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By Neil Alcober Reporter THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday said there would be no delay in the distribution of the honoraria of teachers who served in Monday’s elections. According to Education Secretary Armin Lusitro, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has already released the money for the Board of…

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The family of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos enjoyed easy wins in the mid-term elections, with his 83-year-old widow leading the clan’s political charge. Imelda Marcos captured more than 88 percent of the votes cast on Monday to win a second consecutive term at the House of Representatives representing the family’s…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: A single meal at a North American restaurant may contain more than half the calories the average person needs for the whole day, according to research published Monday (Tuesday in Manila) in a leading US medical journal. Researchers from the University of Toronto sampled hundreds of meals at…

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By Johanna m. Sampan, Catherine S. Valente and Madelaine B. Miraflor Reporters and Anthony Vargas Correspondent DESPITE reports of malfunctioning machines, missing ballots and pockets of violence in some areas, the police and military described the Monday’s elections as generally peaceful. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) also gave its thumbs…

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Graft-tainted former presidents, a dictator’s unrepentant wife and politicians charged with crimes such as murder and child rape are among the candidates in the mid-term elections on Monday. The Philippines has long endured a corrupt and violent brand of democracy in which politicians use their influence to avoid punishment for…

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By Neil A. Alcober Reporter TEACHERS who served in yesterday’s elections can expect to receive their honorarium within the week. However, those who have no bank accounts will have to wait a bit longer, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). Alberto Muyot, DepEd undersecretary for Legal Affairs, on Monday…

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By Catherine S. Valente Reporter THE President’s deputy spokesman failed to vote on Monday because of an apparent mix-up in the election records. Abigail Valte said her name was not in the list of voters in her precinct in Makati City. “I went to the precinct, the PPCRV [Parish Pastoral…

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By Johanna M. Sampan Reporter WINNING candidates, including victorious senatorial bets, will be proclaimed within 24 to 48 hours, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the continuous transmission of results from polling precincts nationwide will give the final results as early as…

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VICE President Jejomar Binay on Monday vowed to support the “good programs” of President Benigno Aquino 3rd after the elections but warned that his party will continue to be a “constructive opposition.” He said that whatever the outcome of the May 13 mid-term elections, he will only support the Aquino…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd called for calm a day after Taiwan issued an ultimatum and threatened to impose sanctions against the Philippines over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman. President Aquino was silent on the issuance of a three-day ultimatum, saying the issue should be handled by diplomats. “Our Department…