BALLOT boxes from 238 precincts in Cebu City were shipped yesterday to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Manila for a vote recount of last May’s mayoral elections. The recount came after the Comelec denied a petition filed by lawyers of Rama and Vice Mayor Edgar Labella to dismiss the election protest filed against [...]
By Joey Gabieta
The police and military arrested around 700 supporters of a defeated mayoral candidate of Baybay City in Leyte early Monday morning for reportedly throwing stones at policemen, injuring several, and for damaging government property during a 3 p.m. rally on Sunday.
By Erika Sauler
Once convicted of plunder, then pardoned to be set free, Joseph “Erap” Estrada, who was elected Manila mayor in May, vowed to combat corruption on Sunday and paint an honorable image of Manila after being sworn in as chief executive of the country’s capital.
By Germelina Lacorte
Newly elected mayor Rodrigo Duterte renewed his warning to criminals as he took his oath Sunday, the seventh time he had taken since he was first elected as mayor in 1988.
By Frinston L. Lim
With a voting population of just over 800, the special elections for five communities in Barangay (the village of) Gabi here could become one of the costliest, at least for the pockets of the candidates.
By Julie Aurelio
Reelectionist Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista is headed for a landslide win in Quezon City, based on partial results from the counting of votes by the Commission on Elections as of 11:15 p.m. on Monday.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Businessman Rommel Ynion has conceded defeat to reelectionist Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog in the mayoral race of Iloilo City.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
Former first daughter Jacqueline “Jackie” Ejercito Lopez will actively campaign for her father, former President Joseph Estrada, in his campaign for the mayoral seat in Manila.
By Erika Sauler
Over the weekend, reelectionist Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim was accused of political harassment over the arrest of Vice Mayor Isko Moreno and five candidates for sponsoring a bingo session. But on Monday, his rival, former President Joseph Estrada, was accused of the same offense for allegedly bullying a police officer who arrested Moreno and five others.