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Incumbent political clans, emerging dynasties win in Eastern Visayas polls

Incumbent political clans, emerging dynasties win in Eastern Visayas polls

By VEN LABRO CATBALOGAN City – Save for a few newbies, Eastern Visayas remains pretty much in the tight grip of political families. When..

May 19, 2016
Drilon leads senatorial race

Drilon leads senatorial race

Senate President re-electionist Franklin Drilon takes the lead in the senatorial race with results of the May 9 elections from 121 out of..

May 16, 2016
In Maguindanao’s special polls, voters prefer cops as BEI members

In Maguindanao’s special polls, voters prefer cops as BEI members

By FERDINANDH B. CABRERA, MindaNews SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao — Voters here say the next elections in this town should have police..

May 16, 2016
Partial and official results of senatorial elections

Partial and official results of senatorial elections

  Comelec National Canvass Report Partial and Official Results of Senatorial Elections 108 out of 164 provinces reported 46,713,123..

May 13, 2016
Time to amend election law, says poll chief

Time to amend election law, says poll chief

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL COMMISSION on Elections chief Andres Bautista says the country needs to change its election laws to keep up with..

May 11, 2016
1 killed as supporters of LP, UNA mayoralty bets clash in Guindulungan

1 killed as supporters of LP, UNA mayoralty bets clash in Guindulungan

By CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS, MindaNews GUINDULUNGAN, Maguindanao  — A resident of a neighboring town was shot dead as supporters of rival..

May 10, 2016
4 killed in poll violence in Lanao Sur; 2 schools burned

4 killed in poll violence in Lanao Sur; 2 schools burned

By FROILAN GALLARDO MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 09 May) — Poll violence resulted to the death of four supporters of local candidates and the..

May 10, 2016
PPCRV-KBP (9 a.m., May 10): Robredo overtakes Marcos by slim lead

PPCRV-KBP (9 a.m., May 10): Robredo overtakes Marcos by slim lead

As of Tuesday morning, the PPCRV-KBP unofficial election count shows Leni Robredo overtaking Ferdinand Marcos, 13,251,341to 13,124,911, in..

May 10, 2016
PPCRV-KBP (11 pm): Marcos leads race but Robredo closing the gap

PPCRV-KBP (11 pm): Marcos leads race but Robredo closing the gap

As of 11 pm, the PPCRV-KBP unofficial election count shows Rodrigo Duterte garnering 12,924,166 votes. Mar Roxas takes the second place..

May 9, 2016
PPCRV-KBP (9:10 pm): Duterte with nearly 5M lead

PPCRV-KBP (9:10 pm): Duterte with nearly 5M lead

As of 9:10 pm, the PPCRV-KBP unofficial election count shows Rodrigo Duterte garnering 11,435,893 votes, now with a 4.9 million lead. Grace..

May 9, 2016
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