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...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 150-day ban on the carrying of firearms outside residences across the Philippines began Sunday to prevent violence that could erupt during May 13 congressional and local elections in a country awash with weapons and plagued by a history of deadly poll rivalries. Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said...
In a development that caught everybody by surprise, including a friend of Rep. Manny Pacquiao who was all set to run for vice governor, Jinky Pacquiao came out of the blue and stunned even her mother in law by agreeing to file her certificate of candidacy for the vice-governor of Sarangani. The decision to accept...
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