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Binay won't join Noy government

By Aurea Calica – Vice president-elect Jejomar Binay will no longer be part of the government of incoming president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, since he turned down all the positions offered to him.

Pinoys tweet about election results

By Michal de Tagle – Filipinos are a formidable presence on the landscape of social media networks. 90% of Filipinos with a Web connection visit social networking sites, which is the top percentage in the world. And so it comes as no surprise that the Filipino people were making Read more »

Aquino Says Philippine Electoral Fraud Would Trigger Turmoil

By Francisco Alcuaz Jr. and Haslinda Amin April 27 (Bloomberg) — Philippine presidential frontrunner Benigno Aquino said only fraud can stop him winning next month’s election and any such attempt would trigger unrest comparable with the protests that swept his mother to power 24 years ago.

Villar: I will spare no one for graft

The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Defending himself from the “Villarroyo” tag, Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. vowed to spare no one, including President Arroyo, in charging people guilty of graft and corruption.

Candidates Court Philippine Pastor

Boasting Seven Million Followers, Quiboloy Will Soon ‘Reveal’ Whom God Has Chosen as Country’s Next President By JAMES HOOKWAY DAVAO CITY, the Philippines—The Philippines’ tele-evangelists exert a larger-than-life influence each time elections come around. This year, Filipino presidential candidates are hoping to bag the support of one in particular: Read more »

The Next Aquino: Can Noynoy Save The Philippines?

By ISHAAN THAROOR It’s past midnight in Zamboanga and Benigno (Noynoy) Aquino III slouches in his chair, a glass of Coke in one hand and a cigarette in another. He’s tired and bleary-eyed and wracked by a cold. A grueling day of audiences, processions and interviews in three different Read more »