Quantcast
Latest Stories

It’s now 8-1 for Team PNoy

By

LAST HURRAH Closing its grueling three-month campaign, the Team PNoy senatorial slate holds its “miting de avance” at Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City on Friday. With President Aquino are (from left): Bam Aquino, Antonio Trillanes IV, Sonny Angara, Aquilino Pimentel III, Grace Poe, Francis Escudero, Jamby Madrigal, Alan Peter Cayetano, Risa Hontiveros, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Loren Legarda and Cynthia Villar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines— It’s now 8-1 in favor of the Aquino administration’s Team PNoy after the Commission on Elections en banc sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) proclaimed three winning senatorial candidates running under the administration’s slate.

The canvassing board proclaimed Friday night Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Antonio Trillanes IV as the duly elected senators.

Aside from the three, other allies of President Benigno Aquino III already proclaimed by the NBOC are Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Alan Peter Cayetano, Francis Escudero and Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara.

With the 8 senators-elect allies of Aquino, the President is poised to have a strong grip of the Philippine Senate that is vital to shore up support for his efforts.

During the campaign, President Aquino has asked voters to put their confidence in the administration slate to help him carry out the rest of his reform agenda.

The midterm elections last Monday is seen as crucial for the Aquino administration’s bold reform agenda and a referendum on his efforts to transform a corrupt political system and an underperforming economy.

The NBOC has decided to again make a partial proclamation with 117 certificates of canvass counted out of 301. With the 117 COCs, there are a total of 35,990,336 voters who actually voted out of 52,695,140 registered voters.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: 2013 elections , Nation , national canvassing , News , proclamation




Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

  • Sayyaf man linked to Sipadan kidnapping falls
  • Drilon calls for sobriety as mudslinging, witch hunts loom due to pork scam
  • S. Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher
  • If Napoles names Aquino allies, they’ll be brought to bar of justice – Palace
  • Lacson says diamond-studded earring snatched from wife fake
  • Sports

  • Wizards beat Bulls in OT to take 2-0 series lead
  • Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series
  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager
  • Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open
  • Defensive Chelsea holds Atletico in scoreless draw
  • Lifestyle

  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Sweet party for Andi Manzano
  • Entertainment

  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Summer movie preview: Bay reboots ‘Transformers’
  • Business

  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • $103M Vista Land bonds tendered for redemption
  • Oil slips to $102 as US crude supplies seen rising
  • SC stops Meralco power rate hike anew
  • Technology

  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law
  • New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • No word yet on inking of US-PH defense pact during Obama visit
  • Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
  • China, rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions
  • Visa-free US trip? Do not believe it, says consulate
  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement