Category Archives: 2016 ELECTION

BBM, Sara still frontrunners in Pulse Asia’s April survey

Exactly a week before the May 9 elections, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte the frontrunner among the presidential and vide-presidential candidates, respectively, in the latest survey of Pulse Asia released Monday.Based on… Read More

PRESIDENT DUTERTE ENDORSEMENT TO MAKE ISKO MORENO NEXT PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT

By ROGER M. BALANZA

The presidential bid of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has gained a big boost in the support of the largest volunteer group that helped then Davao City Mayor now President Rodrigo Duterte win the race in the 2016 elections.

John Castricciones, president of the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National National Executive Coordinating Committee (MRRD-NEEC), handed over the group’s Manifesto of Support to Iako Mo during a press conference held at the Headquarters of the Isko Moreno Domagoso for President in Intramuros, Manila, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.

The Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee (MRRD-NECC), through senatorial candidate former DAR secretary John Castriciones, has formally given its manifestation of support to presidential candidate Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
MRRD-NECC is a nationwide volunteer group that helped the candidacy of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in 2016. | via Patrick de Jesus
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MRRD-NECC has millions of members nationwide and has chapters in almost all cities and provinces. (This is a developing story)

MIRIAM SANTIAGO PARTY SUPPORTING SARA DUTERTE BUT NOT BONGBONG MARCOS

The People’s Reform Party (PRP) has officially adopted Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as its vice presidential candidate in the May 9 national and local elections. The party did not say if it will support former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Duterte’s presidential bet under the UniTeam banner.

Lawyer Narciso Santiago, the party president, made the announcement Wednesday. Santiago is the husband of the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

“Ang buong paniniwala namin at ng buong PRP, siya (Duterte) ang karapat-dapat na Vice President ng ating bansa (We and the entire PRP believe that she is the rightful Vice President of our country,” Santiago said.

Sara also graced the inauguration of the party’s campaign headquarters which was the office of the late senator.

“It is an honor, and I am humbled by this opportunity na ibinigay po ng PRP sa atin (given to us by PRP),” Sara said as she attended the inauguration of the party’s campaign headquarters which was the office of the late senator.

The late senator ran for the presidency in 2016 along with now President Rodrigo Duterte. In a presidential debate, Santiago lauded Duterte’s administration as mayor of Davao City. In return, Duterte was also all praises for the senator, even calling her as someone “who could be the next president.”

A few months after the 2019 presidential race, Santiago succumbed to lung cancer.

Duterte to name ‘most corrupt’ candidate for president to guide voters

“In due time… I will personally name the candidates and maybe what’s wrong with them na kailangang malaman ng tao because you are electing the president. Sino yung pinaka-corrupt na kandidato,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his Talk to the People briefing on Tuesday.

READ: COMELEC FINAL LIST 2022 ELECTIONS: 10 FOR PRESIDENT, 9 FOR VICE PRESIDENT


“Hindi ako namumulitika (I am not politicking); I’m talking to you as your president… Ito kailangan ilalabas ko (I need to bring this out) because we are talking of elections. We are talking of our country and the next rulers so to say,” Duterte said.

Sara postpones SOCA to join Uniteam aid delivery

Mayor Sara Z. Duterte has once again pushed back her State of the City Address (SOCA) from December 20 to January next year to help people affected by Typhoon Odette.

Mayor Sara’s December 20 SOCA was supposed to be done virtually from 1 to 3 p.m. It was twice rescheduled since the original date of the address had to be postponed after she fell ill due to the coronavirus disease 2019.

ALSO READ: Sara brings aid to typhoon-affected areas in NegOcc

After Odette’s onslaught, Mayor Sara decided to reschedule again and instead spend time helping typhoon victims.

“I encourage the Dabawenyos to empathize with those who lost loved ones and continue to suffer from the effects of the typhoon. Let us pray for our fellow Filipinos amidst this crisis,” she said.

Mayor Sara earlier in the day joined her running mate and presidential aspirant former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in turning over PHP2 million financial assistance to Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer.

Comelec eyes campaign monitoring vs. breach of health rules

Read: INDAY SARA BREAKS ANTI-COVID-19 HEALTH PROTOCOLS: SHAKES HANDS WITH CROWD DURING DAVAO DEL NORTE CARAVAN WITH BONGBONG MARCOS

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will devise a plan to be able to monitor campaign activities that violate health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez, in a television interview on Tuesday, said the monitoring systems will be at the local… Read More

No raising of poll winners’ hands during proclamation: Comelec