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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

Philippines President Aquino hints at controversial 2nd term

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:26PM UTC Comments Off Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

It started as a not so innocent remark from the man who is perceived to be the president’s anointed come 2016. Now, it has caught the nation's attention. Not least of the president himself....

Philippines Senate President Enrile quits after election debacle

By Thu, Jun 06, 2013 9:45AM UTC 1 Comment Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Pic: AP.

Probably the biggest loser in the Philippines May 2013 mid-term elections was Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, who resigned yesterday. No, he was not a candidate, although had his son Jack won they would have formed the first ever father and son tandem in the Philippine Senate. But it wasn’t to be. Enrile had three...

Philippines: Pacquiao can’t conquer Gensan, denied Triple Crown

By Mon, May 20, 2013 12:12PM UTC Comments Off Philippines: Pacquiao can’t conquer Gensan, denied Triple Crown

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...

Triumph for Aquino in the Philippines

By Thu, May 16, 2013 10:59AM UTC Comments Off Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

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...

A tale of two rallies: The battle for Gensan mayoralty

By Sat, Apr 06, 2013 3:32PM UTC Comments Off Rep. Manny Pacquiao at the PCM rally.

Old money takes on new money as southern Philippines city braces for closest election yet They have barely touched the ground. But by the size of the crowds they pulled for their proclamation rallies, there might actually be a race between the scions of two of the city’s richest families in General Santos City. Matching...

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