Comelec grants Marcos’ appeal to extend deadline to reply on DQ case 

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 11/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said the poll body’s second division granted the appeal of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s camp to extend the deadline for the submission of their response to the…

Duterte says he will run for vice president in 2022

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 11/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he will be running for vice president in next year’s elections. Duterte, who accompanied senators Bong Go and Bato dela Rosa to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office…

‘Walang pilitan’: Bong Go opposes mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 11/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Vice presidential aspirant Sen. Bong Go on Saturday said the government could give incentives for vaccinations instead of making vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory. Go, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, also pointed out…

Largest Sputnik-V shipment ever: PH receives 720,000 doses of Russian vaccine

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Saturday received the biggest shipment of Sputnik-V from Russia, authorities have reported. The 720,000 doses are procured by the national government, according to the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF). The…

Woman, who talks to God, ‘rose from the dead’ twice, files COC for president

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A woman who claimed to have died and risen from the dead twice filed on Thursday a certificate of candidacy (COC) for president in the upcoming 2022 elections. Independent candidate Ma. Antonia Aquino —…

Bong Go files candidacy for vice president in 2022 polls

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Bong Go on Saturday filed his certificate of candidacy for the position of vice president in the 2022 national elections. Go arrived with President Rodrigo Duterte at about 3:25 PM at the Harbor…

Raffy Tulfo files candidacy for senator

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/02/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Riding high on the result of a recent public opinion survey that showed him at the top of the senatorial race, broadcast journalist Raffy Tulfo filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator…

‘Ang bastos mo!’ Roque draws wrath of lady doc over outburst

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 09/10/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — She cracked every word that came out of her lips like a whip. During an online discussion forum on Friday, Dr. Leni Jara gave presidential spokesperson Harry Roque a stern rebuke for castigating…

Kalma, ako lang ‘to: Roque trends on Twitter as video of ‘meltdown’ during IATF meeting  turns up

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 09/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque became a trending topic on Twitter on Friday shortly after a video of his supposed meltdown during a meeting of the Interagency Taskforce on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) surfaced on…

Pacquiao on his election plans: ’Pag tumakbo ako, maraming masasagasaan’

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 09/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday said he has yet to decide on his plans for the 2022 elections. However, once he makes that decision, Pacquiao said: “Pag tumakbo naman ako marami akong masasagasaan,” Pacquiao…

VP Robredo: Ninoy’s sacrifice changed course of PH history

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday said Filipinos should honor the sacrifice of slain former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. “that changed the course of our history” as the country marks his 38th death…

Education gets poor grades under Duterte

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines—In about a week, President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) uncertain if the state of Philippine education, one of the country’s pressing issues, would be discussed. The country is…

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