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Integrated Bar of the Philippines

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) condemned the murders of lawyers Val Crisostomo of the IBP-Pangasinan chapter and Adilberto Golla Jr. of the IBP-Manila IV chapter. The lawyers were slain in isolated incidents in Pangasinan and Rizal provinces last Friday. A statement by IBP executive vice president and incoming president-elect Domingo Egon Cayosa notes the organization hoped the killers of the two lawyers would be apprehended soon. “We sympathize

Koko Pimentel

Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will rule again and regain the speakership in the House of Representatives, PDP-Laban president Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III stated on Sunday. 80 of its members snared congressional seats in the May 13 midterm elections, making it the most dominant political party in the lower chamber, according to Pimentel. PDP-Laban, the President’s ruling political party, would be fielding former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Rep.

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Cudilla beat incumbent Mayor Noel Beronio to secure a three-year term through a coin flip as the town board of election canvassers declared former mayor Sue Cudilla as the winner of the mayoralty race on Friday afternoon. Cudilla and Beronio reaped 3,495 votes each out of 7,238 ballots cast during the May 13 polls, thus the need for a tie-breaker. Thus, tails proved to be the winning bet as Cudilla

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Authorities detained on Thursday three individuals, two whom identified as Chinese, who purportedly tried to buy casino chips with fake $300,000 bills at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. After employees found that the US dollar bills worth P15 million were fake, these men: Fernando Silanga, 44; Tiange Wu, 31; and Song Ho Sang, 53, were seized at the Grand Wing of Resorts World Manila. Employees required the assistance

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The two councilors of several towns in Negros Occidental who were slain weeks before the May 13 polls won in their reelection bids. Bernardino Patigas closed the 8th spot in Escalante City’s council after he obtained 18,358 votes. Weeks earlier, he was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants on April 22 on his way home after a campaign rally. He was known as a survivor of the 1985 Escalante massacre during

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) stated on Wednesday that already collected a total of 168.84 tons of election-related waste materials from March 1 until the day following the midterm elections. Waste materials were found out to include 21,700 pieces or 23.42 tons of campaign materials that filled out seven dump trucks collected in Metro Manila a day after the elections. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim stated, “We target to rid the

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The Philippine Catholic Church’s social justice arm called out on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to append the proclamation of winning senators as accusations of fraud loom over the mid-term elections. Caritas executive secretary Father Edwin Gariguez stated, “We are calling to suspend the proclamation of winning senatorial candidates until the allegation of fraud is resolved.” After Caritas acknowledged reports on suspected fraud because of glitches that involved more than

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According to latest data gathered by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the votes from almost 97 percent of all clustered precincts countrywide have been transmitted Wednesday evening. PPCRV’s transparency server, in its 7:44 p.m. update, displayed that votes from 85,074 out of 87,851 clustered precincts — or 96.8 percent — had been transmitted so far. Re-electionist Sen. Cynthia Villar still led the pack with 24,798,379 votes, followed

Neri Colmenares

Senatorial aspirant Neri Colmenares posted on Tuesday that he will “never concede” and will continue to fight against a “rotten electoral exercise.” Based on 95.47 percent of partial and unofficial election returns as of 9:22 p.m., Colmenares is in 24th spot in the Senate race with 4,578,927 votes He stated in a tweet, “I will never concede defeat to a rotten electoral exercise that has basically deceived, bribed, intimidated and

Richard Yap

Richard Yap (PDP-Laban), best known as a Cebuano businessman and actor unsuccessful in beating longtime politician and Cebu City 1st District Representative Raul Del Mar (Liberal Party) in this midterm election. Del Mar won by a wide margin of 134,816 votes over Yap’s 81,167, according to the latest unofficial real-time results. Yap stated in a Facebook post that the loss was a “disappointing end” to the campaign, “I also know