Despite votes to be counted, the President wins his mandate, reports Asia Sentinel The voters Monday delivered Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III a resounding mandate along with nine of the 12 Senate seats his slate of candidates were contesting. In the process, voters ignored a last-ditch campaign by the Catholic Church to defeat candidates...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada was leading in the vote-count for mayor of Manila on Tuesday in what could be his first elected post since he was ousted in a 2001 revolt on corruption charges. In other partial results following Monday’s congressional and local polls, nine senatorial candidates backed by President...
Making Aquino a target could backfire on the clerics, reports Asia Sentinel On May 13, Filipino voters will go to the polls to select 12 Senators and 229 members of the House of Representatives as well as hundreds of provincial governors, mayors and a host of other positions. The election, a midterm test halfway through...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Even by the usual standards in the Philippines, where crime is an accepted part of life, the brazen evening robbery of a jewelry store in one of the world’s largest malls shocked residents of Manila. Shoppers at the SM Megamall, which attracts up to a million people a day, were forced...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Benigno Aquino III has appointed the Philippines’ first female Supreme Court chief justice after her predecessor was removed for violating the constitution. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Friday that Aquino was confident Maria Lourdes Sereno will lead judicial reforms. She has been an associate justice on the 15-member tribunal since...
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