UAE’s newly elected ruler sees Iran, Islamists as threat to Gulf safe haven

DUBAI, UAE – United Arab Emirates strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was formally elected president on Saturday, May 14, led a realignment of the Middle East that created a new anti-Iran axis with Israel and fought a rising tide of political Islam in the region. Working behind the scenes for years as de … Read more

[Ask the Tax Whiz] Who would support genuine tax reforms if elected?

Good governance is more likely to lead to an increase in tax collections. While tax administration is crucial in improving tax collections, equally important in addressing tax evasion and smuggling is eradicating graft and corruption in government. The Philippines’ next president must have the moral ascendancy, track record of public service, and a clean tax … Read more

If elected president, what would candidates do with De Lima’s case?

MANILA, Philippines – Different sectors have drummed up calls to free jailed reelectionist opposition senator Leila de Lima after the government’s two key witnesses against her – detained drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and former corrections chief Rafael Ragos – retracted their accusations against her. In her detention, De Lima is not allowed to have a … Read more

Isko Moreno to push for immediate exploration of Liguasan Marsh, if elected

If elected, the Manila mayor would prioritize the development of the country’s biggest wetland for power stability in Mindanao ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – Presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno would prioritize the exploration and development of Liguasan Marsh as a source of electricity for Mindanao, he said, as he started campaigning in Lanao del … Read more

Presidential bets to continue Build, Build, Build if elected

MANILA, Philippines – Most presidential bets said that they would continue the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build infrastructure program. In the Commission of Elections’ first presidential debates Saturday, March 19, candidates were asked if they considered Build, Build, Build as successful and if they would continue this if they were elected president. While candidates had … Read more

Tectonic shift in South Korea politics as conservative outsider elected president

SEOUL, South Korea – Conservative South Korean opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol rode to victory in the country’s tight presidential election on a wave of discontent over economic policy, scandals, and gender wars, reshaping the political future of Asia’s fourth-largest economy. His victory in Wednesday’s bitterly fought election means a remarkable turnaround for the main conservative … Read more

If elected, Leni-Kiko tandem will provide P300 monthly internet allowance to students

Meanwhile, physician and vice presidential bet Willie Ong says that he and presidential candidate Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will lay out fiber optic internet connection throughout the country MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential candidate Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said on Saturday, February 26, that he and presidential bet Vice President Leni Robredo plan to give … Read more