Candidate’s admission of being a placeholder not enough to be declared a nuisance — Comelec 

A CANDIDATE’S admission or inference of being a placeholder for an elective position is not enough grounds for being declared a nuisance, according to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James B. Jimenez.   “A mere declaration to the contrary wouldn’t, in my opinion, be sufficient to overcome the intention to run which is manifested in the […]

For the Bangsamoro, choice of president would be a vote for region’s new transition leaders

THE PHILIPPINE president who will be elected next year will have the power to appoint a new set of 80 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, who will lead the regional government for three years. This is provided in the Congress-approved bill postponing parliamentary elections in the autonomous region. It is awaiting the signature of […]

New prexy must build better infra

WHOEVER runs for presidency in the upcoming May 2022 elections must focus on building high-quality infrastructure, an economist said. “We have to build better,” said Ronilo Balbieran, vice president of think-tank Research, Education and Institutional Development Foundation in a recent virtual summit. Balbieran said it is not enough for the country to continue the Build, […]

Kusug keeps alliance with PDP-Laban

LOCAL political party Kugi Uswag Sugbo (Kusug) will continue to uphold its alliance with the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), and it will cast its lot with the faction that is behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s candidacy for Vice President in the 2022 elections. This was confirmed Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, by Kusug president Raymond […]

Hundreds of Educators, Policymakers & Technology Leaders Assemble to Discuss the Future of Education in Thailand

Thailand, Sep 10, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – On 14-15 September 2021, EDUtech Thailand will bring together the entire Thai education ecosystem to discuss new strategies, pedagogies and innovations to help inspire the next generation. Over the two days, over 100 expert speakers from K-12 Schools and higher education Institutions across Thailand will […]

House panel gives swift nod to the P8.2B Office of the President budget

THE HOUSE appropriations committee approved the P8.182-billion budget of the Office of the President (OP) for 2022 of without any deliberation. The 2022 budget, which is P4.05 million smaller than the office’s spending plan for this year, was approved following a motion by Pangasinan Rep. Tyrone D. Agabas to immediately terminate the proceedings. In the […]

Palace won’t disclose Duterte net worth 

THE PRESIDENTIAL palace on Monday said it would leave to the Ombudsman the decision on whether it would release to the public President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s net worth statement.  Presidential spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr. issued the statement after Vice-President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo challenged the President to disclose his net worth.  “The stance of the Office of the President has been clear and consistent:  We […]

Duterte criticized for rants vs Senate

Senators on Friday criticized President Rodrigo R. Duterte for his lack of respect for a co-equal government branch.  The President earlier said people should not believe congressional investigations, days after the Senate grilled Health officials at a hearing for alleged misuse of pandemic funds.  Mr. Duterte said these inquiries lead to nowhere.  “A little respect, Mr. President,” Senator Richard, who heads the blue […]

Mobility Leaders, Disruptors, Stakeholders and Partners to Re-imagine the Future of Smart Mobility Across Asia

Singapore, Aug 27, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – On 7-9 September 2021, MOVE Asia brings together those driving change in urban mobility across Asia to explore the opportunities, strategies and developments to fast-track smart mobility across Asia. Over the three days, over 130 expert speakers from across the region will be discussing and […]

Supporters push Leni to run for Pres

VETERANS of parliament of the streets have united and joined the clamor for the presidential run of Vice President Leni Gerona Robredo. The group, calling itself Leni Tanging Pag-asa 2022, warned that “another six years of mishandled governance will not only plunge our economy in the gutter of bankruptcy, but it will also tear down […]