Marcos camp says ‘no turning back’ in filing electoral protest before PET

MANILA — The camp of losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos said over the weekend “there is no turning back” in filing electoral protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET). Marcos campaign adviser and ABAKADA Party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz said the case will be filed on June 27, three days before the next … Read More

Comelec resets preliminary probe on Marcos’ complaint against a poll body personnel, Smartmatic official

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reset to late this month the preliminary investigation of the complaint filed by the camp of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. against a poll body personnel and an official of Smartmatic, the service-provider in the May 2016 national and local polls. During the hearing on Wednesday, the … Read More

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte spent close to P400 million in the May 9 polls

MANILA — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte spent close to P400 million in the May 9, 2016 elections. Based on his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday, the incoming Chief Executive’s total expenditures amounted to P371,461,480.23. Duterte received a total of P375,009,474.90 in contributions — P298,303,792.00 in cash … Read More

Comelec expects to be ‘flooded’ by SOCE filers on Wednesday

MANILA — The Commission on Elections– Campaign Finance Office (Comelec-CFO) is expected to be “flooded” on Wednesday by Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) from winning and losing candidates in the May 9 elections. According to Atty. Mazna Lutchavez-Vergara of the Comelec-CFO, they anticipated that majority of the SOCEs will be submitted on June 8, … Read More

Palace finds Duterte, Robredo proclamation as major step for peaceful transition of power in June 30

MANILA – Malacanang on Monday welcomed the proclamation by Congress of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo as a major step for a peaceful transition of power on June 30 this year. ”The proclamation is a significant landmark event in Philippine democracy as it is the major step in our electoral process that … Read More

Joint Congress officially proclaims Duterte as President-elect and Robredo as Vice president-elect

MANILA — At exactly 4:10 p.m. Monday, the Joint Congress formally proclaimed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte and Camarines Sur Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo as the next Philippine President and Vice President, respectively. The proclamation came after Congress, sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) finished the canvassing of votes, with Duterte garnering … Read More

VP race ain’t over yet for Marcos

MANILA — Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. will continue his bid for the nation’s second highest post despite official canvassing results showing Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo as winner of the 2016 vice-presidential race. “As far as the senator is concerned, the fight isn’t over,” Marcos’ campaign adviser Abakada party list representative Jonathan dela Cruz … Read More

Marcos camp mulls filing electoral protest but assures to respect Robredo’s proclamation

MANILA — The camp of Sen. Bongbong Marcos said over the weekend that it will not stop the proclamation of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president but it plans to file electoral protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET). “Definitely hindi po naming haharangin. Irerespeto muna natin ang mangyayaring proclamation,” lawyer George Garcia, … Read More

Joint Canvass Committee to proclaim President-elect Duterte & VP-elect Robredo on Monday

MANILA — The projected proclamation of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo by the Joint Canvass Committee is on Monday afternoon, according to Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. “The projected proclamation would be afternoon of Monday. It’s good we ended on a Friday so our staff could have the weekend to finish the … Read More

Tally of the vice presidential votes by the National Board of Canvassers as of 5:37:12 p.m., May 26, 2016

Official tally of the vice presidential votes by the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) chaired jointly by Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali Gonzales II as of 5:37:12 p.m., May 26, 2016 at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives in Quezon City: Bongbong Marcos (People’s Reform Party), 6,295,111 votes; Leni … Read More

Marcos files criminal raps vs. Smartmatic execs, Comelec IT rep

MANILA — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday filed criminal cases before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office (MPO) against Smartmatic executives and an Information Technology (IT) representative of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for their alleged unauthorized change of the script in the transparency server of the Comelec … Read More