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Mayor Edgar Labella highlights socialized housing and improved traffic flow among his other top priorities
'This is about doing governance in the way that we think it should be done. This is a stand against patronage politics. This is a stand against corruption,' says Sotto
'We have discovered a suspicious trend' of establishments breaking environment laws and yet given permits from city hall to keep operating, the Pasig mayor says
To make his case that cheating and irregularities occurred in the 2016 polls, Ferdinand Marcos Jr cites the findings of a Comelec department in the protest of ex-Sulu vice governor Tan against former ARMM Governor Hataman
'Between the two us, lahat ng na-achieve ko, pinagpaguran ko. Wala akong fake diplomas. Wala akong fake anything,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos, while frustrated with the latest PET ruling, says, 'The case goes on and we will go from strength to strength'
(UPDATED) 'Mozambique has chosen to move forward peacefully,' President Filipe Nyusi says, adding that more than more than 4,000 observers have been deployed in the most-watched election in the country's history
Frolibar Bautista list achievements of his first 100 days as acting mayor
(UPDATED) The Presidential Electoral Tribunal votes 11-2, asking Vice President Robredo and former senator Marcos to comment on the latter's motion to nullify votes from 3 Muslim Mindanao provinces
(6th UPDATE) Some quarters interpret Tuesday's decision – asking parties to comment on Marcos' 3rd cause of action, which is the annulment of votes in Lanao Del Sur, Basilan, and Maguindanao – can be disadvantageous to Robredo
The latest opinion Canadian election polls show the Liberals neck-and-neck with the Conservative Party of Andrew Scheer, with each tallying around 32 or 33%, leaving both parties far from an absolute majority
Francis Zamora takes on the role of San Juan's chief executive, the city's new captain after 50 years under the Estrada clan. How will he change the game?
Should final results confirm the expanded majority of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), 'we can expect the PiS to further limit liberal democracy,' says Warsaw University political scientist Anna Sosnowska-Materska
Gergely Karacsony leads by 51% of the vote ahead of incumbent Istvan Tarlos on around 44%, with 82% of votes counted
But the opposition receives an unexpected last-minute boost when author Olga Tokarczuk, a known government critic who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, urged Poles to choose wisely 'between democracy and authoritarianism'
(UPDATED) Under Mayor Isko Moreno, the Manila city council is forced to work the same odd hours. ‘If he’s working with his 110%, then we are expected to do the same,’ says his trusted ‘ate,’ Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna
We also gauge his first 100 days as mayor, according to how he has delivered on these 10 identified priorities
Irene Montilla defeated Joselito Malabor in the 2019 mayoral election in Isabela, Negros Occidental, by just 48 votes
The liberals and conservatives are neck-and-neck according to polls, with Canada's general election set for October 21
(UPDATED) All Metro Manila mayors complied with President Rodrigo Duterte's order, says the Department of the Interior and Local Government
The 206 cleaners will now receive salaries instead of just allowances
Railing against the Law and Justice party's anti-LGBT views and its ties to the church, but sharing its welfare goals, left-wing parties are poised to return to the Polish parliament
Among Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella's marching orders on his 100th day in office is to prioritize digitizing and restoring film memorabilia and classic Cebuano films
He says his first 100 days have been 'so far, so good,' but that ghosts of the previous administration remain
Belmonte's proposal is 30% higher than this year's budget, which she plans to fund building new houses for the poor, new classrooms, night market venues, and walkable sidewalks
In his State of the City Address, delivered on his 100th day in office, the first-term mayor gives updates on services that have been improved and expanded as reforms are introduced
Thirty five candidates are running in the November 16 poll, the highest number in any single ballot
The Comelec initially aimed to attract some 2 million Filipinos 18 years old and above and about 1 million voters 15-17 years old to register as voters this year
'We live in a democratic country!' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, as she hits the 'red scare' that canceling party-list groups may create
Moises Padilla town Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo wants 'to make sure that peace and order is already felt by the people themselves'
'There is no difference between them and those who run in regular elections as candidates,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto says the government must help housing beneficiaries and only impose what is stated in contracts, instead of letting them get deep into debt
'Kahit malaking kompanya pa ang may-ari ng plantang ito, wala kaming pakialam,' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
‘I chose a general to instill order and discipline in San Juan Medical Center,’ the mayor says of Brigadier General Joseph Acosta, former commander of the AFP Medical Center
From the get-go, Andrew Scheer goes on the attack, calling Justin Trudeau 'a phoney and a fraud.' Trudeau shots back, criticizing Scheer for his underwhelming climate proposals at a time of global crisis.
Vico Sotto must keep in mind that he has an opponent raring to get back in power: ‘The old guard is up and about…their tentacles of corruption are still in city hall, occupying good positions’
Under the ordinance authored by Vice Mayor Marion Andres, himself a medical doctor, 5 scholars will be chosen every year starting academic year 2020-2021
Belmonte cites improved delivery of social services and ease of doing business in her first 3 months in office
Gotabhaya Rajapakse is frontrunner in the campaign for the November 16 election, even though his bid is widely seen as a front to get Mahinda back into power
Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says this is to allow displaced vendors to sell their products only at particular times
Mayor Francis Zamora promised a new San Juan after ending the Ejercito-Estrada clan's 50-year rule in the city. How did he fare in his first 100 days?
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers argue doing so would 'put to rest any apprehensions' of both camps regarding 'speculations' about the possible results of the ballot revision process
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno makes a case for stopping for hundreds of people a day who seek to take a selfie with him, even when it means delaying his schedule
The Socialist Party takes 36.65% of the vote, followed by the center-right Social Democrats with 27.9%, according to near total results from the interior ministry
Voters deliver a heavy rebuke to the outgoing government led by former independence fighters from Kosovo's 1990s war with Serbia
The vote comes two weeks after the first round of a presidential election that eclipsed traditional political parties in favor of independent candidates