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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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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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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


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


Hours following the voting precincts closed at 6 p.m. on Monday, running for Senator Cynthia Villar persisted on top of the unofficial and partial senatorial race count on Tuesday, agreeing to the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) transparency server. If nothing major occurs in the remaining 6,244 polling precincts, eight of the 12 winning candidates would be candidates endorsed by the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban, the


Commission on Elections (Comelec) uttered assurance over elections would be held in all 85,769 clustered precincts all over the country. Despite Comelec admitted there would be delays in areas in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), among others. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez on Monday in a press briefing stated, “At the moment we are not projecting any place where there will not be any election.” Jimenez revealed that


Commission on Elections official cited ten vote-buying cases have been disclosed by their legal department a mere few days before the May 13 midterm elections. Head of the poll body’s anti-vote-buying task force, Comelec director John Rex Laudiangco, stated on Friday that they are synchronizing with the National Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice to determine the number of complaints filed at prosecutors’ offices. Presidential Anti-Corruption Commissioner Greco Belgica,

Department Of Health

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday well-advised the voters to be mindful of their health as they troop to the polling precincts to cast their votes. The health department advised the public to eat before heading to the polling precincts . They were also encouraged to bring in drinking water to avoid dehydration, as well as snacks. Voters should also wear comfortable clothes, and then bring an umbrella and