Lawyer: Comelec likely to stick to ruling on Poe’s DQ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commissioners from the three-member Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) would most likely stick to its decision disqualifying Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race for her failure to meet the residency requirement. High-profile...

Palace on Poe’s disqualification: Sobriety, respect for law must prevail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Wednesday appealed for sobriety and respect for law among all concerned parties following a decision of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Second Division to disqualify Sen ator Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race. “We understand that...

UNA ‘not in any position’ to influence Comelec over Poe’s disqualification: Honasan

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) – Opposition party United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday said it had no hand on the disqualification of Senator Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race as rendered by a division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Reacting to the statement...

Elamparo denies link to other presidential bets

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) – Petitioner Estrella Elamparo denied Thursday she is being used by other presidential candidates to discredit Senator Grace Poe. Elamparo said she is only performing her duty as a voter. She also believes her arguments that Poe misrepresented her...

Marcos tells Poe: Keep going

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator and vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr dished out some “brotherly advice” to Senator Grace Poe after the poll body’s 2nd division disqualified her from running in the 2016 presidential election. “Keep going…keep going. Huwag kang...

Chiz on Comelec body’s ruling on Poe case: ‘Unfortunate and wrong’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Wednesday scored the Commission on Elections Second Division’s ruling, disqualifying Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race. In a post on his Twitter account, Escudero said that the Second Division’s ruling on the...

Trillanes: Disqualification of Poe will spark instability, disenfranchisement

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The disqualification of presidential poll front-runner Senator Grace Poe will only disenfranchise voters and spark political instability, a fellow senator said on Wednesday. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said that the decision of the Commission on Election’s...

SC may be Poe’s saving grace: Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential candidate and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero yesterday expressed optimism that the Supreme Court would rule timely and in favor of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares should the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) ruling on the...

Poe camp asks Comelec to defer decision on poll offense case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe on Friday asked the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) law department to hold its decision on the electoral offense case filed by Rizalito David. The case has been submitted for resolution on Friday morning, after Poe’s legal counsel,...

Comelec not keen on regulating campaign on social media

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is not keen on regulating election campaigns on social media for the 2016 polls, spokesman James Jimenez said Wednesday. “Hindi pa nagbabago ‘yung stand ng Comelec na ang social media accounts ng tao ay personal...