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Will he run for mayor again? Tommy Osmeña is cancer-free

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:15 AM

‘Thank you for all your prayers ’ form Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña posts on Facebook ‘Time to come back to city hall ’ a supporter replies

COMEBACK? Former Cebu Mayor Tomas Osmeña posts a photo of his consultation at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he was cleared of cancer, prompting supporters to ask him to run for mayor again in 2016. Photo from Tommy Osmeña's Facebook account

Baguio mayoral bet’s expenses: 50 cents

Jun 15, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Peter Puzon spent less this year than in 2010 – and got double the votes

SC: Case to disqualify Erap from Manila race still alive

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:30 PM

The poll body and the former president were given 10 days to comment

PROCLAIMED: Manila Mayor-elect Joseph Estrada. Photo by Jerald Uy

So who spoiled the Antoninos’ party?

Jun 03, 2013 - 8:06 AM

Ronnel Rivera 41 breaks the Antoninos decades long hold on General Santos City He was Darlene s childhood friend their fathers being former friends and business partners

ENDING ANTONINOS' RULE. Ronnel Rivera, son of General Santos City's richest businessman, defeats re-electionist Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the mayoral race. Photo by Cocoy Sexcion

NCR: All re-elected and returning mayors

May 30, 2013 - 8:58 PM

In the 17 local governments in Metro Manila 11 mayors have been re elected while 6 will be governed by former mayors or relatives of outgoing chief executives

Erap peddled a dream and Manileños bought it

May 16, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Analysts said challenger Joseph Estrada offered hope and a concrete plan of action Re electionist Alredo Lim with his anti masa politices only offered the status quo

ERAP AND ISKO. Joseph Estrada and Franciso Domagoso raise their hands in triumph. Photo by Jerald Uy

Neophytes unseat incumbent mayors in Bulacan towns

May 14, 2013 - 6:48 PM

Based on the initial monitoring report of the Office of the Provincial Election Supervisor at least 4 first timer mayoralty candidates beat incumbent mayors

The last showdown: Battle for Manila

May 13, 2013 - 5:58 AM

The battle for the city of Manila is down to its last day with the former President of the Republic Joseph Ejercito Estrada on a showdown with former cop Alfredo

Mayoral bet linked to vote buying case

May 11, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Alleged supporter of Candaba Pampanga mayoral bet seen distributing P300 to voters

Lim camp to Erap: 'Diablo, get out!'

May 09, 2013 - 9:40 PM

In a last ditch effort to boost the campaign of re electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim President Benigno Aquino III promised to fund a 12 storey hospital in the city if Lim wins in the local polls

ALL AGAINST THE 'DIABLO.' President Benigno Aquino shows support for Liberal Party local candidates Mayor Alfredo Lim and running mate Lou Veloso. Rappler/Haiko Magtrayo

Erap blames scuffle at house on Lim

May 08, 2013 - 10:05 PM

The scuffle stemmed from a text message that said Estrada was set to distribute groceries

ATTACK ON ERAP'S SUPPORTERS. A supporter of mayoral candidate Joseph Estrada was stabbed with a barbecue stick outside Estrada's house in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Image from Estrada's Facebook page

Top CDO mayoral candidates face-off

May 08, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Two top contenders for the mayoral post of Cagayan de Oro battle it out in a forum

Allies turned rivals: Los Baños politics heats up

May 07, 2013 - 11:36 PM

Former allies are now in a heated mayoral race in Los Baños

Erap gambling? Lim supporters post photo on FB

May 07, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Supporters of re electionist Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim are spreading a photo of former President Joseph Estrada playing mahjong

'WHAT GAMBLING?' Re-electionist Vice Mayor Isko Moreno denies that former President Joseph Estrada was gambling during a visit to the wake of fire victims in Manila. Image from 'What happens' Facebook page

Lim: Erap camp staged rock-throwing incident

May 07, 2013 - 9:12 PM

Re electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim believes the hurling of rocks and bottles during his rival s sortie was staged

'BATO ME.' Re-electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim believes the hurling of rocks and bottles during his rival's sortie was staged.

Erap, Lim win in separate 'surveys'

May 07, 2013 - 7:23 PM

Both camps of mayoral candidates Alfredo Lim and Joseph Estrada claim they have the numbers to win the Manila polls

SURVEY SAYS? Both camps of mayoral bets Alfredo Lim and Joseph Estrada claim they have the numbers in winning the local polls.

Rocks, bottles hurled at Erap caucus; 2 hurt

May 05, 2013 - 2:34 AM

The caucus was cut short Mayoral bet Joseph Estrada was not allowed to go on stage

CHAOS IN CAUCUS. Estrada's campaign sortie turns bloody after unidentified men hurled rocks and bottles in the event.

