An exceptional election

Edilberto C. de Jesus - @inquirerdotnet 05/05/2022

Whatever the outcome, the 2022 election campaign has been confounding. “Weird” was retired CJ Panganiban’s observation on poor-performing candidates attacking second placer Vice President Leni Robredo, rather than front-runner Ferdinand Marcos Jr., about whom they professed more…

Hidden campaign lessons

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 05/04/2022

The legend goes that the Castilian knight and warlord El Cid, having died in the middle of a siege, ended up with his corpse strapped onto his famed warhorse Babieca upon orders of his widow, Jimena, to…

Election paraphernalia arrive at Mandaue City Treasurer’s Office

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/19/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- The Mandaue City Treasurer’s Office has started to receive election paraphernalia that will be used during the May 9 polls. The supplies received include thumbprint takers, envelopes, and ballot secrecy folders, among others. The…

Birthday tarp: Niece surprised by uncle’s efforts

Doris Mondragon 11/17/2021

CEBU, Philippines—A netizen from Talisay City, Cebu shared a birthday surprise that made her day even more special. This after her uncle made extra efforts to celebrate her 23rd birthday last November 6, 2021. Verna Sangilan told…

PRO-7 chief reminds policemen in Central Visayas to stay apolitical

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is reminding policemen in in the region to stay apolitical, especially as the election period draws near. Police Brigadier General Roque…

Show us who’s footing the bill

Moira Gallaga - @inquirerdotnet 09/28/2021

With the filing of candidacies by prospective candidates for elected office in the May 2022 polls this October, the race is on, and the elections will be conducted during a pandemic, posing considerable challenges to the Commission…

Without permits secured, Cebu City to remove ‘Run Sara Run’ tarps 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Government is set to remove several tarpaulins believed to be urging Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for President in the 2022 elections. Architect Florante Catalan, the City’s…

Trump says he will leave office if Biden victory confirmed

11/27/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump said Thursday, November 26, 2020, that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, making a further concession of defeat even as he…

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding

11/24/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden’s transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on…

Is Trump mounting a coup — or just putting on a circus?

11/13/2020

Washington, United States—Is President Donald Trump’s unprecedented assault on the US election results a coup in progress — or mere political show? In this golden age of conspiracy theories, few can agree. Ostensibly, Trump is exercising his…

‘No evidence’ of lost or changed votes: US election officials

11/13/2020

Washington, United States—Senior US federal and state election officials said Thursday, November 12, 2020, that there was “no evidence” that votes were lost or changed, or voting systems corrupted, in the presidential election. The officials, responsible for…

Harris blasts US Covid response as ‘greatest failure’ in presidential history

10/08/2020

  Salt Lake City—Senator Kamala Harris branded the response to the Covid-19 pandemic under Donald Trump as the “greatest failure” of any US administration, as the debate between her and Vice President Mike Pence opened on Wednesday,…

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