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Old, new faces show up at Comelec to join 2019 senatorial race

Several old and new faces vying for a seat at the Senate showed up to formalize their bid for the 2019 polls at the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The Comelec recorded 152 senatorial hopefuls during its five-day period of filing of certificate of candidacies (COC), where a rainbow of campaign colors were flashed by supporters of candidates outside the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Some candidates surprised the public for showing up at the Comelec after having expressing hesitance to run in the midterm elections. Old faces in the house It seems retirement is not in the blood of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, as he filed on Tue...Keep on reading: Old, new faces show up at Comelec to join 2019 senatorial race.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 17th, 2018

Rumored PDP-Laban senatorial bets show up at Duterte meeting with Pinoys in HK

      It seemed like it was a preview of a campaign rally in 2019 as rumored "senatoriables" appeared during the meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte with the Filipino community in Hong Kong.       Before addressing around 2,000 overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) there, Duterte introduced key personalities who might join the Senate race.       The President introduced his trusted aide, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go, as his "favorite senator."       His remarks drew cheers from the crowd as OFWs were seen waving banners with the statement saying "Go Na Yan." ...Keep on reading: Rumored PDP-Laban senatorial bets show up at Duterte meeting with Pinoys in HK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Comelec warns 2019 candidates: No biopics

Candidates in May's midterm elections who show their biopics during the campaign will be prosecuted for violation of election laws, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Sunday. Films about politicians running for office "should not be exhibited or played in theaters at all during the campaign period," said James Jimenez, spokesperson for the Comelec. Dela Rosa film Showing the films despite a boycott is "still a violation of election rules," Jimenez said. Jimenez's remarks came as supporters of senatorial aspirant Ronald dela Rosa prepared to release a film about the life of the former chief of the Philippine National Police who carried out President Rodrigo Duterte'...Keep on reading: Comelec warns 2019 candidates: No biopics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Few women filed CoC–Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released data showing a low turnout of women during the filing of certificate of candidacy (CoC) for the 2019 Midterm National and Local Elections that closed on Wednesday. In the Senatorial race alone, women candidates only covered 13.82 percent or 21 of the total 152 who filed CoC at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Pia Cayetano eyes Senate comeback, files COC

https://www.facebook.com/inquirerdotnet/videos/1940415162708027/ House Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano filed on Tuesday her certificate of candidacy (COC) for the 2019 elections, as she eyes to reclaim a Senate seat next year.   Cayetano, also the Taguig City 2nd district representative, biked from the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters in Intramuros to file her COC.   She will join the senatorial slate of the Nacionalista Party. /cbb ...Keep on reading: Pia Cayetano eyes Senate comeback, files COC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

‘King,’ ‘rock star,’ wannabes join Senate race

  A "king," a supposed ex-beau of a former presidential communications official, a self-proclaimed husband of Kris Aquino and an advocate of "hao-siao," or bogus journalists.   Dozens of senatorial aspirants trooped to the head office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila, on Thursday to make their case that they should be elected to the 18th Congress in next year's midterm elections.   Noisy, banner-waving supporters cheered for them.   In an impassioned speech at the start of the five-day filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs), "King Salam" Emilio Delfin Lacan Luisong Tagean said it was time the Philippines had i...Keep on reading: ‘King,’ ‘rock star,’ wannabes join Senate race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

2019 senatorial race preview: Newer names enter Magic 12, political scions closing in

Old faces becoming new names, lagging opposition figures, Magic 12 newcomers and other observations about the newest senatorial race survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Jinggoy to join 2019 Senate race

Former Senator Jose ‘’Jinggoy’’ Estrada is sure of joining the 2019 senatorial race. Jinggoy to join 2019 Senate race Former Senator Jose ‘’Jinggoy’’ Estrada is sure of joining the 2019 senatorial race. Source link: Jinggoy to join 2019 Senate race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

2019 elections preview: New names and alliances, old faces and surprises

With just around a year before the country heads back to the  polls, the recent Pulse Asia survey on possible senatorial hopefuls has set politics-savvy Filipinos abuzz. The list of 58 possible candidates for next year’s race reveals not just the turning of the tide through new alliances, but an old guard that refuses to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Roxas mum on 2019 political plans; wants to focus on family

