Qualifications for public office

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/10/2021

As the circus leading to the 2022 elections has begun, we should take a hard look at the roster of presidential candidates and weigh each on a balance set by Apolinario Mabini in 1898: “The President is…

The job description of the presidency

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 11/08/2021

The most important job vacancy in our country will happen in six months. The applicants aspiring to take on the job for the next six years have come forward. The country is now reverberating with so much…

Pacquaio: I have no plans of sliding down to vice president

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Presidential aspirant and incumbent Senator Manny Pacquiao said he has no plans of withdrawing his presidential bid for the 2022 elections. Pacquiao made the statement after the camp of a presidential aspirant and…

Some sectoral groups back BongBong-Sara tandem

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/07/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Different sectoral groups in Cebu have launched the BongBong Marcos and Sara Duterte movement on Thursday, October 7, 2021. The movement supports the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. in…

Bongbong Marcos announces bid to join presidential race in 2022

Daphne Galvez 10/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will run for president in 2022. Former senator Bongbong Marcos declared his aspirations to become president of the country through next year’s elections during the inauguration of…

The long goodbye

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 07/28/2021

The State of the Nation Address (Sona), besides being a requirement, is supposed to achieve two things. It’s supposed to highlight what the administration has done over the past year, and justify the money the President will…

Sara Duterte says YES to possibility of running for President in 2022

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, said yes to the possibility of running as President in the 2022 elections. Duterte-Carpio was in Cebu to visit Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

“Run Sara Van” launched in Cebu for Sara Duterte

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Supporters of presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has launched the movement, “Run Sara Van” in Cebu City to encourage her to run for the 2022 presidency. The Partido Kalikasan led the…

Duterte says daughter Inday Sara ‘not running’ for president

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is not running for president. Duterte reiterated that he had cautioned his daughter against seeking the presidency. “My daughter, inuudyok…

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

01/14/2021

Washington, United States—Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday, January 13, 2021, to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress. “Today,…

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…

Why can’t Trump accept his defeat?

11/10/2020

Washington, United States—With his defeat in the US presidential election, Donald Trump finds himself fighting against being tagged with a label he frequently applies to rivals but which runs completely counter to his own brand: “loser.” The…

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