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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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2015 SALN: P23.5-M NET WORTH

Duterte lists P14.8-M cash in bank,
tops rival bets in growth of wealth

SO HOW MUCH is he really worth? According to his 2015 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth or SALN, presidential frontrunner and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has a net worth for 2015 of only P23,514,569.93, or a slight P1.54-million increase in his declared net worth in 2014. Duterte’s “cash on hand/in bank”, […]

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Top cities, top vectors of votes

CITIES ARE where all kinds of opportunities can be found – and, unsurprisingly, where a lot of voters in this country happen to be. As of records from the 2013 elections, the top 50 vote-rich cities across the Philippines have as much as 13.9 million of the nation’s voters. That is about one fourth of […]

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Kamag-anak, Inc.: Power is family to 5 wannabe prez

VOTERS KEEN in assessing the fitness for office of the five candidates for President in the upcoming elections may want to look at the presidentiables’ political pedigree and blood relations. The five, after all, have occupied elective and appointive posts from a minimum of five to a maximum of 24 years. They spring, too, from […]

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Votes by the pint

17 provinces remain vote-poor since 2004

IN A tightly contested election, every vote matters, and even a vote-poor province could mean success or defeat for a national candidate. But that momentary attention may not mean a boost to the province’s revenues after the polls. In fact, among the consistent placers in the list of 20 provinces with the least number of […]

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