Elections 2022

Socmed personalities back Isko Moreno

MANILA – Several social media personalities are supporting the presidential bid of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso through their online channels.The so-called influencers said they would rather support Domagoso who is shunning negative campaigning and banking on his... Read More

Comelec debates chance for candidates to bare stand on ‘Cha-cha’

MANILA – Presidential aspirants must bare their stand on constitutional amendments during the debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) at Sofitel Tent in Pasay City this weekend.Pampanga (3rd District) Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr. said he would like to hear the... Read More

Uniteam confirms Marcos not joining Comelec debate

MANILA – Presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will not join the presidential debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).In a statement on Monday, lawyer Vic Rodriguez, Marcos' chief of staff and spokesperson, confirmed the camp's non-participation in the... Read More

Bongbong, Sara still leading Pulse Asia’s pre-election survey

MANILA – Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte are still the Filipino people's top choice as the country's next president and vice president based on the latest survey results of Pulse Asia Research, Inc.According to... Read More

Roque wants new dep’t to provide quick response during crisis

MANILA – UniTeam senatorial candidate Harry Roque wants to create a department that will immediately help disaster-stricken Filipinos.Roque said such a specialized agency, to be called the Department of Disaster Resilience, would handle the overall responsibility of those affected by natural... Read More

Duterte not convinced Comelec ‘ignored’ rules on ballot printing

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he does not believe that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) could disregard the rule of opening ballot printing to election observation groups.“I do not believe it because itong Comelec naman ang mga tao diyan ay kilala ko lahat (I know... Read More

Gov’t on the lookout for opposition’s ‘alliance’ with Reds

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said the government is on the lookout for an intelligence report about alleged “groupings” of some members of the opposition and communist rebels in time for the May 2022 polls.“What I really am afraid of is the report of the intelligence... Read More

DepEd task force to assist teachers, staff with poll duties

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) has established the DepEd Elections Task Force (ETF) Operation and Monitoring Center to assist public school teachers and personnel with their duties in the May 9 polls.The ETF is one of the Department's initiatives to help the Commission on... Read More

Abra assures ‘Solid North’ for UniTeam

BANGUED, Abra – Clad in red and green shirts, residents here on Wednesday vowed to give their all-out support to the Uniteam presidential-vice presidential tandem of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.“Solid North kami dito sa... Read More

Only men enjoyed the right of suffrage in PH until 1937

MANILA – Many of the country's young women voters may be interested to know that until the middle of the 1930s, only men were allowed to enjoy the right of suffrage in the Philippines.This was because Section 1, Article V of the 1935 Constitution under the heading "Suffrage" originally... Read More

SolGen files petition to void Comelec deal with online media firm

MANILA – State lawyers on Monday asked the Supreme Court Monday to void the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Rappler Inc., citing the online media outlet's foreign funding.Under the MOA, Rappler will field "fact-checkers" on claims by candidates... Read More

Doc Willie OK with adopted bet Castriciones’ support of Sara

MANILA – Aksyon Demokratiko vice-presidential bet Willie Ong and the party’s adopted senatorial candidate, former Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John Castriciones, are getting along well in campaign sorties despite the latter openly supporting a rival bet.Castriciones... Read More

Tourism industry will soar anew, Isko Moreno vows

MANILA – The tourism industry, one of the most affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic for two years now, will flourish anew under the leadership of Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.The outgoing Manila mayor and Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet made the... Read More