Grace Poe can beat Binay — analyst

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A political analyst believes Sen. Grace Poe has a good chance of beating Vice-President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 elections if she decides to run for president. Political analyst Ramon Casiple said Poe is already a sure win for the vice-presidency....

INC’s 100th anniversary draws 2 million faithfuls

BOCAUE (AFP) – As many as two million people gathered in the Philippine capital on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of a powerful homegrown church, showcasing the conservative group’s discipline and influence. Some of the faithful waited overnight in the pouring Manila rain...

Aquino admin satisfaction rating will continue to drop – analyst

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – A political analyst on Thursday said the administration of President Benigno Aquino is expected to receive falling net satisfaction ratings over the next years. Ramon Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER), said...

New deal doesn’t guarantee US help in PHL dispute with China – analyst

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Will the US defend the Philippines in a military confrontation? Based on historical precedent, and even with the newly signed EDCA, it is unlikely, according to a UP academic who has written several books on Philippine-US relations. UP professor Roland Simbulan...

Lessons for Mideast as Philippines recalls revolt

By Jason Gutierrez MANILA, February 23, 2011 (AFP) – The Philippines this week marks 25 years since a revolution ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos, a “people power” uprising that provided one template for the revolts now sweeping the Arab world. The feeling of...