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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

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More petition seeking to disqualify Marcos filed

By Ferdinand Patinio   Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Another petition seeking to disqualify former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from running for president in the May 2022 polls was filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday. The petitioners, including labor leader Saturnino Cunanan Ocampo, claimed Marcos should … Continue reading

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Filipinos learned lessons of martial law: Palace

Filipinos learned lessons of martial law: Palace By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday rejected the claim by human rights group Karapatan that the country is currently experiencing a “de facto martial law” under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the situation under … Continue reading

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Comelec starts decryption process on Marcos protest

Comelec starts decryption process on Marcos protest By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The decrypting and printing of the ballot images in the three provinces identified by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., in his poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo has commenced at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Manila. … Continue reading