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Binay’s fall in ratings leaves race to 2016 wide open, say lawmakers

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Isabela Representative Rodolfo Albano III  FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers expect a wide open race in the 2016 presidential election with no single candidate likely to benefit from the steep fall in Vice President Jejomar Binay’s ratings.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima: Plan to probe Binay my call, not LP’s, Aquino’s or Roxas’

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday her plan to investigate alleged corruption involving Vice President Jejomar Binay has been on her own initiative and has not been part of any conspiracy to prevent him from winning the 2016 presidential election.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino-Binay break looms

CROSSING THE RUBICON?  Is this the end of the friendship and political alliance between President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay? On the defensive the past weeks over allegations of massive corruption in Makati City where he served as mayor, the Vice President is on the offensive, taking to task the Aquino administration for its shortcomings and selective justice in his remarks at a public attorneys’ forum on Tuesday.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Vice President Jejomar Binay appears to be moving to cut his ties with President Aquino as he slams for the first time the latter’s controversial decisions, like allowing the Disbursement Acceleration Program that the Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino or Roxas in 2016, says LP lawmaker

President Benigno Aquino III and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas (left). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Either President Aquino or Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is the only “viable choice” as the administration’s presidential candidate in the 2016 elections against Vice President Jejomar Binay, Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, a Liberal Party (LP) member, said in a radio interview on Sunday.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Roxas denies ties with group pushing for Aquino’s term extension

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II distanced himself on Tuesday from the group pushing for President Benigno Aquino III’s second term through a constituent assembly that would amend the 1987 Constitution and lift the single-term limit on presidents.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »