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Overseas voting posts 9% turnout only

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE –Only 9 percent of the total registered voters overseas have cast their votes, with only six days to go before the end of absentee voting on May…

GMA brokers Chavit, Defensor patchup

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Two Team Unity senatorial candidates patched up their differences yesterday during a reconciliation talk in Malacañang that was brokered by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Ilocos Sur…

Overseas voters way off target

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — WITH only 11 days to go before overseas absentee voting ends on May 14, the Department of Foreign Affairs lamented that only a little more than…

GO can’t punish Villar for ‘junking’

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Genuine Opposition yesterday admitted that it could not punish re-electionist senatorial candidate Manny Villar even if he was found guilty of “junking” his fellow candidates…

Gringo deny deal with TU

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — FORMER Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan said yesterday that he is too busy campaigning to enter into any agreement with either the Team Unity (TU) or the…

Drilon bloc loses fight for LP with COMELEC

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — The Commission on Elections has unanimously ruled that the term of Senator Franklin Drilon as president of the Liberal Party has already expired. It also has…

COMELEC invite hackers to test site

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Commission on Elections will invite hackers from around the world to test the security of a system for Internet voting that it bought from a…

Angara want changes in absentee voting

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Senator Edgardo Angara yesterday supported calls for amendments to the Overseas Absentee Voting Law to encourage more Filipinos abroad to participate in the elections. Speaking at…

TU gaining more seats in survey

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE latest survey of the Pulse Asia has Team Unity gaining more Senate seats, 6-4, with two independent candidates making it to the “Magic 12.” Covering…

8 provinces poll hot spots

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Philippine National Police is considering putting more provinces under the control of the Commission on Elections due to threats posed by armed insurgents and heated…

Binay wants peace with Lapid

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay has renewed his call to Senator and mayoral aspirant Lito Lapid, to sign an election peace pact presented to him last…

Sotto tells GO to try something new

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Former senator Vicente Sotto 3rd said Tuesday that the political opposition should now stop questioning the legitimacy of the Arroyo administration, and present instead a program…

Only 2 governors not with Team Unity

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — ALL governors save two have thrown their support for the senatorial candidates of the administration’s Team Unity, a resolution signed by the League of Provinces yesterday…

Alan is US citizen?

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — For faking his citizenship, Alan Peter Cayetano should be disqualified from running for the Senate, a former mayor told the Commission on Elections yesterday. In an…

Candidates to use text messaging

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — AFTER taking the campaign online, political candidates are eyeing text messaging next to reach out to more potential voters, now that the Commission on Elections has…