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40% chance of Sara running as president

40% chance of Sara running as president – Bato

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio could be close to a tipping point in deciding whether or not to run for president in next year’s elections amid the prodding of her supporters to join the race, Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa [...]

October 16, 2021 Headlines, Politics
Comelec earmarks P864 million for vote counting machines

Comelec earmarks P864 million for vote counting machines

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has increased its budget for the lease of 10,000 additional vote counting machines (VCMs) for use in the 2022 polls by at least P263.520 million, more than a month after it declared a failure of [...]

October 15, 2021 Headlines
‘Maring’ agri damage may drive prices up

‘Maring’ agri damage may drive prices up

Corn farmers at Barangay Asinga-Via in Baggao town, Cagayan province, waded through floodwaters on Wednesday to salvage what was left of their crop by the torrential rains from Severe Tropical Storm Maring (international name: Kompasu). One of them, Irene Pasion, [...]

October 14, 2021 Headlines
National Scientist Ramon Barba dies at 82

National Scientist Ramon Barba dies at 82

National Scientist Ramon Barba, whose technological breakthrough made mango supply available all year round, died on Oct. 10. He was 82. Barba was recognized for his achievements in plant physiology, which focused on the induction of mango flowering and micropropagation [...]

October 13, 2021 Headlines
US to sell 12 attack helicopters to Australia

US to sell 12 attack helicopters to Australia

The US government has decided to sell 12 attack helicopters and an electronic warfare plane to Australia for more than a billion dollars, the State Department said Friday. Australia, which recently signed a strategic defense alliance with the United States [...]

October 9, 2021 Headlines, News
Zubiri seeks reelection bid in 2022 polls

Zubiri seeks reelection bid in 2022 polls

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri filed his certificate of candidacy on Wednesday, seeking a reelection bid in next year’s polls.  Zubiri said he is running as an independent bet, but has been adopted by the slate of Senate President [...]

October 6, 2021 Headlines
DOJ: All behind drug war will ‘be made to account’

DOJ: All behind drug war will ‘be made to account’

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the government’s inquiry into the drug war would not end with the 154 policemen who would be investigated for the deaths of 52 drug suspects — a minuscule figure among the more than [...]

October 5, 2021 Headlines
NCR 2022 poll races: Same big names

NCR 2022 poll races: Same big names

Incumbent local officials in Metro Manila were among the first to file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) at their local Commission on Elections offices on Friday, the first of the eight-day period. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto will run for another [...]

October 2, 2021 Headlines
55% OP funds discretionary, lawmaker warns

55% OP funds discretionary, lawmaker warns

The proposed P4.5-billion confidential and intelligence fund (CIF) of the Office of the President (OP) might be used as an election war chest for 2022, an opposition lawmaker warned on Thursday. At the House plenary deliberations on the proposed P8.182-billion [...]

October 1, 2021 Headlines
Comelec heeding clamor for longer voter registration

Comelec heeding clamor for longer voter registration

Under pressure from both houses of Congress, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has agreed to extend the voter registration period for the May 9, 2022, elections until Oct. 31. The six Comelec commissioners led by chairperson Sheriff Abas would meet [...]

September 29, 2021 Headlines, Politics