Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position
(UPDATED) With only 19 seats up for election, the poll is unlikely to alter the balance of power in a government firmly dominated by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy
'Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano'ng aksyon. Pinag-aaralan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) It will be a test of Indonesia’s religious intolerance, a battle of emotions versus rationality, and one that is predicted to be an extremely close race in what has been a rollercoaster campaign season.
Polls correctly predict elections 9 out of 10 times, said the findings by the University of Houston published in the journal Science
(UPDATED) The president-elect immediately slams the findings, pointing out that a majority of surveys ahead of his electoral win predicted victory for his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton
On Friday, November 25, there will be simultaneous reading sessions across the country – the culminating activity to the 2016 National Reading Month
The lack of money to modernize the Bureau of Corrections is crippling the bureau, worsening its age-old problems
Education Secretary Leonor Briones also urges education stakeholders to raise learners to be citizens of both the Philippines and the global society
If passed into law, the measure would impose a longer imprisonment period and higher fines
'We have a challenge in hiring Math and Science teachers....[We need] a huge army of teachers, we'll recruit more,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones
Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal's decision that favored Grace Poe. He files a motion to resolve the case 'for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation'
Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country
17 senators have so far signed the committee report recommending the postponement of the elections from October 31, 2016 to October 30, 2017
'The people of Southern Province were very sure that Hichilema was going to win... and this sparked riots... resulting into the arrest of 150 people,' the province's police commissioner Godwin Phiri says in a statement
The court upholds the constitutionality of two government orders mandating the phaseout of 15-year-old buses, citing public safety
Advocates of the Filipino language who questioned the curriculum before the Supreme Court now urge colleges to 'resurrect Filipino departments abolished because of the K to 12'
(4th UPDATE) 76 seats are needed to rule outright in the 150-seat House of Representatives, but there was a swing against the government, as vote counting went deep into the night
Outgoing Education Secretary Armin Luistro calls the first day of classes 'the best school opening thus far' despite failing to meet targets for senior high school enrollment
All eyes are on the government as it fully implements the K to 12 program. Will learners get the best out of senior high school, or will some of them end up leaving formal education as critics predicted?
(3rd UPDATE) More than 1,300 municipal councils will be elected in a two-round ballot to be completed on June 19
The childhood friend of president-elect Duterte also has links to his running-mate, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano
Recent scandals in the INC have cast doubt on the power of the church's bloc voting
Most international news coverage of the upcoming polls focuses on survey front-runner Rodrigo Duterte and his similarities to Donald Trump
The Bureau of Internal Revenue tells the media to report paid campaign promos by candidates. Income for broadcast giant GMA Network doubles to P1.01 billion in the first quarter of 2016. Mar Roxas and running mate Leni Robredo hit rivals who distrust surveys
Senator Grace Poe denies rumors she’s withdrawing from the presidential race to give way to another candidate. The Philippine Supreme Court allows detained former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to vote on May 9 in Pampanga. A massive wildfire in Canada forces thousands to flee
Trillanes files a plunder complaint against Duterte. INC officially endorses Rody Duterte and Bongbong Marcos. INC reportedly wages a silent war against De Lima.
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(UPDATED) Voters in the rest of the UK will also to cast their ballots for local representatives, with plenty riding on the outcome
Of the 13 candidates with a statistical chance of winning, 5 are with the ruling LP; 4 independent; 2 NPC, 1 UNA, 1 Akbayan
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gets 35.52% of the university voters while Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo gets 30.78%
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago tops two out of 3 mock university polls in Iloilo while Poe wins in one university.
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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte again emerges as the choice of most social media users who voted on Rappler's online polls
Here’s a challenge to overseas absentee voters: participate in the 2016 polls and challenge the rest of the OAV community to take the #OFWVote challenge!
A total of 331 students make it to the senior high school program, exceeding the number of slots originally set for transferees
Claire Elizabeth Parker of Australia will take over, according to the pageant organizers
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte consistently ranks 1st in our polls, while Vice President Jejomar Binay is consistently last
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As the Comelec gears up for the elections, some groups are wondering: will they be able to vote?
From 2004 to 2013, candidates from coalitions supporting the administration won in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Will this trend continue in the May 2016 polls despite a different Mindanao favorite?
The Standard Poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows that of the 14 probable winners in the Senate race, 5 are from the ruling LP, while 3 others are guest candidates of the ruling Daang Matuwid coalition
The Supreme Court gives the Comelec a mouthful about the poll body's failure to comment on the case regarding voting receipts
‘We see no reason why voters should be denied the opportunity to read the voter's receipt after casting his or her ballot,’ the Supreme Court says
The Comelec files this comment only on Monday, March 7, when the Supreme Court set the deadline last week
The Comelec is also considering holding manual elections as a ‘repercussion’ of the Supreme Court ruling on voting receipts
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Amid rumors that the Liberal Party plans to drop vice presidential bet Leni Robredo because of her poor survey numbers, the Daang Matuwid coalition says they are behind her '110%'
A truckload of confiscated campaign materials will be used by the Babuyan Islands Mission to create bags for 1,500 students in the far-flung island