It’s practically a ‘Solid South’ for Marcos, votes show

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. made his rivals look like nuisance candidates in nearly all the cities and provinces in Southern Philippines in the May 9 elections. Except for one city and two provinces, he is poised to win in all of Mindanao, according to the latest partial … Read more

Robredo thanks Cordillerans for resisting ‘Solid North’ tag: ‘Kahit mahirap, lumalaban’

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The chilly night air in Baguio City at the heart of the Cordillera region only got colder as heavy rain poured down on Monday, May 2. But the tens of thousands of Cordillerans gathered at the sprawling grounds of the Melvin Jones Grandstand stood firm, holding up their umbrellas as they … Read more

Palace’s solid defensive form and Zaha’s threat: FPL notes

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Monday’s one and only Premier League match – not that there were many. A goalless draw between Crystal Palace and Leeds United benefitted precious few Fantasy managers, with only the Brighton v Southampton fixture in Gameweek 34 having less riding on it among … Read more

Robredo’s supporters in Cagayan take stand to break ‘Solid North’

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte – In the first hour of Saturday, March 12, Reyn Niduaza prepared for her four-hour trip with 57 other supporters of presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo from the northern towns of Sanchez Mira and Claveria to Tuguegarao City in Cagayan. “It will all be worth it, ‘yung puyat, ‘yung … Read more

‘Kala ko Solid North, ’di naman pala’

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao said he doesn’t believe that Pangasinan province is part of the “Solid North” – the bailiwick of Marcoses – after he was received warmly by residents. On the second day of his campaign in Pangasinan, on Thursday, March 3, Pacquiao was “adopted” by Barangay Poblacion Oeste in Dagupan … Read more

Cracks in ‘Solid North’ as Leni-Kiko volunteers launch center in Ilocos Norte

At least 300 supporters of the Leni-Kiko tandem show up during the volunteer center’s opening, which coincided with the 36th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power revolt ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines —Just a few meters away from Ilocos Norte’s seat of power, the provincial capitol, volunteers of Vice President and presidential candidate Leni Robredo and … Read more