Action star Padilla tops Senate race with 26.6M votes

TWELVE familiar faces are officially joining the 24-member Philippine Senate, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday. Action star Robinhood Ferdinand “Robin” C. Padilla topped the race with 26.6 million votes, according to official results. Close behind was Antique Rep. Lorna Regina “Loren” B. Legarda with 24.3 million votes, followed by TV journalist Rafael […]

Manila mayor files candidacy certificate for top Philippine post

MANILA City Mayor Francisco “Isko” M. Domagoso, a former matinee idol who beat former President Joseph E. Estrada in the 2019 local elections, on Monday filed his certificate of candidacy for President. He filed his certificate with cardiologist and social media personality Willie T. Ong, who will be his vice-presidential mate. Mr. Domagoso, whose rags-to-riches […]

Duterte ally faces P100-M complaint from boxing champ

SENATOR Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao filed a P100-million libel suit against President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spiritual adviser for accusing him of corruption. The boxing champion filed the complaint against Apollo C. Quiboloy at the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday. In his 13-page complaint, the senator cited Mr. Quiboloy’s comments on TV and social media […]

Cebu officials remember ‘Ninoy’

“MAY we find inspiration in his tremendous love and faith to the Filipino people.” This was what Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said as he paid tribute to the late senator and democracy icon Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., whose assassination was commemorated on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, […]

Lawmaker calls for probe on condition of gig economy workers

A SENATOR on Wednesday filed a resolution calling for an investigation on the working conditions in the “gig-economy,” which covers delivery riders and other freelancers. Senator Risa N. Hontiveros-Baraquel filed Senate Resolution No. 732 to address “reports of unfair working conditions,” especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and look into their employment benefits and other forms […]

Group urges Gwen to run for Senate

A MULTI-sectoral group in Cebu has launched a private initiative urging Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to run for senator in the May 2022 national elections. However, Garcia remained steadfast in her stand not to seek a higher post next year. The “Gwen Garcia for Senator Movement: Ang Probinsyana, Cebu’s Pride” held a press conference on […]

Bzzzzz: Gwen uses Bush sound bite in promise to run for governor. PJ cites Aesop fable in doubting motive of call for her to seek a Senate seat.

REPRESENTATIVE Pablo John Garcia in a brief talk with Capitol reporters Thursday, April 29, said the people behind the Gwen Garcia for Senator movement are identified with the rival of One Cebu Party, including some former media personalities. He said they want her out of the province race as they know she is sure to […]