(UPDATED) Valls: 'I think you should not take any risks for the Republic. So, I will vote for Emmanuel Macron.'
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Robert Ace Barbers' House Bill 5359, seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs, contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts
Vice President Leni Robredo says the postponement of barangay elections should be an opportunity to strengthen the independence of barangay officials
The National Privacy Commission is optimistic the Comelec can pull off barangay elections in October with no data leak, despite major breaches in 2016
With a month to go, 40% of voters have yet to decide how they'll vote in the first round of the French presidential poll – or even if they'll show up on election day at all
The voters' data leak and a break-in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec, the National Privacy Commission, and the Data Privacy Act to the test
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Kushner, 36, was Trump's main intermediary with foreign governments during the 2016 election campaign and now plays that role in the White House
Acting on orders from the DILG, village leaders in thousands of assemblies held nationwide pushed for the shift to a federal system of government
Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers' measure would also allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint officers-in-charge once the barangay polls are postponed
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In Barangay Bakod Bayan, Cabanatuan City, some 131 Badjao families live comfortably in housing units given for free by the DSWD and the city government
Senators from both the majority and minority blocs oppose the President's idea, saying it is 'unconstitutional” and “undemocratic.'
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent
The vote in the tiny state on the French border, which has a population of only one million, is seen as a bellwether ahead of the September 24 general election
After 3 weeks of negotiations to form a power-sharing executive in the province, the Irish Republican party Sinn Fein says that no deal has been reached
(UPDATED) Carrie Lam: 'Hong Kong, our home, is suffering from quite a serious divisiveness and has accumulated a lot of frustrations. My priority will be to heal the divide'
Barangay West Crame in San Juan City holds a community-wide fire drill to test the neighborhood's response to future disasters
Although the state bordering France is home to just one million people, its vote half a year before national elections is seen as a test of the Social Democrats' rising fortunes
(UPDATED) Carrie Lam is selected as Hong Kong's new leader by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms
He expects his candidacy to be questioned before the Supreme Court but says he is 'confident' he will win as he did not finish his 1st 6-year term
The Department of the Interior and Local Government will use the mandatory barangay assemblies – which fall on March 25 and October 8 this year – to gather support for the government's federalism agenda
'We consider it urgent for priority to be given to releasing political prisoners, recognizing the legitimacy of decisions by the National Assembly...and establishing an electoral calendar that includes postponed elections'
(UPDATED) Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says he would discuss the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte with his fellow senators
Pro-democracy campaigners describe the election process as a farce and predict weekend protests as the prospect of political reform in the semi-autonomous city appears more unattainable than ever
President Rodrigo Duterte says under his proposal, the Catholic Church, other religious denominations, and various groups can submit nominees for him to choose from
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With levels of frustration high with France's political class, Emmanuel Macron appears to have tapped into a desire for wholesale change – and he could be the country's youngest president in modern history
With scandals left and right, Francois Fillon's early frontrunner status is now diminished. Some commentators wonder whether he has lost the moral authority to carry out his key campaign pledge.
If Marine Le Pen does win the keys to the Elyseé Palace, it will be partly because of her repudiation of the man she once idolized – her own father, Jean-Marie Le Pen
Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says President Rodrigo Duterte wants handpicked appointees in every barangay in the Philippines to rid the country of drugs
(UPDATED) With most ballots counted, Francisco Guterres – known by his nom de guerre 'Lu Olo' – received over 57% of votes cast in Monday's (March 20) poll, according to the election commission
(UPDATED) Marine Le Pen's hardline stance on security and the place of Islam in France come under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls
(UPDATED) The FBI 'is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,' Comey tells a hearing by the House Intelligence Committee
(UPDATED) His tweet comes just as FBI and NSA chiefs are to speak to Congress on what ties Trump may have with Russia and his shocking claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama
The vote comes at a challenging time for the tiny half-island nation 15 years after gaining independence
(UPDATED) Centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are expected to come under attack in the first of 3 debates
Catalan leaders: 'The scenario of an agreed referendum is what we desire in Catalonia'
Martin Schulz: 'Starting now the fight begins to become the top party in the country and take over the chancellory'
Based on 'everything I have up to this morning – no evidence of collusion,' by Trump's team and Moscow, Representative Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says
The vote will put Mark Rutte in pole position to form the next coalition government, with party leaders set to get down to talks soon
(UPDATED) Mark Rutte's Liberal VVD party is set to win 32 seats, making it the largest in the new 150-seat parliament, with Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) beaten into second place alongside two others on 19 seats
(UPDATED) The Dutch general elections are being seen as a litmus test of the strength of far-right and populist parties ahead of other polls in Europe this year.
On the eve of Wednesday's (March 15) legislative polls, many of the 12.9 million eligible Dutch voters appear not to have made up their minds which of the record 28 parties in the running to choose
Acrimony flares between Turkey and EU states – a standoff that risks affecting Ankara's entire relationship with Europe
'Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano'ng aksyon. Pinag-aaralan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Seventeen parties field candidates in Honduras's party primaries on for local councils, national and Central American lawmakers, 3 vice presidents and for the post of president
(UPDATED) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the Dutch of behaving like fascists in their treatment of Turkish ministers