By Leila B. Salaverria
Incoming senator JV Ejercito finds it hard to believe that he is the top election spender among the winning candidates in the senatorial race, contending that his rivals from the Team PNoy administration coalition had way more TV and radio advertisements than he did.
By Tina G. Santos
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).
By Christian V. Esguerra
Instead of telling the opposition to concede defeat in the senatorial election, the administration should ask the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to investigate the supposed “60-30-10” pattern in the returns so the public will know what really happened, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said on Friday.
Among the groups in an apparent celebratory mood as President Aquino’s allies appeared to dominate the senatorial race is the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
By TJ Burgonio
Exuberant over Team PNoy’s rout of the opposition in the last elections, President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday night he was looking ahead to 2016, but conceded that electoral victory for whomever his administration would support then would hinge on the continuity of his reforms in the next three years.