[UPDATED] Cops try to arrest UNA Iloilo bet for tax evasion

May 01, 2013 - 11:38 PM

The arrest is being made by cops sent by Camp Crame in Quezon City late at night on a holiday

PERSECUTED? UNA mayoral bet in Iloilo, Rommel Ynion, is being arrested for tax evasion. Photo from Ynion's Facebook page

Edsa 3 group for Erap 2013

Apr 30, 2013 - 5:25 PM

A group of Estrada supporters who joined Edsa 3 is vowing support for the former president s bid for a mayoral seat in Manila

'EDSA 3 FOR ERAP 2013.' A group of Estrada supporters who joined the so-called EDSA 3 is vowing support for the former president's bid for a mayoral seat in Manila.

Isko: Disqualify Lim for giving out pedicabs

Apr 27, 2013 - 10:10 AM

Re electionist Vice Mayor Isko Moreno wants Mayor Alfredo Lim disqualified for giving out pedicabs under a government project during the campaign season

VOTE-BUYING? Vice Mayor Isko Moreno says Mayor Alfredo Lim committed an election offense by distributing pedicabs during the campaign season. Rappler/Jerald Uy

Erap's sons still not OK on dad's birthday?

Apr 20, 2013 - 2:09 AM

Former President Joseph Estrada was all smiles when his two sons in a rift graced his birthday celebration in Tondo Manila

A FATHER'S HAPPINESS. Former President Joseph Estrada flashes a megawatt smile as he raises the hands of his sons, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and senatorial candidate JV Ejercito. Rappler/Jerald Uy

Lim a 'traitor' for showing old video - Erap

Apr 17, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Former President Joseph Estrada calls re electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim an ingrate and a traitor for showing an old video of him endorsing Lim in 2007

TRIED AND TESTED? The camp of re-electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim plays an old video of his rival in the polls, former President Joseph Estrada, endorsing his bid for mayoral post in 2007. Rappler/Jerald Uy

Erap: Distasteful of Lim to use FPJ's name

Apr 12, 2013 - 5:24 PM

Former President Joseph Estrada criticizes his rival Mayor Alfredo Lim for using the name of his best friend late actor Fernando Poe Jr in his campaign

IF FPJ WAS ALIVE? Former President Joseph Estrada criticizes his rival, Mayor Alfredo Lim for "using" the name of his best friend, late actor Fernando Poe Jr., in his campaign.

Lim camp: Isko lying about proof of arrest order

Apr 11, 2013 - 8:11 PM

Manila Barangay Bureau director Analyn Buan clarifies that Mayor Lim signed the general order against bingo games a month before Isko s arrest

WHAT PROOF? Lim's chief of staff Ric de Guzman reiterates none of the documents presented by Vice Mayor Isko Moreno proves Lim ordered his arrest over a bingo game. Image from Manila Media Bureau

Erap-Isko vs Lim meme: 'Anyare, Mayor?'

Apr 11, 2013 - 7:20 PM

The meme being shared online uses lines from Vice Mayor Isko Moreno s proclamation speech: Anyare? and Nganga

ANYARE, MAYOR? Whatever happened to the nation's capital, asks a meme created by followers of UNA local candidates Joseph Estrada and Isko Moreno. Photo from Facebook page of Joseph Estrada

Pro-FPJ group backs Lim?

Apr 10, 2013 - 9:47 PM

FPJPM which worked in Fernando Poe Jr s presidential campaign in 2004 is now supporting his daughter Grace Poe and Lim in Manila

THE KING'S FOLLOWERS. Supporters of the late actor Fernando Poe Jr. endorse Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. Image from Lim's Facebook page

Erap, Isko: We will resurrect Manila

Apr 01, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Former President Joseph Estrada and Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno make a pitch to revive Mania s old glory

NON-ISSUE. Estrada says Lim should not raise his conviction for plunder in 2007 as a campaign issue because EDSA 2 players have long asked his forgiveness for participating in his ouster. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Erap blasts Manila decay under Lim

Apr 01, 2013 - 9:20 AM

Estrada and Moreno vow new life for Manila in their Easterada Sunday proclamation rally

PNoy to endorse Lim on April Fools' Day

Mar 27, 2013 - 12:20 PM

The camp of the re electionist Manila mayor chose the date to emphasize that voters should not be fooled by politicians who are known for “broken promises”

FROM "CORY MAGIC" TO "NOYNOY MAGIC?" Lim's camp banks on the endorsement of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino. Photo from Facebook page of Mayor Alfredo Lim

How do Lim and Erap intend to fix Manila?

Mar 14, 2013 - 5:32 PM

They used up most of the program s time trading personal insults they only got to present vague plans on traffic flood control and the relocation of the oil depot

Erap vs Lim: Who's the better candidate?

Mar 14, 2013 - 12:39 AM

It s round 2 of the Erap vs Lim political battle royal this time in UP Manila Were students impressed?

When Dirty Harry meets Asiong Salonga

Mar 10, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Alfredo Lim has to prove he deserves as last term despite poor ratings from DILG while Joseph Estrada has to convince voters that he can bring back Manila s glory even if he s not a real Manileño

Estrada registers as new Manila voter

May 10, 2012 - 4:19 PM

Former President Joseph Estrada has filed his registration as a voter in the city of Manila but is he qualified?