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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

DUTERTE NOT ENDORSING BONGBONG MARCOS FOR PRESIDENT

“Let me reiterate since the media is here, I am not supporting any presidential candidate. Neutral ako.”

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he is not bent on endorsing any presidential candidate for the May 9, 2022 elections.

Duterte issued the statement following his recent meeting with presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos J

During the joint meeting of the National Task Force (NTF) and Regional Task Force (RTF) to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in Lapu-Lapu City, Duterte maintained that he remains “neutral” and has no plan to campaign for any presidential candidate.

“Let me reiterate, nandito man ang media (since the media is here), I am not supporting any presidential candidate. Neutral ako,” Duterte said. Read More

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Duterte’s possible endorsement of prexy bet ‘game-changer’

MANILA – The public is anticipating which presidential candidate President Rodrigo Duterte will endorse because any support coming from him will be a “game-changer”, Malacañang said on Wednesday.Acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar admitted that he himself was… Read More

BASTE DUTERTE: BONGBONG IS PRESIDENT’S PRESIDENTIAL BET

‘Signs’ point to Duterte endorsing Marcos

POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato – LAKAS-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) vice presidential candidate Mayor Sara Duterte’s brother, Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Z. Duterte, on Sunday acknowledged the “signs” regarding their father’s possible endorsement of UniTeam’s presidential hopeful… Read More

BIR: MARCOS FAMILY UNPAID REAL ESTATE TAXES NOW AT P203 BILLION

The Marcos family is not paying the billions in pesos in unpaid real estate taxes despite denand by the government..

Not yet, according to Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The unpaid tax and interest that accumulated through the years is a major issue levelled against the son of the late dictator president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., who is a presidential aspirant in the May 9 election.

DISTURBING MORAL ISSUES ON THE CANDIDACY OF FM JR.

Archbishop-Emeritus Antonio Ledesma, SJ

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) recently confirmed that it sent a notice to the Marcoses to settle its outstanding estate tax liabilities to the government.

The estate tax initially estimated at P23 billion in a 1997 court decision has reportedly risen to P203 billion including interests.

The estate tax case has yet to be decided since it remains pending in court, said Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.,

Rodriguez said the tax issue raised against the former senator was “all about politics.”

“Our rivals are misdirecting everyone by claiming that the case has attained finality when the truth of the matter is, it is still pending in court and the ownership of the properties in litigation has yet to be settled,” he said in a statement.

MAY 9 E-DAY SCENARIO: MARCOS IN ONE-ON-ONE FACE OFF WITH LONE ‘UNITY’ BET FOR PRESIDENT

By ROGER M. BA;ANZA

Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. could face a single foe on May 9 in the race to Malacanang if plans by his opponents to support the strongest candidate pushes through.

According to Barry Gutierrez, spokesman of Leni Robredo, who is running second in pre-poll surveys against frontrunner Marcos , the vice president is open to a unity ticket among the presidential aspirants.

Aside from Marcos and Robredo, the others running for president are Manila Mayor Usko Moreno, Senator Ping Lacson and Senator Manny Pacquiao.

According to Gutierrez, the days to Election Day on May 9 ” is still an eternity in Philippine politics so a lot of things can happen,”

The current effort to unite the presidential aspirants, is a follow through move to a failed attempt by Robredo who met with Lacson, Pacquiao and Moreno to discuss fielding the strongest mong them, lbefore the filing of the certificates of candidacy (COCs) in October last year.

Robredo failed in her unification effort as all of them filed their respective COCs to pursue separate presidential bids.

Interviewed on Thursday, March 24, by ANC, Gutierres said “there are groups who have been continuously working since last year after the filing of candidacies in October, to still try and bring together candidates from different groups to form a broader alliance, trying to unite them under one tent, in under one banner. So these are ongoing efforts.”

“The Vice President has always been very, very clear, she is open to having conversations…and 45 days is still an eternity in Philippine politics so a lot of things can happen,” he added.