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By Philip C. Tubeza
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) went on its merry course Saturday night, proclaiming the final three senatorial winners even as criticisms and questions continued to come its way over its controversial decision to declare the victors in last Monday’s senatorial elections even before all the votes could be counted.
“It’s finally starting to sink in, little by little,” Senator-elect Nancy Binay told the Inquirer, aware of the tough job that lies ahead after her victory in Monday’s elections.
By DJ Yap
It’s 9-3 in favor of the administration coalition as the final three winning senators—Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito and Gregorio Honasan—were finally proclaimed Saturday night as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) completed the canvassing of all locally cast votes in the senatorial race.
By Tarra Quismundo
In the mission to protect the people’s vote, there is no generation gap. From a first-time voter to an election veteran, spirited volunteers continue to power the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) in the tedious task of watching over the nationwide vote—a mandate unenviable amid technical glitches, resource constraints and criticisms from many, often unseen, corners.
By Julie M. Aurelio
The recently concluded 2013 automated elections were worse than the 2010 exercise because of the bigger number of errors and the “arbitrary and highly irregular decisions” which compromised the elections’ credibility and transparency, according to a poll watchdog group.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
An agitated Francis Tolentino, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair, cried foul over insinuations his wealth had almost doubled in the past two years, saying the media had misinterpreted two different forms of the required statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) which were recently made public.
By Norman Bordadora
There will be no leadership change in the Senate when the new Congress convenes in July, Sen. Franklin Drilon told reporters last week.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
A police officer who remains in active duty despite various charges filed against him in court is now the target of a manhunt after another complainant surfaced to accuse him of robbery, according to the Manila Police District.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
Two men were arrested for the alleged illegal operation and sale of Internet modems that caused a major telecom firm to lose P10 million in revenues.
Fernando Garcia of Marikina City thought he scored a bargain when he recently bought a second-hand refrigerator. But instead of cooling things down, the Japan-made refrigerator apparently started a fire that cost Garcia his entire house on Russet Street, SSS Village in Barangay Concepcion II early Saturday.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
Save some of those Nancy Binays, Grace Poes and Bam Aquinos for posterity. Once every three years, campaign materials in all shapes and sizes clutter the streets. But decades from now, they could be prized mementos.
By Chito O. Aragon
Police raided an outbound call center company at Cebu Business Park in Cebu City early Friday on suspicion that it had been duping Americans into buying bogus gift cards.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
With the proclamation of Miguel Luis “Migz” Villafuerte as the youngest ever governor of Camarines Sur, a third-generation Villafuerte will continue the family’s more than 20 years of uninterrupted reign at the Camarines Sur capitol.