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Marcos thanks supporters and Filipinos who voted for him as numbers show landslide win

Asks Filipino nation for their support in case he wins as the 17th PHL president   By Neah Mangawang for Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Presidential frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. addressed the nation shortly after 11:00pm on Monday, May 9, via his Facebook page, expressing his sincere gratitude to his supporters and the Filipino people who believed in him, his running-mate Sara Duterte, and their message of unity. Marcos, Jr. acknowledged that while […]

Elections ‘relatively peaceful’, says Comelec; fewer incidents of violence compared to previous years noted

  By Doren Manzanero  Eagle News Service (Eagle News) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) described as “relatively peaceful” the national and local elections held on Monday, May 9, 2022. In a press briefing, Comelec Chair Saidamen Pangarungan concurred with the assessment of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) that the May 9 polls is generally peaceful, as compared to previous years. “As confirmed by our security partners, […]

COMELEC addresses issues on broken VCMs, other election problems

By Neah Mangawang Contributor (Eagle News) — The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said that asking voters to leave their ballots in the precinct in case vote counting machines (VCM) fail to operate was part of the poll body’s protocol and was not a scheme to defraud voters. In a press briefing on Monday, May 9, COMELEC Commissioner George Garcia told reporters that voters should not be confused and should not jump into conclusion that there […]

Marcos with over 30M votes, Robredo gets 14M votes based on 95 percent of partial unofficial returns counted

Sara Duterte leads VP race with 30.5M votes compared to Pangilinan’s nearly 9M votes as of 5:47 am, May 10, 2022 UPDATE as of 6:34 a.m., May, 10, 2022 (Eagle News) — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., further widened his lead in the May 9, 2022 presidential race based on partial and unofficial count of election returns from 95 percent of clustered precincts, according to the Commission on Elections’ Transparency Server as of early […]

Comelec convenes as national board of canvassers for senators, party lists

(Eagle News) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has formally convened as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) for Senators and Party Lists for the May 9, 2022 elections. Comelec Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan presided over the session, where counsels of candidates and political parties as well as members of the media witnessed the opening of plastic boxes containing the consolidation and canvassing laptops. “Now it’s almost near the closing of voting here in […]

Some 280 power outages recorded since evening of May 8, including 20 on election day, May 9

(Eagle News) – Around 280 power outages have been reported since Sunday evening, May 8, with at least 20 power outages recorded on election day itself, May 9, 2022. The Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), the largest power distributor in the country, reported on the 20 power outages that happened on election day, while the National Electrification Administration (NEA) reported a total of 262 power interruptions since Sunday evening, from 7 p.m. of May 8 until  […]

Marcos Jr heads for landslide as Philippines votes for new president

by Andrew Beatty with Mikhail Flores in Magarao Agence France-Presse BATAC CITY, Philippines (AFP) —  Millions of Filipinos thronged primary schools and other polling stations Monday to elect a new president, with the son of former president Ferdinand Marcos the favourite to win the high-stakes election. Nearly 40 years after the patriarch was deposed by a popular revolt and the family chased into exile, Ferdinand Marcos Junior looks set to complete their remarkable comeback from […]

Steps to follow when voting in the May 9, 2022 elections

  (Eagle News) — On May 9, 2022, the first national and local elections in the country that will happen amid the Covid-19 pandemic, begins. Here are the steps to follow for voters who will troop to the polls to exercise their right to vote.  It would help for the voter to check his precinct number before going to the voting center, by checking the Commission on Elections’ precinct finder (See link here:  https://voterverifier.comelec.gov.ph/voter_precinct) Click […]

Some 65.8M voters to troop to polls in historic May 9, 2022 elections, the first amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Temperature checks, face masks required in voting that starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.   (Eagle News) – The first-ever national and local elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic opens today, Monday, May 9, with 10 candidates vying for the presidency, and nine bets vying for the vice-presidency. There are 12 senate seats up for grabs, as well as 316 seats to the House of Representatives, 81 seats for governor and vice governor, […]

PNP: No threats monitored so far in connection with 2022 polls

(Eagle News) — No “serious” threats in connection with the elections on Monday, May 9, have been detected so far, Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Police Lieutenant General Vicente Danao Jr. has said. According to Danao, the PNP was still monitoring security preparations, with the entire PNP “ready to secure the electoral process for the national and local elections.” He said the PNP will use the “full force of the law” against anyone who attempts to […]

PAGASA: Easterlies affecting PHL

(Eagle News) — The easterlies are affecting the country. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Caraga and Davao Region, as a result, will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains are possible. Metro Manila, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. The rest of the country will experience the same […]