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Lacierda believes Aquino’s 2016 endorsement is lethal

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: A board member of any GOCC can receive only up to P3 million annually, including bonuses and per diem. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Whoever President Benigno Aquino III will endorse for 2016 will most likely win. At least that’s what the Palace said in response to whether the accusations being hurled against the President were meant to discredit him.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec division junks election protest case vs Quezon governor


A division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has dismissed the electoral protest filed by former Quezon Rep. Irvin Alcala (LP) against incumbent Gov. David Suarez (NUP).

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Voters to ratify or reject creation of new Davao province in village polls


Nearly 1.5 million voters in Davao del Sur will also be voting for or against the creation of a new province to be called Davao Occidental when they go to the polls later this month to elect barangay heads and council members.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Standing ovation for war vet, social justice champ

ROLE MODELS  Edmundo F. Nolasco (in wheelchair) leads this year’s recipients of the Ateneo’s Traditional University Awards with the Lux in Domino Award. Other awardees are (from left) the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, represented by wife Leni; Sr. Michelle Gamboa; lawyer Christian Monsod; and Dr. Resil Mojares. They are flanked by Dr. Antonette Palma-Angeles (left) and Jose Ramon Villarin, president of Ateneo.  RAFFY LERMA

The first and only other time Edmundo F. Nolasco addressed the Ateneo de Manila University community was on March 30, 1949.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Comelec threatens to go after SWS, Pulse Asia other pollsters

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes  FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. has threatened to file criminal charges against Social Weather Stations (SWS), Pulse Asia and other survey firms unless they submit their list of subscribers to the Comelec.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

For poll winners, group has good governance tips


The votes have been counted and the winners of the electoral contests proclaimed. Now, the real work begins, when the victors assume their posts on July 1.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senator Pimentel to keep up fight vs fraud


This time no longer a victim of election fraud, reelected Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, however, would prefer to keep the chairmanship of the Senate committee on electoral reforms when the next Congress convenes in July.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

60 poll protest cases filed


After the balloting come the protests— that’s a given in the Philippines. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has received some 60 election protests following the May 13 midterm polls.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Remulla still Cavite Gov, Maliksi concedes, calls for reconciliation


Could the 2013 elections end the decades-old political rift in Cavite?

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palace hints at new Senate leader

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda  FILE PHOTO/INQUIRER

Malacañang described the 9-3 win of Team PNoy in the Senate race, as well as the overwhelming victory of administration candidates in local polls, as a resounding endorsement of President Benigno Aquino III’s ‘straight path’ agenda.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Votes for sale: From P100 to P3,500 per person


How much is a Filipino’s vote worth these days? According to the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel), candidates are offering up to P3,500 for a single vote in Ilocos Norte, P3,000 in neighboring Ilocos Sur, P2,000 in Zamboanga Sibugay, and P100 in Tawi-Tawi.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Risa Hontiveros banks on people’s ‘revenge’

BANKING ON ORDINARY CITIZENS   NO. 16 Senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros blames the “sheer weight of traditional politics” for her drop in the survey ratings. EDWIN BACASMAS

It was the last week of the 90-day campaign period and senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros was visibly tired from the daily grind, particularly the road trip that took her as far north as Nueva Ecija and as far south as Batangas all in one day.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Archbishop wants to know if rumor is true: Kris Aquino to run for VP


Are Filipinos ready for a Vice President Kristeta in 2016?

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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