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Four reasons why a disqualification case can be crippling for any candidate

Four reasons why a disqualification case can be crippling for any candidate

Two of the five candidates running for the presidency during the May 2016 elections have pending disqualification cases: first is Senator Grace Poe while the other is Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Poe’s candidacy is being challenged on the grounds that she is not a natural-born Filipino citizen and that she has not met the

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Timeline of the rift between COMELEC Chair Bautista and Commissioner Guanzon

The verbal tussle between Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chair Andres Bautista and Commissioner Rowena Guanzon has been generating headlines since it erupted last January 7. This post will look back at how it all began: December 22 – Various media organizations began reporting that night that the COMELEC en banc has voted to affirm the

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Office of the Solicitor General, nanindigang natural-born Filipino si Poe

Tama lamang ang desisyon ng Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) sa pagsasabing natural-born Filipino si Grace Poe at samakatuwid ay kwalipikadong humawak ng pwesto sa Senado o tumakbo sa pagka-pangulo sa halalan sa Mayo. Ito ay iginiit ng Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) sa kanilang isinumiteng komento sa Korte Suprema hinggil sa apela ni Rizalito

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COMELEC must let Duterte run for president – ex Chief Justice Panganiban

Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban said the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) must not use legal technicalities stemming from a clerical error to stop Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from running for president. In a column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Panganiban expressed his belief that it is always preferable to just refer the matter

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Miriam Santiago slams budget cut against reproductive health services

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago strongly denounced the recent revelation that the P1 billion proposed by the Department of Health (DOH) for the procurement of contraceptives has been scrapped from the 2016 national budget. The defunding happened despite the mandate of Republic Act 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law, which was enacted in 2012