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Team PNoy victory a win for ‘tuwid na daan’ – Palace

With nine of the twelve candidates running under the administration senatorial slate headed for victory, Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda hailed the results of yesterday’s polls a “renewed mandate for ‘tuwid na daan.’” In a statement, Lacierda said the elections gave President Benigno Aquino III “a

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Iglesia ni Cristo’s record in senatorial endorsements

The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) is reportedly endorsing seven candidates from the ruling Team PNoy coalition and five from the opposition United Nationalist Alliance for the May 13, 2013 elections. The powerful religious group is known for batting for its preferred bets from the presidential

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Enrique Gil as Juan Ponce Enrile on ‘MMK’

“Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) is continuing this coming Saturday its questionable practice of featuring the life story of political figures who are involved, directly or indirectly, in an upcoming election. The said drama anthology series will feature the life story of Senate President Juan Ponce

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May 13 2013 Election Day Philippine holiday

UPDATE (4/24/2013) – Palace has released Proclamation 571 which declares May 13 2013 a special public holiday. Better late than never! Access Proclamation 571 here. The Philippines will have its midterm elections this May 13 2013, Monday. Unless otherwise provided by law, the 1987 Constitution

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On Team PNoy’s campaign ad

Three weeks after its rival United Nationalist Alliance launched a campaign ad twitting the administration’s “daang matuwid” mantra, the ruling Liberal Party (LP) came out with an ad presenting their twelve senatorial bets with President Benigno Aquino III himself introducing each candidate. Watch the 45-second

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Sarah Geronimo for Sonny Angara TV ad

Another Angara enlisted the support of pop superstar Sarah Geronimo for a senatorial bid. The camp of Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, who is running under the Liberal Party banner, has recently released a radio and television advertisement featuring Geronimo. “Sa iyo ang tiwala

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“Hanep na ang buhay dahil may hanapbuhay”

Is Cynthia Villar repeating Manny’s advertising blunders? Former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar aired her first infomercial for Villar Foundation (VF) summer of 2012. Mrs. Villar is running for Senate because her husband Manny is constitutionally barred from seeking a third consecutive term. Luckily for

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Gwen Garcia vs Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas

A high stakes political drama erupted in Cebu last week after President Benigno Aquino III ordered the suspension of Governor Gwendolyn Garcia for six months over administrative charges filed against her by the late Vice Governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr. back in 2010. Sanchez died of

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No Bautista-Belmonte showdown in QC for 2013

For much of 2012, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista’s stay at the City Hall seems to be in danger. When the filing for the certificate of candidacies lapsed last October 5, it turned out that Bautista will be essentially running unopposed. The media speculations centered