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.


Comelec vows to be even more aggressive in pushing ‘No Bio, No Boto’ campaign

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. Full Story

Only 63% of Pinoys validated to vote – SWS

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. Full Story

Ex-national security adviser Almonte wanted Honasan to be PHL president

Senator Gregorio Honasan II could have been the president of the Philippines if then national security adviser Jose Almonte had his way. Full Story

Comelec reminder: Voter registration in NCR to push through during papal visit

Voter registration and validation in Metro Manila will continue this week during the visit of Pope Francis, the Commission on Elections said Wednesday. Full Story

Voter registration resumes on Monday

After a two-week break, the Commission on Elections will resume its voters' registration on Jan. 5, the first working day of the year. Full Story


Senator Gregorio Honasan II could have been the president of the Philippines if then national security adviser Jose Almonte had his way. Full Story

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. Full Story

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