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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista said almost 5 million Filipino voters have not yet had their biometrics taken, five months left before the deadline to do so.
OFWs in the Middle East and Africa may now use the i-Rehistro system to register for the 2016 national elections online.
The House of Representatives will likely have difficulty mustering a quorum when the election season starts later this year as lawmakers return to their districts to campaign, House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II has admitted.
The Commission on Elections vowed Wednesday to be even more aggressive in pushing its “No Bio, No Boto” campaign urging voters to register and validate their biometrcics for the 2016 polls.
If elections were held today, only 37.4 million Filipinos, just 63 percent of adults, would be validated or allowed to vote, a new Social Weather Stations poll found.
Senator Gregorio Honasan II could have been the president of the Philippines if then national security adviser Jose Almonte had his way.
A lawmaker has proposed covering government structures and buildings in beige paint instead of yellow, orange or other colors that might be identified with a particular government official’s political party affiliation.
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.
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.
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.
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