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

VP candidate Kiko Pangilinan votes in Silang, Cavite

Vice presidential bet Senator Kiko Pangilnan considers himself a ‘naturalized’ Caviteño, having moved to the province in 2002 MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan cast his vote for the 2022 elections in Silang town in the Cavite province. The running mate of presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo voted at the Inchican … Read more

Few days before polls, Leni-Kiko woo votes in Central Luzon, Calabarzon

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo and running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan capped their final leg of the campaign in Central Luzon and Calabarzon in a grand rally in Cavite on Sunday, May 1. Attended by 100,000 supporters based on the local organizers, the second people’s rally of Robredo in Cavite resealed … Read more

[Newsstand] To win, Leni Robredo needs 22 million votes

The surge in support for Vice President Leni Robredo’s candidacy is real, though it has yet to be reflected in a publicly available scientific survey. The large rallies and the pivotal declarations of support from local officials are only the most audible in all the election noise. It may only be a question of time, … Read more

Isko asks Bicolanos to spare votes for him, harks back to Naga-born Raul Roco

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor and presidential bet Isko Moreno was heartened that enthusiastic crowds still gathered in public to see him even in Bicolandia, bailiwick of Vice President Leni Robredo, one of his rivals for Malacañang. In a three-day swing in the southern region with nearly four million registered voters, Moreno promised infrastructure projects … Read more

South Korea votes for new leader to tackle COVID-19, soaring house prices, inequality

It shapes up as a tight two-way race between Lee Jae-myung, the standard-bearer of the ruling Party, and Yoon Suk-yeol, from the conservative main opposition People Power Party SEOUL, South Korea – Some 44 million South Koreans headed to polls to elect the country’s next president on Wednesday, March 9, capping a race that has … Read more

[ANALYSIS] About those 800,000 votes from Cavite

“Ipinangako na pala ng gobernador ‘nyo ang boto ‘nyo.” (So ​​your governor has pledged your vote to his candidate.) This was a common reaction – a sarcastic one – I got from friends just after the campaign period kicked off in early February. Bringing Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. around in a motorcade, Cavite Governor Jonvic … Read more