                Former Senator MarRoxas kept mum on Tuesday about his political plans in 2019, saying he is concentrating on his family now.   "I'm concentrating now on my family and my mom. Marami akong utang sa kanila," Roxas said in a text message when asked if he would join the 2019 senatorial race.   Roxas ran but lost to President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 elections.   In an interview at the Senate on Monday,Senator Bam Aquino disclosed that certain groupsare urging Roxas to join next year's senatorial race.   "Hindipa kami nag uusap tungkol dito, hindi ko pa rin alam pero ...Keep on reading: Roxas mum on 2019 political plans; wants to focus on family.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Go in middle of Magic 12

Former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate has sustained his strong showing in the senatorial race at the onset of the formal campaign period, landing middle of the “Magic 12” or ranking of 6 -12 based on the 26-31 January 2019 Pulse Asia survey. In the 14-21 December 2018 Pulse Asia survey, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Duterte’s chosen ones: Who will benefit most from the President’s endorsement?

AT A GLANCE Who is President Duterte endorsing in the 2019 senatorial race?  Though all 14 names have Duterte's support, his level of support varies. There's a hierarchy Duterte himself made clear. A presidential endorsement is a "scarce resource." Who will reap the most rewards? MANILA, Philippines ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Comelec finally starts printing of ballots for May 13 polls

MANILA, Philippines--- After weeks of delay, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) started on Saturday the printing of ballots for the May 2019 midterm elections. The printing was initially set to start Jan. 22, but was moved to Feb. 9 due to a delay of the release of the final list of candidates. The poll body needs to print at least 65 million of ballots, of which 1.8 million will be for use of overseas voters, for the nationwide election. Comelec aims to finish the ballot printing by April 25, in time for election day on May 13. There are 62 names included in the final roster of senatorial candidates, without that of former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque who withdre...Keep on reading: Comelec finally starts printing of ballots for May 13 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Waiting for a bribe?

Something stinks in the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The Comelec is in charge of deciding, among others, who is and who is not qualified to run for senator in the May 2019 elections. Any registered voter who has good reason to argue that a senatorial candidate is not qualified to run for senator can file […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

SWS: Grace Poe still No. 1; Bong Go enters Magic 12

Former special assistant to the president Christopher “Bong” Go jumped into the Magic 12 in the 2019 senatorial race, landing in 5th to 6th place......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Bong Go now in Magic 12 in latest SWS survey

FORMER SPECIAL Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go jumped into the coveted “Magic 12” in the 2019 senatorial race, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Harry Roque drops out of 2019 senatorial race

Lawyer Harry Roque, former presidential spokesperson, on Friday announced that he will no longer run in the May elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Comelec dealing with tight sked

With two weeks left before official campaigning for the senatorial race starts, printing of ballots for the May midterm elections has yet to start, according to the Commission on Elections. Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said pending disqualification cases of 13 senatorial candidates which have yet to be resolved are causing a tight […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Comelec bares list of senatorial bets

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday released the list of senatorial candidates for the May 13, 2019 mid-term elections (NLE). The list revealed by Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez contained 76 names as follows: Vangie Abejo, Abner Afuang, Freddie Aguilar, Albert Alba, Shariff Albani, Gary Alejano, Richard Alfajora, Raffy Alunan, Edgardo Sonny Angara, Ernesto Ansula, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Comelec releases list of senatorial candidates for 2019 polls

The Commission on Elections on Saturday released a certified list of senatorial candidates for this year’s midterm polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Comelec releasing official list of Senate, party-list bets on Saturday  

MANILA, Philippines - Commission on Elections Spokesperson James Jimenez on Friday said that the official list of senatorial candidates and party-list groups for the May 2019 elections would be released on Saturday. Jimenez said that so far, 77 senatorial candidates are included in the list but noted that 14 of them still have pending cases. Jimenez did not identify the 14 candidates. A total of 134 party-list groups are also on the official list. /gsg          ...Keep on reading: Comelec releasing official list of Senate, party-list bets on Saturday  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019