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Marcos, Duterte proclaimed winners in PH’s fastest vote count

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  PROCLAIMED. Congress, sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), proclaims Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the country’s new president and Sara Duterte as vice president-elect at the House of Representatives session hall at Batasan Pambansa, Quezon City on Wednesday (May 25, 2022). The UniTeam’s tandem won by a landslide with Marcos … Continue reading

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Sara Duterte to become next DepEd chief: Marcos Jr.

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (File photo) MANILA – Presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said his running mate and vice presidential frontrunner Sara Duterte has agreed to take the helm of the Department of Education. “I think I am already authorized to announce … Continue reading

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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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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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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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2-million strong Iglesia Ni Cristo officially endorses Marcos-Duterte

By Ferdinand Patinio Presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (left) and running mate, Sara Duterte (Photo courtesy of Bongbong Marcos Facebook) MANILA – Religious group Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has officially endorsed presidential frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and running mate, Sara Duterte, for the May 9 polls. The influential organization that counts some 2.5 million members worldwide made … Continue reading

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OPINION: Comedic nightmare

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma Comedic nightmare WITH just two months to go before May 29 elections, the air smells of murk and campaign speeches rise to a crescendo heavy with identical promises. Debates are no longer informative and entertaining save for the incisive questions from Prof. Clarita Carlos.  Watching and listening to so many … Continue reading

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Sara quashes Domagoso-Duterte hype

Vice-presidential bet and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (left) with presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (Photo courtesy of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Facebook)  MANILA – Vice-presidential candidate Sara Duterte has reiterated her loyalty to running mate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and rejected pairing schemes with a rival candidate. In a Facebook post while on break during the UniTeam’s Negros Occidental … Continue reading