to fight illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption in government. “Why am I popular? I really don’t know. Ano bang nagawa ko (What have I done)?” Duterte...

‘Protect sanctity of your ballots’, Go reminds Filipinos
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‘Protect sanctity of your ballots’, Go reminds Filipinos

MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go appealed to the millions of Filipinos who will vote in the upcoming national and local elections to protect the sanctity of the ballot by taking a firm stand and making a conscience vote against unscrupulous candidates who coerce voters or try to buy their votes. “Huwag kayong magpapasindak! Huwag kayong...

Election paraphernalia delivery almost complete: Comelec
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Election paraphernalia delivery almost complete: Comelec

MANILA – With only less than two weeks before election day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday said the deployment of election paraphernalia including official ballots, vote counting machines, among others, is almost complete. Comelec Commissioner Aimee Ferolino said all ballot boxes and transmission devices have been delivered to local hubs. The deployment of vote-counting machines...

Rodante Marcoleta withdraws from Senate race
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Rodante Marcoleta withdraws from Senate race

Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta withdraws from the senate race. Citing poor showing in running surveys conducted by various pollsters, Marcoleta said that “the fighter in me should also be brave enough to read the writings on the wall. Let’s call a spade a spade.” MANILA – House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta has backed out of the...

Mammoth crowd welcomes UniTeam in Batangas
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Mammoth crowd welcomes UniTeam in Batangas

LIPA CITY, Batangas – Thousands of supporters from all over the province showed their all-out support to presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte during the UniTeam Grand Rally at the open lot in front of the LIMA Park Hotel here on Wednesday night. The BBM-Sara UniTeam supporters from...

Thousands welcome Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte in Cagayan de Oro
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Thousands welcome Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte in Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Despite a heavy afternoon rain, thousands of UniTeam supporters stayed to see the frontrunner tandem of presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and vice-presidential aspirant Sara Duterte in a rally at the Pelaez Sports Complex here Tuesday. Adelaida Acabu, 34, from Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, was among thousands of followers who braved the nearly three-hour...