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Front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refuse to call the tweets of US President Donald Trump racist when pressed to do so during their last debate
Comelec says Cebu City Councilor Alvin Arcilla is on his 3rd and final term now, and should not have run in 2019
Higit sa youth vote, ang pinakamahalagang magagawa isang araw bago ang eleksiyon ay youth campaign – kailangang padaluyin ang paghahangad sa pagbabago
In taking over her husband's candidacy, widow Gertrudes Batocabe was among at least half a dozen women standing in for their slain husbands this year – a long tradition in the Philippines' notoriously deadly politics
"If he looks young and vibrant compared to me I should probably go home," Biden says of the president.
Rappler reporter Aika Rey speaks to Labor Win candidate Allan Montaño about his Senate bid and priority measures if elected
How are the 62 senatorial aspirants in the 2019 midterm elections the same or different from each other?
Roliveth 'Boyet' Cortes reportedly dies of a heart attack
While Philippine politics is seen as personality-based, 'from time to time, there are issues that resonate and can really make a difference in national elections'
In their first sortie, the coalition candidates go to Capiz, Roxas’ home province and bailiwick
'I always say: having a vagina didn't transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here'
'It may just cause you to be more forthright with how much you’re spending when creating that content,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
(UPDATED) The Judicial and Bar Council is interviewing 6 applicants for the slot of retiring Associate Justice Noel Tijam
The suspended Olongapo mayor, Rolen Paulino, also withdraws his candidacy in favor of his son, Rolen Paulino Jr
The former House majority leader will go head to head against the grandson of graft convict and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos
It's now a 3-way fight between political scions for governor of Cagayan: Governor Manuel Mamba, ex-governor Alvaro Antonio, and Representative Randolph Ting
Two Filipino Americans are poised to become the new members of the City Council of South San Francisco
The Supreme Court already declared drug tests for candidates unconstitutional a decade ago, but Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo now offers a different take for local posts
(UPDATED) Rappler lists the senatorial aspirants who are facing cases, complaints, or probes, as well as those who have been acquitted or the cases against them dismissed
Before Jesus Arimbuyotan filed his certificate of candidacy, the former first lady was uncontested to replace her daughter, Governor Imee Marcos
President Duterte's former political adviser stresses that while he filed a motion to suspend proceedings of his electoral protest against Senator Leila De Lima, he does not believe she won in 2016
Ang eleksiyon ay tungkol sa ating mga botante. Ang laging tanong ay: ano ba ang magagawa ni Kandidato X at ni Kandidato Y upang paunlarin ang buhay natin?
Around 90 candidates are vying to become the organization's ambassador for the environment
But Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon also reminds so-called nuisance bets: democracy is not a joke
Dr Willie Ong is one of the bets banking on their huge social media following as they file their certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections
Models, students, and career women are part of this year's roster of ladies
The Commission on Elections earlier allowed 'substitution due to withdrawal' until midday of election day, a rule criticized by former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr
'The law on that should be amended because it could cause a lot of confusion, and some people might take advantage of it,' says lawyer Romulo Macalintal
Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr opposes these new rules, saying these are prone to abuse
Upbeat and energetic, 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, faces the task of unseating a ruling party that has held an iron grip on Zimbabwe since it became independent in 1980
There are 12 candidates vying for the slot of retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr, with 3 of them to be interviewed on Thursday, June 14
The former mutineer turned lawmaker says the Senate is in need of 'more independent-minded members'
If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that 20 barangays were created since the last barangay elections in 2013
This year's theme is 'Dyosa ng Inang Kalikasan'
Maraming gustong tumakbo. Mahigit isang milyong katao. Marahil, isa sa bawat 50 botante sa bansang ito, kandidato. Nagmamalaking madaling lapitan, madaling kapitan si Kapitan.
The campaign period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections 2018 kicks off just after the national government releases a list of village officials allegedly linked to drugs
A joint tracker team of Bangued, Pidigan, and San Juan towns arrested tricycle driver Romnick Balubar Blaza, who has filed his candidacy at Barangay Banacao in Bangued
'We are suggesting to him to consider it but candidacy is a personal decision. But yes, we are suggesting to him to take a good look at it,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
(UPDATED) 'We have to give credit where credit is due,' says Senate and PDP-Laban president Aquilino Pimentel III
Fabiano Caruana, who like Wesley So plays for the US national team, wins the tournament and earns the right to challenge world chess champion Magnus Carlsen
So remains at 7th place with one win, 3 losses and 7 draws
Wesley So faces new co-leader Sergey Karjakin in the penultimate round
After 11 rounds, Wesley So is at 7th out of the 8 participants in the Candidates Tournament, where the winner will face world champion Magnus Carlsen
Wesley So now affords a smile in the post-game press conference after pulling off an impressive draw in Round 10
Wesley So has interesting company in the cellar of the Fide candidates tournament
Wesley So's endgame plan at one point was a 'shock,' says Fabiano Caruana
Going into the second half of this top caliber tournament, Wesley So is at joint 7th and 8th with Levon Aronian