To make second-placer Robredo win ‘defiles will’ of Filipinos

1986 is crucial because of the new tax code that year, supposedly disqualifying Marcos. But the president-elect says he was not an official in 1986, and the law does not cover him MANILA, Philippines – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Submitted a formal answer to the Supreme Court on the pending petition to void his … Read more

Boosted Filipinos, foreigners don’t need COVID-19 test to enter PH starting May 30

Fully vaccinated persons who have not gotten their booster shot still need to present a negative RT-PCR test MANILA, Philippines – Starting May 30, the Philippine government will drop the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement for Filipinos and foreigners arriving from abroad as long as they are fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster … Read more

Why it matters to Filipinos

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[New School] Why majority of overseas Filipinos in Taiwan support Marcos

‘In my interactions with the pro-Marcos majority of Taiwan, one does not see trolls and unruly hordes receiving cash-outs, but a supportive and collaborative community’ When one talks of Marcos supporters, there is a yearning to tag them as misinformed — as they are often portrayed on international media and by the opposition. However, in … Read more

Ex-Negros Occidental governor urges Filipinos to form network vs vote-buying

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Filipinos can level the electoral playing field by creating a nationwide, non-partisan citizens’ network to directly confront vote-buying operations, formerly Negros Occidental Governor Rafael “Lito” Coscolluela said on Thursday, May 9. While citizens’ networks exist to guard against electoral fraud, most are focused on the conduct of the actual elections. Even … Read more

Robredo eyes ‘pink’ museum to tell the ‘awakening story’ of Filipinos post-2022

VP Leni Robredo is also set to take a much-needed vacation with her daughters as she will attend Jillian’s graduation ceremony at New York University Vice President Leni Robredo’s dreams for the Philippines will not end with her electoral loss in 2022. The lone female presidential contender is now planning to put up a museum … Read more

Bagong Pilipinas? How Filipinos see the next 6 years under Marcos Jr.

Here are snapshots of voter reactions to the unofficial results Dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is poised to win the presidential race by a wide gap, raking in more than 31 million votes as of Wednesday, May 11, while opposition leader and Vice President Leni Robredo lags behind with less than half of the … Read more

36 years after ousting Marcos, Filipinos elect son as president

MANILA, Philippines – With 94.23% of precincts already accounted for, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the only son and namesake of the late dictator Philippine, is the presumptive winner of the 2022 presidential elections in the Philippines. It is a historic win nearly four decades after Filipinos booted out his family out of power, ending a … Read more

Filipinos in Italy, US demand transparency over delayed ballots

The Philippine consulate in Milan keeps the community posted about the delay in arrival of election materials MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino organizations in Europe and the United States expressed concern over how some voters still have not received their ballots in the mail for the 2022 elections, around three days since the month-long voting … Read more

[New School] Global conflict, oil, and protecting ordinary Filipinos

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is spreading shockwaves far beyond the war zone. One of Russia’s biggest exports is oil; In fact, it is the European Union’s biggest supplier of oil despite not being part of the union. Their actions in Ukraine have caused a global oil price hike, which has been felt especially keenly … Read more