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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV

Trillanes concedes, says will submit to people’s will

Vice presidential candidate and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday morning conceded the race for the country's 2nd top post. “As our countrymen await the final victor, I hereby concede defeat in the vice-presidential race. I humbly submit to the [...]

May 10, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Malacanang Palace

Malacañang Palace ‘accepts, respects’ poll results showing Duterte victory

On Tuesday Malacañang said it “accepts” and “respects” the initial election results showing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte top the presidential race with at least 6 million votes ahead of administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. In a statement [...]

May 10, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Grace Poe

Poe ends presidential bid, concedes to Duterte

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Sen. Grace Poe conceded defeat to Rodrigo Duterte in the presidential election near midnight Monday after unofficial results showed the tough-talking mayor winning a huge slice of the votes. Poe, [...]

May 9, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Commission on Elections (COMELEC)

Comelec chair estimates 80% voter turnout

Around 80 % of voters exercised their right to vote on Monday, Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chairman Andres Bautista said.     Some 55 million Filipinos have registered for this year's elections, which means that an estimated 44 million people [...]

May 9, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte to rivals: Let’s begin the healing now

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Mayor Rodrigo Duterte held a commanding lead in initial results of Monday's presidential elections, as he sought to reconcile a nation broken by a vicious campaign.     The 71-year-old [...]

May 9, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics

Shirts with bets’ names, faces, logos prohibited in polling places

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Sunday cautioned voters against entering voting places on election day while wearing shirts showing the name, picture and logos of candidates. “In terms of clothing, we are okay with any color… The graphics, texts, [...]

May 8, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte’s final pitch: I will give you a comfortable life

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte made one last promise to the voters 2 days before election day – a comfortable life. “I don't have the extra credentials to be really a leader. What I have is ordinary [...]

May 8, 2016 News
Commission on Elections (COMELEC)

Philippines general election, 2016 – Elections Time Table

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May 7, 2016 News, Videos
Manuel "Mar" Roxas II

Analysts: Roxas should give way to Poe to beat Duterte

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_code admin_label=”Code”]<center><iframe src=”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FApolloQuiboloy%2Fvideos%2Fvb.105414913766%2F10154141076808767%2F%3Ftype%3D3&show_text=0&width=400″ width=”600″ height=”500″ style=”border:none;overflow:hidden” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ allowTransparency=”true” allowFullScreen=”true”></iframe></center>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] It came as a surprise when administration bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas II called for unity with independent candidate Sen. Grace Poe [...]

May 7, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
President Benigno Aquino III

‘Mitings de avance’ cap hot campaign season

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] ‘Mitings de avance’ – A Couple Of Days before the May 9 national elections, the 5 presidential candidates made a last-ditch effort to recruit voters to their camp, with most [...]

May 7, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics