Whether it is him or in a proxy war, General Santos City has remained elusive for Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao. On May 13, Rogelio ‘Ruel’ Pacquiao lost in his bid to become seatmates with elder brother in the House of Representatives, losing to re-electionist Pedro ‘Jun’ Acharon Jr by an overall margin of 8,490 votes...
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...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Philippine president apologized to Taiwan for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guard personnel, after Taiwan rejected an earlier Philippine apology and started retaliating diplomatically. In a subsequent statement late Wednesday, Taiwan’s premier called the apology “a positive move,” but said a series of sanctions imposed...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A film that weaves together stories of the anguish and desperation of American and Filipino soldiers during the notorious Bataan Death March could have been shot on location in a large-scale production. Filipino director Borinaga Alix Jr. instead chose to film “Death March” in black-and-white and almost entirely inside a studio...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former President Joseph Estrada was proclaimed Tuesday as the new mayor of the Philippine capital, his first elected post since he was ousted in an anti-corruption revolt 12 years ago. In other partial results from Monday’s congressional and local elections, nine senatorial candidates backed by President Benigno Aquino III took an...
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