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LP requests echo requests of other stakeholders, steps already undertaken
By Martin Sadongdong The Commission on Elections (Comelec) described Friday as echo the manifestation made by opposition group Liberal Party (LP) related to the questionable matters in the conduct (...)
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
High-powered guns, explosives seized in Maguindanao
DATU ANGGAL MIDTIMBANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/17 May) – Government troops seized Friday several high-powered firearms and explosives from two groups who were engaged in a gunfight starting Tuesday over the results of the election in Talitay, (...)
Minda News - 17 May 2019
People's support vital in defeating insurgency
MANILA -- People's support is essential in defeating communist guerillas, a former Colombian Armed Forces officer told his Philippine Army (PA) counterparts Wednesday. Retired Major Gen. Carlos Rojas made this statement during a cross-learning (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
NYC Chair too late with motion to become substitute party-list nominee
By Leslie Ann Aquino “The period of substitution has already lapsed.” Commission on Elections (COMELEC) spokesman James Jimenez said this in reaction to the reported attempt of National Youth (...)
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
COMELEC: NAMFREL among stakeholders who agreed to use the transmission router
By Jeffrey Damicog The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Friday said that the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) was among those who agreed to use the transmission router (...)
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
Disconnect to reconnect
By Kristelle Bechayda We can’t deny just how much social media and the internet have changed our way of communicating. With just a few clicks, one can look for the...
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
PPCRV validates 30 percent of election returns; match rate at almost 100 percent
By Minka Klaudia Tiangco The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has validated about 26,800 or 30.61 percent of the election returns as of Friday afternoon. PPCRV National (...)
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
Former speaker Alvarez moves to reclaim top HOR post
By Ben Rosario Former speaker and re-elected Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez has started consolidating allies to launch a bid to reclaim the top House of Representatives post that...
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
Exclusive deals on select appliances and consumer electronics with Robinsons Appliances’ Super Brand (...)
Robinsons Appliances, the appliances, and consumer electronics arm of Robinsons Retails Holdings, Inc. and Shopee, a leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, team up to bring consumers (...)
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
Fernando, Alvarado officially proclaimed, to swap positions at the end of current terms
By Freddie Velez CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan--Three days after the election, incumbent Vice Governor Daniel R. Fernando and Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado were proclaimed as the new governor and (...)
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
First-time candidate tops Imus’ 12-man council polls
By Anthony Giron IMUS CITY, Cavite --Adrian Jay (AJ ) Advincula, a first-timer, topped the 12-man council post in this historical capital city. Advincula was proclaimed recently by City Commission (...)
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
Maguindanao’s first lady governor proclaimed
By Philippine News Agency COTABATO CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has proclaimed outgoing Datu Abdullah Sangki town mayor Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu as governor-elect of Maguindanao province Thursday. Sangki-Mangudadatu (...)
Manila Bulletin - 17 May 2019
Army Signal Regiment vows more reforms
MANILA -- The Army Signal Regiment (ASR) celebrated its 8th founding anniversary on Wednesday and pledged to further strengthen its organization with the institutionalization of new doctrines and the acquisition of new equipment. Strengthening (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
P213-M tax raps filed vs. Tacloban bizman
MANILA -- Revenue officials on Thursday announced the filing of criminal charges against a businessman found in posession of PHP213 million of fake cigarettes with bogus excise stamps. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Eastern Visayas Region (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
Comelec eyes separate proclamations for senators, party-lists
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to have separate proclamations for the 12 new senators and winning party-list organizations in the just-concluded May 13, 2019 midterm polls. I don't think it will be both party-lists (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
Outgoing Maguindanao guv pushes reconciliation after polls
COTABATO CITY – Outgoing Maguindanao Governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu, elected as a congressman for Maguindanao’s second district, has offered a “hand of peace” to all political families in the province after what he termed as divisive local (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
Media bridges gaps among Asian nations: PNA exec
BEIJING, China – With more than a thousand ethnic groups in Asia, News and Information Bureau (NIB) Director Virginia Arcilla-Agtay on Thursday underscored the need to bridge the gaps and break boundaries among Asian nations towards a united and (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
Cloudiness, isolated rains over PH Friday
MANILA -- The entire archipelago will continue to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms, the weather bureau said Friday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
First Philippine-born UK mayor proclaimed
MANILA -- A nurse by profession, Danilo Favor who was the first Filipino to hold elective office in the United Kingdom, made history anew after his proclamation as town mayor of East Grinstead in Sussex following the 2019 local elections there. (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
Duterte to ink at least 10 deals in Japan trip
MANILA -- The Philippines is expected to sign at least 10 business agreements during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s trip to Japan by end of May. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said that these deals are expected to allow Japanese companies to invest (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
First lady governor of Maguindanao proclaimed
COTABATO CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has proclaimed outgoing Mayor Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu of Datu Abdullah Sangki town as the governor-elect of Maguindanao province on Thursday afternoon. Sangki-Mangudadatu made history (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
PH-Canada ties not affected by ‘trash row’: Lopez
MANILA – The ties between the Philippines and Canada will not be affected despite delays in Canada’s commitment to ship out trash dumped in the Philippines back in 2013, a Cabinet official said on Thursday. Canada failed to keep its promise of (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
Canada commits to 'promptly ship, dispose' waste exported to PH
MANILA -- Canada on Thursday night vowed to work closely with the Philippines in coming up with a swift resolution so the waste it had exported to Manila could be promptly shipped. Canada issued the statement after the Philippine government (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019
Election results credible: Panelo
MANILA -- Malacañang believes that the result of the May 13 midterm elections are “credible” despite glitches experienced by the transparency server and vote counting machines (VCMs). Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo assured that the (...)
Philippine News Agency - 17 May 2019



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