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Own up to ‘worst automated elections’ ever, poll body urged

By Janess Ann J. Ellao Bulatlat.com MANILA – A nationwide group of teachers called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to own up to the sufferings that public school teachers had to endure as a result of what they referred to as the “worst automated elections” in the country. “As many sectors question the conduct 

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And the winner is

Comelec proclaims ‘winning’ senators

By Marya Salamat Bulatlat.com MANILA – Amid protests questioning the integrity and results of the elections, the Commissions on Elections (Comelec) hastened to finish the canvassing of senatorial votes until late evening of May 21 to proclaim the new senators early today, May 22. They rolled out the red carpet for the arriving senators, mostly 

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WINNING GROUPS. The Commission on Elections proclaims the winners of the party-list race on May 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec proclaims 51 winning groups in 2019 party-list elections

By Sofia Tomacruz Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, on Wednesday, May 22, proclaimed 51 winners in the 2019 party-list elections. Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) topped the race, gaining the maximum 3 seats allowed. Bayan Muna came in next, also gaining 

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Philippines is home to illicit funding for human trafficking, kidnapping – AMLC

By Rose Carmelle Lacuata ABS-CBN News MANILA – The Philippines has become a destination of illicit funding from various crimes, including human trafficking and kidnapping, the Anti-Money Laundering Council revealed in a report. For full text of story:

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Celebrities who won, lost in 2019 midterm elections

MANILA, Isko Moreno beat reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada. The children of Senate president Tito Sotto and his brother Vic would hold public offices as well as Vic’s son Vico beat Bobby Eusebio for Pasig City mayor. Tito’s son Gian was proclaimed as Quezon City vice mayor. Richard Gomez was reelected to a second 

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Pangasinan elects youngest mayor

By Eva Visperas Philstar.com ALAMINOS CITY, Philippines — The newly elected mayor of this city could be the youngest local government executive who won in the midterm polls on Monday. Arth Bryan Celeste, 21, who had two opponents, garnered 22,498 votes. His closest rival got 19,452 votes. Except for one, all the candidates under Celeste’s 

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In Pacquiao’s history, he’s beaten eight fighters with unblemished records. The victims who were dealt their first setbacks by Pacquiao were Chris Algieri (20-0) in 2014, Timothy Bradley (31-0) in 2014, Jorge Solis (34-0-2) in 2007, Emmanuel Lucero (21-0-1) in 2003, Nedal Hussein (19-0) in 2000, Seung Kon Chae (23-0) in 2000, Dele Desierto (4-0) in 1995 and Rocky Palma (4-0-1) in 1995. Of the eight, five lost by knockout.

Unbeaten records don’t faze Pacquiao

By Joaquin Henson Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — When “super” WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman enters the ring to battle “regular” WBA titlist Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on July 20, he’ll brandish an unbeaten record of 29-0, with 22 KOs and one No-Decision. For Pacquiao, facing an undefeated fighter is no big deal. In Pacquiao’s 

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Former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares delivers his fiery speech during Makabayan’s miting de avance, May 7 at Plaza Miranda. (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea/ Bulatlat)

Opposition bets, progressive groups vow to work for reforms, oppose dictatorship

The people must frustrate Duterte’s “serious attempts at dictatorship through martial law, bogus revolutionary government or Charter Change” by voting for the opposition. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Senatorial candidates endorsed by Makabayan Coalition pointed out all that is wrong with the Duterte administration and vowed to push for reforms. In his speech 

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Organised chaos and the election season

PH Elections 2019 By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter MANILA–Being a third culture kid means I’m not quite an outsider, but I can’t exactly pass for a local either. I’m familiar enough that a lot of things don’t faze me like hotdogs and marshmallows on a stick. But other things (such as “unli rice”) 

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convenor Danilo Arao and Benedictine nun Sr. Mary John Mananzan                                                   
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Groups unite against Election fraud, repression

PH Elections 2019 “We have seen how the massive resources of government are being put to use to campaign for administration candidates.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — With only five days to go before elections, various groups convened today, May 8, at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran to stand strong 

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