The 71-year old Duterte said if someone asks him for advice because he is interested to run for President, he would tell him not to do it “unless you really have the passion, to death, about your country.”
Businessman Antonio Floirendo Jr., who gave P75 million to fund the campaign of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said his support has “no strings attached”.
Despite being the late dictator’s son, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. got high ratings in the vice presidential race, prompting the question, are the Marcoses forgiven?
Election watchdogs recorded various cases of voter disenfranchisement as a result of machine glitches and lack of biometrics information in yesterday’s national polls.
The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Board of Canvassers here proclaimed on Tuesday, May 10, re-electionists Mayor Allan Rellon and Vice Mayor Geterito Gementiza as the city’s Mayor-elect and Vice Mayor-elect, respectively.
Kusog Baryohanon mayoral bet Daniel Batosalem Jr., whose candidacy was bankrolled by Tagum Agricultural Development Company Incorporated (Tadeco), holds the lead in the mayoral race, based on Comelec’s partial, unofficial results.
With more than 80% of all the votes counted, Mindanao’s lone candidate and dark horse for the presidency got 38.6 percent in a historic turnout of elections on Monday, May 9.
In a partial and unofficial results of the votes cast here, the tandem of Presidential aspirant Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano got majority of the votes.
In some polling precincts here, there were no available special precincts for senior citizens, persons with disability (PWD) and pregnant women, with some of them having to vote at the second floor of the polling precincts.
An election personnel completes data transmission using the vote counting machine’s battery as electricity is cut off as of 6:15 pm at the Don Cesario Villa-Abrille Elementary School in Davao City. (Maria Patricia C. Borromeo/davaotoday.com)