Local polls in Misamis, Lanao provinces far from being fair – groups

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The May 9 elections for provincial and local officials in several provinces in Mindanao were reportedly far from being fair and honest due to rampant vote-buying and disinformation, according to election monitoring groups. Two days before the May 9 elections, reports from these groups said money ranging from P20 … Read more

Cambodian opposition rises from the ashes ahead of local elections

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Speaking from the back of a pickup truck decked out with campaign posters and loudspeakers, veteran politician Son Chhay is determined to convince a voter that democracy in Cambodia is not dead. With the newly created Candlelight Party, he and others are contesting upcoming local elections, hoping to resurrect political opposition … Read more

Pots, prints, portraits! 6 local IG artists to commission for customized art pieces

These Filipino talents can customize clay pots and portraits of your pets, loved ones, and favorite game characters in their own unique art style MANILA, Philippines – While Instagram started out as a mere photo artists-sharing platform, many have taken to the popular social media app to showcase their creative prowess by sharing their artwork, … Read more

Support local farmers! For P699, stuff a box with as many fruits, veggies as you can

MANILA, Philippines – If there’s a sector that badly needs our support, it’s the agricultural sector – specifically, our local, hardworking farmers. And if there’s one thing our bodies need now more than ever, it’s the healthy power of fruits and vegetables. So, why pass up on the opportunity to take home locally-sourced produce direct … Read more

Cebu congresswoman, other local officials convicted of corruption

Members of the Martinez dynasty of Bogo City and congresswoman Paz Radaza are convicted of graft and malversation of public funds through the pork barrel scam CEBU, Philippines – Former Cebu Congresswoman Clavel A. Martinez and five other local officials were convicted by the Sandiganbay on Wednesday, May 17, of three counts of graft and … Read more

Political dynasties dominate Bicol’s 2022 local polls

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Old political dynasties again dominated the local races in all six provinces of Bicol. The 2022 elections also marked the first time that an entire family has captured the top executive and all the seats of Masbate, the country’s rodeo capital. Governor Antonio Kho won his reelection bid for his third … Read more

Clashing local politicians, interests prompt Robredo group to skip Cagayan de Oro rally

The issue about the venue where Vice President Leni Robredo would hold the rally remains unresolved among her clashing local supporters CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Political differences and clashing interests among three politicians supporting Vice President Leni Robredo’s presidential bid prompted her campaign organizers to call off her rally in the city on … Read more

Isko draws crowds in Western Visayas but local party leader resignation casts cloud

MANILA, Philippines – With only over 10 days to go before elections, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno barnstormed Western Visayas in a span of four days, drawing large crowds in daily rallies. This is Moreno’s third time visiting this region with 5 million registered voters. He arrived in Panay Island on Monday, April 25, and held … Read more

Thousands turn up at Leni-Kiko rally in Bohol despite no local endorsements

BOHOL, Philippines – While Vice President Leni Robredo was not able to secure the endorsement of any local chief executive during her visit to Bohol on Friday, April 1, tens of thousands still turned up at the People’s Grand Rally at the old airport in Tagbilaran City for the presidential candidate and her running mate … Read more