EXPLAINER: BOPK’s Margot Osmeña reveals she filed election protest but withholds details. Under Comelec rules, basis must be ‘fraud, anomalies.’ In 2016, Mike Rama cited fraud, alleging he was ‘PCOSed.’ His protest against Tomas Osmeña failed as Margot’s seems not likely to succeed too.

WHAT THE PUBLIC IS TOLD. A dyLA Cebu post on Facebook Thursday, June 2, said Margarita “Margot” Osmeña, BOPK candidate for mayor in the 2022 May elections, confirmed that “yes, we filed a protest” and her lawyers “are taking care of that.”Asked in a phone interview for the basis of the protest, the former Cebu […]

PSG to enforce strict health rules during Duterte’s last SONA

The President’s security force said on Friday that it is all set to handle the last State the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, saying stricter rules would be enforced during the annual activity.  The Presidential Security Guard (PSG) said that it had created a task force as early as May “for early planning and preparation with regard to security” for the annual presidential address.   “With less than a week […]

SC asked to reject Marcos appeal

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Friday asked the Supreme Court to reject the motion for reconsideration filed by losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. The tribunal earlier ordered her to comment on the appeal made by the son of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. in his election […]

Editorial: From China with love

The Philippines received 600,000 doses of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccines last month, and recently, we got another shipment of 400,000. In between those two batches of goodwill, our friendly donor moored over 200 Chinese militia ships on Julian Felipe Reef or Whitsun Reef, just 175 nautical miles from Palawan, well within the country’s exclusive economic zone […]