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Does that viral (unverified) ‘ballot pre-shading’ video mean cheating? Not quite.

An unverified video clip of ballots being pre-shaded is making rounds online and alarming Filipinos about the possibility of widespread cheating in the elections. The...

Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada over trash row

The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest move in...
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Otso Diretso candidates lose Senate but wins Twitter

Twitter Philippines recognized senatorial aspirant and Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc as the most talked about candidate in the microblogging platform during the 2019...
Filipino voters

Post-election stress? Here’s how you can keep calm and carry on after elections

As questions and concerns are raised regarding the partial unofficial tally of the 2019 midterm elections, tips on how to handle post-election stress surfaced...
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Leni Robredo debunks post saying she will ‘resign’ if Otso Diretso loses

Vice President Leni Robredo debunked a Facebook post claiming that she will "resign" if not one of the senatorial aspirants under the Otso Diretso...
Teddy Locsin Jr.

Midterm polls a ‘referendum’ on Duterte’s drug war? Not quite

Top diplomat Teodoro “Teddy” Locsin Jr. perceived the results of the midterm elections as a “referendum” for the administration’s lethal war on drugs, even...
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What’s with the #HalalanDayaan2019 trend on Twitter?

Two days before the election, hashtag "HalalanDayaan2019" trended on Twitter as Filipinos started discussing election fraud. Shortly after Monday's midterm vote, the hashtag was appended...
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Post on Filipino youth’s sentiments over the election is viral for a reason

A Facebook user wrote a lengthy post on the dismay young Filipinos over the results of the midterm elections. Facebook user Rexie Robles Tamayo shared...
Bikoy denying Sotto claims

In new video, ‘Bikoy’ disowns signature in affidavit Sotto released

Peter Joemel Advincula or "Bikoy" denied signing a sworn statement supposedly secured by Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto" and claimed that it was not...
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Namfrel, politicians demand Comelec explanation on server ‘glitches’

The sporadic glitches of the transmission server brought suspicions of possible cheating in the counting of votes of the automated elections. Senator Panfilo Lacson and...
Angel Locsin with glasses

Angel Locsin shuts down Ferdinand Marcos supporter on Twitter

Actress Angel Locsin slammed a Twitter user anew for implying that she is a New People's Army supporter after defending senatorial aspirant Neri Colmenares from being...
Bato dela Rosa in campaign

On lawmaking and its duties: Bato dela Rosa as incoming senator

The controversial answers of former PNP chief and senatorial aspirant Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa in a televised interview about his supposed lack of knowledge...
PDP Laban bets

Philippines gives thumbs-up to Duterte as loyalists dominate election

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte looked set on Tuesday to strengthen his grip on power after unofficial results of a mid-term election showed big wins...
Mike Enriquez

Mike Enriquez to leading senate bets: ‘Anong maaasahan namin sa inyo ngayon?’

Veteran broadcaster Mike Enriquez trended on local Twitter after some Filipinos shared clips of his appearance in GMA Network's election coverage where he uttered...

Samira Gutoc calmly dismisses critics on indelible ink incident: ‘No biggie’

Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc addressed criticisms on the indelible ink being placed on her right thumb instead of her forefinger in a short...
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Environment group calls for upcycling of campaign materials to reduce waste

An environmental group called for electoral candidates to upcycle their campaign paraphernalia like tarpaulins into different materials instead of throwing or burning them after the...

Angel Locsin defends Neri Colmenares against ‘police papers’ red-tagging

Angel Locsin decried on Twitter the alleged red-tagging activity of some police officers in Manila against senatorial aspirant Neri Colmenares and other leftist party-list...
Voter shading ballot

Why it’s illegal for voters to share their receipt and accomplished ballot

Concerned social media users tagged the Comelec after a particular voter unlawfully shared pictures of her accomplished ballot with the names of her preferred...
Central Avenue in Quezon City

Woman gets stabbed on Central Avenue overpass with no officials in sight

A commuter narrated how he and his companion encountered a bloodied woman from an overpass in Central Avenue at Quezon City after she was...
Jejomar Binay makes a gesture with his face

Jejomar Binay’s rejected ballot and the ‘special treatment’ by Comelec

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay's closed-door meeting with Comelec after his ballot was repeatedly rejected raised concerns whether he followed the procedure dictated on...