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Comelec, DFA asked to explain how they spent P148M for overseas absentee voting

Senator Franklin Drilon

Officials of the Commission on Elections and the Department of Foreign Affairs have to explain how they spent the combined P148.4 million the two agencies were given for overseas absentee voting since only 15 percent of voters abroad cast their ballots in the last elections.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »


To those who say Filipinos are stupid


Perhaps the stupidest reaction to the last Philippine elections came from people who concluded that, based on the outcome, Filipinos are really stupid.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

‘Patronage politics not an offshoot of PH culture, grew during US colonial period’


Patronage politics is not necessarily an offshoot of Filipino culture and it is common in other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, according to an American professor visiting the Philippines to study patronage politics during the elections.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Poll observers rail vs dynasties


The international observers of the 2013 midterm elections have recommended the enactment of a law against political dynasties. “Mechanisms to enforce the constitutional provision against political dynasties should be legislated,” the election observers from the Compact for Peaceful and Democratic Elections-International Observers Mission (Compact-IOM) said as they ended their 10-day monitoring of the country’s elections.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in 25 countries snub absentee polls


Filipinos in 25 countries snubbed the overseas absentee voting, the Commission on Elections en banc sitting as National Board of Canvassers said Wednesday night.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »