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SC paves way for Zubiri’s proclamation

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Supreme Court yesterday denied an appeal to stop the canvassing of votes for Maguindanao province, paving the way for the proclamation of the 12th and…

Bedol faces ouster, criminal raps

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Lawyer Lintang Bedol, the controversial elections officer of Maguindanao, will face criminal charges in court if he fails to show up and explain the loss of…

Maguindanao ballots to count

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Commission on Elections yesterday ordered the special provincial board of canvassers of Maguindanao to canvass the results of the elections in the province, in a…

Special elections in Mindanao could decide 12th slot

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE special elections that would be held today in selected areas in the vote-rich Mindanao provinces of Lanao del Sur, Basilan, and Shariff Kabunsuan, and the…

Comelec count bogs down

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE official tally of the Senate and party-list elections ground to a halt yesterday with only one certificate of canvass processed. As the Commission on Elections…

Namfrel hit by party list groups

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE National Movement for Free Elections, which is conducting an unofficial quick count of the May 14 elections, came under fire yesterday from party-list organizations for…

Palace to use automated poll machines by 2010

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — BOTHERED by the slow count of votes cast in the May 14 elections, Malacañang yesterday called on all stakeholders in the political process to put in…

Binay wins Makati polls

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — The ticket of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay has scored a sweep of the elections in the city, winning all 20 local positions at stake. Never has…

Atienza concedes to Lim

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Ali Atienza on Thursday conceded the race for mayor in Manila to Alfredo Lim. Ali, the son of incumbent mayor Lito Atienza, made the announcement after…

JDV wins

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. yesterday extended the hand of reconciliation after scoring a lopsided victory against his opponent in the fourth district of Pangasinan….

Pacquiao losing in political arena

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Praise the Lord, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao won’t be spending his time inside the halls of Congress and giving his two-cents on national issues like E-VAT…

Very low turnout for overseas voting

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — The official turnout from overseas absentee voting as expected was very low, with 80,000 or about 15 percent of registered voters casting their votes, according to…

Observers dismayed by elections

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — INTERNATIONAL observers said yesterday they witnessed threats and vote-buying inside some precincts in the southern Philippines, raising questions about election manipulation in the unsettled region. The…

Be fair to dispel trending allegations

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — ADMINISTRATION lawmakers yesterday urged media to be fair in reporting the results of the May senatorial race to dispel trending allegations as major outlets continue to…

TU working for 12-0 win

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — With a decisive victory looming on the horizon, Team Unity has been working double-time for a 12-0 win of its senatorial ticket in a bid to…