Fewer registered PWD voters for 2016 elections   

Despite efforts of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and civil society to get eligible persons with disabilities to register, vote and do it with ease, the number of registered voters with disabilities for the May elections has slipped 14 percent from the 2013 polls.

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No such thing as bloodless fight against criminality — Duterte  

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said there will be no such thing as a bloodless fight against crimes if he gets elected president.

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Comelec awaiting Seneres' medical certificate to formalize poll withdrawal

The Commission on Elections is waiting for OFW Family party-list Rep. Roy Señeres to submit a medical certificate among other documents before his withdrawal from the presidential elections in May gets formally approved.

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'No work, no pay' on Chinese New Year — DOLE

The “no work, no pay” policy will apply on Monday, Chinese New Year celebration which has been declared by Malacañang as a special non-working holiday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

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Comelec to hold dry-run of ballot printing on Monday

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold a dry-run of the printing of more than 55 million official ballots for the May 9 elections at the National Printing Office (NPO) in Quezon City on Monday.

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Solon: Enough teachers for May polls even if service becomes voluntary

A party-list lawmaker believes there will be no shortage of public school teachers who will serve in the May national and local polls even if President Benigno Aquino III signs into law a measure making election service voluntary for them.

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Philippines joins world in condemning North Korea rocket launch

The Philippines on Sunday joined the international community in condemning North Korea for launching a long-range rocket into space in defiance of United Nations sanctions and just weeks after conducting a nuclear bomb test.

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Philippines’ raucous election season gets underway

The Philippines’ raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and celebrity star-power to dominate.

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Catholic Church calls for aggressive approach to raise awareness on Zika virus

The local Catholic Church has joined efforts in raising public awareness about the Zika virus.

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Comelec holds sneak preview how voting will be held in May

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista on Saturday led a walk-through demonstration on how the voting process will be in the May 9 national and local elections.

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