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Still too early to say who LDP will support in 2016: Sonny Angara

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the political parties that coalesced with the ruling Liberal Party (LP) coalition in the 2013 elections has yet to decide who among the potential presidential candidates will receive its support in 2016. Senator Sonny Angara, […]
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Customs most corrupt gov’t agency — SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) ranked as the most corrupt among the government agencies in a poll conducted among executives of companies according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday. The survey involved face-to-face interview […]
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Over 900 ‘ghost’ senior citizens in Makati, says exec

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – An official working for Makati City acting mayor Romulo Peña on Thursday said more than 900 senior citizens receiving benefits from the city government could not be found in their addresses. Makati Action Center chief […]
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Mandatory debates for presidential, vice presidential bets sought

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker wants to compel presidential and vice presidential candidates to participate in debates ahead of the national elections by establishing a Presidential Debate Commission to oversee its conduct. Under House Bill 5269 filed by Nueva Ecija […]
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David brings fight vs Poe before Comelec

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – Losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David is accusing Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares of the offense of material misrepresentation for allegedly lying in her certificate of candidacy in the 2013 election. David filed on Monday a case […]
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Comelec presidential debates to push through, might start in February

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections confirmed Monday that debates among presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2016 elections will push through, and might start as early as February. “Malinaw po sa Commision na gagawin po […]
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Poe’s camp belies David’s accusation of misrepresentation

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Grace Poe on Monday belied the accusations made by defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David as mentioned in his electoral protest filed with the Commission on Elections (Comelec). “There was no misrepresentation […]
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Comelec to spend P8B for lease of 93,000 new machines

MANILA (Mabuhay) – About P8 billion will be spent for the lease of more than 93,000 optical mark reader (OMR) machines for the 2016 elections. The lease contract was awarded to Smartmatic, the same technology provider for the 2010 and […]
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Drilon: Changes in BBL substitute bill needed to make it constitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon defended Thursday the changes made by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Malacañang-backed proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Drilon said the changes were necessary to make the proposed measure constitutional. “Sa akin pong...
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COMELEC eyes revamp of poll officials before end of 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections is planning to revamp the assignments of its field officials before the year-end as part of its preparations for the May 2016 national elections. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the possible reshuffle of […]