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Sports personalities were some of the contenders in this year’s midterm polls yet some have failed to win the elections The Winners: Francis Zamora, a former basketball player earned the mayoral post in San Juan City, ending the Estrada family’s five-decade hold of the business district. Zamora garnered 35,060 votes while his rival Janella Estrada, the daughter of plunder-accused senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada and granddaughter of former president and incumbent

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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

Jejomar Binay

Jejomar Binay, who was a Former VP was successful to cast his vote—two hours after the vote counting machine in his precinct in Makati City repeatedly rejected his ballot. Binay was initially unable to cast his vote when a VCM at San Antonio National High School failed to read his ballot after eight attempts. Binay runs as a congressional candidate of Makati’s first district This prompted the former vice president

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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,

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The Commission on Elections stated to swap out more than 600 ruined storage devices for the 2019 midterm polls’ encrypted ballot images. Just before the polls, COMELEC cited receiving reports that around 686 of 85,769 secure digital cards have been corrupted. James Jimenez, spokesperson of COMELEC however dispelled fears over the corrupted SD cards and said it has over 50,000 such storage devices as part of its buffer stock. “When

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The rivalry between siblings – and Makati mayoral candidates – Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. and re-election candidate Mayor Mar-len Abigail “Abby” Binay intensified on Saturday, following a public confrontation inside a church. Viral videos seen on social media shows Junjun provoking Abby during a forum hosted by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) at the San Ildefonso Parish in Barangay Pio del Pilar, Makati City. The verbal

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Counting 17 days more, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) stated that all systems are go for the national and local elections. Comelec Director Teopisto Elnas Jr. deputy director of the Project Management Office (PMO), stated on Friday that 92,000 vote counting machines (VCM) and 63 million ballots were now ready for distribution. Elnas described the Comelec would be using 85,000 VCMs on the day of the elections, while the remaining

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A photo of a dog with a political campaign sticker placed over its body had the Commission on Elections (Comelec) condemn the action as reported on Tuesday. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez reposted a photo on his social media Twitter account displaying a politician’s campaign of a Metro Manila candidate stuck on a dog and criticized it as harassment to animals. “Seriously. Isn’t it enough that politicking has already trashed the