[OPINION] When children are targeted in election campaigns

I watched the full video about the market walk held by some young volunteers with one of the Vice President’s daughters, Jillian Robredo. The group looked happy. Amiably talking with people in the market, respectfully moving on when the recipient wasn’t open to engagement. Suddenly, a commotion started because a person began shouting, calling the … Read more

Sara Duterte campaigns for Larry Gadon: ‘Pareho kami may disbarment’

‘Alam ‘nyo po hindi ako ang pinakamagaling na vice presidential candidate. Hindi din ako ang pinakamatalino na vice presidential candidate. Ang nasa akin lang ay tibay ng puso ng isang Pilipino na nagmamahal sa ating bansa,’ says the President’s daughter. LAGUNA, Philippines – Davao Mayor and vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte campaigned for Uniteam senatorial … Read more

Barbs abound as campaigns kick off in PH’s most vote-rich city

MANILA, Philippines – On the first day of the official start of the local campaign period, the two leading candidates for the mayoral race in Quezon City held nothing back in a contest that’s proving to be among the ones to watch out for in the metro. Mayor Joy Belmonte, who is seeking her second … Read more

Gubernatorial, mayoral bets kick off campaigns in vote-rich Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Much is at stake in the local campaigns in the country’s most vote-rich province of Cebu, which kicked off on Friday, March 25. In Cebu City, rival parties Partido Barug, led by incumbent Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama and the Osmeña-led Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) both launched their campaigns in … Read more

DFA orders envoy to Saudi to return home after wife campaigns for Marcos

(1st UPDATE) ‘The DFA regularly reminds personnel here and at Foreign Service Posts on the prohibition against engagement, whether directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political activity,’ the DFA says MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has directed Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto to return to the country … Read more