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SC asked to void proclamation of senatorial poll winners

Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

Four losing senatorial candidates on Monday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the proclamation of winning candidates in 2013 midterm elections, citing errors in the canvassing of results.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC rules Abang Lingkod can take Congress’ 58th seat


The Supreme Court ruled that partylist Abang Lingkod is entitled to a seat in Congress and ordered the Commission on Elections to push through with its proclamation.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

High voters’ turnout in special polls in Zamboanga City—Padaca

Commissioner Grace Padaca and Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.

“Democracy survived the siege. It lives on in Zamboanga City.” This was Election Commissioner Grace Padaca’s text message to the INQUIRER on Tuesday as she also reported that the voters’ turnout during Monday’s special barangay (village) elections in the southwestern Mindanao city was “high.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Comelec all set for Bohol, Zamboanga special polls

A Philippine Air Force helicopter hovers above the totally-collapsed Our Lady of Light church at Loon township, Bohol province in central Philippines Thursday Oct.17, 2013.  AP Photo

The Commission on Elections is “100 percent ready” for the holding on Nov. 25 of special barangay (village) elections in earthquake-ravaged Bohol and battle-scarred and flood-ravaged Zamboanga City.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Teachers’ group protests delay in honoraria for election duty

Public school teachers as election officers. AFP file photo

The honoraria due public-school teachers who were asked to man the polls during the barangay (village) elections last month are late once again, a teachers’ group said Wednesday.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Even the dead cast votes, teachers say


Teachers who served on the outskirts of the city during the barangay (village) elections on Oct. 28 have started to speak up on how the political exercise was filled with anomalies.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

At least 94 villages fail to hold polls


Elections in at least 94 villages nationwide failed to take place on Monday because of various reasons, the Commission on Elections said.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Man shot dead in QC village tagged as hot spot area

Angelicum College, polling center for Barangay Sto. Domingo in Quezon City. PHOTO BY JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

A still unidentified man was killed when he was shot to the head Monday afternoon in Barangay (village) Sto. Domingo in Quezon City, Radyo Inquirer reported Monday

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

It’s more fun voting at the mall

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. availed of the amenities in the special polling precinct set up in SM Manila as part of their pilot project to allow easier access for Persons with Disabilities and senior citizens.

Seventy-four year old Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. was stress-free and jovial on the day of the Barangay (village) Elections even joining reporters in interviewing a senior citizen who cast his ballot.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

QC village struggles to hold orderly polls


Amid the intense political rivalries in Barangay (village) Santo Domingo in Quezon City, one of the election hotspots in Metro Manila, the initial overall assessment of Monday’s elections in the village by the authorities remains positive.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Comelec sees very high voters’ turnout

Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will lead 54 million Filipinos who will cast their votes on Monday for the 2013 village (barangay) elections with the Commission on Elections expecting an unprecedented turnout of voters.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP, AFP intensify drive vs threat groups as village polls near

Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan  PHOTO/A2C Bryan Bautista/ AFP PAO

The Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Thursday they have intensified their campaign against threat groups conducting extortion activities in connection with the forthcoming barangay (village) polls.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP on red alert Friday until Nov. 2


The military will go on red alert status on Friday ahead of the barangay (village) elections on Monday until November 2.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Lacson eyes P106-B ‘Yolanda’ rehab masterplan
  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  • Marketplace