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...

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...

Grace Poe seeks more time to submit DNA results to SET

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe has asked the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) for more time to submit the results of DNA testing to trace her family, amid lingering questions on her citizenship. SET spokesperson and secretary Irene Guevarra said on Wednesday...

Comelec announces schedule for presidential, VP debates

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced the final schedule of presidential and vice presidential debates in 2016. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said the debates will happen for four weeks next year from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bautista said the...

Cayetano on Robredo running for VP: The more, the better

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano welcomed Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo’s bid to run for vice president. “The more candidates, the better,” he told reporters on Monday at the sidelines of the World Teachers’ Day at Cuneta Astrodome. On the...

Binay on SWS survey: 2016 ‘a battle for every single vote’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Jejomar Binay has said he will continue his grassroots campaign nationwide following the release of Social Weather Stations survey on Tuesday night, where he is almost tied with Sen. Grace Poe. “The elections will be a battle for every...

Chiz to run as Poe’s VP

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, a seasoned lawmaker and one of the country’s most prolific senators, has accepted the offer of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe to be her running mate, completing the first presidential and vice presidential tandem in the 2016 national...

SET drops residency issue, to focus on Grace Poe citizenship

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The oral argument regarding the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe will focus on the issue on whether she is a natural-born Filipino. On Friday, Poe’s lawyer, Alexander Poblador, told reporters that Senate Electoral Tribunal chairman Associate Justice...

Binay, Poe, Roxas have ‘friendly’ meet; shun politics

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Secretary Mar Roxas and Sen. Grace Poe – three potential rivals in the 2016 presidential election – were together at the official residence of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle Monday night. But what did...

Mar formally asks Grace Poe to be 2016 running mate

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Monday morning confirmed that he has formally asked Sen. Grace Poe to be his running mate in the 2016 national elections. “Nagkita kami ni Senator Grace, maayos ang aming pag-uusap. Sa mga detalye ay sa amin na muna iyon,”...