Contrary to the government’s pronouncement that the New People’s Army (NPA) is already a “spent force” and that the revolutionary movement is expected to be wiped out when President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office this June, the country’s budget for the defense services has not been reduced but has in fact seen an increase this year.
Albay 2nd District Representative Jose Maria Clemente “Joey” Salceda bets on compassion, credibility and integrity as the trademark of the Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo and Davao city Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio what he believed Mindanao voters would “buy in.”
Supporters of the Leni-Kiko tandem showed force in three major cities of Region 12 or SOCCSKSARGEN as the whole slate of ‘TropangAngat wooed more voters in Mindanao.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) have expressed alarm over attacks and hostility against the media in the lead-up to the elections on May 9.
Deputy House Speaker and Cagayan de Oro Second District Representative Rufus Rodriguez has announced Sunday, March 13, that his political party declared support for Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, for the presidential and vice-presidential races, respectively.
Former Davao City Information Officer Jefry Tupas filed a cyberlibel suit seeking P10 million in damages from vice presidential candidate Professor Walden Bello.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is prohibiting caravans and motorcades for election campaign in the city.
First district Councilor Pamela Librado-Morata sealed her decision to back out of her re-election bid by withdrawing her certificate of candidacy.
Vice President Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo lauded her thousands of supporters who appeared at her presidential campaign rally in Cagayan de Oro’s Divisoria area Tuesday, February 22.
As national campaigns begin, candidates have begun ticking off their accomplishments and track record to woo votes.