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Black prop or dark humor? Binay takes it all in stride

Cartoon, January 19, 2014

“Dark” humor or black propaganda? For this official often on the receiving end of cruel or offensive jokes, there are no hard feelings.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay stung by ‘epal’ tag, sees hand of conspiracy

Vice President Jejomar Binay is seeing a conspiracy behind the negative posts on social media deriding him as an “epal,” or one who is constantly seeking attention.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Binay says he didn’t want his name on relief goods, blames supporter


Vice President Jejomar Binay is seeing a conspiracy behind the negative posts on social media deriding him as an “epal,” or one who is constantly trying to draw attention to himself.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Antipolo mayor explains ‘epal’ medals


Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro “Jun” Ynares III has apparently become the latest whipping boy of the so-called anti-“epal” campaign against attention-craving politicians who put their names or faces on streamers or billboards.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Epal’ bets using cash program warned of raps


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has warned candidates in the coming barangay (village) elections to keep off the government’s conditional cash transfer program in their campaigns or be charged criminally with election offenses.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Anti-epal’ drive reaches new heights in Davao del Sur

The “anti-epal” campaign is bound to become a reality here even if no law has been passed yet to make it official.

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

DPWH Region 4 chief on drive vs illegal posters: ‘We can’t do it alone’

Department of Public Works and Highways

Easier said than done. The head of the Department of Public Works and Highways-Southern Tagalog office was referring to the enforcement of the Commission on Elections Resolution No. 9858, which deputized the DPWH to assist the poll body in “removing all unlawful election materials nationwide.”

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Campaign vs ‘epal’ posters going nationwide

A BILLBOARD on one end of San Isidro Bridge in Pamplona, Camarines Sur, along a stretch of Maharlika Highway proclaims a project there to be that of Rep. Dato Arroyo. Camarines Sur Gov. Luis “LRay” Villafuerte Jr. had pointed to this and other billboards in the area of Arroyo as samples of “epal” materials. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday said it will tear down all illegally placed election materials throughout the country.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Election Photos,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Drive bares the most ‘epal’ of them all


Who’s the most epal of them all?

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Residents win fight vs building village hall on historic site

KRUS na Ligas residents in Quezon City on Sunday joined hands with comedian-on-a-crusade Juana Change (center, wearing scarf) in bringing to the attention of the public a reported plan to build an annex of a barangay (village) hall on the spot where Katipunan head Andres Bonifacio and his men found refuge away from Spanish colonial authorities in the late 19th century. Bowing down to pressure, proponents of the measure decided to junk the project. ARNOLD ALMACEN

The Quezon City councilor who approved the construction of a two-story building on the historic plaza where the hero Andres Bonifacio and his fellow Katipunero sought refuge has shelved the project, following a protest by residents and members of the No More Epal Movement.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Anti-‘epal’ group rallies vs building of village hall on historic site

RESIDENTS of Krus na Ligas on the UP Diliman campus have opposed the ongoing construction of a two-story barangay hall annex on a historic plaza which once provided shelter to Andres Bonifacio and other Katipuneros in 1896. Arnold Almacen

Call it the Anti-Epal Movement’s first preemptive strike.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Epal’ pols told: Let dead have their day

A word of advice to “epal” politicians: Don’t take the spotlight away from the dead.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

More pols feel anti-‘epal’ pinch


At least two more Quezon City officials appear to be caving in to the growing clamor against so-called epal politicians by having their ubiquitous signs and streamers taken down. Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo of the city’s second district Thursday said he had ordered his staff to tear down all of his posters. “We have started [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  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


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  • Malang the croc must regain strength before return to swamp, says mayor
  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Sports

  • Guiao summoned by PBA for name-calling incident
  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
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  • Lifestyle

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  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

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

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
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