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(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
Vicente Sotto III and Panfilo Lacson reveal their reasons for being absent from the proclamation ceremony for winning senatorial candidates
Behind the scenes, many celebrity watchers are disappointed that Mommy D, Sharon Cuneta, and Vilma Santos did not come to the ceremony
Social media users weigh in as the Philippines' 12 new senators are proclaimed
Winners of the 2016 senatorial race weigh in on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's proposed policies on human rights, curfew, death penalty
On her 3rd try, the former party-list representative wins a Senate seat, saying, '[The] world is on its way when 15 million of you decided that an ordinary person can make it to the Upper Chamber'
The former chairman of Tesda acknowledges, a first-time senatorial candidate rises to almost number 1, with only 148,169 votes less than topnotcher Drilon's
(UPDATED) Comelec proclaimed the winners in the 2016 senatorial election: 5 newcomers, 3 reelectionists; 4 returning
Pre-election polls do not capture outcomes for Serge Osmeña, Joel Villanueva, and Francis Pangilinan
The camp of Leila de Lima hopes that Francis Tolentino, the 13th placer in the Senate race, 'will be able to admit his defeat'
Ex-police chief Panfilo Lacson tops the list of senatorial bets selected by absentee voters that include soldiers, cops, and media practitioners
While he may have received enough support to place him in the Magic 12 in this year's elections, others cannot take Manny Pacquiao seriously as a legislator
This is based on 121 out of 166 Certificates of Canvass (COCs) as of Monday, May 16
While waiting for the official count to finish, a running or partial tally is helpful so that observers can keep track of the canvassing of votes, but the Comelec says they want to release correct and accurate results
While a 100% turnout in certain precincts may show increased diligence in fulfilling civic duties, experts view it with suspicion, a possible indicator of poll cheating
6 other senatorial candidates are still fighting for the last 3 spots in the so-called Magic 12
'I think junking has been done in the past, but it is not as effective as this one,' says Pulse Asia research director Ana Tabunda
Reelectionist Franklin Drilon is the leading senatorial candidate in 3 of 6 Bicol provinces
Pulse Asia research director Ana Tabunda explains why Joel Villanueva is leading in the senatorial race
(26th UPDATE) As of 8:17 am, former TESDA chief Joel Villanueva has 17,262,019 votes based on partial, unofficial election results
Most international news coverage of the upcoming polls focuses on survey front-runner Rodrigo Duterte and his similarities to Donald Trump
The next vice president might win by a 'hairline,' based on the last SWS survey before voters troop to the polls on May 9
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