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The Manila Times – Faking politics

By Antonio Contreras | The Manila Times Last of a 3-part series THERE is so much internet space devoted to talking about fake news. If there is something on which

The Manila Times – Unveiling the myths about PH automated elections

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times LAUNCHED in April 2013, the book published by the Center for People Empowerment (CenPEG) titled, Was Your Vote Counted? Unveiling the Myths about

Rappler – Sotto asks NBI: Where is Andy Bautista?

By Lian Buan | Rappler The NBI says it is aware the former Comelec chief is in the US, and that ‘they are studying their next move’ MANILA, Philippines –

Business Mirror – Facebook found Andy Bautista

By Atty. Lorna Patajo-Kapunan | Business Mirror MORE than a year ago, I wrote in this column “Andy Bautista: Out of Sight, Out of Mind!” (November 12, 2018). It has

Daily Tribune – Scary movie

By Dean Dela Paz | Daily Tribune “Should the President keel over then the shady questions surrounding Robredo’s grip turns critical, virtually turning her accession to the presidency into a

Manila Bulletin – Should SC start rethinking PET rules?

By Rj Nieto | Manila Bulletin THINKING PINOY Over three years have passed since former Senator Bongbong Marcos filed an electoral protest case against Vice president Leni Robredo, yet we’re

The Manila Times – Robbing democracy, stealing an election

By Antonio Contreras | The Manila Times THE resolution of an election protest should go beyond personalities. It shouldn’t matter who the protestant and protestee are. Unfortunately, people cannot get

The Manila Times – Robredo, a wide-eyed beneficiary of LP plan to cheat

By Yen Makabenta | The Manila Times First word Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo continues to amaze in her own deceptive way, although we rarely see her acting, thinking or

The Manila Times – Indeed, numbers don’t lie; they could be the smoking gun

By Antonio Contreras | The Manila Times NUMBERS don’t lie, say the supporters of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo as they celebrate her winning margin widening by 15,093 votes

Daily Tribune – Resolve PET case on the merits

By Victor Avecilla | Daily Tribune “If the party filing the election protest is unable… to show a substantial increase in the number of votes in his favor, then the

Business Mirror – PET sets sights on VP election results in Mindanao provinces

By Business Mirror THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has shifted its attention on the plea of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to annul the election results for

Malaya – PET okays release of recount report to Robredo, Marcos

By Ashzel Hachero and Wendell Vigilia | Malaya AMID reports it will issue a decision, the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal yesterday again deferred voting on the

The Manila Times – Poll fraud case vs Robredo hangs

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), on Tuesday voted not to dismiss the election protest filed by former senator

Manila Standard – VP recount results out

By Rey E. Requejo and Rio N. Araja | Manila Standard Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday expressed disappointment that the Supreme Court did not dismiss outright the election protest

Ambush Interview at the Office of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.

Reporter – Sir you seemed jolly? BBM – Ah siyempre masaya ako tuloy ang kaso ko. Yung gusto ni Justice Caguioa idismiss yung kaso, na tapusin na yung petition ko,

Business World – VP case drags on as SC orders recount release

By Business World THE SUPREME Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on Tuesday, has again deferred a decision on the election protest over the vice presidential post, instead

Manila Bulletin – SC has not ruled on Marcos protest; parties ordered to comment on recount findings

By Rey Panaligan | Manila Bulletin There was no ruling yet from the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), on the protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand

The Manila Times – What is Leni Robredo afraid of?

By Antonio Contreras | The Manila Times WHILE the public is eagerly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), Vice President Maria Leonor

Manila Bulletin – ‘15’

By Jullie Y. Daza | Manila Bulletin MEDIUM RARE Once again the Presidential Commission for Good Government (PCGG) has lost an ill-gotten-wealth case against the Marcoses and their cronies, this

Manila Standard – Why is Robredo so afraid?

By Erwin Tulfo | Manila Standard “She does not want to look into the results of the 2016 elections in the ARMM.” May. This is a word that expresses possibility.