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Aquino thumbs down call to be Mar’s VP

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday rejected an administration lawmaker’s call for him to be Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ running mate for the 2016 polls. In a media briefing here, Aquino said running for vice president […]
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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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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 […]
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Aquino hopes Poe, Chiz will still consider ‘unified ticket’ for 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said he is still hoping for a “unified ticket” in the 2016 polls even after failed attempts to reach a consensus with Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero on plans for […]
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Erap mulls seeking re-election as Manila mayor

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Contradicting his earlier statement that serving as mayor of the country’s capital will only be a one-shot affair, former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Wednesday expressed intention of seeking re-election in 2016. Estrada said though […]
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Search for 2016 bet is on But Aquino not in talks with VP Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is currently seeking consensus among his allies on whom to anoint as his successor, but Vice President Jejomar Binay is not being involved in this process. In what could be an indication of […]
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Obama order to benefit thousands of TNTs

President Obama’s planned immigration overhaul will benefit thousands of Filipinos staying without proper documentation here in the United States, most of them living here in California. Immigration records have stated that there are roughly about 2.6 million undocumented...
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Comelec chief: No budget for new PCOS machines for 2016 polls

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer purchase new Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 local and national elections, its chairman said Tuesday, citing budgetary constraints. During the hearing of the […]
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Bangsamoro self-rule bill due on Monday

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino will on Monday receive a completed draft bill to create a Muslim autonomous area, aimed at ending decades of fighting that has claimed thousands of lives, his spokesman said. Receiving the draft bill […]
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Jinggoy still entertaining thoughts of running for higher office

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite his detention in connection with the graft and plunder case he is facing, Senator Jinggoy Estrada is still open to seeking higher office in 2016. In fact, in an ambush interview on the sidelines of his […]
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