Marcos talks with US envoy on possible ‘redefining’ of VFA

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 05/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The possible “re-defining” of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) was among the issues tackled during the meeting of presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. with the United States Chargé d’Affaires Heather Variava on Monday.…

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…

Presidential bets look at agri, businesses to boost economic recovery

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 03/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture and businesses — these are among the sectors that presidential candidates would prioritize in expediting the country’s economic recovery. During the PiliPinas Debates 2022: The Turning Point on Saturday, organized by the Commission on Elections…

Marcos Jr.’s ’empty’ unity call hit; Lacson says unity is about ‘shared integrity’

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — At least two presidential candidates on Monday expressed their take on the concept of unity, which Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has used as a campaign motto without offering specific plans on how to achieve it. Labor…

Marcos Jr. leads latest Pulse Asia survey for presidential race

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 02/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. leads the latest Pulse Asia survey for presidential race, with fellow candidate Vice President Leni Robredo at far second. Pulse Asia, in a survey result conducted from January…

Now for the hard part

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 02/09/2022

There was a time when the leading candidate of today, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., seemed a has-been. He had, after all, spent the entirety of President Duterte’s term steadily losing his election protest. Around this time last year,…

Debates as electoral runway

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 01/28/2022

The Marcos Jr. campaign has begun referring to its standard-bearer as “Apo” to complete the son’s identification with Marcos Sr. Apo Dayunyor has declared that if he wins, he will not allow International Criminal Court probers into…

Marcos Sr. on Marcos Jr.

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 01/26/2022

By declining to be interviewed by a “biased” Jessica Soho of GMA News and opting for the showbiz Boy Abunda of ABS-CBN, it is obvious that Ferdinand Marcos Jr. did not inherit his parents’ chutzpah, that extreme…

A tale of two dares

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 11/17/2021

Ever since we restricted presidents to a single, six-year term, the dilemma of an incumbent nearing their expiration date has been twofold. First, continuity is the toughest pitch to make to the voter in a national election…

The wrong reasons

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 10/26/2021

It’s both fascinating and alarming to hear some reasons ordinary people have reportedly been giving for favoring the late dictator’s son as their likely choice for president in next year’s elections. Those of us who lived through…

Biggest threat to the elections

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 10/08/2021

There they go! Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao, Mayor Francisco Moreno, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and Vice President Leni Robredo are all racing for the presidency in May 2022. All eyes are on the candidates…

Robredo, Go, Ramon Ang among names Filipinos eyeing to run as president for 2022 — research firm

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 12/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go and businessman Ramon Ang are some of the big names Filipinos are eyeing to run as President Rodrigo Duterte’s successor in the 2022 national polls, according…

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