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Ampatuan patriarch’s men involved in Mamasapano clash, AFP says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Saturday confirmed the involvement of the private armed group of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. in a firefight with the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in Mamasapano town […]
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CA confirms appointment of Comelec exec once berated by Santiago

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The powerful Commission on Appointments finally confirmed in the plenary on Wednesday the ad interim appointment of Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim. No member of the Commission objected when a motion to confirm Lim’s appointment was made on […]
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IBP asks SC to void Comelec-Smartmatic PCOS repair deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has asked the Supreme Court to void the agreement between the Commission on Elections and the Smartmatic-TIM for the refurbishment and repair of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to […]
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Watchdog asks SC to stop Comelec resolution for PCOS repair

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A citizens’ elections watchdog on Monday asked the Supreme Court to strike down a Commission on Elections resolution allowing Smartmatic-TIM to conduct “diagnostics, repair, and refurbishment” of 80,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to be used...
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Jinggoy on SC ruling: A triumph of the masses

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada said the Supreme Court’s (SC) dismissal of the disqualification case against his father, Manila Mayor and former President Joseph Estrada, is a triumph of the will of the Filipinos masses. “The decision of the […]
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Ex-Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado faces graft, plunder raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A private individual on Tuesday filed graft and plunder charges with the Office of the Ombudsman against former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado for the P80 million the official admitted to have received from Vice President Jejomar […]
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Brillantes to back Grace Poe in 2016?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes on Wednesday said he is willing to assist Sen. Grace Poe if she decides to run for higher office in 2016. Brillantes, who is set to retire as poll chief on […]
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Palace: No discussion yet on who will replace retiring Comelec chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There is still no discussion – at least officially – at this time on who will replace Sixto Brillantes Jr., who is due to retire as Commission on Elections chairman in February, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential spokesman […]
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Aquino will appoint best candidate for Comelec chief – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang assured that President Benigno Aquino III would consider the best candidate to replace Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Billantes once he retires in February 2015. “The President always takes into consideration the best possible...
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Comelec backs creation of presidential debate commission

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is supporting a proposed measure of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago which seeks the creation of a presidential debate commission. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said requiring presidential and vice-presidential...