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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

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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

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Marcos, Duterte widen lead in Pulse Asia survey

By Jelly Musico  Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and running mate Sara Duterte (File photo) MANILA – Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and running mate Sara Duterte continued to be the top contenders for the May 9 elections, according to the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia from Jan. 19 to 24 this year. Marcos widened … Continue reading

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BBM-Sara proclamation rally expected to gather huge crowd

Presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and running-mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (File photo) MANILA – All roads lead to the Philippine Arena in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on Tuesday for the proclamation rally of the entire BBM-Sara UniTeam as volunteers started to flock to the area as early as Saturday last week. The proclamation of presidential … Continue reading

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Guanzon dissenting opinion ready on DQ case vs. Marcos

By Ferdinand Patinio  Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (File photo) MANILA – Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division presiding Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Wednesday said she already has her dissenting opinion and only waiting for the ponente of the three disqualification cases against presidential aspirant Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. to release the ruling. Guanzon said the document was … Continue reading

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Don’t doubt my intention to withdraw, Go appeals

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go is appealing to supporters and critics alike not to doubt his intention to withdraw from the 2022 presidential race, insisting that he would formally file his statement of withdrawal before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) at the right time. This, as he reminded his supporters … Continue reading

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Normal for Duterte, Sara to support different bets

By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Mayor Sara Duterte (presidential file photo) MANILA – It’s normal for President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter Davao City Mayor and vice presidential aspirant Sara Duterte to support different candidates in the May 2022 elections, Malacañang said Tuesday. Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles made this remark … Continue reading