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Contradicting opinions mar Duterte’s presidential bid

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — Election lawyers have contradicting opinions on whether or not Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is qualified to run as the substitute…

Duterte needs to resolve first legal obstacle before he can run for President

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) –Before announcing his move to seek the highest office in the land, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte needs to resolve first legal…

Senator Villar expects SET to uphold ruling junking Poe’s disqualification case

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) – Senator Cynthia Villar said on Tuesday she expects that the motion for reconsideration filed by Rizalito David who is seeking the…

PPCRV plans to come up with mobile app

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Nov. 21 (PNA) — The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) plans to come up with a mobile app for smartphones and tablet computers…

Presidential candidacy is already on the table — Duterte

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY, Nov. 22 (PNA) — Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte did not appear 100 percent certain to run for president in the 2016 elections but his…

Cebu poll offices start accepting applications for gun ban exemption

CEBU CITY, Nov. 18 (PNA) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices in Cebu have started accepting applications for exemption from the gun ban for the 2016 elections which will be…

With the SET ruling, Macalintal says Comelec should dismiss all DQ cases against Poe

MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) — An election lawyer has said that the disqualification cases filed against Senator Grace Poe involving her citizenship should be dismissed by the Commission on Elections…

Comelec exempts President Aquino from election gun ban

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) — President Aquino is now allowed to carry firearms during the entire Election Period of the May 2016 national and local polls….

SET junks disqualification case vs Grace Poe

MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) — Voting 5-4, the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) on Tuesday dismissed the petition seeking the disqualification of Senator Grace Poe as Senator of the Republic. Those…

Comelec expects Sen. Poe’s camp to submit her counter-affidavit on DQ cases against her

MANILA, Nov. 16 (PNA) — The head of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division, Commissioner Christian Robert Lim, is expecting the camp of Senator Grace Poe to submit this…

Roxas vows to bring Malacanang closer to ordinary people if he is elected President next year

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Nov. 16 (PNA) — Liberal Party “Daang Matuwid” standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has promised that ordinary people need not go to Malacañang for help…

Fourth disqualification case against Poe filed before the comelec

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Nov. 9 (PNA) — Senator Grace Poe is facing another disqualification case at the Commission on Elections (Comelec), this time filed by former law dean…

Duterte still won’t run as prexy even with Diño’s COC withdrawal, says aide

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 30 (PNA) – Nothing has changed in the decision of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte not to run for president in the 2016 polls even with the withdrawal of…

Dino withdraws COC as PDP-Laban’s standard-bearer, names Duterte as his substitute

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Oct 29 (PNA) — Martin Dino, the standard-bearer of PDP-Laban Party on Thursday has backed out from the May 2016 presidential race. This, after he…

Poe widens lead in latest Magdalo presidential survey

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Oct. 28 (PNA) – Amid series of disqualification cases filed against her, Senator Grace Poe remains the top favorite among the presidential aspirants in the…