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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
NPA

AFP probes NPA campaigning for presidential bet

The military is checking reports that communist rebels NPA campaigning for national candidates in Samar have threatened to execute local officials if their bets lose in their areas. Fifteen fully armed New People’s Army members were seen campaigning for a [...]

May 7, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte lawyer: Votes went to Roxas in VCM testing

Sarangani village claims that votes for presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte are added to rival Mar Roxas during the testing of vote-counting machines. A lawyer for presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte in Sarangani on Thursday afternoon, May 5, said she received a [...]

May 6, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics