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AFP told not to be swayed as election nears

Benigno Aquino III

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday told personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) not to give in to personal interests as the 2016 national elections approach. “The 2016 election is approaching and we know that during this time, some will attempt to use you for their personal interests,” Aquino said in […]

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec slams door to pleas to blacklist Smartmatic


An election watchdog group seeking the blacklisting of Smartmatic from any participation in the 2016 presidential balloting may have to seek recourse from higher courts.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

MILF applies for party accreditation with Comelec

comelec building

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) announced Tuesday it has formally submitted its application to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the accreditation of its political party.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Binay insists Estrada still supports him

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

He remains the presidential candidate of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada in 2016, Vice President Jejomar Binay insisted Tuesday amid speculations that Estrada might support Sen. Grace Poe, whose survey ratings have been steadily rising in recent months.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Malversation case part of plot to sideline Estrada clan, allies – JV Ejercito


“It’s too much of a coincidence,’’ so said Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Monday of the filing of a malversation complaint against him with the Ombudsman.

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