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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Overseas voter registration target higher for 2016 polls – DFA official

The original one-million target for overseas voters registration in the 2013 midterm elections will now be increased for the 2016 elections, a foreign affairs official said on Monday. "Absolutely, yes," foreign affairs undersecretary Jose Brillantes said, when asked if the target would be increased for the 2016 presidential elections Full Story

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PNoy refuses to name bet in 2016 polls

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

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SC junks petition questioning 2010, 2013 paper-based polls

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed against the use of paper-based election (PBE) system through Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in the 2010 and 2013 national elections. Full Story

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SC upholds Comelec disqualification of Cocofed party-list

The Supreme Court has upheld the disqualification of the Coconut Producers Federation (Cocofed) from the May 2013 party-list elections for its failure to identify at least five of their nominees. Full Story

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Comelec to review 'questionably high' 1.2M new voters for barangay polls

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is certain that the initial number of registrants for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls will decrease as soon as the Election Registration Board (ERB) scrutinizes the applications. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said initial figures revealed that some 1.2 million voters have registered for the village elections, which is questionably high, and the more than 2 million new voters for the youth polls. Full Story

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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

The Commission on Elections, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, said Friday that it will proclaim three winning senatorial candidates in the 2013 midterm elections by 8 p.m. Full Story

Younger senatorial bets may have a slight advantage over their more senior rivals since a big majority of voters for the 2013 polls are below 35 years old, Institute for Political and Electoral Reform executive director Ramon Casiple said. Full Story

Two Senate panels have endorsed a bill seeking to create a state subsidy fund for political parties and penalize political turncoats. Full Story