MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Less violence than usual and expected glitches in voting machines marked Monday’s congressional and local elections in the Philippines, which will gauge popular support for the president’s anti-corruption drive and other reforms. Elections Commission Chairman Sixto Brillantes said he expected turnout of 70 percent. More than 52 million voters registered to...
Long lines of voters trooped to the polling precincts here amid complaints of lost voters’ names and occasional blips in the function of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines. Conduct of the elections here however was generally peaceful although charges and countercharges of harassment and vote-buying were hurled against each other by the two dominant...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — From Imelda Marcos to Manny Pacquiao, familiar names of political clans and celebrities dominated the ballots in the Philippines’ congressional and local elections Monday, making them a contest of popularity first and reform second. Despite scattered killings and fears of fraud, the polls were expected to be relatively peaceful after authorities...
MARCOS, Philippines (AP) — Twenty-seven years after her dictator husband was ousted by a public revolt, Imelda Marcos has emerged as the Philippines’ ultimate political survivor: She was back on the campaign trail this week, dazzling voters with her bouffant hairstyle, oversized jewelry and big talk in a bid to keep her seat in Congress....
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine disaster officials say the bodies of four Europeans and their Filipino guide who were killed by rocks in a volcanic eruption early this week have been brought down from Mount Mayon. Albay provincial disaster officer Jukes Nunez says soldiers in a helicopter on Thursday carried the body of Filipino Jerome...
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