Ex-VP Binay to run for senator under Lacson-Sotto tandem

Kriss Aguilar 07/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Former Vice President Jejomar Binay will run for senator under the tandem of Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III, the Senate President announced Saturday. Sotto is vying for the vice presidency…

Former senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta passes away

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta passed away on Thursday night, her son has announced. “On behalf of my family, it is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my mom at 10:48 p.m.…

More Malasakit Centers to open in Cebu on March 6

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three more hospitals in Cebu will be launching their Malasakit Centers on Friday, March 6. In an advisory, the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) announced the scheduled installation of…

Remembering Serging: A selfless public servant

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The late Senator Sergio “Serging” Osmeña, Jr. was the best president the Philippines never had. This was the statement of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella during the commemoration of Serging’s 103rd birth anniversary on…

Final, official count: Villar 1st, Binay 12th in Senate race

/INQ.net 05/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Re-electionist Sen. Cynthia Villar topped the 2019 senatorial race dominated by administration-backed candidates as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) finished the counting of all votes for the midterm elections. The Comelec, sitting as the…

Bato ready to become senator? Ex-top cop says ‘May seminar ba dyan?’

Inquirer 05/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines — As he is set to become a senator, the first thing Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa asked was: “Ewan ko kung may seminar dyan (I am not sure if there is a seminar for that).”…

Comelec probes claims of police involvement in Cebu City’s politics

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) has heeded the request of Senator Panfilo Lacson to investigate the alleged involvement of police officers in the political scene of Cebu City. Lawyer Veronico…

Senatorial bets woo Cebuanos, vow to work on Cebu’s traffic problem

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senatorial bets endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte courted Cebuano voters with promises to work on solving Cebu’s traffic problem. In a series of interviews during  the PDP-Laban Cebu Campaign Rally at the Plaza…

WATCH: Dela Rosa vows to bring back death penalty if elected senator

Nestle L. Semilla 12/01/2018

  Former PNP chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa wants to bring back the death penalty if he will win as senator in next year’s election. Dela Rosa, who was in Cebu said bringing back the penalty especially…

Harry Roque changes mind, to run for senator in 2019

Inquirer.net 10/17/2018

Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque filed on Wednesday his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator in the 2019 elections. He filed his COC at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila after earlier saying that he would…

Despite age, Enrile wants ‘to join the fun,’ announces Senate run

Inquirer.net 10/16/2018

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile will “join the fun” by running for senator in the 2019 midterm elections. “I want to join the fun,” the 95-year-old Enrile told INQUIRER.net in an interview over the phone on…

Kris Aquino ‘firmly’ denies running for senator in 2019 amid latest polls

Inquirer 09/23/2018

Although she is in 16th place among projected 2019 senatorial bets according to a recent survey, Kris Aquino has quashed speculations that she is running for senator. The Queen of All Media said yesterday, Sept. 22 on…

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