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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

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


According to the first batch of partial and official results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec), candidate Senator Bam Aquino broke into the monikered Magic 12, even as his fellow senate bets Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe persisted the top contenders in the senatorial race, In the interim, JV Ejercito straggled at the 13th spot, edging out former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., who slid below to the 14th spot.


Followers of the Cerafica brothers in Taguig City flocked to the streets near the city hall to protest the results of the election in the city on Tuesday night causing streets to be closed off to pedestrians. Partial and unofficial results as of 7:20 p.m. Tuesday showed the Cayetanos leading against the Ceraficas on Taguig polls. Lino Cayetano garnered 174,558 votes for the mayoral race, while rival Arnel Cerafica received


Aklan Cicero Cawaling, sacked over gross negligence as mayor, won after he was proclaimed the winner of the local elections for the mayoralty post, according to broadcasts aired on local TV. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in April after the Ombudsman found him guilty of gross neglect of duty and other offenses brought Cawaling a dismissal order by the in connection with Boracay’s environmental problems. The


A recent survey by the Social Weather Stations first quarter 2019 hunger rate survey showed that only 9.5 percent or an estimated 2.3-million families experienced “involuntary hunger” at least once in the past three months. The Philippines registered a decline in its hunger rate for the second consecutive quarter shown from the recent survey Due to President Rodrigo Duterte tirelessly working to improve the socioeconomic status of the Filipinos, as


Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Thursday, assured the public that Mt. Pinatubo is not exhibiting unusual activities following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted Luzon. Phivolcs issued a statement after concerns that the quake that killed at least 16 people and injured 86 has effects on the active volcano located on the boundaries of Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales. The earthquake—which was tectonic in origin—hit Castillejos, Zambales late Monday afternoon.


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed on Wednesday that the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait has repatriated 68 undocumented Filipino workers this month. DFA noted in a statement, the Filipino workers, who returned to the Philippines on April 11, were aided under the Embassy Assisted Repatriation Program (EARP) for distressed Filipinos abroad. EARP is a joint program of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, and the Illegal Residency Monitoring and Immigration


Just one Pinoy soldier hurt in the West Philippine Sea due to China’s continued aggression might mean trouble, President Duterte on Wednesday warned China. Duterte delivered the statement as hundreds of Chinese maritime militias grouped around the Philippine-occupied Pag-asa Island and other areas in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippines Sea. Duterte then asked China to meet the Philippines halfway in their longstanding maritime dispute in

holly week

For over a decade of sharing life to the true meaning of Holy Week through the “Walkway: Reflections on the Stations of the Cross” exhibit, Bonifacio High Street in partnership with Church Simplified, mounts the offering once again with this year’s theme focusing on how Jesus lived during the Roman rule. Straining away from traditional portrayals of the Passion of Christ, the Walkway uses contemporary art to give meaning to