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Senate bets with no expense reports face fines

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senatorial candidates who failed to beat the June 13 deadline for filing their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) face administrative fines, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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

Catholic vote did Risa in, says another loser

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If there was a senatorial candidate who felt the full brunt of the so-called Catholic vote, it was probably Risa Hontiveros, an aggressive campaigner for the reproductive health (RH) bill, according to another losing senatorial candidate.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino’s final request: 12-0 for his chosen bets

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Go out and vote tomorrow (Monday),” Malacañang urged Filipinos on Saturday, acknowledging that the midterm elections are a referendum on President Benigno Aquino III’s administration.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Risa Hontiveros banks on people’s ‘revenge’

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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 »

‘Majority’ in Senate are ‘adulterers’, says Santiago in defense of Hontiveros

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTO

“Majority” in the Senate are alleged “adulterers,” Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Friday.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hontiveros Senate bid gets boost from two Pia Cayetano, Santiago

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Risa Hontiveros. Noy Morcoso lll/INQUIRER.net

Former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros’ senatorial bid got a boost Friday from two known feisty senators, who like her, have strongly fought for the passage of the Reproductive Health bill.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay’s advice to Hontiveros: Hold more motorcades

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Senator Nancy Binay

Senatorial candidate Nancy Binay continued to refuse to debate with Team PNoy’s Risa Hontiveros, but she gave the struggling candidate a tip to improve her popularity rating in surveys: Hold more motorcades.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Artists hold concerts for Bam Aquino, Hontiveros, Jun Magsaysay

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Senatorial candidates (from left) Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros and former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay Jr.

Two groups that supported President Aquino’s presidential bid in 2010 are now holding a series of rock concerts throughout the country in a bid to endorse three Team PNoy senatorial bets.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Despite barbs, peace talks must go on — Hontiveros

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Risa Hontiveros. INQUIRER.net file photo

Despite the escalating word war between Malacañang and leaders of the local communist movement, Team PNoy senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros still wants the government to pursue peace talks and maintain open communication lines with the rebel group.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Albay governor faces probe for hosting UNA candidates after polls—LP

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Albay Governor Joey Salceda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino may have accepted his explanation for hosting opposition candidates campaigning in his turf but Albay Gov. Joey Salceda may still be investigated by the Liberal Party.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Jun Magsaysay cites ‘Ser Chief,’ Dantes; Hontiveros credits shawl snap

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Senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros credited her purple shawl for her best showing so far in preelection surveys that saw her joining the winning circle for the first time.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Jun Magsaysay, Hontiveros in ‘Magic 12’

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former senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros FILE PHOTO

In the homestretch of the campaign, former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros and former senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr. broke into the list of candidates with a chance of winning a Senate seat, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey showed.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino sees 9-3 in senatorial race

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate race will likely end up 9-3, not 12-0, in favor of Team PNoy.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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