Marginalized? Abono, 1-Pacman, Ako Bicol are biggest ad spenders among party-list groups

MANILA, Philippines – Three party-list groups which claim to represent marginalized and underrepresented sectors aired advertisements worth hundreds of millions of pesos on traditional media from January 1, 2021, to March 30, 2022, data from Nielsen Ad Intel show. Abono Partylist was the biggest spender. It aired ads worth P377.34 million mostly before the start … Read more

Robredo supporters set marches, rallies in Bicol for ‘last push’ to Malacañang

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Saying they want to thwart forces seeking to break regional unity behind Vice President Leni Robredo, Albay supporters of the presidential candidate will hold a “massive rally” here on Saturday, April 9, to launch a series of activities in Bicol Aimed at delivering a 90% Bicolano vote for Robredo. At a … Read more

Global explorer, Bicol Customs execs resolve boat row

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – “No harm done.” The world’s leading ocean rower and solo human-power circumnavigator Erden Eruc kept calm in the face of controversy involving Around-N-Upthe row boat that he docked here on March 24 after a historic solo human-powered North Pacific (east to west) crossing. The Albay Provincial Tourism, Culture and Arts Office … Read more

Can Marcos break Robredo’s ‘Bicol vote’?

MASBATE CITY, Philippines – In one stretch of the city center in Masbate on Friday, March 4, several buildings are adorned with pink ribbons and Leni Robredo posters, but then there goes the song Bagong Lipunanthere go the drums, and there goes her motorcading arch rival Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr painting the pink town red. … Read more