Man dies inside NAIA restroom

MANILA — A man who was found unresponsive was declared “dead on the scene” inside a restroom at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Sunday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported. Consuelo Bungag, MIAA Public Affairs Department officer-in-charge, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that the janitor who saw the man enter … Read More

Espino elected as Pangasinan governor anew

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Governor Amado Espino III was proclaimed reelected governor of Pangasinan on Thursday by the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC). The PBOC headed by provincial election supervisor lawyer Ericson Oganiza proclaimed Espino, who defeated incumbent Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste with 782,073 votes. Celeste only got 582,872 votes. Espino ran for his second term … Read More

Women dominate Nueva Ecija politics

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — This year’s election again saw the dominance of women in Nueva Ecija’s political arena, with four ladies, all from the administration party PDP-Laban, poised to represent the province in the 18th Congress. On Wednesday, the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) proclaimed reelectionist representatives Estrellita Suansing (1st District); Micaela Violago (2nd District); … Read More

Andanar hits ‘desperate’ detractors for using Netflix to hit PRRD

MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday night slammed detractors of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for allegedly criticizing him in a global scale through Netflix. “We find it desperate that, on the eve of the Philippine midterm elections, the vociferous detractors of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte would use an American comedy … Read More

Comelec, Lente kick off manual count of sample votes in 2019 polls

MANILA — The manual counting and tallying of votes in selected clustered precincts nationwide kicked off on Wednesday during the random manual audit (RMA) in Manila. The process is facilitated by the RMA committee, composed of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the Commission on Elections (Comelec), and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente). “The objective of … Read More

Maguindanao town administrator hurt in hacking, 3 hurt in strafing

COTABATO CITY — Police are hunting down the people behind the hacking and strafing incidents in Parang, Maguindanao that injured the municipal administrator and three others on Monday, police said. “We believe the two separate incidents were election-related,” said Major Rajiv Alih, chief of Parang municipal police station. He identified the hacking victim as Municipal Administrator … Read More