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The party-switching culture, academics say, are unhealthy in a democracy. Proposed changes to the Constitution attempt to curb this.
Data analysis of recent elections shows that many local politicians usually jump to the party of the incumbent president during midterm elections
'Kalokohan,' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan, adding that this decision is against democracy
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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?
PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says the party will 'just release a complete list of its candidates nationwide' after the filing of certificates of candidacy
Senator JV Ejercito says he and his father have not spoken 'for a long time now' following Jinggoy's announcement of his own Senate bid. 'Hindi lang tampo, masama talaga loob ko.'
The task force is expected to closely coordinate with jailed Senator Leila de Lima to assist her in handling her legal, legislative, and other work-related concerns
(UPDATED) The Liberal Party formally nominates Aquino, Diokno, and Tañada as senatorial candidates for the 2019 elections
The newly formed local party One Batangas also seals an alliance with the Nacionalista Party of the Villars
Former vice president Jejomar Binay is the party chairman while Senator Gregorio Honasan II is chosen as the vice president
Vice President Leni Robredo says having non-politician members will help ensure that advocacies, not elections, set party direction
Former PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits his high survey ratings are a factor in his decision to run: 'Bakit naman magtatakbo-takbo ka kung di ka sigurado?'
The potential bets, mostly lawmakers, are introduced during the PDP-Laban Leadership Assembly
Both party bets, however, have yet to express their intention to run in the mid-term polls. Revilla is being tried for plunder, while Romualdez lost in the 2016 senatorial race.
PDP-Laban's initial list is composed of party mates, 'friends of the party,' and reelectionist senators
'Congrats to them all. No implication on us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president
'She is saying she can’t leave Davao City. There’s so much she wants to do that she hasn’t accomplished yet,' says Anthony del Rosario, secretary general of the mayor's Hugpong ng Pagbabago party
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President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with party leaders again in September, ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy
(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio
PDP-Laban and the Workers' Party of Korea sign a deal on party cooperation, youth development, as well as 'promotion of world peace'
Kusog Bicolandia aims to champion genuine social equality, where every Bicolano shall be given access to the same basic needs: quality health services, education, livelihood, emergency assistance, pension and shelter (HELPS)
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III urges PDP-Laban members to trust in the party leadership, while Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says he 'remains friends' with party mates even after his ouster as Speaker
The blog post was published in February 2018, 4 months before the 2018 SONA and the alleged gathering outside the LP headquarters
The bloc led by Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo now has 22 members
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Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban President, says the 'expelled rogue members' who held the 'unauthorized' assembly will be dealt with under party rules
Deputy Speaker Rolando Andaya, himself a Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan member, says the 'tipping point' for the looming exodus is Gloria Arroyo's rise as Speaker
They say Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez can no longer be minority leader since he voted for new House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The Consultative Committee hopes the proposed provisions will lead to 'genuine party politics' based on ideologies instead of on personalities, but at least one member warns this would unduly punish those who feel that their party no longer represents their ideals
'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
Members of the House and Duterte appointees who have been floated as potential senatorial bets in 2019 tag along and give speeches before a crowd of incumbent and aspiring barangay leaders
(3rd UPDATE) PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez, the Speaker of the House, makes the announcement during the mass oath taking of local allies in Cebu
Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, founder and president emeritus of One Cebu party, will lead members in the mass oath taking with PDP-Laban Friday, November 17
The oath taking comes a year after the Cagayan governor transferred to President Rodrigo Duterte's party
The Speaker administers the oath of more than 2,000 Negrenses who have joined the administration's PDP-Laban
Local electoral systems across nations allow electors to vote for candidates directly including independent candidates without any need for party affiliation
Of the 13 candidates with a statistical chance of winning 5 are with the ruling LP; 4 independent; 2 NPC 1 UNA 1 Akbayan
Among her new supporters are candidates of the Liberal Party the United Nationalist Alliance Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino and the Nationalist People’s Coalition
If the Remullas of Cavite pull out their support from the Vice President they will be the second political family from a vote rich province to do so after the Garcias of Cebu
The system imposes a gender quota mandating political parties to alternate female and male candidates on candidate lists At least one party in the Philippines does this
Some 70 barangay chairpersons are reportedly supporting the congressional bet of Abet Ungab instead of Hugpong Sa Tawong Lungsod s Karlo Bello
Senator Cynthia Villar earlier said that members of the Nacionalista Party are free to choose who will they support as VP
The President and his presidential bet endorse reelectionist Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr before a crowd of social welfare beneficiaries from Zambales 13 towns
Vying for the congressional seat in the newly created 7th district are provincial board member Peter John Calderon of LP and Pablo John Garcia of One Cebu
Some Tarlac mayors say their support for Marcos is their personal decision not dictated by the party
The vice presidential bet says Ilocanos dominate the northern towns of Tarlac and that NPC founder Danding Cojuangco has allowed mayors to support him