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...
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...
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...
Sarangani Gov. Miguel Rene Dominguez is leaving office in July of this year and will go back to private life after dropping plans to run for any local elective post. But he has not been spared the ugly face of political vendetta. Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) dramatically slashed funds for his favorite...
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