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Isko congratulates BBM for leading May 9 prexy race

By Priam Nepomuceno  (PNA file photo)  MANILA – Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Tuesday congratulated former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who is leading the May 9 presidential race by a wide margin. “Ngayon naman po mga kababayan, nakikinita na po natin at malapit na rin po yan maging opisyal na meron na pong … Continue reading

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Comelec expects higher overseas voter turnout this year

By Ferdinand Patinio  MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping that participation of Filipinos working and living abroad in the May 9 polls will surpass voter turnout in previous polls. According to Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo, they are targeting 36 to 37 percent of overseas voters’ participation. “Not all have submitted yet. So, hopefully, the … Continue reading

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Lacson, Sotto accept fate

By Benjamin Pulta  Senator Panfilo Lacson (left) and Senate President Vicente Sotto III (File photo) MANILA – Presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson and his running mate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, on Tuesday said they have accepted the results of the elections and would move on with their other plans. Sotto even wished “Godspeed to our new … Continue reading

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VP Leni comforts supporters, says there are more battles ahead

By Marita Moaje  Vice President Leni Robredo (Screengrab) MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo, at least 16 million votes behind frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the presidential race as of the unofficial noon tally, told her supporters in a pre-dawn address Tuesday that they did not fail because they started a new movement. She added that what … Continue reading

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Senate bets Panelo, Langit concede defeat

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  (L-R) Senatorial aspirants Rodante Marcoleta, Robin Padilla, Salvador Panelo, Rey Langit, and Greco Belgica (File photo) MANILA – Senatorial aspirants Salvador Panelo and Rey Langit on Tuesday acknowledged their defeat in this year’s elections. This, after partial and unofficial count of the poll results showed that Panelo and Langit failed to enter … Continue reading

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Marcos thanks supporters as he leads partial, unofficial count

By Ferdinand Patinio and Filane Mikee Cervantes  Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PNA photo by Robinson Niñal Jr.) MANILA – Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. thanked his supporters late Monday evening as he led the partial and unofficial results of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server with nearly 30 million votes. Though he is … Continue reading

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Initial count shows Bongbong, Sara leading partial, unofficial tally

By Wilnard Bacelonia and Lade Jean Kabagani  Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (File photo) MANILA – Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte are leading the presidential and vice presidential race, according to the partial and unofficial released by the Parish … Continue reading

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President Duterte’s decision not to endorse turned to Bongbong’s advantage: analyst

By Azer Parrocha  ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the indelible ink on his finger after casting his vote for the 2022 National and Local Elections at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on Monday (May 9, 2022). Political analyst Froilan Calilung said Duterte’s decision not to endorse any presidential aspirant turned … Continue reading

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President Duterte wants to resume hunt for criminals after his term

By Azer Parrocha  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte is eager to resume his motorcycle-riding activities when he was still mayor in Davao City after he steps down from office in June, saying he would track down criminals like he used to. “Now that I won’t be President anymore, nobody can … Continue reading

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Pacquiao bats for pro-poor measures as campaign ends

By Lade Jean Kabagani  Presidential aspirant Senator Manny Pacquaio (Photo courtesy of Team Pacquiao) MANILA – Senator Manny Pacquaio ended his campaign in his hometown General Santos City on Saturday the way he started it: Reiterating his presidency will be pro-poor. During his miting de avance, he said the country’s tax measures must be reformed to help … Continue reading