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Aquino swears in allies in key govt posts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday swore in some of his political allies to key government posts. Health Secretary Janette Garin, a former Iloilo representative and a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), took her oath […]
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Cabinet officials shouldn’t act like they’re politicking –Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday reminded Cabinet officials who plan to run in the 2016 national elections to be mindful of their actions, lest they be accused of early politicking. In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said […]
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Comelec: 2016 bets need not quit before filing

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday clarified that appointed government officials need not resign from their posts to be able to run in the 2016 elections. “Ang rule, kapag nag-file ng COC (certificate of candidacy) ang […]
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Bangsamoro basic law may be passed in Sept – Drilon

MANILA, June 8 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday said the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law may be passed by September. Drilon said the Senate cannot pass the draft BBL by the end of the session before the end […]
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Run, Duterte, run

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is a good alternative candidate for the 2016 presidential election. If ever he decides to join the presidential derby, he has a good chance of winning it. This will be the first time in Philippine […]
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Escudero urges new Comelec chair Bautista to act fast for automated 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday urged newly-appointed Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista to act fast and hit the ground running to ensure clean, honest, and automated elections in 2016. “Time is of the essence and he […]
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Voter IDs for registered Filipinos now at the Consulate

Los Angeles, 06 May 2015 – The Consulate wishes to inform voters who filed their applications for voter registration from 2009 to 2012, that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has issued their Voter ID.  They may personally (or through their […]
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Ex-poll chief urges Comelec not to appeal SC ruling on PCOS repair deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Instead of appealing the decision of the Supreme Court, former elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Wednesday urged the poll body to look for another company that will repair the 81,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines that […]
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63% of adult Pinoys validated to vote – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – About 63% of adult Filipinos, equivalent to 37.4 million, have been “validated” to vote so far, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey, the result of which was first published on BusinessWorld, also revealed […]
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Ombudsman asked to probe Comelec-Smartmatic ‘midnight deal’

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — A former attorney for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has asked the Ombudsman to investigate the poll body for the alleged illegality of a “midnight deal” with Smartmatic for the repair, refurbishment and diagnostics of […]