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By the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism 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....

By Vino Lucero 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....

By Vino Lucero IN ORDER TO WIN ELECTIONS, national candidates need to court and earn votes in bulk. A candidate can do so by asking for endorsement from formation leaders and sectoral representatives, and even from celebrities and matinee...

By Floreen Simon and Malou Mangahas EVEN WITH just part of their campaign spending captured by Nielsen Media's monitoring of their political ads from Feb. 9 to the end of March, at least two presidential and two senatorial candidates have already...

ALMOST LIKE A PLAGUE, the political ads of four candidates for president, five for vice president, and two dozen other candidates for senator and local posts have started to assault our TV screens starting March 2015, or 14 months ahead of the May 9, 2016...

By the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism TWO COMPANIES have done what they shouldn't and couldn't have. First, they separately paid for political ads for and against two candidates in the May 2016 elections. They should not have done...

By Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Last of Three Parts CAN we trust them with the public purse? At the rate they are splurging billions of pesos on political ads, with nothing or little to show in their asset...