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Manila Times senior journalist Jomar Canlas has been reprimanded by the Supreme Court for a 2016 story on the alleged attempt to bribe high court judges. The court decided to reproach Mr. Jomar Canlas unanimously and issue a strong warning for a news report he wrote about the court’s decision on Sen. Grace Poe’s citizenship. Canlas wrote about the alleged P50-million per justice bribe offer allegedly made by people “very

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte voiced regret over his decision to seek the presidency in the 2016 election which he earned by a landslide. Duterte delivered the remark on Wednesday as he uttered his frustration with government corruption afresh. Duterte stated in a speech before newly elected officials of Cagayan de Oro City, “I lost my enthusiasm to work. Actually, I deeply regretted it. I regretted my decision to run for president,”

protest

Indonesia’s capital is epicenter of violent protest held on Wednesday when police in riot gear clashed with protesters opposed to President Joko Widodo’s re-election taking lives of at least six people. Dozens of individuals were detained and parts of Jakarta were besieged with debris and burned-out cars, as the violence prompted security advisories from the US and Australian embassies. National police chief Tito Karnavian stated that six people were victims

Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo is voted for a second term for presidency, official results displayed on Tuesday, in a victory over a would-be opponent who allied himself with Islamic hardliners. Official counting finished just before midnight and the Election Commission announced the formal result early Tuesday. Announced was Widodo won 55.5 percent of the vote in the April 17 election to 45.5 percent for his challenger, ultra-nationalist former general Prabowo Subianto. Subianto

Philippine national police

Policemen numbering a total of 149 were arrayed to Isabela on Monday for security on conducting special elections that was incited by the torching of two vote counting machines (VCM) by unknown men. General Oscar Albayalde, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief stated the policemen were deployed at 6 a.m. to “secure and assure the safe conduct of special elections in Barangay Dicamay Uno, Jones, Isabela.” Election officers stated last Tuesday

COMLEC

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

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

poll

National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections seeks support of other groups in carrying out their poll duties after refusing accreditation from the Commission on Elections. Namfrel chair Gus Lagman noted the group vetoed on Comelec accreditation after the poll body rebuffed its request to gain access to key election data. Namfrel had also requested to monitor the conduct of elections and observe the random manual audit. “They didn’t explain why

Leila De Lima

Trial courts from Muntinlupa recently allowed Senator Leila de Lima to vote in the midterm elections on May 13. Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 granted the opposition senator’s motion to cast her vote under the Commission on Election’s escorted detainee voting system from an April 30 order posted on Tuesday. Branch 256 of RTC Muntinlupa arranged a similar motion of hers last month. De Lima’s media relations officer said