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Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2016 US presidential race off to an early start

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. AP FILE PHOTO

The next US presidential election is more than two years away, but competition for the nomination is well under way. Democrats have a powerful frontrunner who may not face a real challenger, while Republicans have a wide-open field with no candidate close to being a favorite.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Swinging voter? Man with 39 wives courted in India election

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As India holds the latest round of its mammoth elections Friday, one man – polygamist and sect leader Zionnghaka Chana – has become the voter every local politician wants to know.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

India votes in crucial phase of national elections

Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate Nandini Mukherjee, center, seeks votes in a slum area in Kolkata, India, Thursday, April 10, 2014. AP

Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are essential to the main opposition Hindu nationalist party’s bid to end the 10-year rule of Congress party.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Indonesia opposition leads, but less than expected

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station set up under a fly-over in Jakarta,Indonesia, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Polls opened Wednesday for nearly 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections, a huge feat in the still-young democracy that's expected to help clear the path for the country's next president. AP

Indonesia’s biggest opposition party came out ahead in early election tallies Thursday, but the showing was far less than expected given the popularity of its pick for president, viewed as the favorite in this summer’s presidential race.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jakarta governor may be next president

An election volunteer shows a ballot to witnesses while counting ballots for the parliamentary elections in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Indonesia's main opposition party won the most votes in parliamentary elections Wednesday, unofficial tallies showed, setting its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, on course to become the country's next leader.  AP PHOTO/ACHMAD IBRAHIM

Indonesia’s main opposition party won the most votes in parliamentary elections Wednesday, unofficial tallies showed, setting its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, on course to become the country’s next leader.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

India kicks off world’s largest election

People stand in line to cast their votes during the first phase of elections in Agartala, in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura, India, Monday, April 7, 2014. The Indian national elections will be held over several weeks in phases to ensure safe and fair elections. AP

Indians have started voting in the world’s biggest election, with 814 million people eligible to vote across the country.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

India votes in world’s biggest election

Indian female farmworkers work in a field in front of a giant billboard hung on the wall of a house displaying India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the outskirts of Allahabad, the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Sunday, April 6, 2014. India will hold national elections from April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most important election in more than 30 years in the world's largest democracy.  AP PHOTO/ RAJESH KUMAR SINGH

The first Indian voters head to the polls Monday for the world’s biggest election, set to sweep the opposition Hindu nationalists to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Marcos Jr. trying to launder family name for presidential bid, say lawmakers

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Militant lawmakers are warning against an attempt by the heirs of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to clean the family name and boost the political stock of his senator-son who is plotting a return to Malacañang.   Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello and Bayan  Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate cited a misleading report in a  [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Blast hits Afghan government compound in Kabul

Afghan election workers carry a ballot box at an election commission office in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Eight Afghan presidential candidates are campaigning for the third presidential election. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. AP

An explosion has hit the Interior Ministry compound in the heart of the Afghan capital as fears are high after the Taliban threatened attacks to disrupt this weekend’s elections.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Comelec projects 3M new voters

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is “on track” in its preparations for the registration of about three million new voters nationwide, scheduled from May 6, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2015, according to Comelec Commissioner Al Parreño.

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

MILF: 2016 polls crucial to success of Mindanao peace process

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President Benigno S. Aquino III huddles with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), led by its chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, for a group photo souvenir during the Courtesy Call at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The next president of the country must be able to nurture the gains of the peace process that the administration of President Benigno Aquino has achieved with Moro rebels to ensure continued security and stability in Mindanao.

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

Palace: Aquino has no final choice yet for 2016 presidential bet

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President Benigno S. Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang downplayed on Wednesday a statement by Transportation Secretary Joseph A. Abaya that the Liberal Party would field Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II as its standard bearer in the 2016 polls.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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