Noynoy to wear bespoke barong with trademark ribbon in proclamation

Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino may be known for his modest lifestyle, but for his proclamation and inauguration as the Philippines’ 15th president he'll be wearing clothes fancier than what he’s used to: A barong tagalog custom-made for him by Filipino designer JC Buendia.

Erap not yet conceding, son says, denying earlier reports

Despite reports that former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada is already conceding to presidential frontrunner Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, the deposed leader's son on Monday said his father is not yet admitting defeat.

Canvassing of votes from Davao City deferred

The Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Monday decided to defer anew the canvassing of votes from Davao City due to the absence of statement of votes (SOV) there.

Boy Abunda on govt post: Not for now

TV host and talent manager Boy Abunda said he is not keen on accepting any offers for a government post, at least for now.

Special polls in ARMM towns ‘generally peaceful’ – poll official

Special elections held in nine towns in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) proceeded “peacefully" and without major security and technical problems, a poll official said on Thursday.

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Comelec implements online voter registration

Voter registration is now easier because of Comelec’s project to move the process online, according to a report by Balitanghali’s Tina Panganiban-Perez. Full Story

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Blind idolatry and the irrational elites

I may not like Jojo Binay, but I will not be as bold in dismissing the views of this guy I talked to, and the rest of the 31 percent who still would vote for the Vice President despite the mud that has been thrown at him. Instead of indicting them for their preferences, what we should be indicting and holding accountable are those who were tasked to rescue us from the pits of political malaise, and have promised to make our lives better, but instead have miserably failed. Full Story

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Voter registration sessions for 2016 PHL polls set for Pinoys in HK

Filipinos based in Hong Kong who want to make their voices heard in the 2016 elections will have more chances to register for the polls this month. Full Story

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Transmogrification: A tale of two presidential aspirants

I am amazed watching the younger generation transmogrify video game characters into strange or grotesque appearances. Now that’s a thought. It occurred to me that if there is technological transmogrification, there is also what I would call political transmogrification, Philippine-style. Full Story

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Makati contractors contributed to Nancy, Junjun Binay’s campaigns

At least seven individuals connected to four different Makati suppliers and contractors – whether as owner, stockholders and company officers or board members – have contributed to the campaign kitties of Makati City Mayor Erwin Binay Jr. or Senator Nancy Binay in the 2010 and 2013 elections. The campaign contributions of the seven individuals range from P40,000 to P1 million. In all, their declared contributions reached at least P1,610,000.  Full Story

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I may not like Jojo Binay, but I will not be as bold in dismissing the views of this guy I talked to, and the rest of the 31 percent who still would vote for the Vice President despite the mud that has been thrown at him. Instead of indicting them for their preferences, what we should be indicting and holding accountable are those who were tasked to rescue us from the pits of political malaise, and have promised to make our lives better, but instead have miserably failed. Full Story

I am amazed watching the younger generation transmogrify video game characters into strange or grotesque appearances. Now that’s a thought. It occurred to me that if there is technological transmogrification, there is also what I would call political transmogrification, Philippine-style. Full Story

The danger of a Presidency that subsists on a personalistic cult, and is derived from a near-hero worship, is that it faces the risk of sinking or swimming on the attitudes of a citizenry that has a short memory, and has an unstable notion of what is popular. For these people, leaders and idols are dispensable. Full Story

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday refused to name the person he will be endorsing in the 2016 presidential elections, saying he does not want to cause problems for the person. Full Story

The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, has released its final tally of senatorial candidates according to its official canvassing of election results. Full Story