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Letters from Davao: Flying out and coming home

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma Flying out and coming home WHAT do we have here? VP Leni Robredo has flown to New York City to attend her daughter’s graduation. We should not deprive her of that. She too will have the opportunity to be in a community where she won in the overseas elections. … Continue reading

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Quality appointments, clear policies needed from new govt: banker

By Joann Villanueva  INCOMING ADMIN. UniTeam presidential-vice presidential tandem of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (left) and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte thank thousands of supporters during a rally at the Arca South Parking in Taguig City on April 24, 2022. International investment banker Stephen Cuunjieng said a government led by presumptive president Marcos Jr. would need … Continue reading

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Fitch sees smooth transition, continued focus on infra dev’t

By Joann Villanueva  SMOOTH TRANSITION. Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research expects a smooth transition from the Duterte administration to the next government as unofficial poll count shows former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. leading the presidential race. The industry and credit research firm expects the Marcos administration to continue the current government’s infrastructure program, … 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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Marcos camp belies report UniTeam skipping debates

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (Photo courtesy of BBM-Sara Uniteam Media Bureau) MANILA – The camp of presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday belied a report the UniTeam is skipping poll-related debates, calling it “fake news”. “The statement being attributed to me with the title, ‘Wala ng debate para sa mga kandidato ng UniTeam magmula … Continue reading

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Petitioner in dismissed DQ case vs. Marcos files MR

By Ferdinand Patinio  MANILA – Abubakar Mangelen, one of the petitioners in the dismissed consolidated disqualification cases against presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, on Monday filed a motion for reconsideration. Mangelen asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division to reverse its February 10 ruling junking the three disqualification cases filed against the son of the … Continue reading

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Prelim conference on petition vs. Marcos not open to public

By Ferdinand Patinio   Presidential aspirant former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (File photo) MANILA – The preliminary conference meeting of the first petition to cancel the certificate of candidacy of presidential aspirant former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is not open to the public. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said Thursday … Continue reading