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Who's richer? Who's poorer?

Robredo, Escudero, Trillanes:
What their 2015 SALN show

THREE OF THE SIX candidates for vice president have released copies of their respective Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) for 2015 within 24 hours upon receipt of PCIJ’s request. The three – Senator Francis Escudero of Team Galing at Puso, independent candidate Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and Representative Leni Robredo of the […]

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873 Delinquents, Inc.

95 SOCE non-filers running again,
despite ‘perpetual disqualification’

THEY WISH to lead the nation but refuse to comply even with the most basic rules: Report to the Commission on Elections how much money they raised and spent in their campaign for public office, one month after election day. In fact, they have mocked the rules not just once but twice, and for some, […]

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And the clans play on...

Ampatuans, Ecleos, Sinsuats,
Midtimbangs unrivalled in turfs

AMONG THE 802 unopposed candidates for the 2016 elections, a few stood out not just because their surnames sounded familiar, but also because of the frequency in which these kept popping up. Four surnames – Ampatuan, Ecleo, Midtimbang, and Sinsuat – came up five or more times on the Commission on Elections’ list of unopposed […]

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Poe’s 2015 SALN: P89-M net worth,
P125-M assets, P36-M liabilities

SEN. GRACE POE released this morning, May 4, a copy of her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) for 2015 in which she declared a net worth of P89,118,760.02, a slight decrease from the P89.46 million enrolled in her SALN for 2014. As of Dec. 31, 2015, the candidate for president of the […]

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Sure winners, wardens of votes?

802 unopposed local bets in areas with 6.8-M voters

THE IDEAL situation in any election is that two or more candidates fight for a seat, and they earn the votes through the merit of their platform, their track record, and their stand on issues. In many areas in next Monday’s balloting, however, many candidates are running unopposed, or without any challengers to the throne. […]

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